Chaos, Criminology, and Social Justice

The New Orderly (dis)order

Author: Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 221

View: 600

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.

Victimizing Vulnerable Groups

Images of Uniquely High-risk Crime Targets

Author: Charisse Tia Maria Coston

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 387

View: 842

Examines particular demographics that are susceptible as targets of crime.

Self-fulfilling Prophecy

A Practical Guide to Its Use in Education

Author: Robert T. Tauber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 290

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-

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

Author: Roger Hopkins Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 586

View: 905

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to criminological theory for students taking courses in criminology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Building on previous editions, which broadened the debate on criminological theory, this book presents the latest research and theoretical developments. The text is divided into five parts, the first three of which address ideal type models of criminal behaviour: the rational actor, predestined actor and victimized actor models. Within these, the various criminological theories are located chronologically in the context of one of these different traditions, and the strengths and weaknesses of each theory and model are clearly identified. The fourth part of the book looks closely at more recent attempts to integrate theoretical elements from both within and across models of criminal behaviour, while the fifth part addresses a number of key recent concerns of criminology: postmodernism, cultural criminology, globalization and communitarianism. All major theoretical perspectives are considered, including: classical criminology, biological and psychological positivism, labelling theories, feminist criminology, critical criminology and left realism, social control theories, the risk society. The new edition also features comprehensive coverage of recent developments in criminology, including situation action theory, desistance theory, peacemaking criminology, Loïc Wacquant’s thesis of the penal society, critical race theory and Southern theory. This revised and expanded fourth edition of An Introduction to Criminological Theory includes chapter summaries, critical thinking questions, a full glossary of terms and theories and a timeline of criminological theory, making it essential reading for those studying criminology.

Critical Criminology at the Edge

Postmodern Perspectives, Integration, and Applications

Author: Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 292

View: 170

Introduces key emerging perspectives in postmodern analysis and discusses their application in criminology, law, and social justice.

Asphalt Justice

A Critique of the Criminal Justice System in America

Author: John Raymond Cook

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 211

View: 473

Challenges the current criminal justice emphasis on incarceration and punishment and encourages instead a focus on rehabilitation and treatment.

War Stories

An Oral History of Life Behind Bars

Author: Susann Walens

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 715

A poignant and often startling account of one woman's experiences as an instructor in a maximum security prison.