Enduring Issues in Criminology

Author: Ronald L. Boostrom

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565102552

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 310

View: 3651

Essays discuss such topics as crime prevention programs, the causes of crime and criminal behavior, and the purpose of laws

Issues in Law and Society (First Edition)

Author: Michelle Foster

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781621313281

Category:

Page: 218

View: 5827

The anthology "Enduring Issues in Law and Society" is a reflection on how members of society can live together without causing harm to others. The solution is rooted in the basic concepts of equality, fairness, and justice, which informed the selected readings. The book uses real-world examples to give students information, and encourages them to think critically about contemporary social issues. Section One helps students understand crime, law, and justice. It introduces social justice theory, and addresses general misinformation about crime. Section Two identifies inequities that contribute to crime including racial inequities, and inequities within the justice system. Section Three addresses policy and social justice. Readers will learn about specific cases that deal with legal attempts to increase social justice. Section Four focuses on social ills that lead to crime. This section also examines public attitudes toward gun usage for self-protection. An introduction to each section provides insight into the material and prepares students for effective reading. Michelle Foster holds master's degrees in political science and justice studies, both from Kent State University, where she is currently an adjunct instructor. She writes regularly on criminology and criminal justice, with recent works appearing in the "Praxis Journal," the "Encyclopedia of Criminology & Criminal Justice," and the "Encyclopedia of American Law & Criminal Justice."

The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies

Author: Bruce Arrigo,Heather Bersot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113686850X

Category: Law

Page: 688

View: 4620

This book presents the enduring debates and emerging challenges in crime and justice studies from an international and multi-disciplinary perspective.

Violence

The Enduring Problem

Author: Alex Alvarez,Ronet Bachman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506349080

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 1080

The Third Edition of Violence: The Enduring Problem offers an interdisciplinary and reader-friendly exploration of the patterns and correlations of individual and collective violent acts using the most contemporary research, theories, and cases. Responding to the fear of pervasive violence in the world, authors Alex Alvarez and Ronet Bachman address the various legislative, social, and political efforts to curb violent behavior. They expertly incorporate a wide range of the most current cases to help readers interpret the nature and dynamics of a variety of different, yet connected, forms of violence. While most texts of this type simply cover individual acts of violence, this book offers readers a broader perspective, covering more collective violence activities such as terrorism, mob violence, and genocide.

The Other World

Author: Joseph N. Weatherby,Craig Arceneaux,Emmit B. Evans,Dianne Long,Ira Reed,Olga D. Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317343093

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 496

The Other World combines a thematic and area studies approach to explore contemporary global issues in the developing world. Accessible and interdisciplinary, this text offers political, economic, social, and historical analysis plus case studies on Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, Central Asia and the Southern Near Abroad, and Asia. Highlighting similarities and differences among these regions and focusing on enduring problems, The Other World is a practical look at the issues affecting the majority of the world's population.

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506306837

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 4519

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sixth Edition continues to demonstrate the vital role research plays by integrating in-depth, real-world case studies with a comprehensive discussion of research methods. By pairing research techniques with practical examples from the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt equip students to evaluate and conduct research. Covering research findings from critical areas in criminal justice, such as police use of force, cybercrime, and race, this text helps students understand the importance of research, not just the process. The Sixth Edition of this best-selling text retains the strengths of previous editions while breaking ground with emergent research methods, enhanced tools for learning in the text and online, and contemporary, fascinating research findings. Students engage with the wide realm of new research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and benefit from the wide variety of new exercises to help them practice as they learn.

Criminology

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Author: Anthony Walsh,Lee Ellis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412938406

Category: Social Science

Page: 495

View: 3458

This unique text offers an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and criminality by integrating the latest theories, concepts, and research from sociology, psychology, and biology. Offering a more complete look at the world of criminology than any other existing text, authors Anthony Walsh and Lee Ellis first present criminological theory and concepts in their traditional form and then show how integrating theory and concepts from the more basic sciences can complement, expand, strengthen, and add coherence to them.

Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

Author: Jeff Kingston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135084149

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 9108

This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Chapters reflect the standards of rigorous scholarly work, but also exceed them in their accessibility of language and engagement with concerns relevant to non-specialists. The probing analysis of key debates and issues confronting Japan make this ideal for college courses and an essential reference work on Japan/Asia for libraries. This book encompasses a range of disciplines in the social sciences and thus will be useful for a variety of courses including Comparative Politics, Media Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Asian Studies, International Relations, Public Policy, Healthcare, Education, Judicial Reform, Gender and Minority Studies. The strength of this volume is in the collective efforts of accomplished experts providing in-depth analysis and up-to-date comprehensive coverage of Japan in the 21st century. Students will gain the analytical insights and information necessary to assess the challenges that confront the Japanese people, policymakers and private and public sector institutions. Key issues covered in this volume include: * Rapidly Aging society * Changing Employment system * Energy policy-Nuclear and Renewable * Gender discrimination * Immigration * Ethnic minorities * Trade policy * Civil society * Rural Japan * Okinawa * Post-3.11 Tsunami, earthquake, nuclear meltdown developments * Internationalization * Sino-Japanese relations * East Asia’s divisive history

Criminological Perspectives

Essential Readings

Author: Eugene McLaughlin,John Muncie,Gordon Hughes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761941446

Category: Social Science

Page: 612

View: 2017

This book presents in accessible form the most relevant readings from the diverse criminology literature, and provides students with direct access to the main theories and perspectives, which underpin and shape the discipline of criminology.

Racial Issues in Criminal Justice

The Case of African Americans

Author: Marvin D. Free

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275975623

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 8738

There is a path leading to authentic manhood, cut by men who have gone before us, sons following in the footsteps of their fathers, generation after generation. There are perils along the trail, even disastersall the more reason to rely on the guidance of a Father who has gone before. But in an age when true fathers are in short supply, how do you find the path to manhood? How do you steer clear of the dangers? John Eldredge calls men back to a simple and reassuring truth: God is our Father. In life's trials and triumphs, God is initiating boys and men through the stages of manhood from Beloved Son to Cowboy to Warrior to Lover to King to Sage. Fathered by God maps out the path of manhoodnot more rules, not another list of principles, not formulas, but a sure path men have followed for centuries before us. Find that path and become the man God sees in you.

Statistics in Criminal Justice

Author: David Weisburd,Chester Britt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461491703

Category: Social Science

Page: 783

View: 1654

Statistics in Criminal Justice takes an approach that emphasizes the application and interpretation of statistics in research in crime and justice. This text is meant for both students and researchers who want to gain a basic understanding of common statistical methods used in this field. In general, the text relies on a building-block approach, meaning that each chapter helps to prepare the student for the chapters that follow. It also means that the level of sophistication of the text increases as the text progresses. Throughout the text there is an emphasis on comprehension and interpretation, rather than computation. However, as the statistical methods discussed become more complex and demanding to compute, there is increasing use and integration of statistical software. This approach is meant to provide the reader with an accessible, yet sophisticated understanding of statistics that can be used to examine real-life criminal justice problems with popular statistical software programs. The primary goal of the text is to give students and researchers a basic understanding of statistical concepts and methods that will leave them with the confidence and the tools for tackling more complex problems on their own. New to the 4th Edition · New chapter on experimental design and the analysis of experimental data. · New chapter on multi-level models, including growth-curve models. · New computer exercises throughout the text to illustrate the use of both SPSS and Stata. · Revision of exercises at the end of each chapter that places greater emphasis on using statistical software. · Additional resources on the text’s web site for instructors and students, including answers to selected problems, syntax for replicating text examples in SPSS and Stata, and other materials that can be used to supplement the use of the text.

Challenges and Controversies in Management Research

Author: Bill Lee,Catherine Cassell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136848045

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 462

View: 1021

Management research has expanded considerably over recent decades. The impetus for such growth comes from a wide range of forces both inside and outside of the academic community stimulate and regulate its development, while the audience for which management research might be considered to be useful and the extent of that usefulness are highly contested. This book seeks to explore the forces that drive the development of management research, shape its current state and influence its future potential.

The Effects of Imprisonment

Author: Alison Liebling,Shadd Maruna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134012462

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 1225

As the number of prisoners in the UK, USA and elsewhere continues to rise, so have concerns risen about the damaging short term and long term effects this has on prisoners. This book brings together a group of leading authorities in this field, both academics and practitioners, to address the complex issues this has raised, to assess the implications and results of research in this field, and to suggest ways of mitigating the often devastating personal and psychological consequences of imprisonment.

Enduring Violence

Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala

Author: Cecilia Menjívar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520948416

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8963

Drawing on revealing, in-depth interviews, Cecilia Menjívar investigates the role that violence plays in the lives of Ladina women in eastern Guatemala, a little-visited and little-studied region. While much has been written on the subject of political violence in Guatemala, Menjívar turns to a different form of suffering—the violence embedded in institutions and in everyday life so familiar and routine that it is often not recognized as such. Rather than painting Guatemala (or even Latin America) as having a cultural propensity for normalizing and accepting violence, Menjívar aims to develop an approach to examining structures of violence—profound inequality, exploitation and poverty, and gender ideologies that position women in vulnerable situations— grounded in women’s experiences. In this way, her study provides a glimpse into the root causes of the increasing wave of feminicide in Guatemala, as well as in other Latin American countries, and offers observations relevant for understanding violence against women around the world today.

Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Russell K. Schutt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506359566

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 5528

Fundamentals of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition introduces students to the multifaceted subject of research methods and shows them why research is important in the field of criminology and criminal justice. This brief version of Ronet Bachman and Russell K. Schutt’s successful textbook (The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice) simplifies complex concepts with real-world research examples found in everyday experiences in the criminology and criminal justice professions. The thoroughly updated Fourth Edition of this bestseller reflects the most recent developments in research methods, including the use of big data, increased coverage of crime mapping, evidence-based and web-based research, along with the most current research examples impacting the field. This is an excellent introductory text for undergraduate research courses, and is ideal for students who want to understand how and why criminal justice research is done to become critical consumers of research.

Contemporary Issues in Taxation Research

Author: Tax Research Network (U.K.). Conference,Andrew Lymer,David Salter (LL. B.)

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754631422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

View: 3373

The treatment of the material in this book by scholars from various academic disciplines and with differing geographical perspectives also gives distinct and instructive insights into widely recognised and enduring taxation problems within the above-mentioned subject areas. Further, an appreciation and understanding of the multi-faceted approaches which may be adopted for problem solving, and which are evident in this book, can only enhance the prospects of the ultimate resolution of these problems.

The Criminology of Place

Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem

Author: David Weisburd,Elizabeth R. Groff,Sue-Ming Yang

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199709106

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8824

The study of crime has focused primarily on why particular people commit crime or why specific communities have higher crime levels than others. In The Criminology of Place, David Weisburd, Elizabeth Groff, and Sue-Ming Yang present a new and different way of looking at the crime problem by examining why specific streets in a city have specific crime trends over time. Based on a 16-year longitudinal study of crime in Seattle, Washington, the book focuses our attention on small units of geographic analysis-micro communities, defined as street segments. Half of all Seattle crime each year occurs on just 5-6 percent of the city's street segments, yet these crime hot spots are not concentrated in a single neighborhood and street by street variability is significant. Weisburd, Groff, and Yang set out to explain why. The Criminology of Place shows how much essential information about crime is inevitably lost when we focus on larger units like neighborhoods or communities. Reorienting the study of crime by focusing on small units of geography, the authors identify a large group of possible crime risk and protective factors for street segments and an array of interventions that could be implemented to address them. The Criminology of Place is a groundbreaking book that radically alters traditional thinking about the crime problem and what we should do about it.

Violent Crime

Clinical and Social Implications

Author: Christopher J. Ferguson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412959933

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

View: 414

This edited volume is designed to cover both the foundations of criminal behavior as well as ′cutting edge′ research on the etiology, nature, assessment, and treatment of individuals who commit violent crime. Interdisciplinary in nature, this text draws from research in clinical psychology, social psychology, criminal justice, medicine, and biology. Equal consideration is given to environmental and biological research into criminal behavior. Furthermore, this text takes a critical approach to the research with frank discussions of what is known and what is yet to be determined, and presents this material in a straightforward manner that will challenge students to think critically.

Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Raymond R. Paternoster

Publisher: Sage Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781506326108

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 7655

Statistics for Criminology and Criminal Justice, Fourth Edition offers students a practical and comprehensive introduction to statistics and highlights the integral role research and statistics play in the study of criminology and criminal justice. Packed with real-world case studies and contemporary examples utilizing the most current crime data and empirical research available, students not only learn how to perform and understand statistical analyses, but also recognize the connection between statistical analyses use in everyday life and its importance to criminology and criminal justice. Written by two well-known experts in the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Raymond Paternoster continue to facilitate learning by presenting statistical formulas with step-by-step instructions for calculation. This "how to calculate and interpret statistics" approach avoids complicated proofs and discussions of statistical theory, without sacrificing statistical rigor. The Fourth Edition is replete with new examples exploring key issues in today's world, motivating students to investigate research questions related to criminal justice and criminology with statistics and conduct research of their own along the way. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning.

Violent Criminal Acts and Actors Revisited

Author: Lonnie H. Athens

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252066085

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

View: 3536

Lonnie Athens returns to his pioneering work and enlarges his original explanation of violent crime, constructed from case-by-case analyses of chilling, first-person accounts. He now takes into account not only the violent act and actor, but also the community that the actor inhabits and in which the act occurs. While recounting his journey, he uncovered some deeply rooted problems that still plague the field of criminology.