Contradictions of Terrorism

Security, risk and resilience

Author: Sandra Walklate,Gabe Mythen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136240802

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Over the last fifteen years there has been a significant growth in literature dealing with terrorism. Nevertheless, scholars within mainstream criminology have only recently begun to grapple with the problem of terrorism in a sustained fashion. In this provocative book the authors provide both an exposition of the contradictions that have emerged around the regulation of terrorism and an incisive analysis of the questions that the management of terrorism poses for the discipline. Focusing primarily on the processes and practices that have emerged in the United States and the United Kingdom, the book provides a critical account of the political construction, mediation and regulation of terrorist threat since the events of 9/11. The authors explore the ways in which new institutional modes of risk assessment based on the principle of pre-emption have impacted on individuals targeted by them. Noting the dilemmas produced by the pre-emptive turn, the authors also elucidate more recent moves to develop the idea of resilience in counter-terrorism and security policy. This book will be suitable for academics and students interested in political violence, terrorism, geopolitics and risk, as well as for practitioners and experts working in the security industries.
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New Directions in Criminological Theory

Author: Steve Hall,Simon Winlow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136306269

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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This edited collection brings together established global scholars and new thinkers to outline fresh concepts and theoretical perspectives for criminological research and analysis in the 21st century. Criminologists from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia evaluate the current condition of criminological theory and present students and researchers with new and revised ideas from the realms of politics, culture and subjectivity to unpack crime and violence in the precarious age of global neoliberalism. These ideas range from the micro-realm of the ‘personality disorder’ to the macro-realm of global ‘power-crime’. Rejecting or modifying the orthodox notion that crime and harm are largely the products of criminalisation and control systems, these scholars bring causes and conditions back into play in an eclectic yet thematic way that should inspire students and researchers to once again investigate the reasons why some individuals and groups elect to harm others rather than seek sociability. This collection will inspire new criminologists to both look outside their discipline for new ideas to import, and to create new ideas within their discipline to reinvigorate it and further strengthen its ability to explain the crimes and harms that we see around us today. This book will be of particular interest to academics and both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of criminology, especially to those looking for theoretical concepts and frameworks for dissertations, theses and research reports.
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Transnational Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Marinella Marmo,Nerida Chazal

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966183

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Providing you with a wide-ranging introduction to key international issues in crime and its control, this book covers all essential theories, and clearly explains their relevance to the world today. Going beyond just looking at organized crime, the book covers a range of topics including: Human rights Terrorism Trafficking Cybercrime Environmental crime International Law Plenty of case studies and examples are included throughout, including the Bali 9, Rana Plaza and the shooting of Charles De Menezes , and tips on further reading make it easy to know where to go to engage with more debates in the field. Making sure you’re up to date with current issues, this book will be essential reading for students in Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as those in Law and International Relations.
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Criminal Justice

Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587652196

Category: Law

Page: 1318

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Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.
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Sociology

Author: John E. Farley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780136180678

Category: Sociology

Page: 611

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Useful for undergraduate courses in Introduction to Sociology, this book shows students how to analyze everyday events through the sociological perspective, to increase their social knowledge, and to develop critical thinking skills. It also introduces several major methods, theories, and findings of sociology.
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Controlling the Dangerous Classes

A Critical Introduction to the History of Criminal Justice

Author: Randall G. Shelden

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205318896

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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This book covers the history of criminal justice from a critical perspective and explores the historical biases of the criminal justice system. The overall theme of this book is that both the making of laws and the interpretation and application of these laws throughout the history of the criminal justice system has, historically, been class, gender, and racially biased. Moreover, one of the major functions of the criminal justice system has been to control those from the most disadvantaged sectors of the population, that is, the "dangerous classes." This theme is explored using a historical model, tracing the development of criminal law through the development of the police institution, the juvenile justice system, and the prison system. For anyone interested in the history of criminal justice.
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Catalogs of Courses

Author: University of California, Berkeley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Includes general and summer catalogs issued between 1878/1879 and 1995/1997.
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