Crime and Criminals

Author: Frank R. Scarpitti
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195370902
Release Date: 2008-07-31
Genre: Social Science

A vibrant collection of readings designed to provide a comprehensive—and accessible—introduction to criminology, Crime and Criminals: Contemporary and Classic Readings, Second Edition, brings together selections from diverse and dynamic sources, including sociologists, criminologists, and scholars from other related disciplines. Featuring twenty-four new readings, this incisive text addresses the broad range of subjects typically covered in a criminology course, including society's attempts to control crime and criminal behavior.

Contemporary Readings in Sociology

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412944731
Release Date: 2008-02-29
Genre: Social Science

This reader was developed to be used in numerous courses taught in sociology. It is appropriate for an introductory course, as well as a social problems or special topics course. The readings have been selected from numerous well respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more “user friendly” for the undergraduate student. This reader allows undergraduate students to read about the major topics in sociology in the words of the original authors. The reader includes a topic guide to help the instructor better integrate the material into their course and well-crafted section openers place each article in context for the student. This series of readings has been vetted by an Advisory Board of sociology instructors to ensure quality.

Thinking about police

Author: Carl B. Klockars
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 0070350817
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Law

A book of readings for the introduction to policing course taught in sociology or criminal justice departments. It includes selected readings from fictional works by such authors as Joseph Wambaugh to articles from sociological and criminal justice journals. Sophomore/Junior

Expanding the Criminological Imagination

Author: Alana Barton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134012749
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Social Science

This book brings together a series of writings on the problems facing contemporary criminology, highlighting the main theoretical priorities of critical analysis and their application to substantive case studies of research in action. Its main aim is to establish the conceptual and practical foundations for a new generation of studies in criminology, and to set a new agenda for critical criminology. Each chapter will critically assess the main conceptual and empirical problems they have encountered in their research, and to bring to life the key theoretical debates within the discipline. This book will be essential reading for students seeking an understanding of the nature of the discipline of criminology and criminological research.

Criminological Perspectives

Author: Eugene McLaughlin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761941444
Release Date: 2003-02-24
Genre: Social Science

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.

Victims and Victimisation

Author: Brian Williams
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 0335225276
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Genre: Social Science

Victimology is an important area of study in criminology as an academic subject, but is also taken seriously by governments and agencies in their assessment of criminal behaviour and their policies on crime. Victimology addresses questions such as: Why are certain people or groups of people victims of crime? Why do some crimes go unreported? Why do victims respond in the way that they do? What can the state do to stop certain groups becoming victims? How can victims be supported following a crime? This reader brings together some of the classic readings in criminology, dating back to the origins of victimology as a subject during the 1940s. It also includes more recent articles which examine newer issues in victimology such as corporate crime, state crime and religious effects and implications on the subject. The book also explores the ongoing development of policy and theories of victimology. Victims and Victimisation: A Reader brings together, for the first time, these classic and contemporary readings in criminology. It also includes an editorial introduction to the volume and an introduction to each thematic section. It provides key reading for students of criminology, law and sociology.

Controversies in Criminal Justice

Author: Scott H. Decker
ISBN: PSU:000066837244
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

This text provides two opposing viewpoints for each of sixteen criminal justice and criminology issues. Each issue contains one article favoring and one article against each issue, plus: An introduction of key concepts; Critical thinking questions; Internet websites for further research.


Author: Tim Newburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317244257
Release Date: 2017-02-22
Genre: Law

Comprehensive and accessible, Tim Newburn’s bestselling Criminology provides an introduction to the fundamental themes, concepts, theories, methods and events that underpin the subject and form the basis for all undergraduate degree courses and modules in Criminology and Criminal Justice. This third edition includes: A new chapter on politics, reflecting the ever increasing coverage of political influence and decision making on criminology courses New and updated crime data and analysis of trends, plus new content on recent events such as the Volkswagen scandal, the latest developments on historic child abuse, as well as extended coverage throughout of the English riots A fully revised and updated companion website, including exam, review and multiple choice questions, a live Twitter feed from the author providing links to media and academic coverage of events related to the concepts covered in the book, together with links to a dedicated textbook Facebook page Fully updated to reflect recent developments in the field and extensively illustrated, this authoritative text, written by a leading criminologist and experienced lecturer, is essential reading for all students of Criminology and related fields.

Contemporary Readings in Curriculum

Author: Barbara Slater Stern
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412944724
Release Date: 2008-03-20
Genre: Education

“This book combines a number of excellent authors thinking about curriculum. It’s a nice blend of known authors and newer writers in the field.” — Robert C. Morris, University of West Georgia “The range of topics—reading, science, art—makes this a complete and comprehensive reader for both novices and experienced educational teachers and leaders.” —Jeffrey S. Kaplan, University of Central Florida Contemporary Readings in Curriculum provides beginning teachers and educational leaders with a series of articles that can help them build their curriculum knowledge base Key Features and Benefits Provides a historical context of the curriculum field, giving educators a solid foundation for curriculum knowledge Describes the political nature of curriculum and how we must be attentive to the increasingly diverse populations found in our schools Connects the readings to traditional course goals, providing practical applications of curriculum topics Covers cocurricular issues, which have become a major contemporary topic within school systems Enhances the articles with a strong pedagogical framework, including detailed Internet references, questions for each article, topic guides tying each article to course topics, and article abstracts for the instructor Includes Articles From the Following Journals American School Board Journal Community College Review Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue Education & Urban Society Educational Leadership Educational Policy Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership Journal of Chemical Education, Journal of Curriculum & Supervision Journal of Curriculum Studies NASSP Bulletin Phi Delta Kappan Rethinking Schools Teachers College Record The American Behavioral Scientist The Educational Forum The Journal of Social Issues Theory and Research in Education Urban Education Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice Intended Audience This book is intended as a supplement for graduate courses such as Curriculum Development, Curriculum Theory, and Curriculum Leadership.

Contemporary Readings in Social Problems

Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9781412965309
Release Date: 2008-11-21
Genre: Political Science

This reader was developed to be used in several courses taught in sociology; it can be used in an introductory social problems course as well as a theory or special topics course. It can also be used in an introduction to sociology course where social problems are stressed as well as in a global issues course. The readings have been selected from numerous, well-respected sociology journals and they have been edited to make them more "user friendly" for the undergraduate student. Numerous articles from SAGE social science journals are included.

Corrections A Text Reader

Author: Mary K. Stohr
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452289922
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Social Science

Corrections: A Text/Reader, Second Edition is designed for undergraduate and/or graduate corrections courses. Organized like a traditional corrections text, it offers brief authored introductions in a mini-chapter format for each key Section, followed by carefully selected and edited original articles by leading scholars. This hybrid format – ensuring coverage of important material while emphasizing the significance of contemporary research - offers an excellent alternative which recognizes the impact and importance of new directions and policy in this field, and how these advances are determined by research.

Life Course Criminology

Author: Alexis Russell Piquero
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534574920
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Law

This reader covers several of the seminal articles written about theories of crime as it relates to human developmental and biological issues. As an emerging market and a very hot topic in criminology theory, the life-course approach builds on recent trends in psychology and sociology, thus answering the growing desire for integrated theories. The authors of this reader have created a "greatest hits" of life-course from the biggest life-course luminaries. The authors have prepared extensive introductions to provide context for each article.

Readings in comparative criminology

Author: Louise I. Shelley
Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105036215510
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.