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Investigating Crime and Deviance

Author: Stephen Moore

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780003224399

Category: Crime

Page: 265

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This text provides a firm grounding in all the topics required by A/AS Level syllabuses. It explores areas of deviance that have sometimes been given little coverage, including crime and its relationships to both women and to ethnic minorities.

The Language of Crime and Deviance

An Introduction to Critical Linguistic Analysis in Media and Popular Culture

Author: Andrea Mayr,David Machin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441198911

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 2918

There is now a long tradition of academic literature in media studies and criminology that has analysed how we come to think about crime, deviance and punishment. This book for the first time deals specifically with the role of language in this process, showing how critical linguistic analysis can provide further crucial insights into media representations of crime and criminals. Through case studies the book develops a toolkit for the analysis of language and images in examples taken from a range of media. Â The Language of Crimeand Deviance covers spoken, written and visual media discourses and focuses on a number of specific areas of crime and criminal justice, including media constructions of young people and women; media and the police, 'reality' crime shows; corporate crime; prison and drugs.It is therefore a welcome and valuable contribution to the fields of linguistics, criminology, media and cultural studies.

Criminal Justice in Action

Author: Larry K. Gaines,Roger LeRoy Miller

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305142810

Category: Education

Page: 640

View: 2302

The Eighth Edition of CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION places you in the center of the action and helps you learn about criminal justice. You'll explore vivid real-life applications that clarify key concepts and read about the many exciting new career opportunities that the field now offers. Chapter material will make sense, thanks to straight-from-the-headlines vignettes that begin every chapter. Knowing what's important is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced throughout the chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Putting Fear of Crime on the Map

Investigating Perceptions of Crime Using Geographic Information Systems

Author: Bruce J. Doran,Melissa B. Burgess

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441956477

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 3656

Since first emerging as an issue of concern in the late 1960s, fear of crime has become one of the most researched topics in contemporary criminology and receives considerable attention in a range of other disciplines including social ecology, social psychology and geography. Researchers looking the subject have consistently uncovered alarming characteristics, primarily relating to the behavioural responses that people adopt in relation to their fear of crime. This book reports on research conducted over the past eight years, in which efforts have been made to pioneer the combination of techniques from behavioural geography with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in order to map the fear of crime. The first part of the book outlines the history of research into fear of crime, with an emphasis on the many approaches that have been used to investigate the problem and the need for a spatially-explicit approach. The second part provides a technical break down of the GIS-based techniques used to map fear of crime and summarises key findings from two separate study sites. The authors describe collective avoidance behaviour in relation to disorder decline models such as the Broken Windows Thesis, the potential to integrate fear mapping with police-community partnerships and emerging avenues for further research. Issues discussed include fear of crime in relation to housing prices and disorder, the use of fear mapping as a means with which to monitor the impact of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and fear mapping in transit environments.

Sociology

Author: David Popenoe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780138204730

Category: Sociology

Page: 660

View: 4139

AQA A Level Sociology Student Book 2 (AQA A Level Sociology)

Author: Steve Chapman,Martin Holborn,Stephen Moore,Dave Aiken

Publisher: Collins Learning

ISBN: 0008158975

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 3440

This 4th edition of Collins’ respected AQA A-level Sociology series is updated for the 2015 AQA Sociology specifications. Covering Year 2 of A-level, it will help students master the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their study and engage with contemporary society. This Student Book has been entered into the AQA approval process.

Deviance

A Symbolic Interactionist Approach

Author: Nancy J. Herman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781882289387

Category: Social Science

Page: 640

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Sociological abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 3430

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Sociology and social issues

Author: Ronald A. Hardert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780030898907

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 7374

Transgressive Imaginations

Crime, Deviance and Culture

Author: M. O'Neill,L. Seal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369065

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

View: 319

This book focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in 'doing crime', including violent crime as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. It includes chapters on topics of urgent contemporary interest such as asylum seekers, sex work, serial killers, school shooters, crimes of poverty and understandings of 'madness'.

Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences

Author: Neil J. Smelser

Publisher: Quid Pro Books

ISBN: 1610271777

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 2988

Even after teaching generations of social scientists, Neil Smelser's classic book remains the most definitive statement of methodological issues for all comparative scholars and in political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and psychology. Such issues are timeless and therefore Smelser's lucid analysis remains timely and relevant. Smelser posits a methodological continuity between the comparative studies of past masters and the more recent flow of contemporary comparative work. To that end, he takes a pragmatic, critical look at the classic studies of Alexis de Tocqueville, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber. His analyses respect the historical specifics and contexts of their work, but at the same time raise general issues such as cross-unit comparability, empirical representation of theoretical concepts and measures, and historical causality. The book also deals with the ongoing flows of comparative study in the social sciences, which, while methodologically more self-conscious than past work, nevertheless face a common set of issues, including causation and classification. The book's unique clarity makes it particularly useful for working scholars as well as students fighting their way through the methodological thickets of comparative studies.

Sociology

Changing Societies in a Diverse World

Author: George J. Bryjak,Michael P. Soroka

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205294633

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 1352

A paperback that helps readers understand not only their own society, but also the forces of globalization and modernization that are transforming the world. Sociology: Changing Societies in a Diverse World offers one of the broadest perspectives. It examines the basic structures and institutions of society, as well as the dynamics of social behavior, starting with the world students know best - contemporary American society with all of its diversity. In addition, the authors treat modernization - a process that is transforming countries in every stage of development throughout the world - as a core topic for sociological understanding. Readers will see how modernization affects virtually all aspects of contemporary society, and explains many of the momentous events occurring in the world today. For anyone who needs an introduction to sociology.

Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2013

Author: Sofia Graça,Kevin Lawton-Barrett,Martin O'Neill,Stephen Tong,Robert Underwood

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191649996

Category: Law

Page: 616

View: 5916

Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2013 has been developed from the best-selling Blackstone's Student Police Officer Handbook to reflect the multitude of avenues into the police force now open to future police officers, from pre-entry courses to PCSOs and Specials. Designed specifically to meet the new requirements of police training, this book is a must-have for those embarking on a career in the police. Parts of initial police training common to all new entrants are easily identified and there are specific chapters on qualification structures and training and assessment, meeting the needs of students whether you are entering policing through pre-entry schemes or through an alternative qualification route. This new structure means it is possible for students to omit certain Parts of the Handbook whilst still meeting the mandatory requirements of the revised IPLDP Diploma in Policing. Divided into six parts, representing key stages in your progression from pre-entry programmes (where appropriate) in Parts 1 and 2, to initial training and then confirmation, the Handbook leads you through the topics, covering theory, discussion and practice while developing skills of analysis, problem solving and forms of reasoning. Coupled with a comprehensive and accessible style, the book ensures you have the knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake independent patrol in a professional and competent manner. Key topics covered include Stop, Search, and Entry; Alcohol and Drug Offences; Sexual Offences; Interviewing; and Intelligence. Blackstone's Handbook for Policing Students 2013 is essential reading whether you are taking a pre-entry course or the IPLDP Diploma in Policing, looking to move on from your role as a PCSO or Special, or are involved within the security and law enforcement sector.

Annual Editions

Deviant Behavior

Author: Lawrence Salinger

Publisher: Brown & Benchmark Pub

ISBN: 9781561344413

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2919

Der Selbstmord. Eine Erzählung. [In verse.]

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 81

View: 2972

Social Theory of Fear

Terror, Torture, and Death in a Post-Capitalist World

Author: Geoffrey R. Skoll

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230103499

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 8610

Fear has long served elites. They rely on fear to keep and expand their privileges and control the masses. In the current crisis of the capitalist world system, elites in the United States, along with other central countries, promote fear of crime and terrorism. They shaped these fears so that people looked to authorities for security, which permitted extension of apparatuses of coercion like police and military forces. In the face of growing oppression, rebellion against elite hegemony remains possible. This book offers an analysis of the crisis and strategies for rebellion. This ebook is participating in an experiment and is available Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) licence. Users are free to disseminate and reuse the ebook. The licence does not however permit commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission. To view a copy of this license visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. For more information about the experiment visit our FAQs

Sociological Abstracts

Supplement

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 6249

Why Not Jail?

Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction

Author: Rena Steinzor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316194884

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8807

The US Department of Justice is under fire for failing to prosecute banks that caused the 2008 economic meltdown because they are too big to jail. Prosecutors have long neglected to hold corporate executives accountable for chronic mistakes that kill and injure workers and customers. This book, the first of its kind, analyzes five industrial catastrophes that have killed or sickened consumers and workers or caused irrevocable harm to the environment. From the Texas City refinery explosion to the Upper Big Branch mine collapse, the root causes of these preventable disasters include crimes of commission and omission. Although federal prosecutors have made a start on holding low-level managers liable, far more aggressive prosecution is appropriate as a matter of law, policy, and justice. Written in accessible and jargon-free language, this book recommends innovative interpretations of existing laws to elevate the prosecution of white-collar crime at the federal and state levels.

International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime

Author: Henry N. Pontell,Gilbert L. Geis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387341118

Category: Social Science

Page: 702

View: 761

Insider trading. Savings and loan scandals. Enron. Corporate crimes were once thought of as victimless offenses, but now—with billions of dollars and an increasingly global economy at stake—this is understood to be far from the truth. The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime explores the complex interplay of factors involved when corporate cultures normalize lawbreaking, and when organizational behavior is pushed to unethical (and sometimes inhumane) limits. Featuring original contributions from a panel of experts representing North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia, this timely volume presents multidisciplinary views on recent corporate wrongdoing affecting economic and social conditions worldwide. Criminal liability and intent Stock market and financial crime Bribery and extortion Computer and identity fraud Health care fraud Crime in the professions Industrial pollution Political corruption War crimes and genocide Contributors offer case studies, historical and sociopolitical analyses, theoretical and legal perspectives, and comparative studies, featuring examples as varied as NASA, Parmalat, the Italian government, and Watergate. Criminal justice responses to these phenomena, the role of the media in exposing or minimizing them, prevention, regulation, and self- policing strategies, and larger global issues emerging from economic crime are also featured. Richly diverse in its coverage, The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime is stimulating reading for students, academics, and professionals in a wide range of fields, from criminology and criminal justice to business and economics, psychology to social policy to ethics. This powerful information is certain to change many of our deeply held views on criminal behavior.

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