Author: Mark S. Davis
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2002-06-14
Genre: Social Science
A handy reference for students, professionals, and anyone interested in criminal justice and criminology, The Concise Dictionary of Crime and Justice is an excellent, wide-ranging resource with clear definitions for over 2,000 key criminal justice terms. Often going beyond simple definitions, the dictionary presents and explains common misperceptions for selected entries. The concise definitions of terms will be easily accessible to a wide audience3⁄4 from students in introductory courses to professionals looking to brush up on key terms. Some of the topics covered in entries include: abduction, cycle of violence, eyewitness testimony, facial reconstruction, habeas corpus, La Cosa Nostra, Nuremberg Principle, Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), typology, Walker spy ring, and zoophilia.
Author: Callie Marie Rennison
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Social Science
Using running cases that appear in each chapter, this book offers students real-life examples of the pathways and outcomes of criminal behaviour. Designed to enhance learning and critical thinking skills, each case study provides concrete examples of events, concepts, and terms. Additionally, the emphasis on technology and the criminal justice system demonstrates the evolution and rapid societal changes that create complex questions for policy and ethical decision making. Offered both in print and Interactive eBook editions, this text provides flexibility for different modes of instruction and appeals to students of all learning styles.
Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.
Author: John Wanna
Publisher: ANU E Press
Release Date: 2010-07-01
‘The Ayes Have It’ is a fascinating account of the Queensland Parliament during three decades of high-drama politics. It examines in detail the Queensland Parliament from the days of the ‘Labor split’ in the 1950s, through the conservative governments of Frank Nicklin, John Bjelke- Petersen and Mike Ahern, to the fall of the Nationals government led briefly by Russell Cooper in December 1989. The volume traces the rough and tumble of parliamentary politics in the frontier state. The authors focus on parliament as a political forum, on the representatives and personalities that made up the institution over this period, on the priorities and political agendas that were pursued, and the increasingly contentious practices used to control parliamentary proceedings. Throughout the entire history are woven other controversies that repeatedly recur – controversies over state economic development, the provision of government services, industrial disputation and government reactions, electoral zoning and disputes over malapportionment, the impost of taxation in the ‘low tax state’, encroachments on civil liberties and political protests, the perennial topic of censorship, as well as the emerging issues of integrity, concerns about conflicts of interest and the slide towards corruption. There are fights with the federal government – especially with the Whitlam government – and internal fights within the governing coalition which eventually leads to its collapse in 1983, after which the Nationals manage to govern alone for two very tumultuous terms. On the non-government side, the bitterness of the 1950s split was reflected in the early parliaments of this period, and while the Australian Labor Party eventually saw off its rivalrous off-shoot (the QLP-DLP) it then began to implode through waves of internal factional discord.
Author: Gus Martin
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Social Science
The Fourth Edition of Gus Martin's Understanding Terrorism, once again offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism that helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need to critically assess terrorism in general and terrorist incidents in particular. The Fourth Edition presents new, updated theories, cases, and incidents as well as new photographs, updated tables, and enhanced graphics. An entirely new chapter is devoted to homeland security in the United States and Europe.
Contemporary Criminal Law: Concepts, Cases, and Controversies is an introductory text that features "the new criminal law," expanding on traditional criminal law cases and concepts with contemporary topics and issues. Author Matthew R. Lippman uses an engaging case study approach to enhance student learning and offer an interactive educational environment.
A structured, practical and engaging approach to Tort law for Australian students. The second edition of this unique, award-winning text introduces students to the legal concepts, key cases and contemporary issues surrounding the law of Torts and offers a practical introduction to how tort principles are applied in legal practice. Specifically designed for undergraduate law students studying Torts in their early years at university, the text comprises a clear and accessible approach to the teaching of Torts law. A strong pedagogic structure, incorporating learning objectives; case summaries; self-test questions; and further readings supports learning while hypothetical scenarios assist in the development of essential legal skills. Fully revised and updated to reflect recent developments in case law, the new edition includes additional chapters on "Defamation" and "Intentional Torts relating to Goods" to ensure the text is fully aligned with both basic and optional topics within a Torts syllabus. The text is strongly supported with online ancillary materials including research sources, news and caselinks.
Author: Associate Professor John Jay College of Criminal Justice Marie-Helen Maras
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Updated to include the most current events and information on cyberterrorism, the second edition of Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws, and Evidence continues to balance technicality and legal analysis as it enters into the world of cybercrime by exploring what it is, how it is investigated, and the regulatory laws around the collection and use of electronic evidence. Students are introduced to the technology involved in computer forensic investigations and the technical and legal difficulties involved in searching, extracting, maintaining, and storing electronic evidence, while simultaneously looking at the legal implications of such investigations and the rules of legal procedure relevant to electronic evidence. Significant and current computer forensic developments are examined, as well as the implications for a variety of fields including computer science, security, criminology, law, public policy, and administration.
Author: James C. Howell
Release Date: 2011-11-09
Genre: Social Science
This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and theoretically-grounded approach to gangs and youth violence. It covers significant topics of interest to gang scholars and practitioners and, in doing so, serves to prepare students to work with gang members, develop and manage anti-gang programs, or engage in scholarly endeavors. The book introduces readers to the foundations of gang studies through the origins of gangs, definitions and categories of youth/street gangs (and the distinctions between these arguably different types), national and international trends, distinguishing features of serious street gangs, what works with gangs and what doesn’t, and myths and realities. James Howell’s extensive experience in this area allows access to the most authoritative national survey data on gang trends, providing insight into topics such as female gangs, migration of gang members, small-town gangs versus the major adult gangs in large cities, gang homicides and drug trafficking.
Author: Robert E. Emery
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: Family & Relationships
This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects related to divorce as examined by disciplines ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion, all through a lens of cultural sociology.
Author: Samuel C. McQuade III
Release Date: 2008-11-30
Genre: Social Science
There are today no more compelling sets of crime and security threats facing nations, communities, organizations, groups, families and individuals than those encompassed by cybercrime. For over fifty years crime enabled by computing and telecommunications technologies have increasingly threatened societies as they have become reliant on information systems for sustaining modernized living. Cybercrime is not a new phenomenon, rather an evolving one with respect to adoption of information technology (IT) for abusive and criminal purposes. Further, by virtue of the myriad ways in which IT is abused, it represents a technological shift in the nature of crime rather than a new form of criminal behavior. In other words, the nature of crime and its impacts on society are changing to the extent computers and other forms of IT are used for illicit purposes. Understanding the subject, then, is imperative to combatting it and to addressing it at various levels. This work is the first comprehensive encyclopedia to address cybercrime. Topical articles address all key areas of concern and specifically those having to with: terminology, definitions and social constructs of crime; national infrastructure security vulnerabilities and capabilities; types of attacks to computers and information systems; computer abusers and cybercriminals; criminological, sociological, psychological and technological theoretical underpinnings of cybercrime; social and economic impacts of crime enabled with information technology (IT) inclusive of harms experienced by victims of cybercrimes and computer abuse; emerging and controversial issues such as online pornography, the computer hacking subculture and potential negative effects of electronic gaming and so-called computer addiction; bodies and specific examples of U.S. federal laws and regulations that help to prevent cybercrimes; examples and perspectives of law enforcement, regulatory and professional member associations concerned about cybercrime and its impacts; and computer forensics as well as general investigation/prosecution of high tech crimes and attendant challenges within the United States and internationally.
Author: Stephen E. Brown
Release Date: 2015-07-10
Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, Ninth Edition, is a highly acclaimed textbook offering a broad perspective on criminological theory. It provides students of criminology and sociology with a thorough exposure to a range of theories, contrasting their logic and assumptions, but also highlighting efforts to integrate and blend these frameworks. In this ninth edition, the authors have incorporated new directions that have gained traction in the field, while remaining faithful to their criminological heritage. Among the themes in this work are the relativity of crime (its changing definition) with abundant examples, historical roots of criminology and the lessons they have provided, and the strength and challenges of applying the scientific method. This revision offers enhanced coverage of biosocial theories of crime, more global examples, and a new chapter on youth violence, improving on the most comprehensive and balanced theory text available for undergraduates.
LexisNexis Case Summaries: Torts provides a concise summary of the key cases in Australian torts law This popular text highlights the facts, issues and decision in leading torts law cases so that the principles can be readily understood and memorised. The cases have been selected to align with current torts teaching in all Australian jurisdictions. An excellent study and revision resource for students, this book is a great quick reference for anyone wanting to understand the case law in this area. Features oeo Structure of the case summaries - catch words, facts, issue and decision - assists the reader to understand the principles of each case oeo All key cases in the subject area in one easy-to-find collection oeo Enables easy reference to appropriate cases when answering problem questions Related Titles Davies & Malkin, Focus: Torts, 7th ed, 2015 Howe, Walsh & Rooney, LexisNexis Study Guide: Torts, 3rd ed, 2015 Paine, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Torts, 4th ed, 2015 Stickley, Australian Torts Law, 3rd ed, 2012
Author: Michael G. Gelder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1996-01
An extensively revised and redesigned edition of a reference work which incorporates the latest revisions of the "International Classification of Diseases" (ICD 10) and the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders" (DSM IV).