The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Author: Alison Liebling,Shadd Maruna,Lesley McAra

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198719442


Page: 1024

View: 8474


With contributions from over 60 leading experts in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is the definitive guide to the discipline providing an authoritative and outstanding collection of chapters on the key topics studied on criminology courses. The Handbook has shaped the study of criminology for over two decades and, with this new edition, continues to be indispensable to students, academics, and professionals alike. Each chapter details relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates. Extensive references aid further research. Extensively revised, the sixth edition has been expanded to include all the major topics and significant new issues such as zemiology; green criminology; domestic violence; prostitution and sex work; penal populism; and the significance of globalization for criminology. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is accompanied by a suite of online resources providing additional teaching and learning materials for both students and lecturers. This includes selected chapters from previous editions, essay questions for each chapter, web links to aid further research, and guidance on how to answer essay questions.

The Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies

Author: Jennifer Maher,Harriet Pierpoint,Piers Beirne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137431830

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

View: 9709


This Handbook fills a large gap in current scholarly literature on animal abuse studies. It moves considerably beyond the debate that has traditionally dominated the discourse of animal abuse – the link between one-on-one interpersonal violence and animal abuse – and towards those institutionalised forms of animal abuse which are routine, everyday, socially acceptable and invisibilised. Chapters from expert contributors raise issues such as: the use of animals as edibles; vivisection; animal sexual assault; animals used in sport and hunting; animal trafficking; the use of animals by youth gangs, by other groups and in war; species extinction; and the passivity of national and international organisations in combating animal abuse. The Handbook is a unique text: it is essential reading for students, researchers, academics, activists and policy makers involved in understanding and preventing animal abuse.

The New Criminology Revisited

Author: P. Walton,J. Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349261971

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

View: 6147


In 1973 The New Criminology was published and quickly established itself as a key textbook in criminology, casting a major influence over a generation of scholars. It has remained in print ever since. This volume, published twenty-five years later, traces the major developments in the field including feminism, postmodernism, critical criminology and realism. The articles are by leading authorities from Britain, the United States and Australia and include Stan Cohen, Elliott Currie, Pat Carlen and Kerry Carrington as well as separate commentaries by the three original authors themselves: Ian Taylor, Paul Walton and Jock Young.

Alternatives to Imprisonment in England and Wales, Germany and Turkey

A Comparative Study

Author: Öznur Sevdiren

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642173516

Category: Law

Page: 282

View: 7451


The book focuses on one of the most problematic areas of Turkish penal justice: the overreliance on custodial measures and a corresponding growth in the prison population, and compares Turkey with two major European countries in this respect: England and Wales and Germany. The underlying question throughout the study is the extent to which prison alternatives can be seen as genuine alternatives to immediate custodial sentences.

The Handbook of Deviance

Author: Erich Goode

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118701429

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 6774


The Handbook of Deviance is a definitive reference for professionals, researchers, and students that provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sociology of deviance. Composed of over 30 essays written by an international array of scholars and meticulously edited by one of the best known authorities on the study of deviance Features chapters on cutting-edge topics, such as terrorism and environmental degradation as forms of deviance Each chapter includes a critical review of what is known about the topic, the current status of the topic, and insights about the future of the topic Covers recent theoretical innovations in the field, including the distinction between positivist and constructionist perspectives on deviance, and the incorporation of physical appearance as a form of deviance

Human Relations

Law Enforcement in a Changing Community

Author: Alan R. Coffey,Edward Eldefonso,Walter Hartinger

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Police-community relations

Page: 380

View: 4210


Bringing together insights from psychology, sociology, and anthropology, this book looks at the problems, the causes, and the solutions to police-community tension and strife. Beginning with a portrait of traditional police practices and the community in transition, there is an historical discussion of the problem of riot and dissent. This is carried through to contemporary issues. The social problems and the reasons or contributing factors leading to a poor police image are examined, and possible solutions are developed in detail. The second part of the work explores the subject of racial and community tension and minority group crime. It provides the law enforcement professional with a unique insight into minority-group problems relating to equal justice. It also offers incisive discussions of sociological change and community tension, and a valuable perspective of the psychology and significance of attitudes. The third and concluding section of this book offers a development of programs for prevention of the tensions and dissent that arise in community relations. It details the warning signs of problems, outlines the implications of group behavior, traces intergroup and interracial human relations, and develops community relations programs, detailing their nature and purpose. While retaining the law enforcement perspective, this book covers the entire range of social factors of importance to community relations. Suggested topics for discussion and annotated references are provided at the end of each chapter. Appended materials include a chronology of major American disorders, equal opportunity guidelines, a checklist for establishing effective means of dealing with community tensions and civil disturbances, and references sources for help in compiling community service referral directories.