Crime and Criminals

Contemporary and Classic Readings in Criminology

Author: Frank R. Scarpitti,Amie L. Nielsen,J. Mitchell Miller

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195370904

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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A vibrant collection of readings designed to provide a comprehensive—and accessible—introduction to criminology, Crime and Criminals: Contemporary and Classic Readings, Second Edition, brings together selections from diverse and dynamic sources, including sociologists, criminologists, and scholars from other related disciplines. Featuring twenty-four new readings, this incisive text addresses the broad range of subjects typically covered in a criminology course, including society's attempts to control crime and criminal behavior.
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African American Classics in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Shaun L Gabbidon,Helen Taylor Greene,Vernetta D Young

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761924333

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

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This anthology provides a collection of classic articles in criminology/criminal justice written by black scholars and researchers beginning with W E B Dubois up through Lee Brown, the current mayor of Houston, TX. Articles focus on crime and the black community in social, economic, and political contexts. Never before collected in a single volume, this book offers a chronology of late 19th and 20th century perspectives from African-American scholars who, until recently, have not had a major voice in the development of criminological theory and social policy.
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Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 2

May 1911-March 1912 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Criminal Law and Criminology Institute

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260366467

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Page: 954

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Excerpt from Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 2: May 1911-March 1912 The common law rule that the trial judge, in charging the jury, may comment on the evidence, may express an opinion as to the weight of the evidence, or any part of it, provided he does not give binding instructions and leaves the jury free to determine the questions of fact, has always prevailed in Pennsylvania. This is the present practice in England. Profs. Lawson and Keedy, in their report on Criminal Procedure in England, in the January number of this journal, say: After coun sel have addressed the jury the judge reviews the evidence in detail, and directs the jury as to the law governing the facts. In this summing up the judge generally expresses his opinion regarding the weight and importance of the evidence. This has always been regarded as a very important function of an English judge. This important judicial function has been preserved in the federal courts and in some of the state courts, although it has, unfortunately, been much limited or abol ished in many of the states. It is certainly a valuable function and of great aid to the jury, especially in cases with complicated facts and much testimony. Our loose systems of pleading multiply subsidiary questions of fact in most cases and render necessary a large amount of evidence. The summary of the testimony by the trial judge and the directing of their attention to the salient points and as to where the weight of evidence lies are important elements of the trial by jury. In states where constitutional or statutory limitations have been placed on this power of the judges it is believed that experience has universally shown that such changes were unwise and detrimental. They are being severely criticized, especially of late, in all states where they exist. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Textbook on Criminology

Author: Katherine S. Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199592705

Category: Social Science

Page: 660

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This text offers an engaging and wide-ranging account of crime and criminology. It provides a clear and comprehensive consideration of the theoretical, practical, and political aspects of the subject, including the influence of physical, biological, psychological, and social factors on criminality.
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Key Ideas in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Travis C. Pratt,Jacinta M. Gau,Travis W. Franklin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412970148

Category: Law

Page: 189

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By focusing on key ideas in both criminology and criminal justice, this book brings a new and unique perspective to understanding critical research in criminology and criminal justice -- heretofore, the practice has been to separate criminology and criminal justice. However, given their interconnected nature, this book brings both together cohesively. In going beyond simply identifying and discussing key contributions and their effects by giving students a broader socio-political context for each key idea, this book concretely conceptualizes the key ideas in ways that students will remember and understand.
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Our Criminal Criminal Law (Classic Reprint)

Author: Samuel Crawford Denson

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781528000376

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Excerpt from Our Criminal Criminal Law This is a day of progress, reform, amendment and change. Whether the changes made in the things and processes we have been accustomed to will all result in benefit may well be doubted and the test of time and experience alone can determine, but that many amendments and corrections brought about by the present almost universal desire to review the past and enact new regulations for future conduct will ameliorate our political conditions is evident. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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White-Collar Crime

A Text/Reader

Author: Brian K. Payne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412987490

Category: Law

Page: 694

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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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Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 5

May, 1914-March, 1915 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Criminal Law and Criminology Institute

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781528439312

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Page: 962

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Excerpt from Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 5: May, 1914-March, 1915 According to our vlew, eugenics is that science which looks to the amelioration of the phy meal and mental qualities of the race, by the em ployment of all those means which eapenmental investigation has demon trated most fit And we believe that its task is not a rev olutionary one, but rather that of transforming and adapting existing institutions to at tain its ends One of the social institutions which ought to be adapted to these ends 15 that of punishment. Punishment as administered today works altogether too much harm to the physical and mental qualities of the offender - of the individual whose reformation and useful re-adapta tion to the normal environment society should have ci er in View The penal establishment is a place of physical and psy chic suffering, varying With the organic resistance and moral sensibility of the convict More m er, the anti-eugenic harm which it works is not alone to the man who directly undergoes it, but also to his relatives and family Often these persons suffer more severely than the coilvlct himself And through eco nomic stress, the want of guidance, the need of affection, they take the path of degradation, Without power to re31st - driven to theft, adultery, and prostitution, on the one hand - encountermg disease and despair on the other. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Introduction to Criminology

Theories, Methods, and Criminal Behavior

Author: Frank E. Hagan

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534534448

Category: Law

Page: 577

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Formerly a Nelson Hall title, this text is a comprehensive introduction to the study of criminology, excluding additional chapters on the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections) as can be found in some texts. INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY avoids an overly legal and crime control orientation. It concentrates on the vital core of criminological theory--theory, method, and criminal behavior. Hagan investigates all forms of criminal activity, such as occupational crime, political crime, and environmental crime. He explains the methods of operation, the effects on society, and how various theories account for criminal behavior.
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