Contemporary Masters in Criminology

Author: Joan McCord,John H. Laub

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475798296

Category: Psychology

Page: 412

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Reflecting a diversity of thought and intellectual power, this unique volume provides undergraduate students with an important historical context and demonstrates the continuity of many issues in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the American Society of Criminology, this volume contains previously published articles by the society's president-many of whom are the leading thinkers in the field. Articles examine the philosophy of punishment, policing, the politics of crime and crime control, criminological theory, drug use, white-collar crime, female crime, the study of deviance, parole, prediction studies, and criminal justice policy.
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Continuity and Discontinuity in Criminal Careers

Author: Paul E. Tracy,Kimberly Kempf-Leonard

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306453472

Category: Political Science

Page: 263

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It takes courage to do research on crime and delinquency. Such research is typically conducted in an atmosphere of concern about the problem it addresses and is typically justified as an attempt to discover new facts or to evaluate innovative programs or policies. When, as must often be the case, no new facts are forthcoming or innovative programs turn out not to work, hopes are dashed and time and money are felt to have been wasted. Because they take more time, longitudinal studies require even greater amounts of courage. If the potential for discovery is enhanced, so is the risk of wasted effort. Long-term longitudinal studies are thought to be especially risky for other reasons as well. Theories, issues, and sta tistical methods in vogue at the time they were planned may not be in vogue when they are finally executed. Perhaps worse, according to some perspectives, the structure of causal factors may shift during the execu tion of a longitudinal project such that in the end its findings apply to a reality that no longer exists. These fears and expectations assume an ever-changing world and a corresponding conception of research as a more or less disciplined search for news. Such ideas belittle the contributions of past research and leave us vulnerable to theories, programs, policies, and research agendas that may have only tenuous connections to research of any kind.
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Handbook of Youth and Justice

Author: Susan O. White

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461512891

Category: Psychology

Page: 442

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When approached by Plenum to put together a volume of social science research on the topic of "youth and justice," I found the interdisciplinary challenge of such a project intriguing. Having spent 2 years as Director of the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation, I was well aware of the rich diversity of research that could fit within that topic. I also knew that excellent research on youth and justice was coming from different communities of researchers who often were isolated from each other in their respective disciplines as psychologists, sociologists, criminologists, or policy analysts. I saw this project as an opportunity to break down some of this isolation by introducing these researchers-and their work-to each other and to the broader community of social scientists interested in law and justice. There was another gap, or set of gaps, to be bridged as well. The juvenile justice system and the criminal justice system differ in significant ways, and the civil justice system, which is a major venue for issues of youth and justice, is yet another separate world. Few researchers are likely to know the whole picture. For example, a focus on juvenile justice often ignores the extent to which civil justice proceedings shape the lives of young people through divorce, custody, adoption, family preservation policies, and other actions (and vice versa).
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Handbook of Psychological Approaches with Violent Offenders

Contemporary Strategies and Issues

Author: Vincent B. Van Hasselt,Michel Hersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306458453

Category: Medical

Page: 528

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The past quarter-century has witnessed a dramatic upsurge of violent crime. This is the first handbook to systematically and comprehensively examine current psychological approaches with violent criminal offenders. An internationally recognized group of contributors addresses such topics as the major theoretical perspectives on violent crime, violence committed by children and youth, homicide, sexual deviance and assault, and family violence.
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Crime and family

selected essays of Joan McCord

Author: Joan McCord,Geoffrey Sayre-McCord

Publisher: Temple Univ Pr

ISBN: 9781592135578

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 310

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Joan McCord (1930-2004) was one of the most-respected, and best-loved criminologists of her generation. A brilliant pioneer, Dr. McCord was best known for her work on the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study, the first large-scale, longitudinal experimental study in the field of criminology. The study was among the first to demonstrate unintended harmful effects of a well-meaning prevention program. Dr. McCord's most important essays from this groundbreaking research project are among those included in this volume.McCord also co-wrote, edited, or co-edited twelve volumes and authored or co-authored 127 journal articles and book chapters. She wrote across a broad array of subjects, including delinquency, alcoholism, violence, crime prevention, and criminal theory. This book brings her most important and lasting work together in one place for the first time.
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