Introduction to Criminology

Why Do They Do It?

Author: Pamela J. Schram,Stephen G. Tibbetts

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506347584

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

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Introduction to Criminology, Why Do They Do It?, Second Edition, by Pamela J. Schram Stephen G. Tibbetts, offers a contemporary and integrated discussion of the key theories that help us understand crime in the 21st century. With a focus on why offenders commit crimes, this bestseller skillfully engages students with real-world cases and examples to help students explore the fundamentals of criminology. To better align with how instructors actually teach this course, coverage of violent and property crimes has been integrated into the theory chapters, so students can clearly understand the application of theory to criminal behavior. Unlike other introductory criminology textbooks, the Second Edition discusses issues of diversity in each chapter and covers many contemporary topics that are not well represented in other texts, such as feminist criminology, cybercrime, hate crimes, white-collar crime, homeland security, and identity theft. Transnational comparisons regarding crime rates and the methods other countries use to deal with crime make this edition the most universal to date and a perfect companion for those wanting to learn about criminology in context.
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Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)justice

Author: Henry F. Fradella,Jennifer M. Sumner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317528913

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)Justice covers a wide range of legal issues associated with sexuality, gender, reproduction, and identity. These are critical and sensitive issues that law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals need to understand. The book synthesizes the literature across a wide breadth of perspectives, exposing students to law, psychology, criminal justice, sociology, philosophy, history, and, where relevant, biology, to critically examine the social control of sex, gender, and sexuality across history. Specific federal and state case law and statutes are integrated throughout the book, but the text moves beyond the intersection between law and sexuality to focus just as much on social science as it does on law. This book will be useful in teaching courses in a range of disciplines—especially criminology and criminal justice, history, political science, sociology, women and gender studies, and law.
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Child Abuse

Today's Issues

Author: Kimberly A. McCabe,Daniel G. Murphy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315401290

Category: Law

Page: 202

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The purpose of this book is to attempt to explore child abuse from a contemporary perspective in terms of its multiple elements, victims, and criminal justice responses. This text will: (1) begin to address the needs of those studying child abuse from a cultural perspective; (2) provide a general profile of today’s perpetrators of child abuse as well as conditions that may facilitate the abuse; (3) provide information on current modes of child abuse; (4) provide discussions on long-term consequences for adult victims of child abuse; and, (5) provide details in terms of criminal justice responses to child abuse in the United States and internationally.
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Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior

Author: Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483376222

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Featuring thirty articles by experts in the field, this dynamic forensic psychology reader emphasizes the ways that forensic psychologists and other clinicians apply psychological knowledge, concepts, and principles on a day-to-day basis. Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior, edited by Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol, represents cutting-edge research and theory to demonstrate the ways that psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behavior and policies of the criminal and civil justice systems. The Fourth Edition addresses key topics in each of five major subareas of the field--police and public safety psychology, legal psychology, the psychology of crime and delinquency, victimology and victim services, and correctional psychology.
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Victimology

Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives

Author: Harvey Wallace

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

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Victimology, 2/e "Harvey Wallace" ISBN: 0205486258 This text provides an overview of the field of Victimology. The author examines emerging areas in the field, such as the consequences of victimization and empowering victims. The text includes both traditional and modern approaches to victims' issues and concentrates on issues affecting both victims and victim service providers. New to this edition: Chapter 14 "International Victimology" examines Victimology from an international perspective including the United Nations response. This chapter includes mass victimization from war and natural disasters. It is the only text on the market to examine international aspects of Victimology. In light of the destruction and damage that has occurred in the United States as a result of hurricanes and other natural disasters, this chapter provides a timely and well-thought-out approach to these "newly recognized" victims. Includes new theories regarding victimization to various chapters to allow the instructors the option of discussing various theories that impact victims. Includes topics such as school violence, bullying, and victims of terrorism.
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Crime and Criminality

Causes and Consequences

Author: Ronald D. Hunter,Mark L. Dantzker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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In writing a text which they hope goes back to the basics, Hunter and Dantzker have produced a text which is comprehensive in scope but may be too brief in some of its explanations for the student to grasp the complex principles fully. The text examines crime with particular attention to the many
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Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Research and Application

Author: Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483370690

Category: Psychology

Page: 608

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Filled with real–life examples, practical applications, and case law discussions, Forensic Psychology: Research and Application, Fourth Edition covers new and emerging fields of study, the many areas where psychology plays a significant role in the civil and criminal justice systems, and the wide range of issues that are an integral part of the forensic psychologist’s day-to-day work. This unique, career-oriented textbook emphasizes a multicultural perspective that focuses on the application of psychological knowledge and research. Authors Curt and Anne Bartol expose readers to emerging specializations within forensic psychology, including investigative psychology, family forensic psychology, and police and public safety psychology. The authors also provide extensive, up-to-date references for students to find more material on the subject areas covered.
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Family Violence

Legal, Medical, and Social Perspectives

Author: Harvey Wallace

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 390

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Family violence perversely takes a village in that a network of criminal justice, legal, health care, and social welfare professionals often become involved. This edition (debut, 1996) adds new chapters on special populations and the consequences of family violence. Coverage by Wallace (California S
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Current perspectives in forensic psychology and criminal justice

Author: Curt R. Bartol,Anne M. Bartol

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 283

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Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice is a dynamic reader that provides cutting-edge research in police and correctional psychology, the psychology of crime and victimization, and psychology as applied to criminal and civil courts. Addressing key topics in each of three major course areas-criminal behavior, forensic psychology, and psychology and law-the book highlights how forensic psychology has contributed to the understanding of criminal behavior and crime prevention. Editors Curt R. Bartol and Anne M. Bartol have assembled published journal articles, as well as commentaries written specifically for this book by forensics experts, to provide an overview of the wide array of prevalent theories in this field.
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