Criminology: Past, Present and Future

A Critical Overview

Author: Ezzat A. Fattah

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349258385

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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Written by an internationally renowned authority in the field, the founder of the highly regarded School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, the book draws heavily on research done on three Continents: North America, Europe and Australia, to trace the discipline's historical evolution, its current problems, disappointing achievements, and promising trends. It concludes with a prospective look at the future of criminology and criminology of the future. Although the perspective is critical, the author's critique is constructive and he expresses a healthy optimism about the discipline's future and offers several guidelines as to how current deficiencies could be remedied and present gaps could be addressed.
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Criminology

Past, Present, and Future : a Critical Overview

Author: Ezzat A. Fattah

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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Fattah (criminology, Simon Fraser U., Canada), draws on 30 years of research and teaching in criminology in North America, Europe, and Australia to present a critical overview of the field, challenges some conventional views and theories, and tracing the discipline's historical evolution, current problems, disappointing achievements, and promising trends. Useful as a text for introductory courses and for a general readership. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Criminology and Criminal Justice

A Study Guide

Author: Peter Joyce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317821815

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This book presents a summary of the key ideas that seek to explain criminal behaviour and the measures that have been developed to prevent crime. A broad overview of the criminal justice system is provided in order to explain the operations of the key criminal justice agencies and the processes that are involved in bringing offenders to justice. Readers are encouraged to develop the basic knowledge they have obtained in these areas by tackling a number of questions, making use of additional reading of key texts suggested in the book. Attention is devoted to key sources from which information regarding crime and the criminal justice system can be explained. Good practice regarding the presentation and assessment of written work is also provided, in particular in connection with referencing. Readers are also introduced to the wide variety of methods that can be used to carry out criminological research and are invited to engage in exercises that include the marking of sample essays and the design of a questionnaire.
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Reconceptualizing Critical Victimology

Interventions and Possibilities

Author: Dale Spencer,Sandra Walklate

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498510272

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Since the 1960s, the field of victimology has developed into a variegated discipline with its own theoretical and methodological traditions. In the early 1990s two texts were published—Towards a Critical Victimology (Fattah, 1992) and Critical Victimology (Mawby and Walklate, 1994)—that concretized critical victimology as a paradigm within victimology. Since then, the field has remained conceptually stale and with few a few exceptions there has not been a considerable lacuna of works from a critical perspective. Reconceptualizing Critical Victimology: Interventions and Possibilities provides a rejoinder to the two aforementioned texts and demonstrate how critical victimology can be reconceptualized, where interventions can be made in this victimological paradigm, and possibilities for future theorizing and research in this provocative field. Reconceptualizing Critical Victimology includes eleven papers on the forms of victimization and issues pertinent to victims written by leading and emerging international scholars in the field of critical victimology. It is interdisciplinary in scope and contains contributions from leading and emergent international scholars on victims and victimization. Reconceptualizing Critical Victimology serves as a crucible to demonstrate the complexities of and the multitude of factors that interact to complicate victim status, the vagaries of victim response, and the phenomenology of violence and victimization.
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Encyclopedia of Criminology

Author: J. Mitchell Miller,Richard A. Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135455449

Category: Reference

Page: 1976

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This three-volume work offers a comprehensive review of the pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices that comprise criminology and criminal justice. No longer just a subtopic of sociology, criminology has become an independent academic field of study that incorporates scholarship from numerous disciplines including psychology, political science, behavioral science, law, economics, public health, family studies, social work, and many others. The three-volume Encyclopedia of Criminology presents the latest research as well as the traditional topics which reflect the field's multidisciplinary nature in a single, authoritative reference work. More than 525 alphabetically arranged entries by the leading authorities in the discipline comprise this definitive, international resource. The pivotal concepts, measures, theories, and practices of the field are addressed with an emphasis on comparative criminology and criminal justice. While the primary focus of the work is on American criminology and contemporary criminal justice in the United States, extensive global coverage of other nations' justice systems is included, and the increasing international nature of crime is explored thoroughly. Providing the most up-to-date scholarship in addition to the traditional theories on criminology, the Encyclopedia of Criminology is the essential one-stop reference for students and scholars alike to explore the broad expanse of this multidisciplinary field.
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American Prisons

Their Past, Present and Future

Author: David Musick,Kristine Gunsaulus-Musick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317616812

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Imprisonment has become big business in the United States. Using a "history of ideas" approach, this book examines the cultural underpinnings of prisons in the United States and explores how shared ideas about imprisonment evolve into a complex, loosely connected nationwide system of prisons that keeps enough persons to populate a small nation behind bars, razor wire and electrified fences. Tracing both the history of the prison and the very idea of imprisonment in the United States, this book provides students with a critical overview of American prisons and considers their past, their present and directions for the future. Topics covered include: • a history of imprisonment in America from 1600 to the present day; • the twentieth-century prison building binge; • the relationship between U.S. prisons and the private sector; • a critical account of capital punishment; • less-visible prison minorities, including women, children and the elderly; and • sex, violence and disease in prison. This comprehensive book is essential reading for advanced courses on corrections and correctional management and offers a compelling and provocative analysis of the realities of American penal culture from past to present. It is perfect reading for students of criminal justice, corrections, penology and the sociology of punishment.
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Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screen

The Fictional Reality and the Criminological Imagination

Author: J. Frauley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230115365

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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This text argues for the usefulness of fictional realities for criminological theorizing and analysis. It illustrates that a creative and critical social scientific practice requires craft norms rather than commercial norms that threaten to completely colonize higher education.
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Crime and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Peter Joyce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This is an assessment of the causes of crime and an examination of the problems associated with its measurement. The response of the state to crime is thoroughly evaluated in a detailed account of the workings of the criminal justice system in England and Wales.
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Child and Youth Misbehaviour in South Africa

A Holistic View

Author: Christiaan Bezuidenhout,Sandra Jeroma Joubert

Publisher: Van Schaik Publishers

ISBN: 9780627025464

Category: Crime and age

Page: 217

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Undergraduate students in criminology, specialising in child and youth misbehaviour, juvenile delinquency and youth offenders/offences; child and youth practitioners and juvenile spouses in the private sector; NGOs and government.
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