The Sociology of Shoplifting

Boosters and Snitches Today
Author: Lloyd W. Klemke
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 159
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Klemke provides an up-to-date review and analysis of the research and theoretical work on shoplifting. The analysis is structured by the three questions which dominate the sociology of deviance literature: (1) Who shoplifts and how do they do it? (2) Why do they shoplift? and (3) How do store personnel and the legal system deal with shoplifters?

A History of Federal Crime Control Initiatives, 1960-1993


Author: Nancy E. Marion
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275946494
Category: Political Science
Page: 278
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Discusses federal initiatives for crime control and presents the argument that presidential and congressional initiatives are largely symbolic, in chapters that examine the anticrime policy agendas of Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. The final chapter provides information on

Criminal Justice in England and the United States


Author: J. David Hirschel,William O. Wakefield
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275941338
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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A detailed comparison between the English and U.S. criminal justice systems.

Self-fulfilling Prophecy

A Practical Guide to Its Use in Education
Author: Robert T. Tauber
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275955021
Category: Education
Page: 184
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Explores the effects of self-fulfilling prophecy on students and teachers, with chapters on mechanisms of the self-fulfilling prophecy, and expectations linked to gender, race, name, appearance, and socioeconomic level. Testimonials by teachers at all levels relate their experiences. Useful for pre-

American Skinheads

The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime
Author: Mark S. Hamm
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0275949877
Category: Social Science
Page: 243
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The author presents historical specificity for a modern theory of hate crime, then rigorously tests the theory with interview data derived from skinheads who have committed an array of violent acts against persons because of their race, religion, or sexual preference--the classic "outgroups" of American society.

Critical Criminology at the Edge

Postmodern Perspectives, Integration, and Applications
Author: Dragan Milovanovic
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275968281
Category: Law
Page: 292
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Introduces key emerging perspectives in postmodern analysis and discusses their application in criminology, law, and social justice.

Chaos, criminology, and social justice

the new orderly (dis)order
Author: Dragan Milovanovic
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 221
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Key researchers in the fields of criminology and law demonstrate the application of the conceptual tools of chaos theory in providing new theoretical insights and suggested transformative practices for building the just society.

War Stories

An Oral History of Life Behind Bars
Author: Susann Walens
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 184
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A poignant and often startling account of one woman's experiences as an instructor in a maximum security prison.

Rethinking White-collar Crime


Author: Tony G. Poveda
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 171
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Poveda (sociology, State U. of New York) links the erosion of the public's trust in social institutions to the rise in white-collar crime in the past two decades while analyzing the nature of all crime, law, and criminal justice. The text explores myths about white-collar crime, traces the evolution

Varieties of criminology

readings from a dynamic discipline
Author: Gregg Barak
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275947743
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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Whether criminologists position themselves in the "left" or "right" of the field, the reality common to their work involves a reconsideration of virtually all of our past theoretical journeys in criminology. This book captures the range of criminological thinking today, and provides a picture of a dynamic discipline in transition. Chapters consider contemporary theoretical development and discussion, focusing on street crime, youth and identity, and crime and social control in relation to questions of gender, class, race, learning, and culture. While there is disagreement among the authors about whether criminologists are developing "new" theory or circulating "old" theory, their contributions in this reader demonstrate the emerging plurality in criminological discourse, revealing continuities and discontinuities between "old" and "new."

Criminology

Theory, Research, and Policy
Author: Gennaro F. Vito,Jeffrey R. Maahs,Ronald M. Holmes
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780763730017
Category: Law
Page: 496
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Across America, Crime Is A Constant Public Concern. Criminology: Theory, Research, And Policy, Second Edition Provides Comprehensive Coverage Of The Leading Criminological Theories Using Sociology, Psychology, Biology, And Ecology To Explain How And Why Crime Occurs. The Text Combines Classical Criminology With Timely Topics Including Substance Abuse, Gang Violence, Internet Crimes, And Terrorism. Using A Social Sciences Approach, The Authors Discuss How Criminology Influences Public Policy Throughout The Text.

State crime, the media, and the invasion of Panama


Author: Christina Jacqueline Johns,P. Ward Johnson
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 157
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Johns and Johnson analyze the invasion of Panama in order to explore the ways in which the War on Drugs has been used as an ideological justification for a projection of U.S. state power into Latin America. They characterize the Bush Administration's reasons for the invasion as cynical ideological rhetoric which covered up strategic interests the United States had in deposing Noriega and replacing him with a more cooperative regime. The authors particularly discuss the role of media coverage, including the demonization of Noriega and the immediate adoption by the corporate media of the name "Operation Just Cause," in legitimating the invasion and transforming it in popular ideology as a law enforcement operation. Finally, they examine the aftermath of the invasion in the United States--Bush's popularity ratings, the distortion of civilian casualty information, the macho celebration of the war--and in Panama--the destruction of the labor and independence movements, the puppet Endara government, and the increased drug trafficking through Panama.

Asphalt Justice

A Critique of the Criminal Justice System in America
Author: John Raymond Cook
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275968274
Category: Law
Page: 211
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Challenges the current criminal justice emphasis on incarceration and punishment and encourages instead a focus on rehabilitation and treatment.

Forthcoming Books


Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Power, ideology, and the war on drugs

nothing succeeds like failure
Author: Christina Jacqueline Johns
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 207
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This book examines the ineffectiveness of the "War on Drugs," its heightened social costs, and the international and political implications of the policy.