Criminology is a discipline that is constituted by its subject matter rather than being bound by an agreed set of concepts or way of thinking. This fully updated third edition of Criminology: The Basics is a lively and engaging guide to this compelling and complex subject. Topics covered include: the history and development of criminology myths about crime and offenders the search for criminological explanation victims of crime and state crime crime prevention, cybercrime, and the future of crime control criminology and intersectionality This edition also includes new sections on genocide, terrorism, cultural victimology, and Westo-centric thinking. Concise and accessible, this book utilises chapter summaries, exercise questions and lists of further reading to provide a perfect introduction to this subject.
Intended for undergraduates in criminology, criminal justice, and sociology classes, "Just the Basics" is a refreshingly brief, concise and straightforward introduction to classic theories of crime. Unlike other theory textbooks which go into more depth and/or breadth than necessary for an introductory class, Just the Basics is just an "introduction" in the truest sense of the word. Professionals who work with and for potential, alleged or convicted criminals will find the insights provided by the classic theorists covered in the book useful as well. This edition has two more chapters and costs considerably less than the first edition.
This reader provides a thorough grounding in issues related to the study of crime, the criminal justice system, and social control. The editors indicate crime's varied and conflicting history as well as its current debates. The mixture of historical and more recent readings shows a variety of perspectives.
CRIMINOLOGY. Thorough. Engaging. Distinctive. Criminology is a core, introductory textbook that takes students further. From the first chapter, students are encouraged to regard themselves as producers of criminological knowledge. Starting from the basics, the book takes students on a journey through the subject. This begins with what crime isand the theories that try to explain it, through society's response to crime, and ultimately to how to carry out independent research and plan first steps in a career. The critical, applied approach is emphasized through some of the many features that are integrated throughout the book. These include conversations with authentic voices from the field, compelling personal insights from the authors, and challenges to students to question assumptions, apply knowledgeand critically reflect on their personal viewpoints. The ultimate goal behind Criminology is a bold, important, and ambitious one. Both student-focused and research engaged, the purpose of the book is to contribute towards producing the next generation of criminologists who are switched-on, excited, active, and - above all - critical. Online Resource Centre: Criminology is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre containing the following resources: * Selected further readings and web links * Over 100 multiple choice questions * Advice on 'decoding' academic articles * Numerous time-saving resources for teaching staff
A concise, streamlined paperback that reflects the latest developments from the field, BASICS OF RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY, Fourth Edition combines accessibility and a conversational writing style with Michael G. Maxfield's expertise in criminology and criminal justice. In fewer than 400 pages, this popular, student-friendly text introduces students to the core of criminal justice research using the most current, real data available. It features coverage of such key topics as ethics, causation, validity, field research, and research design, among others. The Fourth Edition includes expanded coverage of qualitative research and interviewing, focus groups in criminological research, and snowball sampling, as well as additional examples of student research. Balancing coverage of both qualitative and quantitative methods, the text is packed with real-world examples, practical applications, and Internet research exercises. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book provides a concise but comprehensive review of the full range of classic and contemporary theories of crime. With separate chapters on the nature and use of criminological theory as well as theoretical application, the authors render the difficult task of explaining crime more understandable to the introductory student. All of the main theories in criminology are reviewed including classical and rational choice, biological, psychological, and evolutionary, social structural, social process, critical, general, and integrated approaches. Copious examples of the spirit of the theories are supplied, many with a popular culture (e.g., film and music) connection. The highly original final chapter, titled 'Putting Criminological Theory to Work, ' provides readers with an integrated theoretical model that students can apply to virtually any type of crime. The book is well suited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology, criminal justice, and deviance
In today's globalized society, an international exchange of ideas and views is indispensable within the field of social sciences, including criminology and criminal justice studies. The research group Governance of Security (GofS) fosters contemporary international discourses on issues of crime and crime control. In 2008, GofS started a research paper series, combining theoretical and empirical articles on issues reflecting the research activities of GofS. This research group is a collaboration between Ghent University and Ghent University College in Belgium. GofS concentrates its research around the study of administrative and judicial policy that have been developed with respect to new issues of crime and insecurity. The GofS series - Governance of Security Research Papers (GofS) - is published by Maklu Publishing (Belgium). Contemporary Issues in the Empirical Study of Crime - Volume 1 of GofS's series Governance of Security Research Papers - includes the following: Drugs and Crime: Are They Hand in Glove? A Review of Literature * The Study of Public Expenditure on Drugs: A Useful Evaluation Tool for Policy * Corporations as a Blind Spot in Research: Explanations for a Criminological Tunnel Vision * The Nominal Group Technique: A Participative Research Technique Holding Great Potential for Criminology * Analytical Criminology: A Style of Theorizing and Analyzing the Micro-Macro Context of Acts of Crime * The Geography of Social Cohesion and Crime at the Municipality Level * Disentangling Neighbourhood and School Contextual Variation in Serious Offending: Assessing the Effect of Ecological Disadvantage * Itinerant Crime Groups: Mobility Attributed to Anchor Points? * Patterns of Drug Use Before, During and After Detention: A Review of Epidemiological Literature.
Financial institutions, as gateways to the financial system, to economic power and possibilities, are one of the major vehicles for money laundering and therefore also represent an important means to prevent this type of crime. The compliance officer symbolises a part of this private investment in anti money laundering (AML) and as a bank employee is responsible for the implementation of governmental objectives, trapped between crime fighting objectives and commercial goals. The duality of the involvement of private partners in the AML complex and the vastness of the system serves as a background for a new book looking at the functioning, values and perceptions of actors within this system. With thorough analysis of original empirical date, Verhage provides a rich and illustrative insight in the world of compliance officers and the sometimes paradoxical AML system that they have to work within.
Written by Peter Joyce, who is a current criminology lecturer and a leading researcher, Criminology - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear jargon-free English, and then providing added-value features like summaries of key books, and even lists of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam. The book uses a structure that mirrors many university courses on criminology - starting with definitions of crime, then examining why people commit crime, and how crime can be prevented and detected. Later chapters hone in on the criminal justice system itself, examining the role of the police, the courts and prisons. This book is unique for its comparative approach to criminology, enabling students to understand criminology in the context of the UK, the US and further afield. Teach Yourself titles employ the 'Breakthrough method', which is designed specifically to overcome problems that students face. - Problem: 'I find it difficult to remember what I've read.'; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter questions and summaries - Problem: 'Most books mention important other sources, but I can never find them in time.'; Solution: this book includes key texts and case studies are summarised, complete with fully referenced quotes ready to use in your essay or exam. - Problem: 'Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course.'; Solution: this book is written by a current university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.
An Introduction to Criminology Criminology for Beginners has been written for aspiring criminologists or those wish to study criminology purely for personal interest. It has been written in easy to follow terms and will enable the student to understand the basics behind criminological theories, from the definition of crime to deviant and anti-social behaviour, from the Salem witch trials to medieval ordeals, the history of criminology, classical, neoclassical to modern day theories of crimes. It goes on the discuss Crime and Punishment and the Legal Systems in Both the UK and Ireland, finally discussing the Police, Courts and Judicial systems who deal with the perpetrators of crime Introduction Criminological Theories Criminology Defined Crime Criminology Antisocial, deviant and immoral conduct The History of Criminology The Salem Witch Trials Medieval Trials The Enlightenment age The Classical School Jeremy Bentham Neoclassical The Positivist theory Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Modern Theories of Crime Anomie or Strain Theory Social Learning Theory Social Control Theory Labelling Theory Radical Theory Deterrence Theory An Economic Model of Crime Deterrence and Econometrics Environmentalism Rational Choice Ethnicity and Crime Feminist Theory Age and Crime Age/Crime Curve Distribution of Crime." American Journal of Sociology Mental Disorder and Crime The Original position The veil of ignorance The Veil of Ignorance. Rawls Reasonable Citizens Rawls principle of Justice The Chicago School and the US theories Robert Park and Ernest Burgess Right Realism Left idealists White Collar Crime Insider Dealing Money laundering Theories of Violent Crime Murder Gang Crime Modern gangs Theories of Criminal Behaviour. Psychoanalytic theorists and the origins of crime Psychoanalysis Sexual Offenders Rape Biological Theories of crime Genetic - Twin Studies Genetic - Adoption Studies Intelligence and Learning in Criminology Goddard's work was discredited Crime addictions Tolerance Withdrawal Craving Salience Euphoria / relief / mood regulation Conflict Relapse Recognising criminal addictions A Theoretical Model of Behaviour Addictions for Addictive Offenders88 Media and Crime The Media Representation of Crime Labelling Theory: Deviancy Theory Strain Theory The Irish Legal System Brehon Law Source one - The Irish Constitution Source two - European Community Law The European Community Treaties Regulations Directives. Decisions. Recommendations. Opinions. Source three - Common Law Source four - Acts of the Oireachtas or Legislation Delegated/secondary legislation The English Legal System The Rule of Law The Different Departments in the Police Service Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Dog handlers Mounted Police River police The Prison service HMS Prisons History of the Prison Service Probation Role and Function of the Probation Service Magistrates' and County Courts The Crown Court High Court Supreme Court. Penology in the UK Penology in Ireland Location of Prisons and Places of Detention The Garda Siochana The Civic Guards Criminal division of the Gardai Modern Gardai Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) Special Detective Unit Civil Liability & Courts Act 2004
Numerous criminologists have noted their dissatisfaction with the state of criminology. The need for a new paradigm for the 21st century is clear. However, many distrust biology as a factor in studies of criminal behavior, whether because of limited exposure or because the orientation of criminology in general has a propensity to see it as racist, classist, or at least illiberal. This innovative new book by noted criminologist Anthony Walsh dispels such fears, examining how information from the biological sciences strengthens criminology work and both complements and improves upon traditional theories of criminal behavior. With its reasoned case for biological science as a fundamental tool of the criminologist, Walsh's groundbreaking work will be required reading for all students and faculty within the field of criminology.
This book contextualizes the complexity of sexual violence within its broader context – from war to the resolution of interpersonal disputes – and covers a wide span including sexual harassment, bullying, rape and murder as well as domestic violence. Written by leading academics from a variety of disciplines, contributions also include commentaries that relate the research to the work of practitioners. Despite advances made in the investigation of sexual offences, evidence still points to a continued belief in the culpability of victims in their own victimization and a gap between the estimated incidence of sexual violence and the conviction of perpetrators. Adopting an implicitly and explicitly critical stance to contemporary policy responses that continue to fail in addressing this problem, this book focuses on attitudes and behaviour towards sexual violence from the point of view of the individual experiencing the violence – perpetrator and victim – and situates them within a broader societal frame. It is through an understanding of social processes and psychological mechanisms that underpin sexual violence that violence can be combated and harm reduced, and at this individual level that evidence-based interventions can be designed to change policy and practice. The Handbook is split into four sections: 'Legacies: Setting the Scene' offers a critical overview of historical, legal and cultural processes which help to explain the origins of current thinking and offer steers for future developments 'Theories and Concepts' examines contemporary thinking on sexual violence and reviews explanatory frameworks from a number of perspectives 'Acts of Sexual Violence' reviews a number of specific types of sexual violence, elaborating the range of circumstances, victims and perpetrators with a view to addressing the general and pervasive nature of such violence thus contradicting narrow cultural stereotyping 'Responding to Sexual Violence' overviews and evaluates current policies and practices and offers new ideas to develop different types of interventions. The editors’ conclusion not only draws out the key themes and ideas from contributions to the Handbook, but also considers the nature of and the extent to which any progress has been made in understanding and responding to sexual violence. This will be a key text for students and academics studying sexual violence and an essential reference tool for professionals working in the field including police officers, probation staff, lawyers and judges.
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.
Designed for introductory-level statistics courses, Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology presents the fundamentals of statistics in a clear and simplified format. This accessible text addresses all of the basics of statistical analysis while still providing the reader with the larger view of statistics. The authors focus on calculating the basic formulas yet preserve enough advanced material to prepare the student for further study. The book also provides information on deciding when to use particular statistical analyses, how to input and analyze data through programs such as Microsoft Excel and SPSS, the interpretation of statistical output, and making conclusions based on those results. The student-friendly and simplified presentation of Understanding Statistics makes it the ideal introductory statistics text and will provide readers with a strong foundation in statistics – conceptually and pragmatically. Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology boasts a variety of in-text study aids, such as key terms, equation summaries, exercises, end-of-chapter references, and suggested readings, and an equation glossary; as well as a collection of online study tools housed on the dedicated student companion website. The student-friendly presentation of the material coupled with the rich variety of student and instructor resources make Understanding Statistics the ideal introductory statistics text for undergraduate students! Every new printed copy is packaged with full access to the student companion website featuring a a rich variety of study tools! (eBook version does not include access to the student companion website. Standalone access can be purchased here http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9781449649234/) Student Resources: -Microsoft and Excel SPSS data sets -Companion website featuring: *interactive flashcards *interactive glossary *practice quiz (with answers) *student data sets, in Excel and SPSS, that correlate to the chapter material *weblinks
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Author: Robert Siegler,Nancy Eisenberg,Judy DeLoache,Jenny Saffran
Wer dieses Standardwerk liest, erhält einen umfassenden Überblick über einschlägige Theorien, moderne Forschungsmethoden und neueste Erkenntnisse zur Kindes- und Jugendentwicklung. Die einfache, klare Sprache sowie zahlreiche Illustrationen und Fallbeispiele machen die Lektüre des Lehrbuchs für Studierende der Entwicklungspsychologie zum echten Vergnügen. Tabellen, Schaubilder, Zusammenfassungen und Praxisbeispiele helfen dabei, den Stoff zu verstehen, zu strukturieren und zu verinnerlichen. Die Inhalte des Werkes gehen dabei teilweise deutlich über den klassischen Lehrstoff für Bachelor-Prüfungen hinaus und vermitteln ein vertieftes Verständnis dafür, wie die Entwicklung in unterschiedlichen Bereichen zusammenhängt, von welchen sozialen und gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen sie abhängt und wie die Entstehung von Problemen verhindert werden kann. Die Auseinandersetzung mit dieser Lektüre lohnt sich daher nicht nur für die Prüfungsvorbereitung im Bachelor- und Masterstudium. Auch wenn Sie bereits beruflich oder privat mit Kindern und Jugendlichen zu tun haben, wird Ihnen das Buch als wertvolles Nachschlagewerk dienen und immer wieder Lust machen, sich mit den Inhalten auseinanderzusetzen.
CSI, CSI Miami, CSI New York, Crossing Jordan: Der Ermittler von heute ist Wissenschaftler, klug und manchmal exzentrisch. So ist das zumindest im Fernsehen, aber wie sieht es in der Wirklichkeit aus? Wie erkennt man an einer Schädelverletzung die Todesursache, wie funktioniert die Untersuchung von Projektilen, welche Möglichkeiten bietet die DNA-Analyse? Douglas P. Lyle klärt Sie in diesem preisgekrönten Buch über die Arbeit der Kriminaltechniker auf und stellt Ihnen bekannte und kuriose Fälle sowie deren Lösung vor.
An Introduction to Criminology Criminology for Beginners has been written for aspiring criminologists or those wish to study criminology purely for personal interest. It has been written in easy to follow terms and will enable the student to understand the basics behind criminological theories, from the definition of crime to deviant and anti-social behaviour, from the Salem witch trials to medieval ordeals, the history of criminology, classical, neoclassical to modern day theories of crimes. It goes on the discuss Crime and Punishment and the Legal Systems in Both the UK and Ireland, finally discussing the Police, Courts and Judicial systems who deal with the perpetrators of crime, Introduction Criminological Theories Criminology Defined Crime Criminology Antisocial, deviant and immoral conduct The History of Criminology The Salem Witch Trials Medieval Trials The Enlightenment age The Classical School Jeremy Bentham Neoclassical The Positivist theory Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1828) Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Modern Theories of Crime Anomie or Strain Theory Social Learning Theory Social Control Theory Labelling Theory Radical Theory Deterrence Theory An Economic Model of Crime Deterrence and Econometrics Environmentalism Rational Choice Ethnicity and Crime Feminist Theory Age and Crime Age/Crime Curve Distribution of Crime." American Journal of Sociology Mental Disorder and Crime The Original position The veil of ignorance Rawls Reasonable Citizens The Chicago School and the US theories Robert Park and Ernest Burgess Right Realism Left idealists White Collar Crime Insider Dealing Money laundering Theories of Violent Crime Murder Gang CrimeModern gangs Theories of Criminal Behaviour. Psychoanalysis Sexual Offenders Rape Biological Theories of crime Goddard's work was discredited Crime addictions Tolerance Withdrawal Craving Recognising criminal addictions A Theoretical Model of Behaviour Addictions for Addictive Offenders Media and Crime The Media Representation of Crime The Irish Legal System Brehon Law Source one - The Irish Constitution Source two - European Community Law The European Community Treaties Regulations Directives. Decisions. Recommendations. Opinions. Source three - Common Law Source four - Acts of the Oireachtas or Legislation Delegated/secondary legislation The English Legal System The Rule of Law Types of Bills Breakdown of the UK Courts The Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice The Court Of Appeal The High Court Crown Courts Magistrates and County Courts The Police Sir Robert Peel's Nine Principles for Modern Policing Explanation of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) Investigations Department (CID) SOCA River police The Prison service HMS Prisons History of the Prison Service Probation Role and Function of the Probation Service Magistrates' and County Courts The Crown Court Sentencing County Court Small claims jurisdiction Appeals in the county court High Court Supreme Court. Penology in the UK The Early Penal System in Ireland The Modern Prison Service Location of Prisons and Places of Detention The Garda Siochana The Civic Guards Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) The functions of the Gardai The Petty Sessions Superior Courts in Ireland (pre 1900) The Supreme Court and court of Criminal Appeal The Function of the Courts An Introduction to the Irish Court System The District Court in Ireland The Small Claims Court The Circuit Court in Ireland The High Court in Ireland Structure of the High Court of Ireland The Court of Appeal in Ireland Appeals in criminal proceedings Appealing decisions of the Court of Appeal The Supreme Court in Ireland Decisions of Judges in the Supreme Court Suing a Solicitor or Barrister Civil Liability & Courts Act 2004 The lighter side of the law
Ideal for undergraduate or graduate-level courses, Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition introduces students to the functions of criminal justice research including basic ideas behind scientific theory, research language, and research design.