Contemporary Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice

Essays in Honor of Gilbert Geis

Author: Gilbert Geis,David Shichor

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130875853

Category: True Crime

Page: 418

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Assembled in honor of the preeminent criminologist and scholar, Gilbert Geis, on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday, this volume features original, interesting, cutting-edge essays written by internationally known contributors in such areas as white collar crime, punishment and social control, public policy issues, comparative criminology, law, victimology, and policing. Features writing, for example, by Braithwaite, Vaughn, Short, Farrington, Levi, Pontell, Calavita, Meier, Simpson, Huff, Cullen on a broad array of topics in THEORY AND METHOD IN CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH; WHITE-COLLAR CRIME AND CORPORATE CRIME; SOCIAL CONTROL; INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES; And Various FORMS OF CRIME. For scholars, students, and practitioners of criminal justice.
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Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime

Author: Lawrence M. Salinger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930043

Category: Social Science

Page: 974

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With more than 500 entries (including up-to-date information on such high profile cases as Martha Stewart and Enron), the Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime gathers history, definitions, examples, investigation, prosecution, assessments, challenges, and projections into one definitive reference work on the topic. This two-volume encyclopedia incorporates information about a variety of white-collar crimes, and provides examples of persons, statutes, companies, and convictions. Each entry offers a thorough and thoughtful summary of the topic. Rather than a simple definition, users are given a satisfying and sophisticated synopsis with references for further study.
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White-Collar Crime

A Text/Reader

Author: Brian K. Payne

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483341437

Category: Social Science

Page: 720

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White-Collar Crime: A Text/Reader, part of the text/reader series in criminology and criminal justice incorporates contemporary and classic readings (some including policy implications) accompanied by original text that provides a theoretical framework and context for students. The comprehensive coverage of the book includes crimes by workers sales oriented systems, crimes in the health care system, crimes by criminal justice professionals and politicians, crimes in the educational system, crimes in the economic and technological systems, crimes by employees in the housing industry, corporate crime, environmental crime, explanations of white-collar crime, the police and court responses to white-collar crime, and the corrections sub-system and white-collar crime. Features of the book include key points, in focus box inserts, discussion questions, section summaries, and photos.
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Handbook on Crime

Author: Fiona Brookman,Mike Maguire,Harriet Pierpoint,Trevor Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317436741

Category: Social Science

Page: 984

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The Handbook on Crime is a comprehensive edited volume that contains analysis and explanation of the nature, extent, patterns and causes of over 40 different forms of crime, in each case drawing attention to key contemporary debates and social and criminal justice responses to them. It also challenges many popular and official conceptions of crime. This book is one of the few criminological texts that takes as its starting point a range of specific types of criminal activity. It addresses not only 'conventional' offences such as shoplifting, burglary, robbery, and vehicle crime, but many other forms of criminal behaviour - often an amalgamation of different legal offences - which attract contemporary media, public and policy concern. These include crimes committed not only by individuals, but by organised criminal groups, corporations and governments. There are chapters on, for example, gang violence, hate crime, elder abuse, animal abuse, cyber crime, identity theft, money-laundering, eco crimes, drug trafficking, human trafficking, genocide, and global terrorism. Many of these topics receive surprisingly little attention in the criminological literature. The Handbook on Crime will be a unique text of lasting value to students, researchers, academics, practitioners, policy makers, journalists and all others involved in understanding and preventing criminal behaviour.
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Victims, Crime and Society

Author: Pamela Davies,Peter Francis,Chris Greer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446240037

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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'Focusing on key issues, themes and concepts within victimology, this edited collection provides an accessible and comprehensive critical analysis of crucial areas within victimisation. The main theories are related to, and integrated with, empirical research in an engaging style.' - Dr Anette Ballinger, Keele University 'This book achieves the rare feat of helping its readers without patronising them. The aids to the reader - tables, boxes, glossaries, questions, and suggestions for further reading - will prove genuinely helpful to students and their teachers, but they appear within a text that is theoretically informed as well as comprehensive and up to date in its coverage. It deserves to be widely read and used in the teaching of criminology, victimology, and criminal justice' - Professor David Smith, University of Lancaster, UK. Organized around the intersecting social divisions of class, race, age and gender, the book provides an engaging and authoritative overview of the nature of victimisation in society. In addition to a review of the major theoretical developments in relation to understanding aspects of victimization in society, individual chapters explore the political and social context of victimisation and the historical, comparative and contemporary research and scholarly work on it. Each chapter includes the following: - Background and glossary - Theory, research and policy review - `Thinking critically about...' sections - Reflections and future research directions - Summary and conclusions - Annotated bibliography Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text on victims for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.
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Women Police in a Changing Society

Back Door to Equality

Author: Professor Mangai Natarajan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409491382

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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Offering a fascinating account of the development of women police over the past twenty years, this book refers to the author's extended research in India to examine how the Indian experience demonstrates a valuable alternative to the Anglo-American model; not only for traditional societies but for women police in the West as well. With reference to the establishment in 1992 of all-women units in Tamil Nadu, this unique experiment proved highly successful in enhancing the confidence and professionalism of women officers and ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the police. At a time when policing is being rethought all over the world, not only in traditional societies, the Tamil Nadu practice illustrates important lessons for western countries that are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain women officers. Natarajan's remarkable book is an important and original contribution to the literature on gendered policing, which to date has concentrated almost exclusively on the US and British experience.
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Identity Thieves

Motives and Methods

Author: Heith Copes,Lynne M. Vieraitis

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555537685

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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The first book to examine identity theft from the offender's perspective
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Profit Without Honor

White-collar Crime and the Looting of America

Author: Stephen M. Rosoff,Henry N. Pontell,Robert Tillman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 564

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For courses in Criminal Justice, American Culture, White Collar Crime, Social Problems, Criminology, and Law & Society. Timely and engaging, this edition of this popular text includes coverage of the latest high-profile cases of white-collar crime , including the Enron, WorldCom, Global Crossing, Qwest Communications, Adelphia, Rite-Aid, ImClone, and Arthur Andersen scandals. Utlizing both academic and popular sources, Profit Without Honor 3/e explores the true cost of white-collar crime. Presenting a vivid picture of corporate fraud from Fortune 500 boardrooms to the Mom and Pop shop around the corner.
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