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.

Russian and Post-Soviet Organized Crime


Author: Mark Galeotti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351550357
Category: Law
Page: 362
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A timely look at a widespread yet largely uninvestigated area of Russian life. Chapters include: consideration of the history and basis in culture for the organization of crime in Russia; the actions of emigres to the USA; and the development of modern sophistications of exchange and networking that currently blight privatization. Diverse perspectives, including comparative, structural and ethnic frameworks, give unprecedented national and international insights into a pervasive element of modern Russia.

The Fear of Crime


Author: N.A
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351544624
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.

Cyberspace Crime


Author: D.S wall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351776614
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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This book was published in 2003.This book is a collection of key texts that have contributed towards, or have reflected, the various debates that have taken place over crime and the internet during that past decade. The texts are organised into three parts. The first contains a number of viewpoints and perspectives that facilitate our broader understanding of cyberspace crime/ cybercrimes. The second part addresses each of the major types of cybercrime - trespass/ hacking/cracking, thefts/ deceptions, obscenities/ pornography, violence - and illustrate their associated problems of definition and resolution. The third and final part contains a selection of texts that each deal with the impact of cyberspace crime upon specific criminal justice processes: the police and the trial process.

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems


Author: Shahid M. Shahidullah
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449604250
Category: Law
Page: 554
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Written for students of criminal justice, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: Global and Local Perspectives examines the nature of crime and justice in varying countries and cultures in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Using a topical approach, it compares different systems of crime and justice in terms of their differences from, and similarities to, the laws and institutions of modern criminal justice, focusing on the United States as a standard of comparison. By examining different criminal justice systems in terms of their local peculiarities and understanding their change and continuity, readers will gain a well-rounded international perspective of the world's varying systems of criminal justice. Key Features: -Explores the rise of modern criminology and the criminal justice system in the nineteenth century. It is critical for students to understand the history of modern systems to fully comprehend the varying nature of today's main legal systems, focusing on the United States as a standard of comparison. -Employs a topical approach to examine the criminal justice systems in varying countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, including comparative views on law enforcement, judicial systems, corrections, due process of law, and search and seizures. -Includes discussions on comparative processes of criminalization and decriminalization on such issues as domestic violence, child abuse, homosexuality, and sexual harassment. -Discusses new global crimes and their impact on modern and traditional criminal justice systems, including human smuggling, global sex trade, global illegal drug trade, illegal trafficking of conventional military weapons, money laundering, cybercrime, and global terrorism. -Discussion questions ensure that student's grasp the core theoretical concepts.

History of Criminal Justice


Author: Mark Jones,Peter Johnstone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1437734979
Category: History
Page: 448
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Covering criminal justice history on a cross-national basis, this book surveys criminal justice in Western civilization and American life chronologically from ancient times to the present. It is an introduction to the historical problems of crime, law enforcement and penology, set against the background of major historical events and movements. Integrating criminal justice history into the scope of European, British, French and American history, this text provides the opportunity for comparisons of crime and punishment over boundaries of national histories. The text concludes with a chapter that addresses terrorism and homeland security. * Spans all of western history, and examines the core beliefs about human nature and society that informed the development of criminal justice systems. The fifth edition gives increased coverage of American law enforcement, corrections, and legal systems * Each chapter is enhanced with supplemental "Timeline," "Time Capsule," and "Featured Outlaw" boxes as well as discussion questions, notes and problems * Contains discussion questions, notes, learning objectives, key terms lists, biographical vignettes of key historical figures, and "History Today" exercises to engage the reader and encourage critical thinking

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.

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.

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 and Political Economy


Author: Ian R. Taylor
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 509
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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.

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.

Crime and the risk society


Author: Pat O'Malley
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 490
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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.

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.

Transnational Crime


Author: Nikos Passas
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781840140002
Category: Social Science
Page: 571
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An examination of aspects of transnational crime. The book explores the threat of transnational crime - particularly organized crime - cross-border criminal enterprises such as illegal immigrant smuggling and the black market arms trade, and the transnational misconduct of legitimate organizations.

Occupational Crime


Author: Gerald Mars
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 415
View: 1636

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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.