Controversies in Critical Criminology

Author: Martin Schwartz,Suzanne E. Hatty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317523814

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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These original essays introduce students to the complex and influential field of critical criminology. It presents many of the theories of critical criminology — Marxist, Feminist, Left Realist, Postmodern, Constitutive, Peacemaking, and Restorative Justice — and explores how, despite their distinctions, each theory is rooted in radical criminology, and all are critical of mainstream criminology.
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Controversies in Critical Criminology

Author: Martin D. Schwartz,Suzanne Hatty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 6624

These original essays introduce students to the complex and influential field of critical criminology. It presents many of the theories of critical criminology - Marxist, Feminist, Left Realist, Postmodern, Constitutive, Peacemaking, and Restorative Justice - and explores how, despite their distinctions, each theory is rooted in radical criminology, and all are critical of mainstream criminology. A product of the Division on Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology, the book is designed to introduce the reader to an important segment of criminology theory. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter provoke thought, discusson and review.
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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.
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Current Controversies in Criminology

Author: Ronald John Weitzer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130941152

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

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/0-13-094115-8, 9411E-3, Weitzer, Ronald, Current Controversies in Criminology//--> This anthology contains a stimulating mix of articles in the field of criminology, covering 1) the causes of criminal behavior, 2) several new or controversial crimes, and 3) controversial crime fighting methods. It includes both classic works of criminological theory and up to date studies of various crimes and criminal justice responses. The book draws readers into the critical evaluation of the causes of crime and the operations of agencies of control. A three-part organization examines various explanations of criminal behavior, investigates several controversial or “new” types of crime that have generated heated debate in American society, and covers some of the most disputed crime-fighting techniques in America. For individuals interested in the theories and issues of crime and justice.
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Controversies in Policy Research

critical analysis for a new era of austerity and privation

Author: S. Petrie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230390838

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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Under the themes of Justice, Participation and Social Exclusion contributors explore and discuss the impact on those targeted or excluded by important public and social policies in European countries. Contexts, consequences and controversies current in the global North are uncovered highlighting the ethical implications for policy research.
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Controversies in Juvenile Justice and Delinquency

Author: Peter J. Benekos,Alida V. Merlo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317523776

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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After providing a history of the development of the juvenile court, this book explores some of the most important current controversies in juvenile justice. Original essays review major theories of juvenile delinquency, explore psychological and biological factors that may explain delinquent behavior, and examine the nexus between substance abuse and delinquency. A final chapter provides a comparative analysis.
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Controversies in Criminal Justice

Contemporary Readings

Author: Scott H. Decker,Leanne Fiftal Alarid,Charles M. Katz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

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This text provides two opposing viewpoints for each of sixteen criminal justice and criminology issues. Each issue contains one article favoring and one article against each issue, plus: An introduction of key concepts; Critical thinking questions; Internet websites for further research.
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What is Crime?

Controversies Over the Nature of Crime and what to Do about it

Author: Stuart Henry,Mark Lanier

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847698073

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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For decades, scholars have disagreed about what kinds of behavior count as crime. Is it simply a violation of the criminal law? Is it behavior that causes serious harm? Is the seriousness affected by how many people are harmed and does it make a difference who those people are? Are crimes less criminal if the victims are black, lower class, or foreigners? When corporations victimize workers is that a crime? What about when governments violate basic human rights of their citizens, and who then polices governments? In What Is Crime? the first book-length treatment of the topic, contributors debate the content of crime from diverse perspectives: consensus/moral, cultural/relative, conflict/power, anarchist/critical, feminist, racial/ethnic, postmodernist, and integrational. Henry and Lanier synthesize these perspectives and explore what each means for crime control policy.
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Critical Issues In Crime and Justice

Author: Albert R. Roberts

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761926863

Category: Law

Page: 450

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Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition provides a comprehensive examination of current developments and controversies confronting the American criminal justice system. An overview of contemporary criminal justice trends provides the context for interpreting the critical issues raised throughout this engaging volume. Editor Albert R. Roberts and a prominent group of scholars and criminal justice professionals examine both the successes and failures of modern law enforcement, juvenile justice, the courts, and correctional systems. Developed for courses on Critical Issues in Criminal Justice, Special Issues in Criminal Justice, and Contemporary Topics in Criminal Justice, Critical Issues in Crime and Justice, Second Edition is also an excellent supplementary text for introductory Criminal Justice and related courses.
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Understanding Justice 2/E

An introduction to Ideas, Perspectives and Controversies in Modern Penal Therory

Author: Hudson, Barbara

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335210368

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This revised and updated edition of a highly successful text provides a comprehensive account of the ideas and controversies that have arisen within law, philosophy, sociology and criminology about the punishment of criminals. Written in a clear, accessible style, it summarises major philosophical ideas - retribution, rehabilitation, incapacitation - and discusses their strengths and weaknesses.
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The Social Construction of Crime: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199803705

Category: Social Science

Page: 14

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
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Crime and Criminal Justice

Concepts and Controversies

Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544339011

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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“The text is logically organized and easy to read and understand. Students will find the text intriguing as they move through the coverage of the controversies from the text.” —Michelle L. Foster, Kent State University Updated with new content and current controversies that facilitate critical thinking, debate, and application of the concepts, Stacy L. Mallicoat’s Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, provides you with accessible and concise coverage of all relevant aspects of the criminal justice system, as well as unique chapters on victims and criminal justice policy. Using an innovative format designed to increase student engagement and critical thinking, each chapter is followed by two Current Controversy debates that dive into a critical issue in criminal justice. These features challenge misconceptions by providing a balanced debate of both the pros and the cons of each issue and are followed by probing questions to help you think critically about timely topics. With contemporary examples that you can easily apply and a broad range of effective learning tools, this practical text helps you go beyond the surface toward a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system. New to the Second Edition: Nearly 50% of the Current Controversy essays have been updated to expand your engagement and critical thinking skills by exploring the pros and cons of key issues in criminal justice, such as Is the Media a Credible Source on Crime?, Should the United States Increase Its Laws About Gun Control?, and Are Colleges and Universities the Best Place to Respond to Campus Sexual Assault? New Spotlight boxes provide additional examples to engage you and inform you about important topics, such as Sexual Harassment in Hollywood, Mandatory Arrest Policies, Lynching and Mass Incarceration, Michelle Carter, and The Boston Marathon Bombings. Some boxes include critical thinking questions that will help you apply the material and make important connections. New content enables you to explore crucial topics in today’s field, such as feminist criminology, the juvenile justice process, transnational crime, and the policies of the Trump administration. Updated statistics, graphs, and tables demonstrate to you the most recent data and trends in criminal justice.
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Paul Knepper,Anja Johansen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019935233X

Category: Crime

Page: 720

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The historical study of crime has expanded in criminology during the past few decades, forming an active niche area in social history. Indeed, the history of crime is more relevant than ever as scholars seek to address contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice. Thus, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of recent developments across both fields. Chapters examine existing research, explain on-going debates and controversies, and point to new areas of interest, covering topics such as criminal law and courts, police and policing, and the rise of criminology as a field. This Handbook also analyzes some of the most pressing criminological issues of our time, including drug trafficking, terrorism, and the intersections of gender, race, and class in the context of crime and punishment. The definitive volume on the history of crime, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legal history.
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Controversies in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Norbert Ebisike

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781620063217

Category: Law

Page: 204

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"Controversies in Criminology and Criminal Justice" discusses the issue of plea bargaining, the use of psychics in crime investigations, personalizing firearms, e-mail scams, and terrorism. No single day passes without news reports on firearm-related deaths, terrorist attacks, unsolved murders, internet scams, and plea bargaining. These issues always provoke feelings of anger and utter despair. Here, the author addresses these controversial and sensitive issues in an easy to understand manner without any restraint. Plea bargaining is a process whereby an agreement is made between the prosecutor and the defendant, in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty or no contest, and the prosecutor, in return, agrees to dismiss some of the charges, reduce a charge to a lesser charge, or recommend to the judge to give a particular sentence. Dr. Ebisike argues that the disadvantages of plea bargaining far outweigh the advantages and calls for the abolition of plea bargaining. Should psychics be used in crime investigations? Is there a scientific basis to psychic abilities? Should psychics be allowed to testify in courts? Ebisike argues that psychics should be used in crime investigations, but should not be allowed to testify in court, because their method lacks adequate foundation as to be introduced into the courtroom as evidence at the moment. Examples of cases where psychics assisted in crime investigations have been discussed. Personalizing firearms involves designing firearms with personalized identification technology so that only the authorized user(s) can fire the gun. After a critical examination of the different ways of personalizing firearms, Ebisike maintains that equipping the trigger of firearms with sensors that can identify the authorized user through fingerprint is the best option. Taking a costs-benefits approach, the author also argues that the benefits of personalizing firearms far outweigh the costs. Billions of dollars have been scammed out of many people throughout the world through e-mail scams. This raises several questions. Who falls for these scams? Are some victims to be blamed? What can be done to stop these scams? After outlining the warning signs of 419 e-mail scams, the author maintains that most of the victims are to be blamed and calls for the prosecution of some of these victims. Ebisike supports the idea of using digital identity cards. Terrorist attacks are like earthquakes. We do not know when they will happen, but what we do know is that they are likely to happen. Therefore, we have to prepare for them. Is there a link between past criminality and terrorist potential? This question has been addressed. After discussing the various ways through which terrorist groups end, the author states that Al-Qaeda seeks unobtainable goals and will eventually disintegrate.
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Critical Issues in Crime and Justice

Thought, Policy, and Practice

Author: Mary Maguire,Dan Okada

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412970571

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

View: 6331

This text provides a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice and criminology curriculum through contributed essays designed to review and expand upon key areas of study. The text will explore and examine theory, cases, laws and policies as they have been shaped by a larger social, cultural, and historical context. Topics span the gamut of the Criminal Justice and Criminology curriculum, including crime theory, law enforcement, jurisprudence, corrections and organizations.
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The Road

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813540127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In 1894, eighteen-year-old Jack London quit his job shoveling coal, hopped a freight train, and left California on the first leg of a ten thousand-mile odyssey. His adventure was an exaggerated version of the unemployed migrations made by millions of boys, men, and a few women during the original “great depression” of the 1890s. By taking to the road, young wayfarers like London forged a vast hobo subculture that was both a product of the new urban industrial order and a challenge to it. As London’s experience suggests, this hobo world was born of equal parts desperation and fascination. “I went on ‘The Road,’” he writes, “because I couldn't keep away from it . . . because I was so made that I couldn’t work all my life on ‘one same shift’; because—well, just because it was easier to than not to.” The best stories that London wrote about his hoboing days can be found in The Road, a collection of nine essays with accompanying illustrations, most of which originally appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine between 1907 and 1908. His virile persona spoke to white middle-class readers who vicariously escaped their desk-bound lives and followed London down the hobo trail. The zest and humor of his tales, as Todd DePastino explains in his lucid introduction, often obscure their depth and complexity. The Road is as much a commentary on London’s disillusionment with wealth, celebrity, and the literary marketplace as it is a picaresque memoir of his youth.
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The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

Author: Sandra M. Bucerius,Michael H. Tonry

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199859019

Category: Law

Page: 960

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This title provides comprehensive analyses of current knowledge about the unwarranted disparities in dealings with the criminal justice system faced by some disadvantaged minority groups in all developed countries.
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Controversies in White-Collar Crime

Author: Gary Potter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317523695

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 1537

Original writings explore the issue of white-collar crime and the controversies that surround it, focusing on the vastness of state-corporate and white-collar crime, the victimization that results, and the ways these crimes affect society environmentally, politically, economically and personally.
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Student Handbook of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Author: John Muncie,David Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113533434X

Category: Law

Page: 328

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Written by some of the leading criminologists in the country, this new title is a 'one-stop shop' for those who teach, study or are interested in criminology and the criminal justice systems of the UK.
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