Provides an important analysis of attempts to reform policing grounded in the experience of the Whitrod era in Queensland. Bolen's analysis is based on detailed insider knowledge of the processes unparalleled in other studies of police reform. This book offers a detailed and rich history of Queensland policing at the time but its relevance extends much beyond Queensland. It is a valuable text for anyone interested in policing and organisational change.
Author: Rob White
Release Date: 2017-07-05
The essays selected for this volume illustrate the growing interest in and importance of crime that is both environmental and transnational in nature. The topics covered range from pollution and waste to biodiversity and wildlife crimes, and from the violation of human rights associated with the exploitation of natural resources through to the criminogenic implications of climate change. The collection provides insight into the nature and dynamics of this type of crime and examines in detail who is harmed and what can be done about it. Differential victimisation and contemporary developments in environmental law enforcement are also considered. Collectively, these essays lay the foundations for a criminology that is forward looking, global in its purview, and that deals with the key environmental issues of the present age.
The book provides a first hand account of the processing of a murder case through the French criminal justice system from the initial police investigation through to the compilation of the dossier, the hearing and the appeal, and the press coverage of the case. The study provides an effective comparison between 'adversarial' and 'inquisitorial' processes and will be valuable for anyone with an interest in comparative law, criminal process and legal systems.
Professor John Braithwaite says of this book "distinctive insights on police corruption seen through the revealing prism of the experience of NSW .... a terrific book ... An outstanding line-up of authors have performed to their usual standard here ... a wonderful asset to the series ... the collection sustains a consistently high standard" History, regulation and culture are key aspects of policing. This book presents essays on them which are based on research papers prepared for the Royal Commission into the New South Wales Police Service by three of Australia's leading police researchers: Janet Chan, David Dixon and Mark Finnane. It concludes with a major reassessment by David Dixon of the Royal Commission and of the reform process in the period since its final Report. In providing critical analyses of history, regulation, culture, and reform, this book contributes significantly to Australian and international policing literature. The book follows a significant example of the Royal Commission on criminal procedure and on criminal justice in England and Wales, whose research papers have been highly valued as contributions to both the reform process and to the academic literature. It is intended as a resource for policy makers and professionals by providing a convenient and critical introduction to the policing literature in Australia and overseas and will be of interest to Australian and international academics, researchers, and students in policing and criminal justice, and public administration more generally. In addition, the final chapter's review of the Royal Commission's Report and of the subsequent reform process is a major contribution to the continuing debate about the future of the New South Wales Police Service.
Author: Robert Douglas White
Publisher: Willan Pub
Release Date: 2009
Environmental crime is a topic of growing international importance. It provides a general introduction and overview by presenting key articles and source material in the emerging area of green or environmental criminology. The focus for the collection is environmental crime, itself an ambiguous concept, and one that has been defined in the broadest terms to include environmental harms of many different kinds. The articles and extracts reprinted in this Reader span a wide range of concerns - from issues of pollution, illegal disposal of waste and logging, through to prosecution of specific environmental offences and crime prevention as this pertains to trade in endangered species – and draws on many different sources, and from many different disciplines and perspectives. It is divided into three main sections: conceptualising environmental crime; dynamics of environmental crime and environmental law enforcement. This is a most inclusive and up-to-date collection and an essential resource for policy-makers, environmental managers, magistrates and others with a general interest in environmental issues.
Author: Chris Cunneen
Publisher: Institute of Criminology, Sydney
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Social Science
This book examines the over-representation of Filipino women as victims of homicide in Australia. The authors argue that the vulnerability of Filipino women to violence in this country can only be understood through the intersection of representations of gender and race within the context of international relations. The work examines homicide and domestic violence, immigration and the marketing of marriage and sex, and the Internet as a specific site through which idealised constructions of ‘Asian’ women are commodified to be accessed by ‘Western’ men. "… a sensitive analysis of the complex web of race, gender and class … I congratulate the authors on their work and heartily endorse this book." Zita Antonios, Race Discrimination Commissioner
Author: Sharon Pickering
Publisher: Institute of Criminology, Sydney
Release Date: 2004
Global Issues, Women and Justice explores the ways women seek justice through the nation-state, global process, and international criminal justice mechanisms. It draws on a diversity of academic and advocate voices in examining how women have accessed justice under conditions of globalization, militarization, and colonization. Global Issues, Women and Justice will appeal to academics and activists as a valuable resource for research. As well, it provides numerous case studies of the ways women have mobilized to achieve justice, which will be useful both in the classroom and in campaigning.
«Gruselig – Rickman war noch nie so gut.» (Daily Mail) Ein reicher Landwirt wird in Ledwardine auf seinem eigenen Hof grausam abgeschlachtet: die Geburtsstunde von «Das Land wehrt sich», einer rechten Bewegung, welche alles Übel auf dem nicht mehr idyllischen Lande den vielen osteuropäischen Landarbeitern anlastet. Wenig später findet man zwei junge Frauen tot auf einem Parkplatz. Sie kamen aus Rumänien. Zufall? Merrily Watkins stolpert über diese Fälle, als sie einem Priesterkollegen nachforscht, der kurz vor seinem rätselhaften Ableben ein beunruhigendes Interesse an Exorzismus entwickelte. Die Spuren weisen in die Vergangenheit: in die der Toten, aber auch viel, viel weiter zurück – bis in die Zeiten, als sich Römer und Kelten in der Region Schlachten lieferten und der blutige Mithras-Kult seine Opfer forderte ... «Äußerst originell und durchgehend faszinierend ... ein packender und nachdenklich machender Pageturner.» (Guardian)