Understanding Criminology

Current Theoretical Debates

Author: Walklate, Sandra

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335221238

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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This textbook is designed to cover the major areas of debate within the fields of criminology, criminal justice and penology.
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Understanding Criminology

Current Theoretical Debates

Author: Sandra Walklate

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335209513

Category: Law

Page: 181

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What does contemporary criminological theory look like? What impact does it have on policy? What might its future be? This substantially revised and updated text provides the student with an accessible understanding of the current nature of criminological theory. Its main focus is on development in criminological theorising over the past twenty-five years paying particular attention to 'right realism', 'left realism' and developments arising from the influence of theorising around gender. The relationship of criminological theory and knowledge to current policy agendas is given particular attention in this second edition, and a key concern of the text is to paint a picture for the student of the complex interplay between criminology, criminal justice, social justice and politics. The author concludes by offering an insight into some of the theoretical concerns that might better inform the future development of criminological theory. In all, this represents an ideal theoretical text for students of criminology and trainees in criminal justice, including clear summaries, an expanded glossary and suggestions for further reading.
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Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Author: Sandra Walklate

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: 9781843920687

Category: Law

Page: 237

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This book provides a lucid and highly acclaimed introduction to gender issues in crime and criminal justice, central to any understanding of crime and criminal justice policy and practice. This second edition has been updated to take full account of recent developments, particularly in the areas of policing, crime prevention, restorative justice and legislation relating to sexual offences and the nature and impact of crime on women ­ in particular the UK Sexual Offences Act 2003.Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice is divided into three main sections. The first considers different ways of theorising about gender and the relative impact of this on thinking about crime and criminal victimisation; the second considers some of the evidence in relation to people's gendered experiences of crime and criminal victimisation; the third considers how those working within the criminal justice system, and the policies that are put in place, work to sustain or change those experiences of crime and criminal victimisation in relation to gender.
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Imagining The Victim Of Crime

Author: Walklate, Sandra

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335217273

Category: Social Science

Page: 189

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"Concern for the victims of crime first emerged with the formation of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in 1964. This has continued with the increase in crime rates since the 1970s and 1980s and in the aftermath of a number of high profile trials. In this book Sandra Walklate offers an introduction to the key theoretical, methodological and substantive issues in victimology and criminal victimization. She situates the contemporary preoccupation with criminal victimization within the broader social and cultural changes of the last twenty-five years. Written in the context of post-September 11, and alongside the events in Madrid of 2004 and London in July 2005, it questions who can be considered a victim of crime and what the response to such victimization might look like." -- BOOK JACKET.
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Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice

Author: Merry Morash

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761926306

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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Why are there pronounced gender differences in rates of criminal victimization? Does gender influence the response of the criminal justice system and other parts of the community to offenders and to crime victims? What part does gender play in the etiology of illegal activities committed by both males and females? Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice takes a contemporary look at such questions and considers areas that are often neglected in other books on gender, crime, and justice. In the last three decades, there has been an explosion of theory and related research relevant to gender, crime, and justice. Author Merry Morash, a well-known feminist scholar in the field of criminal justice, acquaints readers with key breakthroughs in criminological conceptualization and theories to explain the interplay between gender and both crime and justice. Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice pays especial attention to race, ethnicity, and immigrant groups, and provides a unique comparative perspective. Key Features Includes first-person accounts from crime victims, workers in the justice system, male lawbreakers, and women engaged in prostitution to give insight into a diversity of experiences and standpoints Parallels the effects of gender and sexual orientation in laws, in patterns and causes of victimization, and in the responses of the justice system to both victims and offenders Integrates international examples to place U.S. experiences in a comparative perspective and to show gender inequities on a worldwide scale Provides numerous photos--unique for a text of this type--to portray people of all sorts in various regions of the world Includes Web site recommendations for further exploration of chapter topics Understanding Gender, Crime, and Justice is an ideal textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on women and criminal justice. The book is also a valuable asset for gender courses in sociology and for women's studies programs.
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Communities, Identities and Crime

Author: Basia Spalek

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861348045

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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This book provides a critical exploration of the importance of social identities when considering crime, victimisation and criminal justice and offers a refreshing perspective on the most significant developments in relation to equality and diversity issues that feature in policies and practices of criminal justice agencies.
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Criminal and Social Justice

Author: Dee Cook

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781446225585

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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·· See Sample Chapters & Resources to download the Introduction to Criminal and Social Justice ·· `Dee Cook's new book is important, innovative and invigorating. It brings together two spheres - criminal justice and social justice - which are usually, but as she persuades us, unjustifiably kept separate intellectually and in policy and practice. Dee Cook makes a powerful case for the inter-connectedness of penal policy and social policy, bringing together concepts from the two spheres such as social exclusion, citizenship, and human rights. Her innovative approach brings insightful theoretical analysis together with two extended case studies - differential treatment of tax fraud and benefit fraud, and the "third way" politics of New Labour. This book will make it much more difficult for students, policy-makers and criminal justice practitioners to ignore the social context in which penal policy evolves and is implemented' - Professor Barbara Hudson, University of Central Lancashire `This is an accessible and lively critical account of the inter-relationship between social and criminal justice in New Labour Britain. It should engage students on a range of programmes, particularly social policy, criminology and sociology' - Ruth Lister, Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University `A cogent demonstration that criminal justice cannot be achieved in the absence of social justice. There is a blistering but thoroughly informed critique of New Labour's failure to narrow this "justice gap". Let's hope the carefully reasoned but impassioned arguments about how to get really tough on the causes of crime and injustice get the attention they deserve' - Robert Reiner, Professor of Criminology, London School of Economics and Political Science Criminal and Social Justice provides an important insight into the relationship between social inequality, crime and criminalisation. In this accessible and innovative account, Dee Cook examines the nature of the relationship between criminal and social justice - both in theory and in practice. Current social, economic, political and cultural considerations are brought to bear, and contemporary examples are used throughout to help the student to consider this relationship. The book is essential reading for students and researchers in criminology, social policy, social work and sociology. It is also relevant to practitioners in statutory, voluntary and community sector organisations.
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Youth Crime and Justice

Author: Barry Goldson,John Muncie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412911382

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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Youth Crime and Justice provides an authoritative and accessible overview of youth crime and youth policy developments in the UK. It engages readers with key debates, examining youth crime and justice in context, and providing a critical assessment of contemporary evaluative research. The editors have produced an analysis of the processes of criminalization and contemporary patterns of youth crime, and seek to develop a formulation of youth justice for the future. Barry Goldson and John Muncie have brought together a leading team of experts to produce the definitive text in the area. This book, along with its companion volume Contemporary Youth Justice (edited by John Muncie and Barry Goldson) , will significantly advance the development of an emerging youth criminology.
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Masculinities, Crime and Criminology

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446232385

Category: Crime

Page: 224

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Masculinities, Crime and Criminology presents an innovative and timely reading of issues which are central to the questions that have arisen in criminology: Why is crime so overwhelmingly an activity conducted by men? Is crime a masculine' phenomena? Richard Collier explores a number of high-profile events and debates around crime, criminal justice and social (dis)order, and examines recent criminological, media and political interpretations of the relationship between men, masculinities and crime.
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Understanding Risk In Criminal Justice

Author: Kemshall, Hazel

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335206530

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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"the Crime & Justice series has become a key resource for universities in teaching criminology and criminal justice... Professor Kemshall has established herself as a leading figure in the concepts of risk, risk management and public protection issues... an invaluable read for those entering Criminal Justice or moving to work in projects or teams at the forefront of public protection" Vista How significant is risk to the formation and implementation of penal policy? To what extent are the tasks and activities of frontline criminal justice workers informed by concerns to assess and manage risk? Has there been a significant 'sea-change' in the delivery of criminal justice, and if so, what are the future implications of this? This illuminating text examines the significance of the concept of risk in criminal justice policy, and in the role of criminal justice agencies and crime prevention initiatives. Particular features of the book include its use of practical examples, coverage of previously unpublished research, and a full review of current risk assessment tools for use with offenders. It is designed with undergraduate courses in mind, providing frequent summaries, lists of further reading, and a glossary. The identification, assessment and management of risk has become a central theme of criminal justice policy. For some penal policy commentators this represents a 'sea-change' in crime management to a new era of 'actuarial justice', that is the management of crime opportunities and risk distribution rather than the management of individual offenders. By drawing on key areas of criminal justice practice such as policing, probation and crime prevention, this book examines the actual extent of this change and reviews the case for a new risk-based penology. The book combines a review of current theories on actuarial justice with a detailed examination of current practices in key frontline agencies. The result is an essential text for criminology students and trainee professionals in criminal justice.
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