The Sociology of Shoplifting

Boosters and Snitches Today

Author: Lloyd W. Klemke

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 159

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Klemke provides an up-to-date review and analysis of the research and theoretical work on shoplifting. The analysis is structured by the three questions which dominate the sociology of deviance literature: (1) Who shoplifts and how do they do it? (2) Why do they shoplift? and (3) How do store personnel and the legal system deal with shoplifters?

Victimizing Vulnerable Groups

Images of Uniquely High-risk Crime Targets

Author: Charisse Tia Maria Coston

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275966140

Category: Political Science

Page: 387

View: 1671

Examines particular demographics that are susceptible as targets of crime.

A History of Federal Crime Control Initiatives, 1960-1993

Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275946494

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 8748

Discusses federal initiatives for crime control and presents the argument that presidential and congressional initiatives are largely symbolic, in chapters that examine the anticrime policy agendas of Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. The final chapter provides information on

Criminal Justice in England and the United States

Author: J. David Hirschel,William O. Wakefield

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275941338

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 4433

A detailed comparison between the English and U.S. criminal justice systems.

Self-fulfilling Prophecy

A Practical Guide to Its Use in Education

Author: Robert T. Tauber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275955021

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 5883

Explores the effects of self-fulfilling prophecy on students and teachers, with chapters on mechanisms of the self-fulfilling prophecy, and expectations linked to gender, race, name, appearance, and socioeconomic level. Testimonials by teachers at all levels relate their experiences. Useful for pre-

The Psychopathology of Serial Murder

A Theory of Violence

Author: Stephen J. Giannangelo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275954345

Category: Psychology

Page: 122

View: 7556

In this book, criminologist Stephen Giannangelo offers an original theory of the origins and development of the serial murderer. The author constructs a two-part model of the serial murderer's development. The first part outlines biological factors and concomitant psychological anomalies that can predispose individuals toward homicidal behavior. Then, in developing the second part of his model, Giannangelo describes how a traumatic environmental stressor may trigger a cyclical pattern of violent behavior in those persons predisposed to kill. Having constructed his archetype of the serial killer, the author concludes by suggesting how diagnostic tools could be constructed and employed by psychologists, criminologists, and law enforcement officials to recognize the serial killer and to arrest the cycle of violence.

Chaos, criminology, and social justice

the new orderly (dis)order

Author: Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 221

View: 6452

Key researchers in the fields of criminology and law demonstrate the application of the conceptual tools of chaos theory in providing new theoretical insights and suggested transformative practices for building the just society.

Asphalt Justice

A Critique of the Criminal Justice System in America

Author: John Raymond Cook

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275968274

Category: Law

Page: 211

View: 3255

Challenges the current criminal justice emphasis on incarceration and punishment and encourages instead a focus on rehabilitation and treatment.

American Skinheads

The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime

Author: Mark S. Hamm

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 8443

The author presents historical specificity for a modern theory of hate crime, then rigorously tests the theory with interview data derived from skinheads who have committed an array of violent acts against persons because of their race, religion, or sexual preference--the classic "outgroups" of American society.

War Stories

An Oral History of Life Behind Bars

Author: Susann Walens

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 9409

A poignant and often startling account of one woman's experiences as an instructor in a maximum security prison.

State crime, the media, and the invasion of Panama

Author: Christina Jacqueline Johns,P. Ward Johnson

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

View: 5622

Johns and Johnson analyze the invasion of Panama in order to explore the ways in which the War on Drugs has been used as an ideological justification for a projection of U.S. state power into Latin America. They characterize the Bush Administration's reasons for the invasion as cynical ideological rhetoric which covered up strategic interests the United States had in deposing Noriega and replacing him with a more cooperative regime. The authors particularly discuss the role of media coverage, including the demonization of Noriega and the immediate adoption by the corporate media of the name "Operation Just Cause," in legitimating the invasion and transforming it in popular ideology as a law enforcement operation. Finally, they examine the aftermath of the invasion in the United States--Bush's popularity ratings, the distortion of civilian casualty information, the macho celebration of the war--and in Panama--the destruction of the labor and independence movements, the puppet Endara government, and the increased drug trafficking through Panama.

Varieties of criminology

readings from a dynamic discipline

Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275947743

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8580

Whether criminologists position themselves in the "left" or "right" of the field, the reality common to their work involves a reconsideration of virtually all of our past theoretical journeys in criminology. This book captures the range of criminological thinking today, and provides a picture of a dynamic discipline in transition. Chapters consider contemporary theoretical development and discussion, focusing on street crime, youth and identity, and crime and social control in relation to questions of gender, class, race, learning, and culture. While there is disagreement among the authors about whether criminologists are developing "new" theory or circulating "old" theory, their contributions in this reader demonstrate the emerging plurality in criminological discourse, revealing continuities and discontinuities between "old" and "new."

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Selected Acquisitions

Author: Robert Crown Law Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Power, ideology, and the war on drugs

nothing succeeds like failure

Author: Christina Jacqueline Johns

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

View: 6087

This book examines the ineffectiveness of the "War on Drugs," its heightened social costs, and the international and political implications of the policy.

Sociological Abstracts

Supplement

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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Out in the storm

drug-addicted women living as shoplifters and sex workers

Author: Gail A. Caputo

Publisher: Northeastern Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 231

View: 7437

Based on interview material and life histories that create a vivid narrative, this remarkable volume is the culmination of three years of ethnographic research examining thirty-eight women with drug addictions in the Philadelphia area who took up criminal occupations of shoplifting and sex work. It provides in-depth criminological analysis of drug addiction and female criminality in addition to the sociology of crime work and occupations. Because most of the women interviewed are poor African-Americans raised and living in socially and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods, Caputo pays particular attention to gender, class, and other systems of status in the complex interactions between women's lives, drug addiction, and criminality. Out in the Storm reveals similarities and differences in pathways women take to drug addiction and particular crimes and illustrates how women manage both the business and risks of crime in urban drug cultures. Caputo devotes careful attention to the technical and organizational aspects of shoplifting and sex work and is equally sensitive to nuance and difference among those she interviewed. While her subjects struggle to overcome much pain brought on by victimization and to live within social and economic constraints, Caputo illustrates how these women make crime work and demonstrates how they can -- and do -- make choices. With her analysis of shoplifting, Caputo provides rich, new insight into one of society's most compelling social problems and challenges the overly sexualized portrayal of women's crime. Unique in bringing together data on substance abuse, shoplifters, and sex workers, this volume will be an essential resource for scholars, activists, and practitioners with expertise or interest in criminological theory, urban poverty, women's studies, youth crime, the sociology of work and occupations, the sociology of education, and addiction.