The Sparking Discipline of Criminology

John Braithwaite and the Construction of Critical Social Science and Social Justice
Author: Stephan Parmentier
Publisher: Universitaire Pers Leuven
ISBN: 9058678830
Category: Political Science
Page: 164
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In recent decades, the Australian social scientist John Braithwaite has played a crucial role in the development of international criminology. He is considered one of the most renowned criminologists of our time, and he has put his scientific engagement at the service of humanity and society by aiming at social justice, participatory democracy, sustainable development, and world peace. In this collection of essays well-known academics reflect on Braithwaite's work by addressing two leading questions: What are the implications of a republican theory of justice for criminology and criminal policy? And what is the role of academic criminology in today's social, political, and economic environment? The volume concludes with an extensive contribution from John Braithwaite himself in which he not only to the essays in the book but also addresses challenges to and future directions for academic criminology.

Soziologie der Kriminalität

Author: Dietrich Oberwittler,Dr Susanne Karstedt
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531140599
Category: Social Science
Page: 508
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Das Buch stellt den Stand der internationalen Forschung zur Soziologie der Kriminalitat vor. Es werden zentrale Theorien und Problemfelder diskutiert und neueste Ansatze mit richtungsweisendem Charakter beleuchtet. Mit Beitragen von Henner Hess, Sebastian Scheerer, David Garland, Steve Messner, John Hagan, Bill McCarthy, Oliver Morgenroth, Klaus Boehnke, Lydia Seus, Gerald Prein, Shadd Maruna, Stephen Farrall, John Braithwaite, Eva Schmitt-Rodermund, Rainer K. Silbereisen, Dirk Enzmann, Karin Brettfeld, Peter Wetzels, Alexander Vazsonyi, Christian Seipel, Stefanie Eifler, Willem de Haan, Letizia Paoli, Klaus Boers, Hans Theile, Kari-Maria Karliczek und Tim Hope.

The Exclusive Society

Social Exclusion, Crime and Difference in Late Modernity
Author: Professor Jock Young
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446240724
Page: 224
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In this major new work, which Zygmunt Bauman calls a '"tour de force" of breathtaking erudition and clarity', Jock Young charts the movement of the social fabric in the last third of the twenthieth century from an inclusive society of stability and homogeneity to an exclusive society of change and division. Jock Young, one of the foremost criminologists of our time, explores exclusion on three levels: economic exclusion from the labour market; social exclusion between people in civil society; and the ever-expanding exclusionary activities of the criminal justice system. Taking account of the massive dramatic structural and cultural changes that have beset our society and relating these to the quantum leap in crime and incivilities, Jock Young develops a major new theory based on a new citizenship and a reflexive modernity.

Handbook of Critical Criminology

Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy,Molly Dragiewicz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135192804
Category: Social Science
Page: 552
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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology explores the most-up-to-date empirical, theoretical, and political contributions made by critical criminologists around the world. In addition to including cutting edge, original contributions made by many leading experts in the field, this book is specifically designed to be a comprehensive resource for students, faculty, policy makers, and practitioners.

Controversial Issues in Criminology

Author: John R. Fuller,Eric W. Hickey
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205272105
Category: Law
Page: 258
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Should prostitution be legalized? Are stalking laws effective? Is medical treatment a useful way to deal with criminal offenders? Are restorative justice processes too lenient toward offenders? These are some of the most hotly debated questions in the field of criminology, often sparking discomfort and anger among those who wish to know more about these issues. Now, Controversial Issues in Criminology attempts to provide factual information and a much-needed forum for discussion, utilizing a unique debate format to discuss controversial issues in the field of criminology. KEY TOPICS: Topics addressed in this book were chosen with a conscious effort to include those that are the most controversial. The contributing authors, each solicited because of their expertise in this area, come from a variety of backgrounds, academic disciplines and perspectives. In addition to such hot topics as prostitution, stalking, and the rehabilitation of criminals, the book also covers issues such as the "supersizing" of murder, government research on terrorism, stricter law enforcement for "techno-crimes," and the role of "community corrections." Law enforcement officers, corrections officers, educators, students of law enforcement, and anyone interested in issues of criminal justice and the correctional process.

Crime and Social Change in Middle England

Questions of Order in an English Town
Author: Evi Girling,Ian Loader,Richard Sparks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113467175X
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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Crime and Social Change in Middle England offers a new way of looking at contemporary debates on the fear of crime. Using observation, interviews and documentary analysis it traces the reactions of citizens of one very ordinary town to events, conflicts and controversies around such topical subjects of criminological investigation as youth, public order, drugs, policing and home security in their community. In doing so it moves in place from comfortable suburbs to hard pressed inner city estates, from the affluent to the impoverished, from old people watching the town where they grew up change around them to young in-comers who are part of that change. This is a book which will give all students of crime a rare and fascinating insight into how issues at the heart of contemporary law and order politics both nationally and internationally actually play out on the ground.

A primer in radical criminology

Author: Michael J. Lynch,W. Byron Groves
Publisher: Criminal Justice Press
ISBN: 9780911577068
Category: Social Science
Page: 125
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The contents of this book include the Marxist theories on state and law, the radical concept of crime, incipient radicalism: conflict and labeling approaches, the causes of crime: a radical view, traditional contributions to radical criminology, the radical perspective on policing, the American court system: a justice model, a critical interpretation of punishment and corrections,and the policy implications of the radical position.


Author: Larry J. Siegel
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534526542
Category: Law
Page: 652
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This best-selling text provides a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of criminological theory, crime typologies, and the criminal justice system. Renowned for its unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies and its exhaustive research base, this book presents cutting-edge, seminal research, as well as up-to-the-minute policy and newsworthy examples. In this latest edition, the author has updated the text to address the latest hot topics, as well as rewritten it for greater clarity and impact. This edition provides students with a gateway to online and multimedia resources that capture the immediacy of the field through CNN video, CD-ROM, and the Internet. With its many updates and new hot topics, and greater array of supplements, the Eighth Edition of CRIMINOLOGY presents a powerful and exciting set of teaching and learning tools for instructors and students alike.

Crime prevention and community safety

new directions
Author: Gordon Hughes,Eugene McLaughlin,John Muncie,Open University
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Category: Political Science
Page: 354
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`This text represents a major contribution to the literature on crime prevention and community safety. It goes beyond existing literature in bringing together sophisticated theoretical analysis on these topics which are core issues for government at local as well as national levels. And it also brings a much needed international perspective to our understanding of the local governance of crime' - Kevin Stenson, Professor of Criminology, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College Crime Prevention and Community Safety provides an essential introduction to the complex issues and debates in the field of crime control and the new politics of safety and security across the globe. Collectively the contributions to this volume present a critique of current policy and open up the field of study to new directions. While engaging with the dominant focus on `what works' in crime reduction and community safety, the book also moves beyond the traditionally narrow, technical boundaries of much previous debate. Crime Prevention and Community Safety: New Directions looks at: -The relationship between crime control, communities and the nation state; -The diverse and changing sites of conflict, compromise and collusion around crime control policies; -Wider issues relating to `risk', 'safety' and `security'. The central feature of the volume as a whole is a commitment to exploring new directions for research and analysis, theoretically, empirically and comparatively. In opening up the varying and volatile spaces for crime prevention and community safety within the more general politics of social order, the book provides a critical rethinking of traditional connections between criminology, social policy and politics. Crime Prevention and Community Safety will be essential reading for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, socio-legal studies, sociology of crime and deviance and social policy. This is a course Reader for The Open University course D863 Community Safety, Crime Prevention and Social Control

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Author: Mike Maguire,Rodney Morgan,Robert Reiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Page: 1267
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Comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the subject. Useful to anyone who teaches, studies or practices criminology.

Corrections: A Text/Reader

Author: Mary Stohr,Anthony Walsh,Craig Hemmens
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289921
Category: Social Science
Page: 728
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Corrections: A Text/Reader, Second Edition is designed for undergraduate and/or graduate corrections courses. Organized like a traditional corrections text, it offers brief authored introductions in a mini-chapter format for each key Section, followed by carefully selected and edited original articles by leading scholars. This hybrid format – ensuring coverage of important material while emphasizing the significance of contemporary research - offers an excellent alternative which recognizes the impact and importance of new directions and policy in this field, and how these advances are determined by research.


der "uneindeutige" Genozid
Author: Gérard Prunier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783936096668
Page: 274
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Kultur der Kontrolle

Verbrechensbekämpfung und soziale Ordnung in der Gegenwart
Author: David Garland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783593385853
Category: Crime prevention
Page: 394
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Offizielles Ziel staatlichen Strafens war bisher neben der Generalprävention vor allem die Wiedereingliederung von Straftätern in die Gesellschaft. Das wohlfahrtsstaatliche Behandeln und Resozialisieren ist jedoch in den letzten Jahrzehnten - insbesondere in den USA, aber in Anfängen auch bei uns - immer mehr verdrängt worden von zwei neuen Formen der Kriminalitätsbekämpfung: vorbeugende Kontrollen einerseits, von Alarmanlagen über Datensammlungen bis zu Bürgerwehren, harte und ausgrenzende Strafen andererseits. David Garland liefert eine brillante Analyse dieser neuen Formen der sozialen Kontrolle und der Kriminalpolitik sowie ihrer sozialen Hintergründe. Abschottung und verstärkte Überwachung einerseits, die Ausgrenzung großer Gruppen andererseits sind Anzeichen einer Entwicklung zum Law-and-Order-Staat mit der Tendenz zum Autoritarismus. Im Fokus steht nicht nur der Umgang mit Kriminalität, sondern die Frage, in welcher Gesellschaft wir leben wollen. David Garland ist bekannt als Gesellschaftsanalytiker und Strafrechtskritiker. Er ist Professor für Soziologie und Recht an der New York University.