Criminology and Social Theory

Author: David Garland,Richard Sparks

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198299424

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5101

In this unique collection, a distinguished group of social theorists reflect upon the ways in which crime and its control feature in the political and cultural landscapes of contemporary societies. The book brings together for the first time some of today's most powerful social analysts in a discussion of the meaning of crime and punishment in late-modern society. The result is a stimulating and provocative volume that will be of equal interest to specialist criminologists and those working in the fields of social and cultural studies.
Posted in Social Science

The Sparking Discipline of Criminology

John Braithwaite and the Construction of Critical Social Science and Social Justice

Author: Stephan Parmentier

Publisher: Universitaire Pers Leuven

ISBN: 9058678830

Category: Political Science

Page: 164

View: 3859

In recent decades, the Australian social scientist John Braithwaite has played a crucial role in the development of international criminology. He is considered one of the most renowned criminologists of our time, and he has put his scientific engagement at the service of humanity and society by aiming at social justice, participatory democracy, sustainable development, and world peace. In this collection of essays well-known academics reflect on Braithwaite's work by addressing two leading questions: What are the implications of a republican theory of justice for criminology and criminal policy? And what is the role of academic criminology in today's social, political, and economic environment? The volume concludes with an extensive contribution from John Braithwaite himself in which he not only to the essays in the book but also addresses challenges to and future directions for academic criminology.
Posted in Political Science

Punishment in the Community

Author: Anne Worrall,Clare Hoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134042140

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 1657

This book aims to provide a critical analysis of both political and professional developments in policy and practice relating to non-custodial penalties, taking full account of recent developments and the creation of a National Probation Service in 2002. Its aim is to unravel the complex institutional goals (the role of community punishment in the criminal justice system), professional goals (what can be achieved by community punishment) and political goals (the packaging and 'sale' of community punishment to the law-abiding public). The central focus is on principles and politics of community punishment, and on the changing role of the probation service.
Posted in Social Science

The Culture of Control

Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society

Author: David Garland

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198299370

Category: Law

Page: 307

View: 2390

This work charts the changes in crime control & criminal justice that have occurred in Britain & America over the last 25 years. It then explains these transformations by showing how social organisation has prompted political and cultural adaptations.
Posted in Law

Criminal Lives

Family Life, Employment, and Offending

Author: Barry S. Godfrey,David J. Cox,Stephen Farrall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 213

View: 6779

This text examines the history of crime and uses historical data to analyse modern criminological debates. Drawing on criminology, history, and social policy, the book addresses important issues about offenders' persistence in crime, and questions the current theoretical framework used to explain offending patterns.
Posted in Law

Investigating Murder

Detective Work and the Police Response to Criminal Homicide

Author: Martin Innes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199259427

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 5971

'Investigating Murder' provides a unique insight into how police detectives investigate and solve murders. It covers the practices and processes involved in the investigation of serious violent crimes, as well as some of the problems that are often encountered in the conduct of this work.
Posted in Social Science

Criminology: The Key Concepts

Author: Martin O'Brien,Majid Yar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134089562

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 9802

Criminology: The Key Concepts is an authoritative and comprehensive study guide and reference resource that will take you through all the concepts, approaches, issues and institutions central to the study of crime in contemporary society. Topics covered in this easy to use A-Z guide include: policing, sentencing and the justice system types of crime, including corporate crime, cybercrime, sex and hate crimes feminist, marxist and cultural approaches to criminology terrorism, state crime, war crimes and human rights social issues such as anti-social behaviour, domestic violence and pornography criminal psychology and deviance Fully cross-referenced, with extensive suggestions for further reading and in-depth study of the topics discussed, this is an essential reference guide for students of Criminology at all levels.
Posted in Social Science

Criminology, Deviance, and the Silver Screen

The Fictional Reality and the Criminological Imagination

Author: J. Frauley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230115365

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 461

This text argues for the usefulness of fictional realities for criminological theorizing and analysis. It illustrates that a creative and critical social scientific practice requires craft norms rather than commercial norms that threaten to completely colonize higher education.
Posted in Social Science

Borders and Crime

Pre-Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization

Author: S. Pickering,J. McCulloch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283823

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 7952

The collection considers the growing importance of the border as a prime site for criminal justice activity and explores the impact of border policing on human rights and global justice. It covers a range of subjects from e-trafficking, child soldiers, the 'global war on terror' in Africa and police activities that generate crime.
Posted in Social Science

The Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy

Essays in Honour of Roger Hood

Author: Roger G. Hood,Lucia Zedner,Andrew Ashworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199265091

Category: Law

Page: 553

View: 3378

This book brings together leading international criminologist to examine the link between the fruits of criminological research and the development of criminal justice policy. This volume includes comparative discussions of the United States, Germany, Australia, England and Wales. It is divided into four parts: Part 1 discusses the theoretical issues surrounding the relationship between public policy and the discipline of criminology; Part 2 consists of three essays exploring historical aspects of that relationship. Part 3 then examines three distinct areas of penal policy: sentencing, policing and parole; Part 4 is devoted to international comparisons and considers the factors that distinguish research projects that influence criminal justice policy from those that appear not have any influence.
Posted in Law

Private Security and Public Policing

Author: Trevor Jones,Tim Newburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198265697

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 4393

In this first major empirical study of its kind, the authors examine the growth of 'private' policing and its relationship with, and implications for, the public police service. Beginning with a critique of the sociology of policing, the authors then provide a detailed analysis of the concepts of public and private, and examine the boundaries between different forms of policing. Using data from the first ever survey of the private security sector in Britain, the authors provide estimatesof the numbers of employees and firms in the industry; the range of services and products offered; and the attitudes of those at senior levels in private security organizations. Competiting theoretical explanations for the growth of private policing are then considered. The book then examines policing at the local level. Using a case study of the London Borough of Wandsworth, the authors examine the range of individuals and organizations involved in policing on the ground. They describe and analyse the activities of the full range of 'policing' bodies, including the public police force, investigatory and regulatory agencies attached to national and local government, and private security organizations. Using this analysis, the authors offer a thorough reconceptualization of what is meant by 'policing' in the late modern era, and consider the implications of this for the public police service and for the future of policing generally.
Posted in Political Science

The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory

Author: Eugene McLaughlin,Tim Newburn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248364

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 3052

'For any criminologist looking to make sense of recent developments in the field, this is the go-to book. In essays by leading specialists, it provides the latest updates on traditional theories whilst charting new directions. It also offers intepretive frameworks for criminology's current flux and fragmentation and closely examines relationships among theory, policy, and criminal justice practice. Invaluable and indispensible!' - Nicole Rafter, Professor, Northeastern University The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory re-centres theory in the boldest, most thought-provoking form possible within the criminological enterprise. Written by a team of internationally respected specialists, it provides readers with a clear overview of criminological theory, enabling them to reflect critically upon the variety of theoretical positions - traditional, emergent and desirable - that are constitutive of the discipline at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Each chapter has been specially commissioned to include the following: " A brief historical overview of the theoretical perspective " Core ideas and key associated concepts " A critical review of the contemporary status of the perspective " Reflections on future developments In addition the Handbook features a substantive introduction by the editors, providing a review of the development of criminological theory, the state of contemporary criminological theory and emergent issues and debates. The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory is an indispensable international resource for libraries and scholars of all levels studying the rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field of criminology.
Posted in Social Science

The Eternal Recurrence of Crime and Control

Essays in Honour of Paul Rock

Author: David M. Downes,Tim Newburn,Dick Hobbs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199580231

Category: Law

Page: 292

View: 7634

This title features contributions from a distinguished group of criminologists from the UK, the US and Australia, brought together to honour the work of Paul Rock, former Professor of Social Institutions at the London School of Economics.
Posted in Law

Understanding Deviance

A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-breaking

Author: David M. Downes,Paul Elliott Rock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198765332

Category: Control theory

Page: 425

View: 1508

This is a completely revised and updated edition of Understanding Deviance, a popular and accessible introduction to the principal theories of crime and social deviance in the European and North American context. This third edition has taken into account all of the most significant developments since 1995 whilst retaining the clarity and economy of presentation of earlier editions. A new final chapter presents a spirited defence of the deviance perspective against a number of criticisms. It is argued that theories of deviance have an anticipatory as well as an explanatory role to play. From the reviews of the second edition: `It faced, and still faces, little competition, as an intelligent, wide-ranging and thoroughly useful insight into the development of criminological thought.' British Journal of Criminology
Posted in Control theory

Administrating Victimization

The Politics of Anti-Social Behaviour and Hate Crime Policy

Author: M. Duggan,V. Heap

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137409274

Category: Social Science

Page: 129

View: 1988

This study addresses the management of victims and victim policy under the Coalition government, in light of an increasing move towards neoliberal and punitive law and order agendas. With a focus on victims of anti-social behaviour and hate crime, Duggan and Heap explore the changing role of the victim in contemporary criminal justice discourses.
Posted in Social Science

Policing the Risk Society

Author: Richard Victor Ericson,Kevin D. Haggerty

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802079671

Category: Political Science

Page: 487

View: 2004

Ericson and Haggerty contend that the police have become information brokers to institutions such as insurance companies and health and welfare organizations that operate based on a knowledge of risk.
Posted in Political Science

The Oxford handbook of criminology

Author: Mike Maguire,Rodney Morgan,Robert Reiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 1227

View: 8895

This is the substantially updated and revised third edition of the highly acclaimed Handbook of Criminology. It is the most comprehensible and authoritative single volume guide to the subject; combining masterly reviews of all the key topics with extensive references to aid further research. In addition to the history of the discipline and reviews of different theoretical perspectives, the book provides up-to-date reviews of such diverse topics as crime statistics, the criminal justice process, race and gender and the media and crime. It is essential reading for all teachers and students of criminology and an indispensable source book for professionals.
Posted in Law

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

Author: Marilyn McShane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135632731

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 4776

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Posted in Reference

Breaking Rules: The Social and Situational Dynamics of Young People's Urban Crime

Author: Per-Olof H. Wikström

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199592845

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 479

View: 8708

Breaking new ground in the study of crime in urban environments, Breaking Rules examines the findings, theoretical basis, and new methodology of The Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+). This major longitudinal study investigates the role of the social environment on crime causation, involving a cohort of 700 young people from the age of 12. A particular aim of PADS+ is to employ a new theory, known as Situational ActionTheory, as well as the innovative methodology of ecometrics combined with space-time budgets to improve the study of young people's offending and its changes.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines