Crime and the media


Author: Richard Victor Ericson
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 429
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The Fear of Crime


Author: N.A
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351544632
Category: Social Science
Page: 584
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Studies of the fear of crime have constituted what is undeniably the fastest growing research area within criminology in the last decade and this shows no sign of diminishing. The editors have a distinguished record of innovative research in the field, being responsible for a number of seminal empirical and theoretical articles. In this volume, they have collected together and for the first time, all the most significant contributions to the field. The collection includes an introductory essay by the editors and articles reflecting: an overview of the field; the causes of vulnerability; the sources of information on victimisation; the methods used to survey fear; the theoretical models employed to explain it; and the nature of policies designed to reduce fear.

The Termination of Criminal Careers


Author: Stephen Farrall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351540041
Category: Social Science
Page: 536
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Recent years have witnessed an increase in the attention given to the later stages of criminal careers. Research upon this topic has charted the main factors associated with the termination of criminal careers, outlined some of the possible reasons behind these relationships and started to develop theoretical explanations for such relationships. Collected together for the first time are some of the most important contributions to this field of research. The collection focuses upon the initial explorations into this topic, the most commonly observed findings, the cessation of offending by specific offender-types and theoretical matters. An introductory essay by the editor provides a thorough overview of the work in this area and highlights the reasons why the termination of criminal careers will become increasingly important to criminologists and criminal justice policy makers alike.

Organized Crime, Corruption and Crime Prevention

Essays in Honor of Ernesto U. Savona
Author: Stefano Caneppele,Francesco Calderoni
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319018396
Category: Social Science
Page: 337
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​​​This volume collects new contributions to research on mafias, organized crime, money laundering, and other forms of complex crimes, gathering some of the most authoritative and well-known scholars in the field. The chapters for this volume are original peices written in honor of the retirement of Dr. Ernesto U. Savona, highlighting his research and legacy. Throughout his academic career, Professor Ernesto U. Savona has investigated complex crimes ranging from organized crime, to economic crime, to money laundering. In his work, he has tried to bring together academics, policy makers, and practitioners to bring understanding for crime problems and innovative solutions. His passion towards the practical application of the findings of scientific research led him to found Transcrime in 1994, which is today among the most important criminological think-tanks in Europe.This important book is aimed at scholars studying criminal policy and research, particularly in the areas of criminal networks, organized crime, white collar crime, the history of criminology.

Policing, Popular Culture and Political Economy

Towards a Social Democratic Criminology
Author: Robert Reiner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351553909
Category: Social Science
Page: 478
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Robert Reiner has been one of the pioneers in the development of research on policing since the 1970s as well as a prolific writer on mass media and popular culture representations of crime and criminal justice. His work includes the renowned books The Politics of the Police and Law and Order: An Honest Citizen's Guide to Crime and Control, an analysis of the neo-liberal transformation of crime and criminal justice in recent decades. This volume brings together many of Reiner's most important essays on the police written over the last four decades as well as selected essays on mass media and on the neo-liberal transformation of crime and criminal justice. All the work included in this important volume is underpinned by a framework of analysis in terms of political economy and a commitment to the ethics and politics of social democracy

Sex Fiends, Perverts, and Pedophiles

Understanding Sex Crime Policy in America
Author: Chrysanthi S. Leon
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814752586
Category: Social Science
Page: 253
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From sex fiend laws to Jessica's Law, every state regularly passes popular tough-on-crime legislation, often written after highly-publicized cases have made the gruesome rounds through the media. Chrysanthi Leon shows that, while the singular notion of the sexual bogeyman has been used to justify these harsh policies, not all sex offenders are the same and such 'one size fits all' policies are well-intentioned but badly implemented. Leon argues for much-needed changes to the criminal justice system, ultimately showing that when policies intended for the worst offenders take over, all of us suffer.

Surveillance, Crime and Social Control


Author: Dean Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351896741
Category: Law
Page: 610
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Post 9/11 the need for an expansion of surveillance and greater expenditure on surveillance capabilities has been argued for by government and industry to help combat terrorism. This has been coupled with increasing incorporation of surveillance technologies into the routine practice of criminal justice. This important collection draws together key contemporary writings to explore how the surveillance gaze has been directed in the name of crime control. Key issues include theories on surveillance, CCTV, undercover police surveillance, bodies databases and technologies, and surveillance futures. It will be an essential collection for law librarians and criminologists.

Criminal Detection and the Psychology of Crime


Author: David V. Canter,Laurence J. Alison
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781855214545
Category: Law
Page: 539
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Using Daniel as an example to demonstrate investigative psychology, this book examines various areas of criminal detection such as interviewing, detecting deception, evaluating testimony, juvenile offenders and offender typologies.

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology


Author: Alison Liebling,Shadd Maruna,Lesley McAra
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198719442
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Page: 1024
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With contributions from over 60 leading experts in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is the definitive guide to the discipline providing an authoritative and outstanding collection of chapters on the key topics studied on criminology courses. The Handbook has shaped the study of criminology for over two decades and, with this new edition, continues to be indispensable to students, academics, and professionals alike. Each chapter details relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates. Extensive references aid further research. Extensively revised, the sixth edition has been expanded to include all the major topics and significant new issues such as zemiology; green criminology; domestic violence; prostitution and sex work; penal populism; and the significance of globalization for criminology. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is accompanied by a suite of online resources providing additional teaching and learning materials for both students and lecturers. This includes selected chapters from previous editions, essay questions for each chapter, web links to aid further research, and guidance on how to answer essay questions.

Criminological Perspectives

Essential Readings
Author: Eugene McLaughlin,John Muncie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446275515
Category: Social Science
Page: 768
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This revised and expanded Third Edition of the internationally acclaimed Criminological Perspectives is the most comprehensive reader available in the field. Wide-ranging and global in scope and coverage, Criminological Perspectives will enable you to critically engage with the various concepts and theoretical positions that you'll encounter throughout your studies. In addition to essays that have had a seminal influence on the development of criminology, new articles have been included to cover topics of contemporary criminological significance, including: - surveillance - digitized crime - terrorism and political violence - environmental crime - human trafficking - techno-social networks - narco-crime - global inequalities The 56 articles are organised thematically, complete with introductions that place them in context and to illustrate the approaches taken by different schools of criminological thought. Criminological Perspectives will prove an indispensible resource, whether you're studying criminology, criminal justice studies, socio-legal studies, penology, security studies, surveillance studies, or sociology.

Criminal Justice and the Mentally Disordered


Author: Jill Peay
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781855219625
Category: Law
Page: 556
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The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Social History of Crime, Policing and Punishment


Author: Robert P. Weiss
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781840144536
Category: Law
Page: 566
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The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology aims to present a publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Crime, Deviance and the Computer


Author: Richard C. Hollinger
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 573
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Are hackers computer heroes or electronic highwaymen? Can they be sued? Part of a series, this work looks at the crime of computer hacking from a variety of angles. Topics discussed include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the attitude of students and lawyers to the crime, deterrents, and the possibilities of cyberspace.

Race, Crime and Justice


Author: Barbara Hudson
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781855216600
Category: Social Science
Page: 441
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Race, Crime and Justice brings together influential British and American articles on the involvement of minority ethnic groups with crime and criminal justice. After reviewing empirical and theoretical issues, the volume presents key facts about racial imbalances in prison populations, and addresses the question of whether these are the result of discrimination by the criminal justice systems of the United Kingdom and the United States, or whether they can be explained by higher crime rates among certain racial groups. Articles included cover possible discrimination by the police and the courts and the effects of particular criminal justice strategies are addressed.

Uses of Criminal Statistics


Author: Kenneth Pease
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 417
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This volume comprises of a selection of imaginative and important research based upon published or readily available statistical sources. These include some long neglected classics, ripe for reconsideration and replication. It also contains examples of statistical and graphical abuses – for example a press release from British Telecom on the alleged success of its call-tracing programme. The book makes clear the scope for creative and policy-relevant research using much despised statistics.

Occupational Crime


Author: Gerald Mars
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 415
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Occupational crime is found in the whole range of occupations and at all levels and all professions. Yet despite the fact that these activities are widespread and well known, it is an area blurred by contradictory perceptions, denials and arguments over definition. Presenting the most influential essays on occupational law, this volume sheds valuable light on this widely contested field of law.