21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook

Author: J. Mitchell Miller

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320589

Category: Social Science

Page: 960

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Criminology has experienced tremendous growth over the last few decades, evident, in part, by the widespread popularity and increased enrollment in criminology and criminal justice departments at the undergraduate and graduate levels across the U.S. and internationally. Evolutionary paradigmatic shift has accompanied this surge in definitional, disciplinary and pragmatic terms. Though long identified as a leading sociological specialty area, criminology has emerged as a stand-alone discipline in its own right, one that continues to grow and is clearly here to stay. Criminology, today, remains inherently theoretical but is also far more applied in focus and thus more connected to the academic and practitioner concerns of criminal justice and related professional service fields. Contemporary criminology is also increasingly interdisciplinary and thus features a broad variety of ideological orientations to and perspectives on the causes, effects and responses to crime. 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths. The individual chapters have been designed to serve as a "first-look" reference source for most criminological inquires. Both connected to the sociological origins of criminology (i.e., theory and research methods) and the justice systems' response to crime and related social problems, as well as coverage of major crime types, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of criminology. From student term papers and masters theses to researchers commencing literature reviews, 21st Century Criminology is a ready source from which to quickly access authoritative knowledge on a range of key issues and topics central to contemporary criminology. This two-volume set in the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series is intended to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or research handbook chapter. 100 entries or "mini-chapters" highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. Curricular-driven, chapters provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in researching term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, career, etc. Comprehensive in coverage, major sections include The Discipline of Criminology, Correlates of Crime, Theories of Crime & Justice, Measurement & Research, Types of Crime, and Crime & the Justice System. The contributor group is comprised of well-known figures and emerging young scholars who provide authoritative overviews coupled with insightful discussion that will quickly familiarize researchers, students, and general readers alike with fundamental and detailed information for each topic. Uniform chapter structure makes it easy for students to locate key information, with most chapters following a format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Availability in print and electronic formats provides students with convenient, easy access wherever they may be.
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Game Invaders

The Theory and Understanding of Computer Games

Author: Clive Fencott,Jo Clay,Mike Lockyer,Paul Massey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118347579

Category: Computers

Page: 230

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Presenting a holistic and thoroughly practical investigation ofthe true nature of computer games that arms readers with a smallyet powerful set of theories for developing unique approaches tounderstanding games. Game Invaders fully integrates genre theory,new media aesthetics, perceptual opportunities, and semiotics intoa practical DIY toolkit for games analysis—offering detailedguidance for how to conduct in-depth critiques of game content andgameplay. Featuring an informal and witty writing style, the book devotesa number of chapters to specific games from all eras, clearlydemonstrating the practical application of the theories to modern,large-scale computer games. Readers will find: • Suggestions on how to apply the DIY package to majorissues central to understanding computer games and their design• Coverage of the semiotics of video games, laying thefoundation for such topics as the role of agency and virtualstorytelling • Tasks and solutions for readers wishing topractice techniques introduced in the book • A companionwebsite featuring access to an app that enables the reader toconduct their own activity profiling of games An important resource for those wishing to dig deeper into thegames they design, Game Invaders gives game designers the skillsthey need to stand out from the crowd. It is also a valuable guidefor anyone wishing to learn more about computer games, virtualreality, and new media.
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The Video Source Book

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Health/science, Business/industry, Children/juvenile, how To/instruction

Author: James M. Craddock,Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414401003

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

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Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999

Author: R R Bowker Publishing,Bowker

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc

ISBN: 9780835242011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1300

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Is "Mulan" available in a closed captioned version? Is there a video to introduce numbers to a six-year-old? To help teach art to second graders, science to sixth graders, or the dangers of drugs to seventh graders? Now you can answer thousands of questions like these, because Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999 delivers the full range of what's available for children on video - all expertly organized & indexed for fast, easy access. This new edition is far & away the most comprehensive children's video directory ever published. It profiles 39,333 titles, divided into Educational/Special Interest & Entertainment sections & cross-referenced in each section by multiple indexes. What's more, it gives you richly detailed entries for each title, not just the bare bones data you'll find in other sources. You'll discover up to 27 data elements for every video - ranging from title, subject, & age recommendation to a brief description & release date - along with full ordering information or rental information. Produced with the same acclaimed expertise that goes into Bowker's Complete Video Directory, this unique guide is an essential resource for librarians, retailers, teachers, parents, & children looking for the best & the latest videos of interest for young patrons.
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