Crime History and Histories of Crime

Author: Clive Emsley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313287228
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

Essays on criminal behavior and justice around the world, from medieval Western Europe to modern Canada.

Murder Scenes

Author: Sace Elder
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472117246
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

Examining the social effects of criminal investigation in Weimar-era Berlin

Five Centuries of Violence in Finland and the Baltic Area

Author: Heikki Ylikangas
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 0814208606
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

Most Americans associate Nordic countries with peace, tranquility, civility, high living standards, and generally progressive social arrangements. It is these very qualities that get Nordic countries rejected as policy models because they are too peaceful -- what happens there is too remote and too easy compared to the harsh American world.The contents of this book should help reverse these opinions. Sweden and Finland were once quite violent, and even today their Baltic neighbor Estonia in some places has homicide rates that parallel those of America's cities. Lacking urban decay, even lacking cities of any size, early modern Finland had rural traditions of knife fighting and suffered aggressive male violence in ways as grimly predictable as in the late twentieth-century United States. In both Sweden and Finland, cities led the way to social pacification, becoming less violent before the countryside. Contemporary Estonia, however, has high rates of violence among its Russian population, ratesthat point,to enormous social gulfs in a country Americans would see as homogeneous and "white".These profoundly rural places in hard climates populated by peasant farmers and woodcutters, with tiny cities no larger than what we would call villages today, all had better record keeping than most contemporary nonindustrial nations. The contributors have drawn extensively on these records to address issues of policy and history. They make it clear that personal violence can lodge like a virus in many different host organisms; although American violence is a unique problem in some ways, it is not due to some peculiar set of conditions limited to America. From the historical point of view, we cansee how Finland's experience can give hope: how entrenched traditions of personal violence can change; how history, like circumstance, is not destiny.

Evaluating Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Ellen G. Cohn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313301530
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Law

This book utilizes citation analysis of recent articles and books to identify influential scholars, important works, and patterns of issues and trends in criminology and criminal justice research.

Crime Control and Social Justice

Author: Darnell Felix Hawkins
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313307903
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

This collection examines the perennial tension between society's need to protect its citizens from crime, while assuring that the crime control and reduction measures that it enacts do not deny basic rights or exacerbate the socioeconomic inequality that gives rise to disparate rates of offending. Focusing largely on developments in criminal justice policies and practices enacted during the last few decades, the essays in this volume explore the delicate balance between governmental crime control efforts and professed goals of promoting social justice and protecting civil liberties.

Crime and Social Control in a Changing China

Author: Jianhong Liu
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 031331652X
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law

Thirteen contributions from international academics, many of whom were born and grew up in China, discuss recent research in crime and social control in China. They consider some of the reasons for the increase in economic crimes and corruption in recent decades as China's economy has been in transi

Shakespeare s criminals

Author: Victoria M. Time
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 0313308705
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Literary Criticism

Challenges criminologists to expand their spheres of inquiry through Shakespeare's use of law and justice themes.

The Effectiveness of Innovative Approaches in the Treatment of Drug Abuse

Author: Frank M. Tims
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: UOM:39015040997770
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Psychology

A continuation of the study researched in their previous volumes, this new book looks at the effectiveness of various treatment approaches. These essays represent an effort to systematically integrate science and practice in order to improve drug abuse treatment.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015023731261
Release Date: 1996-06
Genre: American literature