Criminology


Criminology
  • Author : Stephan Hurwitz,Karl O. Christiansen
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release : 1983
  • ISBN : 9780838614778
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This handbook of criminology appears as the second edition of Stephan Hurwitz's Criminology and is based on the third Danish edition of the authors' Criminology, published in two volumes. Lawyers, psychiatrists, sociologists, as well as all criminologists will find invaluable its open-minded discussion of all the basic theories within the criminological field.

Criminology in Canada


Criminology in Canada
  • Author : Larry J Siegel,Christopher Ray McCormick
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2015-03-01
  • ISBN : 9780176531744
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Criminology in Canada highlights the dynamism and diversity in the field of Criminology, making the field come alive to students. The experienced author team of Larry J. Siegel and Chris McCormick have provided a fair and unbiased introduction to criminological theory and criminal justice policy, providing the facts and tools needed to think critically about key issues in criminology. The text addresses the question of why we behave the way we do. What causes one person to become violent, while another channels his or her energy into work, school, and family? Is behaviour a function of personal characteristics, or of upbringing and experiences? Is it influenced by culture or environment, or is it a combination? The text uses a typology-based approach to discuss these difficult questions. Carefully structured to cover relevant material in a comprehensive, balanced, and objective fashion, the text is a favourite among students and teachers alike. Readers will find their learning experience is enhanced by many engaging study aids and engaging cases. Criminology in Canada, 6th edition has been completely updated to reflect the most recent evolution of crime theory, and to illustrate the dynamic nature of criminology through the inclusion of major research studies, Supreme Court rulings, and governmental policy.

Canadian Criminology Today


Canadian Criminology Today
  • Author : Frank Schmalleger,Rebecca Volk
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2017-03-13
  • ISBN : 9780134304465
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Canadian Criminology Today offers a clear, contemporary, and comprehensive introduction to criminology that encourages students to think critically about the causes of crime and the outcomes of crime-prevention strategies. Throughout the text, Schmalleger and Volk use plentiful examples and current case studies to present the consequences of criminological theory for social policy and the practical issues associated with crime control. KEY TOPICS: What Is Criminology?; Crime Statistics; Patterns of Crime; Victimology: The Study of the Victim; Classical and Neo-Classical Thought; Biological Roots of Criminal Behaviour; Psychological and Psychiatric Foundations of Criminal Behaviour; The Meaning of Crime: Social Structure Perspective; The Meaning of Crime: Social Process Perspective; The Meaning of Crime: Social Conflict Perspective; Criminology and Social Policy; Future Directions and Emerging Trends MARKET: Canadian Criminology Today meets the needs of students preparing for careers in the Canadian criminal justice system. Its applied focus on the explanations of crime and deviance and their application to real-life examples of criminal behaviour reflects the learning outcomes of introductory criminology courses.

Canadian Criminology


Canadian Criminology
  • Author : John Winterdyk
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019-10-14
  • ISBN : 9780199030552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most engaging, informative, and student-friendly introduction to criminology that explores how theory and research connect to real events and issues.Canadian Criminology draws on theory, topical examples, and the latest research and statistics to help students think critically about how we define criminal acts, why these acts occur, and what Canadian society should do about crime.

Environmental Criminology


Environmental Criminology
  • Author : Martin A. Andresen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-03-14
  • ISBN : 1135006237
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The field of environmental criminology is a staple theoretical framework in contemporary criminological theory. With this book, Martin Andresen presents the first comprehensive and sole-authored textbook on this influential and compelling school of criminological thought. He covers a wide range of topics, including: the origins of environmental criminology; the primary theoretical frameworks, such as routine activity theory, geometric theory of crime, rational choice theory, and the pattern theory of crime; the practical application of environmental criminology; an examination of how theories are operationalized and tested; policy implications for the practice of crime prevention. As well as these "popular topics", Andresen also discusses also a number of topics that are at the leading edge of research within environmental criminology. This text will be ideal for courses on crime prevention, where students are often encouraged to consider policy problems and apply theory to practice. This book offers up environmental criminology as a theoretical framework for making sense of complex neighbourhood problems, meaning that it will be perfect for modules on geography of crime, crime analysis and indeed, environmental criminology. It would also be a good supplement for courses on criminological theory.

Narrative Criminology


Narrative Criminology
  • Author : Lois Presser,Sveinung Sandberg
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2015-07-10
  • ISBN : 1479823414
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Foreword : Narrative criminology as the new mainstream / Shadd Maruna -- Introduction : What is the story? / Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg -- The rapist and the proper criminal : the exclusion of immoral others as narrative work on the self / Thomas Ugelvik -- In search of respectability : narrative practice in a women's prison in Quito, Ecuador / Jennifer Fleetwood -- Gendered narratives of self, addiction, and recovery among women methamphetamine users / Jody Miller, Kristin Carbone-Lopez, and Mikh V. Gunderman -- Moral habilitation and the new normal : sexual offender narratives of posttreatment community integration / Janice Victor and James B. Waldram -- "The race of pale men should increase and multiply" : religious narratives and Indian removal / Robert M. Keeton -- Meeting the Djinn : stories of drug use, bad trips, and addiction / Sveinung Sandberg and Sébastien Tutenges -- Telling moments : narrative hot spots in accounts of criminal acts / Patricia E. O'Connor -- The shifting narratives of violent offenders / Fiona Brookman -- Narrative criminology and cultural criminology : shared biographies, different lives? / Kester Aspden and Keith J. Hayward -- Narratives of tax evasion : the cultural legitimacy of harmful behavior / Carlo Tognato -- Conclusion : Where to now? / Lois Presser and Sveinung Sandberg."

Transnational Criminology


Transnational Criminology
  • Author : Mackenzie, Simon
  • Publisher : Bristol University Press
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • ISBN : 1529203783
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This pioneering study looks across key trafficking crimes to develop a social theory of transnational criminal markets. These include human trafficking, drug dealing, and black markets in wildlife, diamonds, guns and antiquities, The author offers an in-depth analysis of structural similarities and differences within illicit trade networks, and explores the economic underpinnings which drive global trafficking. Revealing how traffickers think of their illegal enterprises as ‘just business’, he draws broader lessons for the ways forward in understanding criminality in this emerging field.

Criminology


Criminology
  • Author : Piers Beirne,James W. Messerschmidt
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2014-09-10
  • ISBN : 9780199334643
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This is a comprehensive introduction to the study of crime and criminological theory for criminology courses. The authors take a critical sociological approach, which emphasizes the relationship between gender, class, race, age, and crime. Definitions of crime and the measurement of crime are subjected to a critical analysis that focusses on the social construction of crime and crime rates. The book addresses historical, feminist, and comparative perspectives highlighting the major types of crime and victimization patterns. It is of most interest to those who teach criminology out of a sociology department, those who are sociologists teaching the course out of CJ, or any instructor for whom a critical approach is key"--

A Criminology of Policing and Security Frontiers


A Criminology of Policing and Security Frontiers
  • Author : Lippert, Randy,Walby, Kevin
  • Publisher : Bristol University Press
  • Release : 2020-08-12
  • ISBN : 1529202515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Policing and security provision are subjects central to criminology. Yet there are newer and neglected forms that are currently unscrutinised. By examining the work of community safety officers, ambassador patrols, conservation officers, and private police foundations, who operate on and are animated by a frontier, this book reveals why criminological inquiry must reach beyond traditional conceptual and methodological boundaries in the 21st century. Including novel case studies, this multi-disciplinary and international book assembles a rich collection of policing and security frontiers both geographical (e.g. the margins of cities) and conceptual (dispersion and credentialism) not seen or acknowledged previously.

Criminology


Criminology
  • Author : Eamonn Carrabine,Alexandra Cox,Pamela Cox,Anna Di Ronco,Isabel Crowhurst,Pete Fussey,Nigel South,Anna Sergi,Jackie Turton,Darren Thiel
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2020
  • ISBN : 9781138566262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revised edition of Criminology: a sociological introduction, 2014.

Cultural Criminology


Cultural Criminology
  • Author : Jeff Ferrell,Keith Hayward,Jock Young
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2008-09-25
  • ISBN : 144620457X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the ASC Distinguished Book Award for International Research! 'Beautifully written and superbly conceived, with illustrations and examples that combine theory and practice across a range of disciplines, Cultural Criminology should be read by anyone – academics and smart readers alike – interested in crime, media, culture and social theory. Bravo to Ferrell, Hayward and Young on a tour de force that is at once cool and classic! Cultural Criminology will influence the field for a very long time to come.' - Professor Lynn Chancer, Hunter College, CUNY, USA `This is not just a book on the present state and possible prospects of our understanding of crime, criminals and our responses to both. However greatly criminologists might benefit from the authors' illuminating insights and the new cognitive vistas their investigations have opened, the impact of this book may well stretch far beyond the realm of criminology proper and mark a watershed in the progress of social study as such.' - Zygmunt Bauman, Emeritus Professor, University of Leeds, UK `Cultural Criminology offers a fresh new perspective on both criminality and criminal justice. It outlines the cultural hegemony of the powerful while also documenting the growing resistance to mindless criminalization and mass incarceration. Artfully written, the authors also document the work of those consciously creating a new political space to challenge the increasingly global, security society that seems inextricably tied up with late capitalism.' - Meda Chesney-Lind, University of Hawaii at Manoa `Creative, challenging and controversial: a manifesto for mean times' - Tony Jefferson, Visiting Presidential Scholar, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA Here is the definitive book on cultural criminology. Lively, innovative, engaging and accessible, Cultural Criminology draws together the work of three of the leading international figures in the field today. The book traces the history, current configuration, methodological innovations and future trajectories of cultural criminology, mapping its terrain for students and academics interested in this exciting field. The book highlights and analyses issues of representation, meaning and politics in relation to crime and criminal justice, covering areas such as: - Crime and the media - Everyday life and everyday transgression - Popular culture - Consumerism - Globalisation - Social control The use of vignettes, case studies and visual material throughout the text brings the subject to life. Cultural Criminology is indispensable to students, lecturers and researchers in criminology, sociology, cultural studies and media studies. Jeff Ferrell is Professor of Criminal Justice at Texas Christian University and Visiting Professor at the University of Kent. Keith Hayward is Director of Studies for Criminology/ Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent. Jock Young is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent and Distinguished Professor at John Jay College, CUNY. For more information about the authors and cultural criminology, see http://www.culturalcriminology.org

Introduction to Criminology


Introduction to Criminology
  • Author : David Kauzlarich,Hugh D. Barlow
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780742561861
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The ninth edition of Introduction to Criminology provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of lawmaking, lawbreaking, and reactions to crime. Both classic and contemporary theories of the causes of crime are discussed and critiqued. Special attention is given to critical theories of crime and to general theories. The latest crime statistics, research, and theorizing are fully integrated throughout the text and the innovative epilogue provides students with the tools to actually apply criminological theory to real life events. New to this edition: -Thoroughly updated throughout including statistics, studies, and theories in criminology. -The discussions of drugs, prostitution, and organized crime are now together in one chapter (chapter 7). -New chapters have been added on critical theories (chapter 14) and biological, psychological, and evolutionary explanations of crime (chapter 11). -More illustrations and examples of crime from popular culture have been added throughout the text in an effort to help students make stronger intellectual connections to the material. -A new epilogue has been added that will help students think through common criminological issues and questions they are likely to encounter in everyday conversation.

Psychological Criminology


Psychological Criminology
  • Author : Richard Wortley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2011-04-12
  • ISBN : 1136652884
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Psychological Criminology addresses the question: what is it about individuals and their experiences that cause them to commit crime and/or to become criminal? This book provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological theories of crime and criminality, exploring theories focusing on factors present at birth (human nature, heredity); theories that focus on factors that influence the offender over the lifespan (learning, development); and theories focusing on factors present at the crime scene. It emphasizes the connections among the different approaches, and demonstrates how, taken together rather than as rival explanations, they provide a more complete picture of crime and criminality than each provides individually. Theories are arranged throughout the book in a temporal sequence, from distal to proximal causes of crime. The analysis spans 100,000 years, from the evolutionary roots of criminal behaviour in the ancestral environments of early humans on the African savana, to the decision to engage in a specific criminal act. Key features of the book include: a focus on theory – ‘explaining’ crime and criminality, an integrative approach, accessible to readers who do not have a background in psychology. Psychological Criminology highlights the contributions that psychological theory can make to the broader field of criminology; it will be of interest to students, academics, researchers and practitioners in both criminology and forensic psychology.

Green Criminology


Green Criminology
  • Author : Michael J. Lynch,Michael A. Long,Paul B. Stretesky,Kimberly L. Barrett
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2017-08-22
  • ISBN : 0520964225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This groundbreaking text provides students with an overview and assessment of green criminology as well as a call to action. Green Criminology draws attention to the ways in which the political-economic organization of capitalism causes ecological destruction and disorganization. Focusing on real-world issues of green crime and environmental justice, chapters examine ecological withdrawals, ecological additions, toxic towns, wildlife poaching and trafficking, environmental laws, and nongovernmental environmental organizations. The book also presents an unintimidating introduction to research from the physical sciences on issues such as climate change, pollution levels, and the ecological footprint of humans, providing a truly interdisciplinary foundation for green criminological analysis. To help students succeed in the course—and to encourage them to see themselves as future green criminology researchers—the end-of-chapter study guides include: • Questions and Activities for Students that review topics students should be able to conceptualize and address. • Lessons for Researchers that suggest additional areas of research in the study of green crime.

Evolutionary Criminology


Evolutionary Criminology
  • Author : Russil Durrant,Tony Ward
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2015-03-12
  • ISBN : 0123984939
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In our attempts to understand crime, researchers typically focus on proximate factors such as the psychology of offenders, their developmental history, and the social structure in which they are embedded. While these factors are important, they don't tell the whole story. Evolutionary Criminology: Towards a Comprehensive Explanation of Crime explores how evolutionary biology adds to our understanding of why crime is committed, by whom, and our response to norm violations. This understanding is important both for a better understanding of what precipitates crime and to guide approaches for effectively managing criminal behavior. This book is divided into three parts. Part I reviews evolutionary biology concepts important for understanding human behavior, including crime. Part II focuses on theoretical approaches to explaining crime, including the evolution of cooperation, and the evolutionary history and function of violent crime, drug use, property offending, and white collar crime. The developmental origins of criminal behavior are described to account for the increase in offending during adolescence and early adulthood as well as to explain why some offenders are more likely to desist than others. Proximal causes of crime are examined, as well as cultural and structural processes influencing crime. Part III considers human motivation to punish norm violators and what this means for the development of a criminal justice system. This section also considers how an evolutionary approach contributes to our understanding of crime prevention and reduction. The section closes with an evolutionary approach to understanding offender rehabilitation and reintegration. Reviews how evolutionary findings improve our understanding of crime and punishment Examines motivations to offend, and to punish norm violators Articulates evolutionary explanations for adolescent crime increase Identifies how this knowledge can aid in crime prevention and reduction, and in offender rehabilitation

Theoretical Criminology


Theoretical Criminology
  • Author : George Bryan Vold,Thomas J. Bernard,Thomas J.. Bernard,Jeffrey B. Snipes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780195142020
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Theoretical Criminology, the standard text in its field, has been extensively revised and completely updated. The fifth edition offers new sections on causation in scientific theories, Sampson's theory of collective efficacy, and Anderson's "code of the street." A new chapter on contemporary classicism includes sections on deterrence theory and research, routine activities theory, and rational choice theory. Also included is a new chapter that examines the role of gender in criminology theories, covering feminist criminology and theories of masculinity and crime. Each theory is presented accurately and comprehensively within its historical context. Relevant empirical research is reviewed and assessed, and research issues related to theory testing are also discussed. Lively and engaging, this new edition is designed to appeal to students at all levels. Offering the most precise, clear, and thorough presentation of criminology theories, Theoretical Criminology retains its premier position in the field of criminology.

Theoretical Criminology from Modernity to Post Modernism


Theoretical Criminology from Modernity to Post Modernism
  • Author : Wayne Morrison
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-12-18
  • ISBN : 1135427011
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book incorporates many of the exciting debates in the social sciences and philosophy of knowledge concerning the issues of modernity and post-modernism. It sets out a new project for criminology, a criminology of modernity, and offers a sustained critique of theorizing without a concern for social totalities. This book is designed to place criminological theory at the cutting edge of contemporary debates. Wayne Morrison reviews the history and present state of criminology and identifies a range of social problems and large scale social processes which must be addressed if the subject is to attain intellectual commitment. This book marks a new development in criminological texts and will serve a valuable function not only for students and academics but for all those interested in the project of understanding crime in contemporary conditions.

Queering Criminology


Queering Criminology
  • Author : Matthew Ball,Thomas Crofts,Angela Dwyer
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-01-26
  • ISBN : 1137513349
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Queer criminological work is at the forefront of critical academic criminology, responding to the exclusion of queer communities from criminology, and the injustices that they experience through the criminal justice system. This volume draws together both theoretical and empirical contributions that develop the growing scholarship being produced at the intersection of 'queer' and 'criminology'. Reflecting the diversity of research that is undertaken at this intersection, the contributions to this volume offer a deeper theoretical and conceptual development of this field alongside empirical research that illustrates the continued relevance and urgency of such scholarship. The contributions consider what it means to be queering criminology in the current political, social, and criminological climate, and chart directions along which this field might develop in order to ensure that greater social and criminal justice for LGBTIQ communities is achieved.

Vold s Theoretical Criminology


Vold s Theoretical Criminology
  • Author : Professor of Crime Law and Justice Thomas J Bernard,Jeffrey B. Snipes,Alexander L. Gerould,George B. Vold
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2015-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780199964154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vold's Theoretical Criminology, first published in 1958, is a true classic in the field. It is almost universally known by scholars in the discipline; many used it during their own educations. The book takes a largely historical approach to the subject of criminological theory, presenting the theories in the rough order in which they gained prominence and providing some historical context. The book concludes with a chapter on evaluating and testing theories and their policy implications.The seventh edition will expand coverage of contemporary theories, including biosocial, cultural, and peacemaking criminology. The authors will also tie the theories more closely to policy and practice by including more real-life examples and discussions of policy implications throughout. New to this edition Includes a new chapter on theory in context.New section on crime in public housing.New section on the "warrior" gene.New section on operation ceasefire.New section on Integrated Systems Theory.

Public Criminology


Public Criminology
  • Author : Ian Loader,Richard Sparks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-05-13
  • ISBN : 113693152X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is the role and value of criminology in a democratic society? How do, and how should, its practitioners engage with politics and public policy? How can criminology find a voice in an agitated, insecure and intensely mediated world in which crime and punishment loom large in government agendas and public discourse? What collective good do we want criminological enquiry to promote? In addressing these questions, Ian Loader and Richard Sparks offer a sociological account of how criminologists understand their craft and position themselves in relation to social and political controversies about crime, whether as scientific experts, policy advisors, governmental players, social movement theorists, or lonely prophets. They examine the conditions under which these diverse commitments and affiliations arose, and gained or lost credibility and influence. This forms the basis for a timely articulation of the idea that criminology’s overarching public purpose is to contribute to a better politics of crime and its regulation. Public Criminology? offers an original and provocative account of the condition of, and prospects for, criminology which will be of interest not only to those who work in the fields of crime, security and punishment, but to anyone interested in the vexed relationship between social science, public policy and politics.