Place Matters


Author: David Weisburd,Cody W. Telep,Breanne Cave,Kate Bowers,John E. Eck,Gerben Bruinsma,Charlotte Gill,Elizabeth Groff,Julie Hibdon,Joshua C. Hinkle,Shane D. Johnson,Brian Lawton,Cynthia Lum,Jerry Ratcliffe,George Rengert,Travis Taniguchi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110702952X
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
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The book summarizes what we know about crime and place, and provides an agenda for future research in this area.

Kriminalsoziologie

Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Praxis
Author: Dieter Hermann,Andreas Pöge
Publisher: Nomos Verlag
ISBN: 3845271841
Category: Social Science
Page: 494
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Die Kriminalsoziologie liegt an der Schnittstelle zwischen mehreren Wissenschaftsdisziplinen. Sie behandelt ein Feld, in dem das Thema Kriminalität im Kontext von Gesellschaft und Individuum aus verschiedenen Perspektiven und mit unterschiedlichen Methoden thematisiert wird. Aktuelle Forschungen aus den Kerndisziplinen der Kriminologie und Soziologie sind oftmals mit Fragestellungen aus der Psychologie, Rechtswissenschaft, Pädagogik, Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Theologie und Philosophie verknüpft. Diese Vielfalt hat eine bunte Forschungslandschaft erzeugt, die bislang nicht umfassend dargestellt wurde. Das Handbuch soll dies für ausgewählte Themengebiete leisten. Dazu stellen Expertinnen und Experten eines Fachgebiets ihre aktuellen Forschungsthemen systematisch und umfassend vor. Neben der Aufarbeitung des aktuellen Diskussions- und Forschungsstands liegt ein zusätzlicher Schwerpunkt auf der Präsentation eigener Studien, wobei großer Wert auf eine sehr gute Verständlichkeit gelegt wurde. Mit Beiträgen von Dirk Baier, Thomas Bliesener, Andreas Böttger, Hans-Bernd Brosius, Kai Bussmann, Frieder Dünkel, Stefanie Eifler, Peter Graeff, Volker Grundies, Dieter Hermann, Helmut Hirtenlehner, Dina Hummelsheim-Doss, Hans-Jürgen Kerner, Anna Sophie Kümpel, Heinz Leitgöb, Eva Link, Christiane Micus-Loos, Saskia Niproschke, Dietrich Oberwittler, Christina Peter, Andreas Pöge, Daniela Pollich, Jost Reinecke, Debbie Schepers, Sonja Schulz, Daniel Seddig, Klaus Sessar, Mark Stemmler, Holger Stroezel, Helmut Thome, Angelika Treibel, Christian Walburg, Susanne Wallner, Melanie Wegel, Per-Olof H. Wikström, Michael Windzio.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology


Author: Gerben J. N. Bruinsma,Shane D. Johnson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190279702
Category: Social Science
Page: 976
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The study of how the environment, local geography, and physical locations influence crime has a long history that stretches across many research traditions. These include the neighborhood effects approach developed in the 1920s, the criminology of place, and a newer approach that attends to the perception of crime in communities. Aided by new technologies and improved data-reporting in recent decades, research in environmental criminology has developed rapidly within each of these approaches. Yet research in the subfield remains fragmented and competing theories are rarely examined together. The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology takes a unique approach and synthesizes the contributions of existing methods to better integrate the subfield as a whole. Gerben J.N. Bruinsma and Shane D. Johnson have assembled a cast of top scholars to provide an in-depth source for understanding how and why physical setting can influence the emergence of crime, affect the environment, and impact individual or group behavior. The contributors address how changes in the environment, global connectivity, and technology provide more criminal opportunities and new ways of committing old crimes. They also explore how crimes committed in countries with distinct cultural practices like China and West Africa might lead to different spatial patterns of crime. This is a state-of-the-art compendium on environmental criminology that reflects the diverse research and theory developed across the western world.

Environmental Corrections

A New Paradigm for Supervising Offenders in the Community
Author: Lacey Schaefer,Francis T. Cullen,John E. Eck
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506323308
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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A new paradigm for supervising offenders in the community Environmental Corrections is an innovative guide filled with rich insights and strategies for probation and parole officers to effectively integrate offenders back into the community and reduce recidivism. Authors Lacey Schaefer, Francis T. Cullen, and John E. Eck move beyond traditional models for interventions and build directly on the applied focus of environmental criminology theories. Using this approach, the authors answer the question of what officers can do to decrease opportunities for an offender to commit a crime. Readers will learn how to recognize and assess specific criminal opportunities in an offender’s past and gain the tools and strategies they need to design an individualized supervision plan that channels offenders away from these criminogenic situations.

Place Matters

Metropolitics for the Twenty-first Century
Author: Peter Dreier,John H. Mollenkopf,Todd Swanstrom
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 428
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Analyzes the problematic trends facing America's cities and older suburbs and challenges us to put America's urban crisis back on the national agenda.

Criminology in the 21st century

a collection of essays presented to Professor Wouter Buikhuizen
Author: J. Junger-Tas,Irene Sagel-Grande
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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Global Criminology and Criminal Justice

Current Issues and Perspectives
Author: Russell Charles Smandych,Nick Larsen
Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education
ISBN: 9781551116822
Category: Social Science
Page: 518
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Global Criminology and Criminal Justice brings together 22 articles that constitute some of the most important recent literature in the field.

Transgressive Imaginations

Crime, Deviance and Culture
Author: M. O'Neill,L. Seal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230369065
Category: Social Science
Page: 187
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This book focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in 'doing crime', including violent crime as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. It includes chapters on topics of urgent contemporary interest such as asylum seekers, sex work, serial killers, school shooters, crimes of poverty and understandings of 'madness'.

Sentencing Matters


Author: Michael Tonry
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019802553X
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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Michael Tonry, an internationally recognized authority on criminology, offers in these pages a comprehensive overview of current research, policy developments, and practical experiences concerning sentencing and sanctions. He examines the effects of increased penalties and considers whether they have made America a safer place. Tonry contends that in order for sentencing to be fair and effective, comprehensive and defensible policies must be in place and mechanisms must exist to implement those policies. He also looks at mandatory penalties, community sanctions, and sentencing changes in other countries, and proposes sentencing policies for the twenty-first century. Sentencing has been going through reform for over twenty-five years, yet political debate on the subject has changed remarkably little. By offering a complete survey of new developments in both research and policy, Sentencing Matters is certain to spark fresh dialogue on this divisive issue.

Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice Policy


Author: Natasha Frost,Joshua Freilich,Todd Clear
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495911097
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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Edited by ASC President Todd Clear along with Natasha Frost and Joshua Freilich, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY is an outstanding new anthology of policy-focused essays ideal for stimulating policy discussions and debates in the classroom. Featuring all 23 policy proposals and 30 response essays presented at the American Society of Criminology’s 2009 annual meeting, this collection includes essays by some of the leading criminologists in the field. This thought-provoking text presents sections on justice policy, drug policy, terrorism policy, immigration policy, policing policy, juvenile justice policy, and corrections policy. The book’s concise format makes it an invaluable resource for those wanting to incorporate policy into their criminology and criminal justice curricula. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The governance of policing and security

ironies, myths and paradoxes
Author: Bob Hoogenboom
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230542655
Category: Political Science
Page: 236
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"This book explores policing, regulation, private security and intelligence to understand current transformations in policing. Policing today can no longer be understood only in terms of an organization (the police), but more and more in terms of multi-agency processes. This could be functional for national security interests, safety and security but detrimental to accountability and the democratic process." "Bob Hoogenboom discusses notions of 'blurring of boundaries', 'unbounding' and 'hybridity' and pays homage to, and critiques, leading thinkers in the field. Hoogenboom argues that police studies and criminology are too fragmented and focused on the criminal justice system and not oriented enough towards 'undertows' in policing and security. Drawing from not only a wealth of academic sources but also literature and popular culture, this book unpicks what these new forms of security mean for governance." --Book Jacket.

Environment

key issues for the twenty-first century. Valuing the environment
Author: Jules Pretty
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781412918428
Category: Science
Page: 345
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Criminal justice today

an introductory text for the twenty-first century
Author: Frank Schmalleger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780131719651
Category: Education
Page: 801
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Juvenile Delinquency


Author: Clemens Bartollas
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 562
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"Juvenile Delinquency" provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview of all aspects of juvenile delinquency with a sociological focus. As Simon Dinitz, Ohio State University, says "Clemens Bartollas is genuinely interested in delinquents and in all those who work with and have contact with delinquents. This book reflects Professor Bartollas' abiding intellectual and emotional commitment to understanding and reducing delinquency, as well as ameliorating the personal and social ills that generate the massive delinquency problems not only in the United States but also in nearly all modern industrial nations." Every edition is thoroughly updated to reflect current research. Some exciting new updates in this edition: A new emphasis on the importance of human agency, or the interpretation and meaning that delinquents themselves bring to their social world¬ - as hot area within juvenile delinquency research. Coverage of delinquency across the life course, one of the most promising and exciting perspectives in studying delinquency today, can be found in each chapter. Increased focus on race and delinquency, especially in Chapters 7 and 10, allows for an examination of how racial factors affect the definition, handling, and processing of juvenile delinquents. An updated Chapter 10, "Gang Delinquency" provides more explanation of female gangs. Increased coverage of international juvenile justice in Chapters 14 and 15.

Criminology


Author: Larry J. Siegel
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 664
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Intended for courses in Criminological Theory in departments of criminal justice, sociology, and social work at both two- and four-year schools.This best-selling text offers a comprehensive look at all areas of criminological theory, crime typologies, and criminal justice systems areas. Renowned for its exhaustive research base, this book presents cutting-edge and seminal research as well as up-to-the minute policy and news-worthy examples. Rewritten for greater readability, this thoroughly revised edition achieves new heights of student accessibility through increased pedagogical aids including Thinking Like a Criminologist and Policy and Practice in Criminology.

Handbook of Restorative Justice

A Global Perspective
Author: Dennis Sullivan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 574
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The Handbook of Restorative Justice is a collection of original, cutting-edge essays that offer an insightful and critical assessment of the theory, principles and practices of restorative justice around the globe. This much-awaited volume is a response to the cry of students, scholars and practitioners of restorative justice, for a comprehensive resource about a practice that is radically transforming the way the human community responds to loss, trauma and harm. Its diverse essays not only explore the various methods of responding nonviolently to harms-done by persons, groups, global corporations and nation-states, but also examine the dimensions of restorative justice in relation to criminology, victimology, traumatology and feminist studies. In addition, they contain prescriptions for how communities might re-structure their family, school and workplace life according to restorative values. This Handbookis an essential tool for every serious student of criminal, social and restorative justice.

Prisons, Punishment and the Pursuit of Security


Author: D. Drake
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137004835
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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Drawing on research in men's long-term, maximum-security prisons, this book examines three interconnected problems: the tendency of the prison to obscure other social problems and conceal its own failings, the pursuit of greater levels of human security through repressive and violent means and the persistence of the belief in the problem of 'evil'.