Author: David Nelken
Release Date: 2010-04-22
Genre: Social Science
David Nelken is the 2013 laureate of the Association for Law and Society International Prize The increasingly important topic of comparative criminal justice is examined from an original and insightful perspective by David Nelken, one of the top scholars in the field. The author looks at why we should study crime and criminal justice in a comparative and international context, and the difficulties we encounter when we do. Drawing on experience of teaching and research in a variety of countries, the author offers multiple illustrations of striking differences in the roles of criminal justice actors and ways of handling crime problems. The book includes in-depth discussions of such key issues as how we can learn from other jurisdictions, compare 'like with like', and balance explanation with understanding – for example, in making sense of national differences in prison rates. Careful attention is given to the question of how far globalisation challenges traditional ways of comparing units. The book also offers a number of helpful tips on methodology, showing why method and substance cannot and should not be separated when it comes to understanding other people's systems of justice. Students and academics in criminology and criminal justice will find this book an invaluable resource. Compact Criminology is an exciting series that invigorates and challenges the international field of criminology. Books in the series are short, authoritative, innovative assessments of emerging issues in criminology and criminal justice – offering critical, accessible introductions to important topics. They take a global rather than a narrowly national approach. Eminently readable and first-rate in quality, each book is written by a leading specialist. Compact Criminology provides a new type of tool for teaching, learning and research, one that is flexible and light on its feet. The series addresses fundamental needs in the growing and increasingly differentiated field of criminology.
Despite illustrious origins dating to the 1920s, qualitative crime research has long been overshadowed by quantitative inquiry. After decades of limited use, there has been a notable resurgence in crime ethnography, naturalistic inquiry, and related forms of fieldwork addressing crime and related social control efforts. The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Criminology signals this momentum as the first major reference work dedicated to crime ethnography and related fieldwork orientations. Synthesizing the foremost topics and issues in qualitative criminology into a single definitive work, the Handbook provides a "first-look" reference source for scholars and students alike. The collection features twenty original chapters on leading qualitative crime research strategies, the complexities of collecting and analyzing qualitative data, and the ethical propriety of researching active criminals and incarcerated offenders. Contributions from both established luminaries and talented emerging scholars highlight the traditions and emerging trends in qualitative criminology through authoritative overviews and "lived experience" examples. Comprehensive and current, The Routledge Handbook of Qualitative Criminology promises to be a sound reference source for academics, students and practitioners as ethnography and fieldwork realize continued growth throughout the 21st Century.
Author: John Winterdyk
Publisher: De Sitter Publications
Release Date: 2004
This book is an anthology of 14 esteemed scholars who have made significant contributions to criminology, criminal justice, and international law within a comparative and international context. In this lively collection of â??storiesâ?, the authors share of themselves in ways we seldom learn about in textbooks. By inviting us into their lives, we find out about the pitfalls, opportunities, and gut-wrenching decisions they faced during their careers. Pat Mayhew frankly warns students that â??international comparative work is not for the faint heartedâ?, Peter Grabosky encourages students to â??keep their eyes openâ?, and David Farrington advises us to â??choose our collaborators carefullyâ?. Yet, what resonates throughout their lessons is that truly successful people are those who keep trying. Students in particular will find the stories inspirational and insightful. This text provides us with practical, real life examples of how following oneâ??s passion can genuinely impact crime prevention, criminal justice, and social ills around the world.
Author: Louise I. Shelley
Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Social Science
Truly global in perspective and unique in the field of criminology, this collection of essays from the scholars of many lands draws upon the talents of diverse disciplines as it seeks to form a basis for our understanding of crime in terms of the political, social, and economic forces that shape human behavior. “Comparative criminology is the historical and cross-cultural study of crime and criminal justice,” according to Louise I. Shelley. “It analyzes the dynamics of criminality and the social response to criminality among different regions and cultures within one country and across countries and historical periods. It studies crime as a social phenomenon determined by the legal norms and customs of each society.” Essays included in the first section of this anthology are “American Women and Crime,” Rita J. Simon; “Affluence and Adolescent Crime,” Jackson Toby; “Youth Crime in Post-Industrial Societies,” Paul C. Friday and Jerald Hage; “A Comparative Study of Youth Culture and Delinquency in Upper-Middle-Class Canadian and Swiss Boys,” Edmund W. Vaz and J. Casparis; and “Homicide in 110 Nations: The Development of the Comparative Crime Data File,” Dane Archer and Rosemary Gartner. Essays in the second part of the book are “Contemporary Crime in Historical Perspective: A Comparative Study of London, Stockholm, and Sydney,” T. R. Gurr; “The Modernization of Crime in Germany and France, 1830–1913,” Howard Zehr; “Urbanization and Crime: The Soviet Case in Cross-Cultural Perspective,” Louise I. Shelley; “A Cross-Cultural Study of Correlates of Crime,” Margaret K. Bacon, Irvin L. Child, and Herbert Barry III; “The Case of August Sangret,” Wolf Middendorf; “Subcultures in Correctional Institutions in Poland and the United States,” Maria Los and Palmer Anderson; and “Crime and Delinquency Research in Selected European Countries,” Eugene Doleshal.
Author: Peter Raynor
Publisher: Open University Press
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science
* What are community sentences for?* How has the theory and practice of community supervision developed?* What kind of impact has research evidence had on policy and practice?* Can community sentencing help offenders and protect the public at the same time?
Author: Michael G. Maxfield
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release Date: 2005
You'll feel like an actual participant in the research process with this bestseller's unique over-the-shoulder vantage point and practical, example-filled discussions drawn from various facets of criminal justice research. Prominent criminologist Michael G. Maxfield and acclaimed research methods author Earl Babbie guide you in effectively applying research methods to the study of crime and criminal justice policy. Conversational and learner-friendly, RESEARCH METHODS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY includes many study tools, examples, and exercises to help you do well on exams and excel in this course.
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Social Science
Seit der »sexuellen Revolution« der siebziger Jahre ist das Thema Sexualität in aller Munde. Der Feminismus und das Coming-Out der Homosexuellen haben die tradierten Geschlechterrollen ebenso in Frage gestellt wie die sexuelle Moral. Trotzdem gelten Sex, Liebe und Erotik immer noch als ausschließlich private Bereiche. Der Wandel der Intimität, so zeigt Giddens, betrifft aber ebenso wie unsere ganz persönlichen Beziehungskrisen die Demokratie unserer modernen Gesellschaften. Dieser Wandel geht nicht etwa, wie Konservative behaupten, in die Richtung immer größerer Permissivität und ungehemmten Sex mit möglichst vielen Partnern. Vielmehr entwickeln sich unsere Liebesbeziehungen, Freundschaften und Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen hin zu mehr Partnerschaft und Gegenseitigkeit. »Demokratie«, dafür plädiert Giddens’ umfassende Analyse, ist daher nicht nur eine politische Forderung, sondern ein Schlüsselbegriff für die neue Partnerschaftlichkeit im privaten Leben. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)