An Interdisciplinary Approach
Author: Anthony Walsh,Lee Ellis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412938406
Category: Social Science
Page: 495
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This unique text offers an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality by integrating the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, and biology. Offering a more complete look at the world of criminology than any other existing text, authors Anthony Walsh and Lee Ellis first present criminological theory and concepts in their traditional form and then show how integrating theory and concepts from the more basic sciences can complement, expand, strengthen, and add coherence to them.

Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology

An Interdisciplinary Approach
Author: Lee Ellis,Richard D. Hartley,Anthony Walsh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742564411
Category: Social Science
Page: 497
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Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology is a core text for criminology and criminal justice research methods courses. It strives to offer a general foundation of knowledge that transcends particular topics or subject areas, allowing students to apply research methods and concepts to a multitude of scenarios. Even though the textbook has been written primarily for criminal justice and criminology majors, there is an underlying recognition that research methods and findings are common among all of the social sciences. This text has been designed to be user-friendly, even when dealing with some fairly complex statistical and theoretical concepts. The most critical points are clearly stated and illustrated with examples chosen to be interesting in their own right.


an interdisciplinary approach
Author: Clarence Ray Jeffery
Category: Social Science
Page: 482
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Full coverage of all the major schools of thought Biological, Social, Physchological, Economic, etc. While other texts focus primarily sociological causation of crime, Jeffery takes - an interdisciplinary approach.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

An Interdisciplinary Approach
Author: Anne Wade
Publisher: Society Publishing
ISBN: 9781773613260
Page: 244
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This book systematically focuses on the field of criminology and criminal justice. All the important areas of criminology and criminal justice have been covered in this book. The topic is interdisciplinary in nature. Hence, related disciplines related to criminology and criminal justice have been discussed at various points. The book also discusses the key issues facing the criminal justice system.The book starts with an introduction to the field of criminology and criminal justice and explains the basic terms and concepts related to it. Subsequently, the history of criminology and how it has evolved over the years has been discussed. Various sociological and biological theories related to criminology have been elaborated. Later rational choice theory has been elaborated and its application in the field of criminology is shown. In chapter four, the various causes of crime in terms of their biological, psychological and sociological nature have been elaborated. The next chapter focuses on the various techniques that can be used to solve crimes.With the rapid advancement in technology, criminals have taken advantage of technology to commit crimes. The emerging field of cybercrimes has become the newest field of criminology. An entire chapter is dedicated to the discussion of cybercrimes and their various dimensions. Different types of cybercrimes and their causes have been discussed. The judicial system related to cybercrime is also explained subsequently. Chapter seven focuses on the field of criminal justice and touches its various dimensions. The function and aim of the criminal justice system is explained. Various types of courts and their hierarchy are discussed in the later sections of the chapter. There is also a discussion on the working of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.In the last two chapters of the book, policies that tackle crime and subsequently are discussed. A case study is given to better understand the various concepts discussed so far. The book is aimed as a comprehensive resource for anyone interested in the field of criminology and criminal justice.

Criminology , An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478460687
Category: Education
Page: 57
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminology , An Interdisciplinary Approach. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Making Sense of Evil

An Interdisciplinary Approach
Author: Melissa Dearey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113730880X
Category: Social Science
Page: 255
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When it comes to crime, everyone seems to take evil seriously as an explanatory concept - except criminologists. This book asks why, and why not, through exploring a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to evil from the perspectives of theology, philosophy, literary and cultural studies, and the social sciences.


An Integrated Approach
Author: Gregg Barak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461636663
Category: Social Science
Page: 398
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Barak provides the first integrated analysis of crime, criminal justice, and criminology through a global lens, revealing the importance of a global perspective for the study of crime and justice in the 21st century. While moving seamlessly from the micro bio-psychological, interactive-social process to the macro cultural-structural forces that shape crime and our responses to it, the author presents the reader with a feast of the latest criminological ideas in this sumptuous tome.

The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology

Author: Eugene McLaughlin,Professor John Muncie
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412932912
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie have brought together, for the first time, the work of some 70 academics and practitioners worldwide to produce the definitive reference and research tool for criminological studies and related fields. The Sage Dictionary of Criminology is informed by the principle that criminology is a contested, contradictory and interdisciplinary discourse marked by constant incursion, interactions, translations, deviations and transgressions. It is this diversity that makes the study of crime and criminal justice both complex and challenging. The dictionary sets out and explores traditional and emergent agendas in criminological studies to not only reveal its grounding in a myriad of theoretical and conce

Why Crime?

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Explaining Criminal Behavior
Author: Matthew B. Robinson,Kevin M. Beaver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594607073
Category: Social Science
Page: 514
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Why Crime? reviews the very latest empirical evidence with regard to the risk factors that produce antisocial and criminal behavior. The authors meaningfully integrate risk factors identified by more than a dozen academic discplines that increase the odds of antisocial behavior and criminality. The result is a new interdisciplinary theory that helps break down traditional barriers and overcomes the “disciplinary myopia” that plagues criminological theory. Unlike the typical criminological theory text, Why Crime? actually advances the state of criminological theory as well as the field of criminology.

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods

Author: David Gadd,Susanne Karstedt,Steven F Messner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446254461
Category: Social Science
Page: 552
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Conducting research into crime and criminal justice carries unique challenges. This Handbook focuses on the application of 'methods' to address the core substantive questions that currently motivate contemporary criminological research. It maps a canon of methods that are more elaborated than in most other fields of social science, and the intellectual terrain of research problems with which criminologists are routinely confronted. Drawing on exemplary studies, chapters in each section illustrate the techniques (qualitative and quantitative) that are commonly applied in empirical studies, as well as the logic of criminological enquiry. Organized into five sections, each prefaced by an editorial introduction, the Handbook covers: • Crime and Criminals • Contextualizing Crimes in Space and Time: Networks, Communities and Culture • Perceptual Dimensions of Crime • Criminal Justice Systems: Organizations and Institutions • Preventing Crime and Improving Justice Edited by leaders in the field of criminological research, and with contributions from internationally renowned experts, The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods is set to become the definitive resource for postgraduates, researchers and academics in criminology, criminal justice, policing, law, and sociology. David Gadd is Professor of Criminology at Manchester University School of Law where he is also Director of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice. Susanne Karstedt has a Chair in Criminology and Criminological Justice at the University of Leeds. Steven F. Messner is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York.

Das Böse

eine Herausforderung für Philosophie und Theologie
Author: Paul Ricoeur
Publisher: Theologischer Verlag Zürich
ISBN: 3290174018
Category: Religion
Page: 61
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Woher kommt das Bose? Wie kommt es, dass wir Boses tun? Diese Fragen haben Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005) - den Philosophen und Theologen, der sich selbst nie als solchen bezeichnet hat - seit seinen fruhesten Arbeiten begleitet. Der vorliegende Essay, entstanden aus einem Referat, das Ricoeur 1985 an der Theologischen Fakultat Lausanne gehalten hat, kann stellvertretend fur seine Beschaftigung mit diesen Fragen stehen. Angesichts dessen, was das 20. Jahrhundert an Bosem hervorgebracht hat, beleuchtet Ricoeur hier in einer exemplarischen Tiefe die verschiedenen religiosen, mythologischen und philosophischen Diskurse uber das Bose. Er zeigt, wie die traditionelle Theodizee, aber auch wie Kant, Hegel oder Barth versucht haben, das Problem, das die Existenz des Bosen bedeutet, zu losen. Ricoeur selbst pladiert fur eine Weisheit, die auf die (An-)Klage verzichtet. Paul Ricoeur, 1913-2005, franzosischer Philosoph, war zuletzt Professor an der Universitat Paris-Nanterre und Lehrstuhlnachfolger von Paul Tillich an der University of Chicago. Neben existenz- und geschichtsphilosophischen Forschungen widmete er sich intensiv dem Problem der Sprache.

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory

Author: Eugene McLaughlin,Tim Newburn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446248364
Category: Social Science
Page: 552
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'For any criminologist looking to make sense of recent developments in the field, this is the go-to book. In essays by leading specialists, it provides the latest updates on traditional theories whilst charting new directions. It also offers intepretive frameworks for criminology's current flux and fragmentation and closely examines relationships among theory, policy, and criminal justice practice. Invaluable and indispensible!' - Nicole Rafter, Professor, Northeastern University The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory re-centres theory in the boldest, most thought-provoking form possible within the criminological enterprise. Written by a team of internationally respected specialists, it provides readers with a clear overview of criminological theory, enabling them to reflect critically upon the variety of theoretical positions - traditional, emergent and desirable - that are constitutive of the discipline at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Each chapter has been specially commissioned to include the following: " A brief historical overview of the theoretical perspective " Core ideas and key associated concepts " A critical review of the contemporary status of the perspective " Reflections on future developments In addition the Handbook features a substantive introduction by the editors, providing a review of the development of criminological theory, the state of contemporary criminological theory and emergent issues and debates. The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory is an indispensable international resource for libraries and scholars of all levels studying the rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field of criminology.

Crime and Criminology

Author: Sue Titus Reid
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454896469
Category: Social Science
Page: 650
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Known for its unique blend of social science and legal research, Crime and Criminology, Fifteenth Edition uses an interdisciplinary approach to bring a sprawling subject into sharp relief. From the history and theory of criminal law to today’s hot-button topics, leading scholar Reid clearly explains to students how criminology affects and relates to criminal justice policies. Key Features: An effective and unique balance of social science and legal research. Media Focus and Global Focus boxes that give context to theories with discussions of current, real-life events. Student-friendly chapter outlines, chapter summaries, key terms, exhibits, study questions, and Internet assignments. Case excerpts and related material organized in a supplement to make the book more flexible for a variety of class structures. New material on: medical marijuana, mental illness, cybercrime, crimes by and against the police, and the impact of gender and race in sentencing decisions.

Artificial Crime Analysis Systems: Using Computer Simulations and Geographic Information Systems

Using Computer Simulations and Geographic Information Systems
Author: Liu, Lin
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599045931
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 508
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In the last decade there has been a phenomenal growth in interest in crime pattern analysis. Geographic information systems are now widely used in urban police agencies throughout industrial nations. With this, scholarly interest in understanding crime patterns has grown considerably. Artificial Crime Analysis Systems: Using Computer Simulations and Geographic Information Systems discusses leading research on the use of computer simulation of crime patterns to reveal hidden processes of urban crimes, taking an interdisciplinary approach by combining criminology, computer simulation, and geographic information systems into one comprehensive resource.

Introduction to Criminology

A Text/Reader
Author: Anthony Walsh,Craig Hemmens
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412992362
Category: Social Science
Page: 621
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A unique text/reader that takes a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to the study of criminology Providing an affordable alternative to the standard textbook, this new edition of the authors’ popular text/reader provides instructors and students the best of both worlds – authored text with carefully selected accompanying readings. Now thoroughly updated with new articles, new content, and new statistics, tables, and figures, this Second Edition provides an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality that incorporates the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, genetics, evolutionary biology, and the neurosciences. The new edition is divided into 15 sections that mirror chapters in a typical criminology textbook. New to This Edition: A new Section 11 on Mass Murder and Terrorism makes coverage of these high-interest topics even more accessible. Section 10 now focuses only on murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and domestic violence, making it easier for students to absorb the material. New articles appear in the structural theories section, the sections devoted to violent crime, and throughout the text/reader as needed. The authors now more closely link sections on types of crime to sections on theory to give readers a more cohesive understanding of the connections between the two. Contemporary criminologists’ favored theories (drawn from a survey of 770 criminologists) now appear in a table to give readers insight into the professional opinion today on criminological theories. Features: Each Section has a 15-page introduction (a "mini-chapter”) that contains vignettes, photos, tables and graphs, end-of-chapter questions, and Web exercises, followed by three to four supporting readings. Theory Section introductions contain a unique table that compares and contrasts the theories presented, while theory concluding sub-sections focus on policy and crime prevention. A "How to Read a Research Article" guide (which appears prior to the first reading) illustrates key aspects of a research article. The book’s readings are drawn from carefully selected, edited journal articles appropriate for an undergraduate audience.

Theories of Crime

Author: Ian Marsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134198426
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Presenting a clear, comprehensive review of theoretical thinking on crime, this book encourages students to develop a deeper understanding of classic and contemporary theories and provides an interdisciplinary approach to criminology through the contributions of sociology, psychology and biology. A key text for any undergraduate student following programmes in criminology and criminal justice, Theories of Crime covers topics such as: the historical context of crime biological explanations for criminal behaviour psychological explanations for criminal behaviour sociological explanations for the criminal behaviour the criminal behaviour of women the criminal behaviour of ethnic minorities. By adopting an interactive approach to encourage students to react to the text and think for themselves, this book distinguishes itself from others in the field and ensures its place as a valuable teaching resource. The student-centred nature of the book is further enhanced by reflective question breaks throughout the text, chapter summaries, suggested further reading and web sites.

Israel Studies in Criminology

Author: Shlomo Giora Shoham
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780878552757
Category: History
Page: 247
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This ongoing series, published under the auspices of the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Law of Tel Aviv University, documents the changes taking place in the field of criminology and the new undercurrents continually surfacing. The editor shows that criminological research has become emeshed in two issues. First, research has become increasingly bifurcated into action-oriented research and etiological theorizing; the so-called "new criminology" has caused some ripples, especially among radically oriented students. Second, most current approaches to the study and prevention of crime and deviance are being undertaken from a multidisci-plinary but undisciplined position. Efforts are being made to promote an interdisciplinary approach to criminology. The idea is to break the semantic barriers among the various disciplines and ultimately to synchronize the various levels of analysis into a continuous, homogeneous model.

Integrating Criminologies

Author: Gregg Barak
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205165575
Category: Social Science
Page: 330
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A critique of disciplinary criminology and a synthesis of the paradigm of interdisciplinary criminology, this book attempts to bring biology, psychology, sociology, law, economics, feminist studies, media studies, and ethnic studies into a criminological whole. It presents an interdisciplinary approach to understanding crime and social control.

Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Ian Marsh,Gaynor Melville,Keith Morgan,Gareth Norris,John Cochrane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136845747
Category: Social Science
Page: 536
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Crime and Criminal Justice provides students with a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the study of criminology by taking an interdisciplinary approach to explaining criminal behaviour and criminal justice. The book is divided into two parts, which address the two essential bases that form the discipline of criminology. Part One describes, discusses and evaluates a range of theoretical approaches that have offered explanations for crime, drawing upon contributions from the disciplines of sociology, psychology, and biology. It then goes on to apply these theories to specific forms of criminality. Part Two offers an accessible but detailed review of the major philosophical aims and sociological theories of punishment, and examines the main areas of the contemporary criminal justice system – including the police, the courts and judiciary, prisons, and more recent approaches to punishment. Presenting a clear and thorough review of theoretical thinking on crime, and of the context and current workings of the criminal justice system, this book provides students with an excellent grounding in the study of criminology.