The ultimate thesis resource for students in Criminal Justice and Criminology, this handbook is a comprehensive guide to developing and writing graduate level research. It takes the student on a step-by-step journey through the entire thesis process from initial ideas to a completed product or even a published article. The book can be used by students either working independently or in close consultation with faculty and shows students how to maximize interactions with their thesis committee. The authors draw on their combined fifty years of working with graduate students to: * Guide students through topic and design decisions, anticipating their questions and providing examples of how to present and format their information* Provide useful tips for organizing tasks and following a regular schedule of production that will make the thesis project logical and manageable* Offer specific and helpful examples from actual theses to highlight the best ways to approach a wide variety of methodological hurdles* Help students adapt to a clear and effective academic writing style*Outline strategies for the successful defense of the prospectus as well as the final thesis "Overall I find this to be one of the best books on thesis writing for the social sciences that I have ever come across."- Melissa A. LogueSaint Joseph's University, PA
Author: Marilyn D. McShane,Franklin P. Williams
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The authoritative resource for concise, chronological coverage of all the major sociological criminological theories This book provides all of the key principles of the most researched theories in the field of criminology in a concise, clearly written, and economical format. For over 30 years Williams and McShane’s Criminological Theory has been one of the most well-respected resources for undergraduate and graduate students nationwide, much appreciated for its strong research orientation and detailed research bibliographies that show the relationship between theory, research, and policy. Chapters are logically arranged with the social, cultural, and political context necessary to maximize understanding of the times that generated and supported the various theories presented. The book provides a chronological map tracing the development of each theory in relation to its predecessors and its role in the evolution of future theories. Each chapter ties into the preceding and subsequent chapter, making the theories that are meaningful to criminology today more cohesive. As a result, by understanding the relationship between early and present theory, students see the role played by the theorist more realistically, and can see themselves participating in theory as others before them have done.
Author: Frank P. Williams III,Marilyn D. McShane
Category: Political Science
This text provides a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice and criminology curriculum through contributed essays designed to review and expand upon key areas of study. The text will explore and examine theory, cases, laws and policies as they have been shaped by a larger social, cultural, and historical context. Topics span the gamut of the Criminal Justice and Criminology curriculum, including crime theory, law enforcement, jurisprudence, corrections and organizations.
Thought, Policy, and Practice
Author: Mary Maguire,Dan Okada
Category: Social Science
After providing a history of the development of the juvenile court, this book explores some of the most important current controversies in juvenile justice. Original essays review major theories of juvenile delinquency, explore psychological and biological factors that may explain delinquent behavior, and examine the nexus between substance abuse and delinquency. A final chapter provides a comparative analysis.
Author: Peter J. Benekos,Alida V. Merlo
Category: Political Science
Bringing the history of criminological thought alive through a collection of fascinating life stories, this book covers a range of historical and contemporary thinkers from around the world, offering a stimulating combination of biographical fact with historical and cultural context.
Author: Keith Hayward,Shadd Maruna,Jayne Mooney
Category: Social Science
Category: American literature
The new edition of this best-selling study skills book provides a practical guide for success for individuals at every level of their criminology and criminal justice degree. The new edition of this best-selling study skills book is a practical guide to success for individuals at every level of their criminology and criminal justice degree. Fully revised to reflect changes in the curriculum, the book continues to provide students with practical and relevant information for their degree, including topics on choosing modules, sourcing and researching, applying theory to practice, writing essays, presentation skills, revision, taking exams and careers after your degree. New to the second edition: a chapter on plagiarism developments in virtual learning environments and e-resources expanded coverage of internet and e-learning skills advice on moving from A-level to university. Maintaining its student-friendly approach and useful pedagogy - tips, activities, glossary, key terms and issues - Study Skills for Criminology is an essential purchase for any student of criminology or criminal justice looking to excel in their degree. John Harrison, formerly of Teesside University Mark Simpson is Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Law at Teesside University. Olwen Harrison, formerly of Teesside University. Emma Martin is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Teesside University. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
Author: John Harrison,Mark Simpson,Olwen Harrison,Emma Martin
Author: Colorado Council for Arts and Humanities,United States. Dept. of Education,Colorado. Dept. of Education,Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities
Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here This superb guide teaches you how to read critically. Its no-nonsense, practical approach uses a specially developed reading code to help you read articles for your research project; this simple code enables you to decipher journal articles structurally, mechanically and grammatically. Refreshingly free of jargon and written with you in mind, it’s packed full of interdisciplinary advice that helps you to decode and critique academic writing. The author’s fuss free approach will improve your performance, boost your confidence and help you to: Read and better understand content Take relevant effective notes Manage large amounts of information in an easily identifiable and retrievable format Write persuasively using formal academic language and style. New to this edition: Additional examples across a range of subjects, including education, health and sociology as well as criminology Refined terminology for students in the UK, as well as around the world More examples dealing specifically with journal articles. Clear, focused and practical this handy guide is a great resource for helping you sharpen your use of journal articles and improve your academic writing skills. ‘I have used the book over the last five years with my students with great success. The book has helped students to develop their critical thinking, reading and writing skills and when it comes to writing a dissertation they have used the code sheet in their own writing.’ - Pete Allison, Head of the Graduate School of Education, University of Edinburgh SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!
A Very Practical Guide for Students
Author: Phillip Chong Ho Shon
Category: Study Aids
You'll feel like an actual participant in the research process with this bestseller's unique over-the-shoulder vantage point and practical, example-filled discussions drawn from various facets of criminal justice research. Prominent criminologist Michael G. Maxfield and acclaimed research methods author Earl Babbie guide you in effectively applying research methods to the study of crime and criminal justice policy. Conversational and learner-friendly, RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY includes many study tools, examples, and exercises to help you do well on exams and excel in this course.
Author: Michael G. Maxfield,Earl R. Babbie
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
"This book describes violence risk assessment in both juveniles and adults, incorporating dynamic and static factors, along with treatment alternativesÖ..Research and practice are combined quite nicely, along with assessment and treatment. There is something for everyone here." Score: 91, 4 stars --Doody's "Forensic clinicians will find this book to be a valuable reference book as well as a very useful clinical treatment guide relevant to violent offenders." --Jeffrey L. Metzner, MD Mental health practitioners are confronted with the difficult task of assessing the risk that offenders pose to the general public. This comprehensive volume provides practitioners with the knowledge and insight necessary to conduct violence risk assessments, and to synthesize clinical and research data into comprehensive reports and oral testimony. Violence risk assessment requires a well-formulated and comprehensive risk management plan. Andrade and the authors present that plan, and demonstrate how it can be clearly implemented in practice. With numerous clinical case studies, this book illustrates the process of conducting violence risk assessments, outlines the tools used in these evaluations, and explains how information is translated into an overall assessment and guide for future risk management. Key Features: Investigates the etiology of violent behavior, and provides a review and analysis of recent literature Discusses both adult and youth violence, providing insight into the developmental course of aggressive behavior throughout the lifespan Contains chapters on special populations, including female offenders, intimate partners, psychopathic and mentally ill offenders, and sexually abusive youth Useful to practitioners from various fields including social work, psychology, and psychiatry, as well as students in these disciplines Ultimately, this book provides practitioners with an understanding of risk assessment, treatment, and risk management, serving as an authoritative guide to applying empirical findings to mental health practice.
New Approaches for Mental Health Professionals
Author: Joel T. Andrade, Ph.D., LICSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
What is it that compels a person to choose a life of crime and deviancy over one of responsibility and social conformity? To understand exactly how and why that choice is ultimately made, we must turn to the discipline of psychology. The author presents and then deconstructs his own unique formulation of the internal deterrence system, and looks specifically at the psychosocial development of each of the proposed component partsOCoattachment, morality, and identity. He then weaves together an example of the developing child and the role played by parents, peers, and internal psychological processes in the development of a moral and socially responsible adolescent who is able to effectively self-deter from crime and deviancy, or, in the event of a problematic course of development, its unfortunate antithesis. Topics include the evolution of crime, theoretical foundations, defining the criminal personality type, attachment in early childhood, moral development in middle-late childhood, morality and the criminal triad, identity formation in adolescence, criminal beginnings, and intervention strategies. A new perspective of the criminal personality type that integrates original theory with ideas and constructs from the likes of Freud, Erikson, Kohlberg, and Bandura, among others, is discussed. The end result is an interpretive guide for identifying a childOCOs criminal propensity in its pre-development stages, and a road map for effective mediation before they reach that critical situation where a wrong decision can have lifelong consequences. This resource will be of interest to criminal justice and legal professionals, criminal psychologists and psychiatrists, and those in social work, sociology, social welfare, and victimology."
Psychosocial Development of the Criminal Personality Type
Author: William M. Harmening
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Category: Criminal behavior
Experts reflect on delinquency and youth victims and show how we can address the issues.
Monsters and Myths
Author: Frank P Williams,Marilyn D McShane
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
`Getting your PhD will no doubt establish itself as a firm favourite' - ESCalate `Packed with practical advice on all aspects of the PhD process, new and continuing research students should find this book of great help' - Professor Malcolm Tight, Lancaster University, UK How to get your Ph.D is an original study guide aimed at prospective and current postgraduate students, covering the process of accessing, undertaking and completing doctoral research in the social sciences and the humanities. The content is unique in incorporating discussion of the less recognised personal, emotional and organisational demands of independent study. Drawing on a variety of student experiences, the authors apply a case study approach to examine the dilemmas and complexities of postgraduate study. The book is organised into four parts covering the research process; writing, publishing and networking; shifting identities and institutions and relationships of support. Each chapter includes an easy to use format including real-life accounts, tips and strategies for problem solving and guidance for additional resources. The guide includes accessible advice and guidance across a spectrum of methodological, personal, emotional, practical and institutional issues.
A Practical Insider's Guide
Author: Harriet Churchill,Teela Sanders
With more than 500 entries (including up-to-date information on such high profile cases as Martha Stewart and Enron), the Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime gathers history, definitions, examples, investigation, prosecution, assessments, challenges, and projections into one definitive reference work on the topic. This two-volume encyclopedia incorporates information about a variety of white-collar crimes, and provides examples of persons, statutes, companies, and convictions. Each entry offers a thorough and thoughtful summary of the topic. Rather than a simple definition, users are given a satisfying and sophisticated synopsis with references for further study.
Author: Lawrence M. Salinger
Category: Social Science
In many criminal justice systems a new trend towards incapacitation can be witnessed. A ubiquitous want for control seems to have emerged as a consequence of perceived safety risks. This can be seen not only in the mass incarceration of offenders but also in the disqualification of offenders from jobs, in chemical castration in cases of sexual crimes, the increased use of electronic monitoring and in the life-long monitoring of individuals who pose certain risks. Trends towards incapacitation are now even spreading to public administration and the employment sector, in the refusal of licenses and the rejection of employees with past criminal records. This book discusses the topic of incapacitation from various angles and perspectives. It explores how theories of punishment are affected by the more recent emphasis on incapacitation and how criminal justice practice is changing as a consequence of this new emphasis. Many contributors express criticisms with this trend towards incapacitation. They argue for a better calibration of measures to the severity of the misconduct. In addressing an increasingly important development in criminal justice, the book will be an essential resource for students, researchers, and policy-makers working in the areas of criminal law, sentencing, probation and crime prevention.
Trends and New Perspectives
Author: Dr Marijke Malsch,Dr Marius Duker
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Author: Rose Arny
Category: American literature