Criminal Justice in England and the United States

Author: J. David Hirschel,William O. Wakefield

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275941338

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 7185

A detailed comparison between the English and U.S. criminal justice systems.

Chaos, Criminology, and Social Justice

The New Orderly (dis)order

Author: Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275959128

Category: Law

Page: 221

View: 5982

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.

Crime Control and Social Justice

The Delicate Balance

Author: Darnell Felix Hawkins,Samuel L. Myers,Randolph N. Stone

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313307904

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 463

This collection examines the perennial tension between society's need to protect its citizens from crime, while assuring that the crime control and reduction measures that it enacts do not deny basic rights or exacerbate the socioeconomic inequality that gives rise to disparate rates of offending. Focusing largely on developments in criminal justice policies and practices enacted during the last few decades, the essays in this volume explore the delicate balance between governmental crime control efforts and professed goals of promoting social justice and protecting civil liberties.

Crime History and Histories of Crime

Studies in the Historiography of Crime and Criminal Justice in Modern History

Author: Clive Emsley,Louis A. Knafla

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313287220

Category: Social Science

Page: 313

View: 9275

Essays on criminal behavior and justice around the world, from medieval Western Europe to modern Canada.

Crime and Social Control in a Changing China

Author: Jianhong Liu,Lening Zhang,Steven F. Messner

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316524

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 6104

Thirteen contributions from international academics, many of whom were born and grew up in China, discuss recent research in crime and social control in China. They consider some of the reasons for the increase in economic crimes and corruption in recent decades as China's economy has been in transi

U. S. Criminal Justice Policy: a Contemporary Reader

Author: Karim Ismaili,Vice Provost and Professor of Criminology Bridgewater State University Karim Ismaili

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449628265

Category: Law

Page: 370

View: 8869

This current collection of essays on contemporary U.S. criminal justice policy is a timely response to the significant recent growth of policy-oriented research in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. "U.S. Criminal Justice Policy: A Contemporary Reader" addresses how criminal justice policy issues are framed, identifies participants in the policy process, discusses how policy is made, and considers the constraints and opportunities found in the policy process. Findings are linked to broader institutional, cultural and global criminal justice trends, and are used to determine what recent research reveals about crime policy and democratic governance. The main goal of this book is to encourage readers to engage in a dialogue about criminal justice policy, and to think about the potential for criminal justice reform.

Crime and the Justice System in America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Frank Schmalleger,Gordon M. Armstrong

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313294099

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

View: 1810

An inter-disciplinary survey of crime and violence in America with entry emphasis focused on the late-20th century reaching into the 21st century.

Self-fulfilling Prophecy

A Practical Guide to Its Use in Education

Author: Robert T. Tauber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275955021

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 6611

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-

In Defense of Prisons

Author: Richard Alan Wright

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 7440

Wright provides evidence to show that prisons often achieve their goals in the deterrence of crime and in the incapacitation of dangerous criminals. His research findings and sentencing recommendations are unique in the field and important to all concerned with corrections and penology.

Boys Among Men

Trying and Sentencing Juveniles as Adults

Author: David L. Myers

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275982546

Category: Law

Page: 193

View: 4105

Sheds new light on the popular but controversial move to charge, try, and sentence juvenile offenders as adults.

Shakespeare's criminals

criminology, fiction, and drama

Author: Victoria M. Time

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780313308703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

View: 3370

Challenges criminologists to expand their spheres of inquiry through Shakespeare's use of law and justice themes.

Sold into Extinction: The Global Trade in Endangered Species

The Global Trade in Endangered Species

Author: Jacqueline L. Schneider

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313359407

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 6817

This revealing and compelling title analyzes the illegal trade in endangered species from a criminological viewpoint and presents specific crime reduction techniques that could help save thousands of species from extinction. • Illustrations, maps, and charts elucidate crime theory, import/export data on seizures of endangered species and products, and range states • Photographs depict the grim reality of the global trade in endangered species • An extensive bibliography contains over 30 pages of source materials

Handbook on the Crime Prevention Guidelines

Making Them Work

Author: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211303001

Category: Law

Page: 114

View: 3954

All countries strive to ensure safety and security for their citizens and to increase the quality of their lives. The Handbook offers a concise overview of the main considerations to be taken into account in planning and implementing crime prevention strategies and interventions. it also recognises that there are some major differences between regions and countries in terms of the challenges posed by crime and victimization And The importance of adapting programmes to local contexts. The main emphasis is on how crime prevention strategies based on the guidelines developed by the United Nations can be entrenched and sustained over time. it includes information on the kinds of methods and tools that can be utilised and are becoming increasingly available.

The Killers Among Us

An Examination of Serial Murder and Its Investigation

Author: Steven A. Egger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 348

View: 1191

Egger (criminal justice, U. of Illinois) provides an overview of serial killers, the centerpiece of which is the presentation of seven case studies of serial murderers such as Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacey, Jeffrey Dahmer, and others that look at the social background of the murderers, examine their c

Books in Series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Monographic series

Page: 1756

View: 9812


The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation

Author: Ian Shaw,Ian Graham Ronald Shaw,Jennifer C Greene,Melvin M Mark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446270556

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

View: 2548

In this comprehensive handbook, an examination of the complexities of contemporary evaluation contributes to the ongoing dialogue that arises in professional efforts to evaluate people-related programs, policies, and practices. The SAGE Handbook of Evaluation is a unique and authoritative resource consisting of 25 chapters covering a range of evaluation theories and techniques in a single, accessible volume. With contributions from world-leading figures in their fields overseen by an eminent international editorial board, this handbook is an extensive and user-friendly resource.

Point Blank

Guns and Violence in America

Author: Gary Kleck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135149936X

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 6160

By 1990 there were approximately 200 million guns in private hands in the United States, and around half of American households contained a gun. Over 30,000 people a year are killed with guns in suicides, homicides, and accidents, and Americans use guns for defensive purposes as many as a million times a year. There is little doubt that gun violence and control are issues of vital importance, and they continue to inspire national debate. It is doubtful, however, that most gun debates are worth listening to. Not surprisingly, they generally leave their participants exactly where they began, with their biases intact, and onlookers perplexed. Written deliberately to counter an atmosphere of hysteria and extremism, Point Blank, now in paperback, offers logical argument supported by empirical information. It confronts fundamental questions head-on. On its initial publication in 1993, Point Black won the Michael J. Hindelang Award of the American Society of Criminology for the book that "made the most outstanding contribution to criminology," Point Blank reports both original research and assesses existing evidence drawn from a wide variety of academic disciplines, including criminology, sociology, law, and medicine.

American Skinheads

The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime

Author: Mark S. Hamm

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 8572

The author presents historical specificity for a modern theory of hate crime, then rigorously tests the theory with interview data derived from skinheads who have committed an array of violent acts against persons because of their race, religion, or sexual preference--the classic "outgroups" of American society.

Globalization and Crime

Author: Katja Franko Aas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446292045

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 8917

Globalization & Crime brings together the closely related subjects of criminology and global sociology. Ideal for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, it examines established topics such as human trafficking and smuggling, migration and organised crime. It also delves into new territory and explores the issues surrounding international criminal justice, comparative criminology, green criminology and human rights. New to this Second Edition is a chapter dedicated to the impact that the war on terror has had on the rule of law and a detailed discussion on the growing topic of cosmopolitan criminology. Complete with extensive references, helpful suggestions for further reading and a detailed glossary, this book will prove essential reading for students and academics in criminology, globalization, sociology and other social sciences. The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology’s interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates. The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.