The Fear of Crime

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351544632

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

View: 3812

Studies of the fear of crime have constituted what is undeniably the fastest growing research area within criminology in the last decade and this shows no sign of diminishing. The editors have a distinguished record of innovative research in the field, being responsible for a number of seminal empirical and theoretical articles. In this volume, they have collected together and for the first time, all the most significant contributions to the field. The collection includes an introductory essay by the editors and articles reflecting: an overview of the field; the causes of vulnerability; the sources of information on victimisation; the methods used to survey fear; the theoretical models employed to explain it; and the nature of policies designed to reduce fear.

The Termination of Criminal Careers

Author: Stephen Farrall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351540041

Category: Social Science

Page: 536

View: 5898

Recent years have witnessed an increase in the attention given to the later stages of criminal careers. Research upon this topic has charted the main factors associated with the termination of criminal careers, outlined some of the possible reasons behind these relationships and started to develop theoretical explanations for such relationships. Collected together for the first time are some of the most important contributions to this field of research. The collection focuses upon the initial explorations into this topic, the most commonly observed findings, the cessation of offending by specific offender-types and theoretical matters. An introductory essay by the editor provides a thorough overview of the work in this area and highlights the reasons why the termination of criminal careers will become increasingly important to criminologists and criminal justice policy makers alike.

Comparative Criminal Justice Systems

Author: Shahid M. Shahidullah

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449604250

Category: Law

Page: 554

View: 6908

Written for students of criminal justice, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems: Global and Local Perspectives examines the nature of crime and justice in varying countries and cultures in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Using a topical approach, it compares different systems of crime and justice in terms of their differences from, and similarities to, the laws and institutions of modern criminal justice, focusing on the United States as a standard of comparison. By examining different criminal justice systems in terms of their local peculiarities and understanding their change and continuity, readers will gain a well-rounded international perspective of the world's varying systems of criminal justice. Key Features: -Explores the rise of modern criminology and the criminal justice system in the nineteenth century. It is critical for students to understand the history of modern systems to fully comprehend the varying nature of today's main legal systems, focusing on the United States as a standard of comparison. -Employs a topical approach to examine the criminal justice systems in varying countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America, including comparative views on law enforcement, judicial systems, corrections, due process of law, and search and seizures. -Includes discussions on comparative processes of criminalization and decriminalization on such issues as domestic violence, child abuse, homosexuality, and sexual harassment. -Discusses new global crimes and their impact on modern and traditional criminal justice systems, including human smuggling, global sex trade, global illegal drug trade, illegal trafficking of conventional military weapons, money laundering, cybercrime, and global terrorism. -Discussion questions ensure that student's grasp the core theoretical concepts.

Handbook of Victims and Victimology

Author: Sandra Walklate

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136308377

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 598

The study of criminal victimisation has developed to the stage where by victimology is now regarded as a central component to the study of crime and criminology. This focus of concern has been matched by the growth and development of support services for the victim of crime alongside increasing political concern with similar issues. The central purpose of this book is to bring together leading scholars to produce an authoritative handbook on victims and victimology that gives due consideration to these developments. It will be concerned to reflect contemporary academic, policy, and political debates on the nature, extent and impact of criminal victimisation and policy responses to it. This book provides a overview of the importance of the role of the victim in the criminal justice system, with an analysis of the different theoretical perspectives within victimology. explores the relationship between victimisation and feminism with particular focus on domestic and sexual violence. analyses criminal justice policy and service delivery in relation to victims of crime, looking at developments within the UK and international perspectives. This handbook will be fundamental reading for students and academics studying victims and victimology and an essential reference tool for those working within the victim support environment.

Gender, Crime, and Feminism

Author: Ngaire Naffine

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

View: 8589

This text examines a variety of aspects of the relationship between feminism and criminology, looking at both female offenders and victims. Female crimes covered include prostitution, infanticide and the murder of husbands.

The International Library of Essays on Capital Punishment, Volume 3

Policy and Governance

Author: Peter Hodgkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351887475

Category: Social Science

Page: 680

View: 2091

This volume provides analyses of a range of subjects and issues in the death penalty debate, from medicine to the media. The essays address in particular the personal complexities of those involved, a fundamental part of the subject usually overridden by the theoretical and legal aspects of the debate. The unique personal vantage offered by this volume makes it essential reading for anyone interested in going beyond the removed theoretical understanding of the death penalty, to better comprehending its fundamental humanity. Additionally, the international range of the analysis, enabling disaggregation of country specific motivations, ensures the complexities of the death penalty are also considered from a global perspective.

Victimology

Author: Paul Elliott Rock

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855214057

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 646

Criminal Justice and the Mentally Disordered

Author: Jill Peay

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855219625

Category: Law

Page: 556

View: 7071

The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.

International Handbook of Victimology

Author: Shlomo Giora Shoham,Paul Knepper,Martin Kett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420085488

Category: Law

Page: 732

View: 4392

In the nearly four decades since the First International Symposium on Victimology convened in Jerusalem in 1973, some concepts and themes have continued to hold a prominent place in the literature, while new ones have also emerged. Exploring enduring topics such as conceptions of victimhood, secondary and hidden victimization, and social services for victims along with more recent issues, the International Handbook of Victimology provides an interdisciplinary study of the topic from a diverse range of professionals on the cutting edge of victimology research. Forty experts from top research facilities and universities around the world provide input on the traditional longstanding issues that surround the field of victimology and explore newer themes such as restorative justice, the use of government-sponsored crime victimization surveys, compensation and restitution schemes, and victims’ rights legislation. The second in a trilogy of volumes, this handbook examines victimology from criminology, sociology, psychology, law, and philosophy perspectives. Topics discussed include: Theoretical and historical frameworks used in the study of victimology Advances in research methods, including GIS technology Patterns of victimization, including drug- sex-, and work-related Responses to victimization by the victim and society Restorative justice issues Victimization as it occurs in various social divisions Describing current research and identifying new ideas and topics of concern, the book collectively presents the “state-of-the-art” of the field today. In doing so, it helps to inform contemporary understanding of an eternal societal plague. Those wishing to continue their studies should consult the International Handbook of Criminology and the International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice, which complete the trilogy.

Criminal Detection and the Psychology of Crime

Author: David V. Canter,Laurence J. Alison

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781855214545

Category: Law

Page: 539

View: 8350

Using Daniel as an example to demonstrate investigative psychology, this book examines various areas of criminal detection such as interviewing, detecting deception, evaluating testimony, juvenile offenders and offender typologies.

Social History of Crime, Policing and Punishment

Author: Robert P. Weiss

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781840144536

Category: Law

Page: 566

View: 8717

The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology aims to present a publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Crime and the risk society

Author: Pat O'Malley

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 4832

The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Crime, Deviance and the Computer

Author: Richard C. Hollinger

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 573

View: 2912

Are hackers computer heroes or electronic highwaymen? Can they be sued? Part of a series, this work looks at the crime of computer hacking from a variety of angles. Topics discussed include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the attitude of students and lawyers to the crime, deterrents, and the possibilities of cyberspace.

Drugs, crime and criminal justice

Histories and use, theories and debates

Author: Nigel South

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781855213524

Category: Political Science

Page: 563

View: 1107

Crime and Political Economy

Author: Ian R. Taylor

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 509

View: 9364

The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Race, Crime and Justice

Author: Barbara Hudson

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781855216600

Category: Social Science

Page: 441

View: 9958

Race, Crime and Justice brings together influential British and American articles on the involvement of minority ethnic groups with crime and criminal justice. After reviewing empirical and theoretical issues, the volume presents key facts about racial imbalances in prison populations, and addresses the question of whether these are the result of discrimination by the criminal justice systems of the United Kingdom and the United States, or whether they can be explained by higher crime rates among certain racial groups. Articles included cover possible discrimination by the police and the courts and the effects of particular criminal justice strategies are addressed.