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

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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. 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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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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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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Controversies in Criminal Justice

Contemporary Readings

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195330175

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,Mark M. 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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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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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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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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