Crimcomics Issue 5

Anomie and Strain Theories

Author: Krista S. Gehring,Michael R. Batista

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190207182

Category: Social Science

Page: 32

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CrimComics offers a new way to approach criminological theory by engaging students with impactful, highly visual illustrated texts. Each CrimComics Issue traces the development of the theory--placing it in social and political context--and demonstrates its application to the real world. The last page of each Issue features review questions and key terms. Issue 5, Anomie and Strain Theories, introduces students to Robert Merton's Anomie Theory, which posits that the idea of the American dream is implicated in the social production of crime. It also discusses two extensions of his theory, General Strain Theory and Institutional-Anomie Theory. Other issues include Issue 1: Origins of Criminology, Issue 2: Biology and Criminality, Issue 3: Classical and Neoclassical Criminology, and Issue 4, Social Disorganization Theory.

Criminological Theories

Introduction and Evaluation

Author: Ronald L. Akers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948291

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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In Criminological Theories, the noted criminologist Ronald Akers provides thorough description, discussion, and appraisal of the leading theories of crime/delinquent behavior and law/criminal justice - the origin and history of each theory and its contemporary developments and adherents. Akers offers a clear explanation of each theory (the central concepts and hypotheses of each theory as well as critical criteria for evaluating each theory in terms of its empirical validity). Researchers and librarians, as well as general readers, will find this book a very useful tool and will applaud its clear and understandable exposition of abstract concepts.

How to Rob an Armored Car

Author: Iain Levison

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569475997

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

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Three down-on-their-luck friends in a dying Pennsylvania coal town are looking for a way out. Mitch is a rebellious malcontent whose bad attitude gets him fired from a chain box store. Doug can identify any pill by looking at it and any 1980s rock song by the first three notes, but doesn't understand credit scores. Kevin got married and had a kid too young and is now on parole after serving jail time for growing marijuana. The three of them dabble in petty crime and believe they have a talent for it, but things soon get out of hand...

Criminal Justice and Moral Issues

Author: Robert F. Meier,Gilbert Geis

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195330601

Category: Law

Page: 272

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This text addresses the following two questions: "What kinds of problems can the law solve?" and "What kinds of problems does the law create?" Using these questions as starting points, Meier and Geis evenhandedly explore the role and function of law relating to six major issues that often divide Americans today: prostitution, drug use, homosexuality, abortion, pornography, and gambling. Statutes and public opinion have shifted dramatically over recent decades in regard to these behaviors. The book details these developments and offers explanations of why they have occurred.

Families, Delinquency, and Crime

Linking Society's Most Basic Institution to Antisocial Behavior

Author: Ronald L. Simons,Leslie Gordon Simons,Lora Ebert Wallace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781931719308

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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The authors (of the U. of Georgia and Western Illinois U.) review and evaluate sociological, criminological, and psychological literature on the link between family life and antisocial behavior. They offer separate sections on child and adolescent antisocial behavior and adult antisocial behavior, paying particular attention to how the family socia

Crime and the Lifecourse

An Introduction

Author: Michael L. Benson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415994926

Category: Law

Page: 239

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In recent years, the lifecourse perspective has become a popular theoretical orientation toward crime. Yet despite its growing importance in the field of criminology, most textbooks give it only cursory treatment. Crime and the Lifecourse: An Introduction by Michael L. Benson provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary research and theory on the life-course approach to crime. The book emphasizes a conceptual understanding of this approach. A special feature is the integration of qualitative and quantitative research on criminal life histories. This book: provides an overview of the life course approach and describes the major concepts and issues in lifecourse theory as it applies to criminology reviews evidence on biological and genetic influences on crime reviews research on the role of the family in crime and juvenile delinquency provides a detailed discussion of the criminological lifecourse theories of Moffitt, Hagan, Sampson and Laub, and others discusses the connections between youthful crime and adult outcomes in education, occupation, and marriage presents an application of the lifecourse approach to white-collar crime discusses how macro sociological and historical developments have influenced the shape of the lifecourse in American society as it relates to patterns in crime.

Thugs and Thieves

The Differential Etiology of Violence

Author: Joanne Savage,Kevin H. Wozniak

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195393589

Category: Developmental psychology

Page: 416

View: 8231

"Thugs and Thieves argues that understanding the differential etiology of violence constitutes a fundamental chasm in the empirical literature. The authors address the important, unanswered question of why some individuals commit violent offenses while others restrict themselves to nonviolent ones"--

CrimComics Issue 3

Classical and Neoclassical Criminology

Author: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Krista S Gehring,Michael R. Batista

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190207168


Page: 32

View: 8703

CrimComics offers a new way to approach criminological theory by engaging students with impactful, highly visual illustrated texts. Each CrimComics Issue traces the development of the theory--placing it in social and political context--and demonstrates its application to the real world. The last page of each Issue features review questions and key terms. Issue 3, Classical and Neoclassical Criminology, begins with introducing students to Cesare Beccaria and Jeremy Bentham, two of the main proponents of the Classical School of criminology. This issue then outlines changes in the United States that led to a resurgence of these ideas in the latter part of the twentieth century, which influenced the development of several neoclassical criminological theories. Other issues include Issue 1: Origins of Criminology and Issue 2: Biology and Criminality.

Explaining Criminals and Crime

Essays in Contemporary Criminological Theory

Author: Raymond Paternoster,Ronet Bachman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891487323

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 1638

A collection of original essays addressing theories of criminal behavior that is written at a level appropriate for undergraduate students. This book offers section introductions that provide a historical background for each theory, key issues that the theory addresses, and a discussion of any controversies generated by the theory.

Significant Cases in Criminal Procedure

Author: Craig Hemmens,Alan Thompson,Lisa S. Nored

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199957910

Category: Law

Page: 214

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Easily accessible to undergraduates, Significant Cases in Criminal Procedure, Second Edition, offers a clear, comprehensive introduction to criminal procedure. Rather than providing complete opinions, which may overwhelm students, the authors present case briefs, along with analyses, explanations, and short excerpts. In addition to the case summaries, the book includes lists of all of the cases it covers, both in alphabetical order and grouped by topic; a short introduction to each topic; and an index. CRIMINAL JUSTICE CASE BRIEFS SERIES Significant Cases in Criminal Procedure, Second Edition Craig Hemmens, Alan Thompson, and Lisa S. Nored (978-0-19-995791-0) Significant Cases in Corrections, Second Edition Craig Hemmens, Barbara Belbot, and Katherine Bennett (978-0-19-994858-1) Significant Cases in Juvenile Justice, Second Edition Craig Hemmens, Benjamin Steiner, and David Mueller (978-0-19-995841-2)

Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Robert M. Bohm,Jeffery T. Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199843831

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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From myths about crime and punishment to dangerous misunderstandings about the administration of justice, Demystifying Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, exposes--and aims to correct--many of the American public's misconceptions about the criminal justice system. Designed to stimulate critical thinking, this volume not only provides students with a deeper understanding of crime and criminal justice but also encourages them to question generally accepted beliefs more broadly. FEATURES * Revised and updated chapters contributed by a broad range of experts and scholars * Incorporates the most up-to-date research * Ten brand-new chapters covering misconceptions about juvenile offenders, the rehabilitation of sex offenders, the use of police force, and other controversial issues * Rich pedagogy: review questions, discussion/critical thinking questions, relevant websites, and additional reading suggestions

Principles of European Prison Law and Policy

Penology and Human Rights

Author: Dirk van Zyl Smit,Sonja Snacken

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191018821

Category: Law

Page: 488

View: 7946

In recent years European prison law and policy have emerged as a force to be reckoned with. This book explores its development and analyses the penological and human rights foundations on which it is based. It examines the findings of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, the recommendations of the Council of Europe, and the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. From these sources it makes the general principles that underlie European prison law and policy explicit, emphasising the principle of using imprisonment as a last resort and the recognition of prisoners' rights. The book then moves on to apply these principles to conditions of imprisonment, regimes in prison, contacts between prisoners and the outside world, and the maintenance of good order in prisons. The final chapter of the book considers how European prison law and policy could best be advanced in future. The authors argue that the European Court of Human Rights should adopt a more proactive approach to ensuring that imprisonment is used only as a last resort, and that a more radical interpretation of the existing provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights will allow it to do so. It concludes that the growing cooperation on prison matters within Europe bodes well for the increased recognition of prisoners' rights across Europe. In spite of some countervailing voices, Europe should increasingly be able to give an international lead in a human rights approach to prison law and policy in the same way it has done with the abolition of the death penalty.

Media and Crime

Content, Context and Consequence

Author: Katrina Clifford,Rob White

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195598285

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Public knowledge of crime and criminal justice often develops through the media to the extent that, for some people, the media may be their sole source of information on these issues and systems. The role that the media plays in shaping public perceptions of crime and criminality, and framingdebates about criminal justice and responses to crime, is therefore undeniable. For these reasons, questions of media influence have become a prominent aspect of criminological theorising and inquiry. Media and Crime offers a new and innovative approach to these debates and analysis by combining the skills and expertise of journalism and media studies with criminological knowledge to critically interrogate the nexus between the media and crime, and the linkages between process, practice andrepresentation. Wide-ranging in subject matter, and international in scope, it provides a theoretically informed analysis of media constructions of crime, criminality and criminal justice. Media and Crime will be of interest to scholars, practitioners and students of journalism, media studies,criminology, sociology, and the general reader.

In Their Own Words

Criminals on Crime

Author: Michael L. Birzer,Paul Cromwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190298272

Category: Crime

Page: 448

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Revised edition of In their own words, 2014.

Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance

Author: Thomas Dain Stucky,Marvin D. Krohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195340860

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

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This new book from noted criminologists Charis Kubrin, Thomas Stucky and Marvin Krohn is a unique supplement for criminological theory courses, graduate level research methods courses, or seminars that take a close look at the development of criminological theory and/or methods. This book is intended to bridge the gap between theory and research in the study of crime and deviant behavior. There are a number of textbooks that provide excellent summaries of criminological theories. Many ofthese include critiques of the theories discussing the empirical evidence that has been rendered in support (or not) of those theories. However, empirical evidence is only as good as the research methods that were used to generate it. Theory texts do not critically evaluate the research methods that generate the findings they cite. The student, therefore, obtains an impression of the utility of the theory based on an uncritical assessment of the research evidence. The purpose of this book is to explicitly assess the research methods that have been used to test nine theoretical perspectives of crime. Specifically, the authors focus on sampling, measurement, and analytical issues in doing theoretically directed research.

Criminology Goes to the Movies

Crime Theory and Popular Culture

Author: Nicole Rafter,Michelle Brown

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814777414

Category: Law

Page: 236

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From a look at classics like Psycho and Double Indemnity to recent films like Traffic and Thelma & Louise, Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown show that criminological theory is produced not only in the academy, through scholarly research, but also in popular culture, through film. Criminology Goes to the Movies connects with ways in which students are already thinking criminologically through engagements with popular culture, encouraging them to use the everyday world as a vehicle for theorizing and understanding both crime and perceptions of criminality. The first work to bring a systematic and sophisticated criminological perspective to bear on crime films, Rafter and Brown’s book provides a fresh way of looking at cinema, using the concepts and analytical tools of criminology to uncover previously unnoticed meanings in film, ultimately making the study of criminological theory more engaging and effective for students while simultaneously demonstrating how theories of crime circulate in our mass-mediated worlds. The result is an illuminating new way of seeing movies and a delightful way of learning about criminology. Instructor's Guide

House of Penance

Author: Peter J. Tomasi

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630084476

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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A horrific take on the true story of the Winchester haunted house and one woman's mission to wash away the blood curse of the Winchester rifle from claiming her own life and soul. This is a tale about guilt, ghosts, and guns...of how fortune brings misfortune, as a grim and determined woman oversees the construction of a house twenty four hours a day for twenty years with the simple motto of keep busy building or get busy dying. "Peter Tomasi and Ian Bertram make you want to sleep with the lights on after reading this tale of horror and dread that wraps you around the throat and doesn't let go. There's a price for everything, and we are reminded of that in the most entertaining, and disturbing, way." - Geoff Johns (Justice League) "House of Penance is Peter Tomasi's finest work to date, a haunting, macabre experience that will stay with any thoughtful reader long after its conclusion. A fine tale well told, and highly recommended." -Garth Ennis (Preacher)

Crime and Criminals

Contemporary and Classic Readings

Author: Frank R. Scarpitti,Amie L. Nielsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891487095

Category: Social Science

Page: 543

View: 2351

Offers a collection of articles intended to introduce core issues in understanding crime. Divided into six sections, this book also covers the theories of crime and features conceptualizations, extensions, and applications of contemporary works designed to ease instruction in the classroom.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

A Brief Edition

Author: John Randolph Fuller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190298173

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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Introduction to Criminal Justice: A Brief Edition provides students with coverage of core concepts supported by student-tested pedagogical tools that promote student engagement, thought-provoking classroom discussions, and critical-thinking skills.