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The Fear of Crime

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351544632

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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Studies of the fear of crime have constituted what is undeniably the fastest growing research area within criminology in the last decade and this shows no sign of diminishing. The editors have a distinguished record of innovative research in the field, being responsible for a number of seminal empirical and theoretical articles. In this volume, they have collected together and for the first time, all the most significant contributions to the field. The collection includes an introductory essay by the editors and articles reflecting: an overview of the field; the causes of vulnerability; the sources of information on victimisation; the methods used to survey fear; the theoretical models employed to explain it; and the nature of policies designed to reduce fear.

Fear of Crime and Punitiveness

Results from International Student Surveys

Author: Helmut Kury,John Winterdyk

Publisher: Brockmeyer Verlag

ISBN: 3819609105

Category: Crime

Page: 216

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As a subject area of inquiry and research, fear of crime and punitiveness have played an increasingly important role in criminology. Since the early 1990s, and emanating largely from within the United States, there has been a growing body of research as well as increased attention given to the subject by the media and policy-makers. In part, triggered by the fact that the Unites States has the highest imprisonment rate (approx. 780/100,000 in 2012) in the Western world and still has the death penalty in most states, increasing attention has been paid to the impact of peoples' perceptions of crime, their fear of possible victimization, and their sense of punitivity to-wards offenders. And although the body of literature on fear of crime and puntivity has been growing, there still remain many regions and countries of the world where there is a dearth of such research. This collection includes several of the countries where such research represents the first of its kind. The reader will be provided a broad overview of the subject and presented with varied observations about fear of crime and punitivity from different parts of the world. As the project represents a novel and exploratory venture into the subject area, the collective content provided in this collection will hopefully also serve to advance future research and inform sentencing policy and initiatives to address fear of crime. This volume includes seven comparable reports in which the contributors used a common standardized survey to collect data on fear of crime and punitivity among post-secondary students. The countries represent a cross-section of different legal, political, and cultural systems. The countries also vary in their degree of criminal justice development and in terms of the rights of victims. In each of the contribu-tions, the author(s) provide an overview of their country before discussing the results of the survey they administered. The articles are prepared in a manner that allow varying degrees of comparison as well as recommendations for the future di-rection of this relatively new area of international inquiry. - Cover.

Victims and Victimology

Research, Policy and Practice

Author: Jo Goodey

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582437791

Category: Law

Page: 292

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This book provides an introduction to the key debates within the area of victims and victimology. While the mainstay of the text focuses on victim-centred criminal and social justice developments in England and Wales, examples from around the world are provided in order to explore the victims ¿place¿ in the context of wider political and policy debates. The book¿s eight chapters, together with its introduction and end comment, describe and comment on some of the most salient developments, in recent years, in so-called ¿victim-centred¿ justice. Victims and Victimology is suitable for courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Crime and the media

Author: Richard Victor Ericson

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 429

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The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology. The series

International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice

Author: Shlomo Giora Shoham,Ori Beck,Martin Kett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420053883

Category: Law

Page: 800

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At the outset of the twenty-first century, more than 9 million people are held in custody in over 200 countries around the world. --from the essay "Prisons and Jails" by Ron King The first comparative study of this increasingly integral social subject, International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice provides a comprehensive and balanced review of the philosophy and practicality of punishment. Drawn from the expertise of scholars and researchers from around the world, this book covers the theory, practice, history, and empirical evidence surrounding crime prevention, identification, retribution, and incarceration. It analyzes the efficacy of both traditional methods and thinking as well as novel concepts and approaches. Beginning with a study of the changing attitude of penal practice in Florida from one of offender transformation to one of risk-management, imprisonment, surveillance, and control, this volume embarks on an objective and sober appraisal of every aspect of the field. Contributions consider the sociology of incarcerated prisoners including the increasing prevalence of prison suicides. The book evaluates arguments regarding the world-wide abolition of capitol punishment from moral, utilitarian, and practical positions. It examines non-incarcerative and alternative punishments such as financial restoration and restrictions of liberty, as well as the positive effects of Victim Offender Mediation. It also considers several methods aimed at achieving measurable crime prevention including identifying at-risk juveniles and minimizing crimes of opportunity, as well as the pros and cons of employing the coercive power of police. Further essays consider subjects such as international policing, the roles of prosecution and defense attorneys, current discretionary sentencing practices, and the role and treatment of victims. The volume concludes with two chapters of case studies that provide a "hands-on" feel for the interplay of the concepts discussed. This volume is the first in a three-part trilogy. See also The International Handbook of Victimology and The International Handbook of Criminology.

Cyberspace Crime

Author: D.S wall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351776614

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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This book was published in 2003.This book is a collection of key texts that have contributed towards, or have reflected, the various debates that have taken place over crime and the internet during that past decade. The texts are organised into three parts. The first contains a number of viewpoints and perspectives that facilitate our broader understanding of cyberspace crime/ cybercrimes. The second part addresses each of the major types of cybercrime - trespass/ hacking/cracking, thefts/ deceptions, obscenities/ pornography, violence - and illustrate their associated problems of definition and resolution. The third and final part contains a selection of texts that each deal with the impact of cyberspace crime upon specific criminal justice processes: the police and the trial process.

Victimology

Author: Paul Elliott Rock

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855214057

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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International Handbook of Victimology

Author: Shlomo Giora Shoham,Paul Knepper,Martin Kett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420085488

Category: Law

Page: 732

View: 4386

In the nearly four decades since the First International Symposium on Victimology convened in Jerusalem in 1973, some concepts and themes have continued to hold a prominent place in the literature, while new ones have also emerged. Exploring enduring topics such as conceptions of victimhood, secondary and hidden victimization, and social services for victims along with more recent issues, the International Handbook of Victimology provides an interdisciplinary study of the topic from a diverse range of professionals on the cutting edge of victimology research. Forty experts from top research facilities and universities around the world provide input on the traditional longstanding issues that surround the field of victimology and explore newer themes such as restorative justice, the use of government-sponsored crime victimization surveys, compensation and restitution schemes, and victims’ rights legislation. The second in a trilogy of volumes, this handbook examines victimology from criminology, sociology, psychology, law, and philosophy perspectives. Topics discussed include: Theoretical and historical frameworks used in the study of victimology Advances in research methods, including GIS technology Patterns of victimization, including drug- sex-, and work-related Responses to victimization by the victim and society Restorative justice issues Victimization as it occurs in various social divisions Describing current research and identifying new ideas and topics of concern, the book collectively presents the “state-of-the-art” of the field today. In doing so, it helps to inform contemporary understanding of an eternal societal plague. Those wishing to continue their studies should consult the International Handbook of Criminology and the International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice, which complete the trilogy.

Russian and Post-Soviet Organized Crime

Author: Mark Galeotti

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780754621768

Category: Law

Page: 340

View: 4406

Diverse perspectives including comparative, structural and ethnic frameworks, ensure a balanced treatment of a pervasive element of modern Russia.

Occupational Crime

Author: Gerald Mars

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 415

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Occupational crime is found in the whole range of occupations and at all levels and all professions. Yet despite the fact that these activities are widespread and well known, it is an area blurred by contradictory perceptions, denials and arguments over definition. Presenting the most influential essays on occupational law, this volume sheds valuable light on this widely contested field of law.

Violence

Author: Elizabeth Anne Stanko

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 642

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Violence is a collection, in a conveniently accessible form, of the most influential articles by leading authorities in the study of violence. It is organised in a unique way that enables readers to conceptualise violence and its explanations in a manner that itself interrogates the theme of the book, what is violence and how might it be understood. It provides an international reference work, combined with an authoritative introduction by the editor.

Prostitution

Author: Roger Matthews,Maggie O'Neill

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 636

View: 694

The widely held contention that prostitution is the 'oldest profession' has served to militate against a proper investigation of its changing nature, meaning and significance over time. In responce to this, this volume examines the many facets of prostitution looking in particular at its history, sociology, politics and regulation.

Current Publications in Legal and Related Fields

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 543

Fraud: The extent and causes of white collar crime

Author: Michael Levi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fraud

Page: N.A

View: 8435

Social History of Crime, Policing and Punishment

Author: Robert P. Weiss

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781840144536

Category: Law

Page: 566

View: 7833

The International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology aims to present a publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Criminal Justice and the Mentally Disordered

Author: Jill Peay

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855219625

Category: Law

Page: 556

View: 4884

The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Crime and the risk society

Author: Pat O'Malley

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 1357

The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Integrative Criminology

Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 599

View: 9568

The essays collected together in this volume explore a development in criminology - the emerging paradigm of integrative study. The integrative wave covers both mainstream and critical criminologies and is part of a larger and emerging paradigm of interdisciplinarity that transcends East/West and North/South relations. This book is essentially devoted to the value and practice of interdisciplinary criminology. The contributions aim to represent the full array of integrative thinking and analysis, and are divided into five parts.

Transnational Crime

Author: Nikos Passas

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781840140002

Category: Social Science

Page: 571

View: 7885

An examination of aspects of transnational crime. The book explores the threat of transnational crime - particularly organized crime - cross-border criminal enterprises such as illegal immigrant smuggling and the black market arms trade, and the transnational misconduct of legitimate organizations.

State Crime: Exposing, sanctioning, and preventing state crime

Author: David O. Friedrichs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Genocide

Page: N.A

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