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: 9780472026975
Release Date: 2010-07-23
Genre: History

"Sace Elder has exhaustively researched both newspaper and other popular and professional treatments of murder cases and archival sources of police investigations and trials in Berlin between 1919 and 1931. Murder Scenes is an innovative and insightful exploration of the ways in which these investigations and trials, and the publicity surrounding them, reflected and shaped changing notions of normality and deviance in Weimar-era Berlin." ---Kenneth Ledford, Case Western Reserve University Using police reports, witness statements, newspaper accounts, and professional publications, Murder Scenes examines public and private responses to homicidal violence in Berlin during the tumultuous years of the Weimar era. Criminology and police science, both of which became increasingly professionalized over the period, sought to control and contain the blurring of these boundaries but could only do so by relying on a public that was willing to participate in the project. These Weimar developments in police practice in Berlin had important implications for what Elder identifies as an emerging culture of mutual surveillance that was successful both because and in spite of the incompleteness of the system police sought to construct, a culture that in many ways anticipated the culture of denunciation in the Nazi period. In addition to historians of Weimar, modern Germany, and modern Europe, German studies and criminal justice scholars will find this book of interest. Sace Elder is Associate Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University.

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 Culture

Author: René Lévy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351947626
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Law

Scholarly interest in the history of crime has grown dramatically in recent years and, because scholars associated with this work have relied on a broad social definition of crime which includes acts that are against the law as well as acts of social banditry and political rebellion, crime history has become a major aspect not only of social history, but also of cultural as well as legal studies. This collection explores how the history of crime provides a way to study time, place and culture. Adopting an international and interdisciplinary perspective to investigate the historical discourses of crime in Europe and the United States from the sixteenth to the late twentieth century, these original works provide new approaches to understanding the meaning of crime in modern western culture and underscore the new importance given to crime and criminal events in historical studies. Written by both well-known historians and younger scholars from across the globe, the essays reveal that there are important continuities in the history of crime and its representations in modern culture, despite particularities of time and place.

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.

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

Benevolent Repression

Author: Alexander W. Pisciotta
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814766385
Release Date: 1996-07-01
Genre: History

Psychoanalysis works with words, words spoken by a subject who asks that the analyst listen. This is the belief that underlies Francis Moran's rewarding exploration of a central problem in psychoanalytic theory--namely, the separation of the concepts of subject and agency. Subject and Agency in Psychoanalysis contends that Freud simultaneously employs two frameworks for explaining agency-- one clinical and one theoretical. As a result, Freud's exploration of agency proceeds from two logically incompatible assumptions. The division between these assumptions is a part of Freud's psychoanalytic legacy. Moran reads the Freudian inheritance in light of this division, showing how Klein and Hartmann's theoretical concepts of subject are adrift from the subject who speaks in analysis. Moran also shows that while Lacan's subject provides more focus on this issue, Lacan reverts to the Freudian division in his use of logically contradictory assumptions concerning the location of agency. Drawing on contemporary theory development, from Lacanian innovations to the social theories of Anthony Giddens, Moran proposes a new and fertile approach to a fundamental problem, significantly narrowing the gap between psychoanalytic theory and practice.

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


Sex Offenses and Sex Offenders

Author: Teela Sanders
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190213633
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Sex crimes

There has been a significant increase in the focus on sex offending in recent years in both the academic and public spheres. From heightened media attention on sex crimes to new waves of legislation aimed at crime prevention, issues related to sexual assault, harassment, and sexual violence have become a top priority in the Western countries. The Oxford Handbook on Sex Offenses and Sex Offenders provides comprehensive, even-handed analysis of the myriad of topics related to sex offenses, including pornography, sex trafficking, criminal justice responses, and the role of social media in sex crimes. Extending beyond the existing scholarly research on the topic, this volume teases out the key debates, controversies, and challenges involved in addressing sex crimes. While most discourse regarding sex offenders either involves prevention and control or, conversely, potential treatment options, this Handbook delves into the psychological, historical, and social contexts related to sex offenses, providing a more holistic view of the topic. The definitive volume on sex crimes and sex offenders, The Oxford Handbook on Sex Offenses and Sex Offenders makes an invaluable contribution to criminological literature.