Crime in the United States 2012

Author: Gwenavere W. Dunn

Publisher: Bernan Press

ISBN: 1598885227

Category: Social Science

Page: 618

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Crime in the United States contains findings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the offenses, known to law enforcement, released annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Because the FBI no longer prints these findings, Bernan Press continues to provide this practical information in convenient book form. In this intricately detailed source, legal and law enforcement professionals, researchers, and those who are just curious will find violent and property crime statistics for the nation as a whole—and for regions, states, counties, cities, towns, and even college and university campuses. New in 2012 A section on crime trends and the rise in Internet crime, including recent high profile cyber crime and tips on protecting your personal information and credit card accounts.
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Crime in the United States 2012

Author: Gwenavere W. Dunn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1598885219

Category: Reference

Page: 609

View: 888

This reference, formerly published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is a comprehensive collection of the nation's criminal statistics. It provides the latest data submitted by city, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies.
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Rape, Victims, and Investigations

Experiences and Perceptions of Law Enforcement Officers Responding to Reported Rapes

Author: Shana L Maier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136684921

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 8833

Despite changes to laws and attitudes, rape continues at epidemic levels worldwide. As gatekeepers to the criminal justice system, law enforcement officers are important to the processing of rape cases and their interactions with victims can potentially affect the victim’s reaction to and recovery from rape. In order to better understand rape and the processing of cases through the criminal justice and legal systems, Rape, Victims and Investigations explores the unique perceptions and experiences of detectives who respond to rape victims and investigate rape cases. The detective’s investigation is the foundation of the prosecution’s case; the book considers factors that contribute to the challenging nature of rape investigations, such as lack of evidence or a clear, credible victim statement. Detectives’ perceptions of victims’ revictimization by the criminal justice and legal systems are also explored. The book also looks at specific causes of police stress and burnout related to working rape cases, financial struggles faced by departments, and ways to meet these challenges. By integrating previous research within the context of rich interview data, Rape, Victims and Investigations provides deep insight for readers and will contribute to the continued improvement of treatment of victims by the criminal justice system. The book will be essential reading for academics, students, law enforcement officers, those who provide services to sexual assault victims and victims themselves.
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Criminal Justice in Action: The Core

Author: Larry K. Gaines,Roger LeRoy Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305446119

Category: Education

Page: 528

View: 7083

Concise, career focused, and completely up to date, the exciting new CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 8th Edition, delivers an accessible, applied, and real-world introduction to the field. Gripping photos and an engaging magazine-like layout make this succinct text ideal for a fast-paced course and visual learners. The text presents topics and cases straight from today's headlines, putting students in the center of the action with vivid, relatable examples that demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work. Reflecting reviewer feedback, the text combines just the right depth of coverage with a wealth of learning tools that appeal to a variety of learning styles. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Gender of Crime

Author: Dana M. Britton,Shannon K. Jacobsen,Grace E. Howard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442262230

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 3961

The Gender of Crime introduces readers to how gender shapes our understanding of every aspect of crime—from defining what crime is to governing how crime is punished. The second edition of this award-winning book maintains the accessible, reader-friendly narrative of the first edition with key updates and new material throughout, including increased focus on the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in crime and punishment; more attention to LGBTQ issues; additional coverage of gender and crime on college campuses; and more. This dynamic and provocative book illustrates how gender is central to the definition, prosecution, and sentencing of crimes, that it shapes how victimization is experienced and understood, and how it structures the institutions of the criminal justice system and the experiences of workers within that system. The Gender of Crime demonstrates that crime, victimization, and crime control are never generic—they are instead produced and experienced by gendered (and raced, and classed, and sexualized) actors within contexts of social inequality. This book highlights key concepts and encourages readers to think through a range of compelling real-life examples, from school violence to corporate crime. The second edition of The Gender of Crime is essential reading for students of gender and sexuality, sociology, criminology, and criminal justice.
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Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2014

The National Data Book

Author: ProQuest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598886399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1025

View: 2702

Provides a wide variety of statistics dealing with the political, social, and economic organization of the United States.
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The Death Penalty

A Worldwide Perspective

Author: Roger Hood,Carolyn Hoyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191005312

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 1669

The fifth edition of this highly praised study charts and explains the progress that continues to be made towards the goal of worldwide abolition of the death penalty. The majority of nations have now abolished the death penalty and the number of executions has dropped in almost all countries where abolition has not yet taken place. Emphasising the impact of international human rights principles and evidence of abuse, the authors examine how this has fuelled challenges to the death penalty and they analyse and appraise the likely obstacles, political and cultural, to further abolition. They discuss the cruel realities of the death penalty and the failure of international standards always to ensure fair trials and to avoid arbitrariness, discrimination and conviction of the innocent: all violations of the right to life. They provide further evidence of the lack of a general deterrent effect; shed new light on the influence and limits of public opinion; and argue that substituting for the death penalty life imprisonment without parole raises many similar human rights concerns. This edition provides a strong intellectual and evidential basis for regarding capital punishment as undeniably cruel, inhuman and degrading. Widely relied upon and fully updated to reflect the current state of affairs worldwide, this is an invaluable resource for all those who study the death penalty and work towards its removal as an international goal.
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Crime in the United States

Author: United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Criminal statistics

Page: N.A

View: 7716

Posted in Criminal statistics

Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice

Author: Franklin E. Zimring,David S. Tanenhaus

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479841560

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2097

This is a hopeful but complicated era for those with ambitions to reform the juvenile courts and youth-serving public institutions in the United States. As advocates plea for major reforms, many fear the public backlash in making dramatic changes. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice provides a look at the recent trends in juvenile justice as well as suggestions for reforms and policy changes in the future. Should youth be treated as adults when they break the law? How can youth be deterred from crime? What factors should be considered in how youth are punished?What role should the police have in schools? This essential volume, edited by two of the leading scholars on juvenile justice, and with contributors who are among the key experts on each issue, the volume focuses on the most pressing issues of the day: the impact of neuroscience on our understanding of brain development and subsequent sentencing, the relationship of schools and the police, the issue of the school-to-prison pipeline, the impact of immigration, the privacy of juvenile records, and the need for national policies—including registration requirements--for juvenile sex offenders. Choosing the Future for American Juvenile Justice is not only a timely collection, based on the most current research, but also a forward-thinking volume that anticipates the needs for substantive and future changes in juvenile justice.
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City Crime Rankings 2015

Author: Kathleen O'Leary Morgan,Scott Morgan,Rachel Boba Santos

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483389014

Category: Reference

Page: 408

View: 6202

Using the latest FBI crime statistics, City Crime Rankings 2015 provides easy-to-understand crime comparisons for cities and metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Numbers, rates, and trends for total crime, violent crime, murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property crime, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft are presented in both alphabetical and rank order for all metro areas and cities of 75,000 or more. Numbers and rates of police in cities are also included. A revised introduction gives a summary of and notes about the data, as well as the methodology behind the overall rankings allowing researchers to cite statistics with context. City Crime Rankings offers thorough and accurate statistics for more than 380 metropolitan areas and nearly 450 cities, featuring: Methodology Distribution Analysis Notes Regarding City and Metro Crime Data 2014 Metropolitan Crime Rate Rankings 2014 City Crime Rate Rankings Metropolitan Area and City Crime Statistics Metropolitan and City Populations
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City Crime Rankings 2012-2013: Crime in Metropolitan America

Author: Kathleen OLeary Morgan,Scott Morgan

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1452225206

Category: Reference

Page: 416

View: 8616

City Crime Rankings provides easy-to-understand crime comparisons for cities and metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Numbers, rates, and trends for total crime, violent crime, murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property crime, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft are presented in both alphabetical and rank order for all metro areas and cities of 75,000 or more. Numbers and rates of police in cities are also included.
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The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America

Author: Samuel Walker,Cassia Spohn,Miriam DeLone

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111346925

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 3278

Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE is the definitive book on current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America’s Criminal Justice system. The best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, police practices, court processing and sentencing, the death penalty, and correctional programs are covered giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination in the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling

Author: David Capuzzi,Mark D. Stauffer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118710789

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

View: 8106

A comprehensive and practical approach to the world of marriage,couples, and family counseling Esteemed academics David Capuzzi and Mark D. Stauffer presentthe theory, research, and real-life practice of today's counselorsand therapists in family therapy settings. Aligned with the Councilfor Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs(CACREP) and Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and FamilyTherapy Education (COAMFTE), this useful text covers foundationalteaching important to readers, but also critical modern topics notincluded in other texts, such as sexuality, trauma, divorce,domestic violence, and addictions, filial play therapy, and usingcommunity genograms to position culture and context in familytherapy. With a unique focus on practical applications, the bookdiscusses the major family therapy theories, and provides graduatestudents and post-graduate learners in counseling, mental health,and behavioral health fields the skills and techniques they need tohelp couples and families as part of their work in a variety ofhelping environments. Each chapter contains case studies andanecdotes that help readers think critically about the issues theyare likely to deal with as clinicians. Written by recognized and respected contributors, this bookhelps readers see the connection between what they know and whathappens in couples and family counseling sessions. Readerswill: Learn the knowledge and skills essential to family therapy Understand the history, concepts, and techniques associatedwith major theories Examine the key issues specific to couples work, with relevantintervention Explore solutions to the complexities generated by specialissues Discusses the modern realities of family, diversity andculture, and systemic contexts Family and couples counseling presents a complex interplay ofvarious factors inherent to each individual, the dynamic interplaybetween each person's issues, and the outside influences that shapebehavior. Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and FamilyCounseling helps readers sort out the complexity and guideclients toward lasting resolution.
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The Quiet Revolution

Author: Ed Barajas

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491749008

Category: Law

Page: 110

View: 2126

Most people think they know what ails the American criminal justice system because the experts keep telling us: Too many people go to prison-even nonviolent offenders who've committed low-level infractions. They're locked up in an overcrowded system, and they are not rehabilitated. Instead, they're reenergized to do more damage to society. Ed Barajas, who retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons after twenty-seven years, argues that we've gotten the narrative wrong. He challenges the notion that prisons are a necessary evil at best and a shameful institution at worst. More importantly, he suggests practical and lasting solutions to solve the real problems. He also points out that the first step to fixing those problems begins with those who work for the criminal justice system remembering who they serve-the taxpayers that pay their salaries. Barajas examines how everyday citizens are partnering with the criminal justice system to reduce crime on the local level. Many of these communities are safer and more secure than ever, but they've largely gone unnoticed. While "experts" ask the wrong questions and make misguided assumptions, citizens, victims, and criminal justice professionals are transforming the system through a quiet revolution beyond the traditional calls for reform. Ed offers an insightful and comprehensive policy analysis about the state of the American criminal justice system and provokes thinking beyond traditional policy models. Moreover, he offers solutions that have been proven successful which currently are overlooked or ignored by national policymakers. -Selma Sierra, Policy Director Bingham Research Center, Utah State University I worked with Ed at the National Institute of Corrections for over a decade. His ability to see through the maze we call "corrections" was not only edifying but refreshing. He gives a clear picture, as well as solutions, to so many practices that are not working. -Rick Faulkner, President, The Faulkner Group, LLC
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The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 403

Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.
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Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States to Protect the Rights of Crime Victims

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, on H.J. Res. 106, April 26, 2012

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Constitutional amendments

Page: 357

View: 3617

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Family Problems

Stress, Risk, and Resilience

Author: Joyce A. Arditti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118352696

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 2557

Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience presents aninterdisciplinary collection of original essays that push theboundaries of family science to reflect the increasingly diversecomplexity of family concerns in the modern world. Represents the most up-to-date family problem research whileaddressing such contemporary issues as parental incarceration, samesex marriage, health care disparities, and welfare reform Features brief chapter introductions that provide context anddirection to guide the student to the heart of what’simportant in the piece that follows Includes critical thinking questions to enhance the utility ofthe book for classroom use Responds to family problem issues through the lens of a socialjustice perspective
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White Collar Crime in Housing

Mortgage Fraud in the United States

Author: Cynthia Koller

Publisher: Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc

ISBN: 9781593325343

Category: Law

Page: 175

View: 3308

Subprime lending and mortgage fraud spread rapidly throughout the United States financial services sector during the 1990s and early 2000s, and in turn have been credited with contributing to an unprecedented global financial crisis. Koller, using diffusion theory as an interpretive framework, utilizes industry insider insights to examine how and why these innovative lending and fraud strategies diffused so quickly and deeply throughout the housing industry. She also assesses the viability of contemporary criminological and diffusion theories to explain the creation and control of white collar crime opportunities. Koller concludes that not only was the housing crisis predictable, it may have been preventable.
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Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis

Author: Nicholas Ryder,Umut Turksen,Sabine Hassler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317964373

Category: Law

Page: 236

View: 1448

Many commentators, regulatory agencies and politicians have blamed the risky behaviour of both financial institutions and their actors for the collapse of the United States sub-prime mortgage market which in turn precipitated the global 'Credit Crunch'. This edited volume explores how financial crime played a significant role in the global economic crisis. The volume features contributions from internationally renowned academic and practitioner experts in the field who pinpoint some of the most important facets of financial crime which have emerged over recent years. Key subjects include: the possibility of criminalising reckless risk-taking on the financial markets; the duty of banks to prevent money-laundering and corruption; the growth of the Shadow Banking System; and the manipulation of LIBOR by banks. The book illustrates the global nature of financial crime, and highlights the complex relationships between regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies and private actors in the attempt to limit the harmful effect of white collar crime on the stability of the financial sector. This book will be of great use and interest to scholars, practitioners and students within the field of financial crime, banking and finance law, and international political economy.
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