Snapshots of Research

Author: Richard D. Hartley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452238517
Release Date: 2010-10-20
Genre: Education

Snapshots of Research: Readings in Criminology and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive, cutting-edge text that provides an introductory overview of the main research methods used in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. This text/reader offers a wide range of modern research examples, as well as several classic articles, including a broad range of readings from the four major branches of the criminal justice system—policing, courts/law, juvenile justice, and corrections—that are relevant to career paths students may be interested in pursuing.

The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology

Author: Eugene McLaughlin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446200827
Release Date: 2013-03-21
Genre: Social Science

Now in its Third Edition, this bestselling reference text has established itself as the authoritative source covering the key concepts, theories, and methods in criminology and criminal justice. Edited by Eugene McLaughlin and John Muncie, two of the leading figures in the discipline, the book is: Comprehensive: with over 300 entries, the new edition contains multiple revisions, new entries and an expanded editorial introduction Definitive: concepts are precisely defined so students have a clear understanding of the history and development of each topic Student-focused: each entry maps connections across various fields and issues and includes further reading to extend students’ knowledge International: over 90 contributions from internationally renowned academics and practitioners ensure this book is global and comparative throughout

Policing Sex

Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136323140
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Genre: Social Science

This collection focuses attention on an important but academically neglected area of contemporary operational policing: the regulation of consensual sexual practices. Despite the high-level public visibility of, and debate about, policing in relation to violent and abusive sexual crimes (from child sexual abuse to adult rape) very little public or scholarly attention is paid to the policing of consensual sexual practices in contemporary societies. Whilst ‘sexual life’ is commonly understood to be a matter of ‘private life’ that is beyond formal social control, this book shows that policing is implicated in the regulation of a wide range of consensual sexual practices. This book brings together a well known and respected group of academics, from a range of disciplines, to explore the role of the police in shaping the boundaries of that aspect of our lives that we imagine to be most intimate and most our own. The volume presents a ‘snap shot’ of policing in respect of a number of diverse areas – such as public sex, pornography, and sex work – and considers how sexual orientation structures police responses to them. The authors critically examine how policing is implicated in the social, moral and political landscape of sex and, contrary to the established rhetoric of politicians and criminal justice practitioners, continues to intervene in the private lives of citizens. It is essential supplementary reading for courses in criminology, law, policing, sociology of deviance, gender and sexuality, and cultural studies.

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.


Author: Steven H. Cooper
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div
ISBN: PSU:000045211393
Release Date: 2000-06-01
Genre: Education

Die mediale Inszenierung von Amok und Terrorismus

Author: Frank J. Robertz
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658121365
Release Date: 2016-04-11
Genre: Psychology

Schulamokläufer und Terroristen sichern sich durch das kalkulierte Ausüben von Gewalt einen Platz in den Schlagzeilen der Weltpresse. Sie folgen damit einer bewährten Kommunikationsstrategie, die ebenso menschenverachtend wie durchschaubar ist. Dieses Kalkül der Täter geht insbesondere dann auf, wenn Medien die destruktiven Botschaften der Täter ungefiltert weitertragen. Sie verbreiten auf diese Weise Angst in der Gesellschaft, belasten die Opfer und liefern im schlimmsten Fall eine Inspiration für Nachahmer. Mit Hilfe von Erkenntnissen aus Psychologie, Kommunikationswissenschaft und Kriminologie zeigen die Autoren Möglichkeiten auf, schonend über derartige Taten zu kommunizieren. Ihre pragmatischen Leitlinien für einen konstruktiven medialen Umgang mit Gewalt erlauben es, die Gefahr von Nachahmungstaten zu verringern und das Leid der Opfer zu lindern.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
ISBN: UOM:39015040082201
Release Date: 1998
Genre: American literature

Qualitative Interviews

Author: Sabina Misoch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110354614
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Qualitative interviews are a key tool in modern research practice. What are the different forms of the qualitative interview? Which method is suitable for which situation? How does one conduct qualitative interviews in practice? The book answers these and other questions by presenting methodological principles and different interview methods with schemata, figures, and examples, along with a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages.

Der siebte Mensch

Author: John Berger
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104901619
Release Date: 2016-10-27
Genre: Fiction

Der Klassiker zu Migration und Arbeit in Europa - so aktuell wie nie. Jetzt neu auflegt im FISCHER Taschenbuch! ›Der siebte Mensch‹ untersucht die Situation der Migranten und Wanderarbeiter – in Text und Bild, mit Geschichten und Erzählungen. Es war das erste Buch, das John Berger gemeinsam mit Jean Mohr ganz den Erfahrungen und Folgen der Migration widmete – und es ist wie ›Sehen‹ längst ein Klassiker der Moderne. Die Neuausgabe erscheint mit einem aktuellen Vorwort von John Berger. John Berger, der große europäische Erzähler und Essayist, feiert im November 2016 seinen 90. Geburtstag. Seine Essays zu Kunst und Fotografie sind aus der Ästhetik des 20. Jahrhunderts nicht mehr wegzudenken. Meisterhaft finden seine Erzählungen und Romane eine sinnliche Antwort auf die Frage, wie wir heute leben. »Es gibt niemals genug von John Berger!« Tilda Swinton

Doing critical ethnography

Author: Jim Thomas
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: MINN:31951D009753611
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Social Science

"The book offers communication researchers some of the best recent work on qualitative inquiry in the human disciplines. . . . Published by Sage, the leading publisher of qualitative research in the social sciences today. . . . Jim Thomas's method, well displayed in illustrations drawn from his emancipatory work in prisons, has important connections to the participatory action (Friere) and critical theory traditions. . . . This work brings the communication scholar up-to-date on where qualitative methods are in current sociological and educational discourse." --Norman K. Denzin in Journal of Communication If a researcher's responsibility entails the righting of social wrongs and producing valid research results, how is it possible to juxtapose these two goals? Representing the marriage of two traditions in social science, critical theory and qualitative research, Doing Critical Ethnography applies a critical worldview to the conventional logic of cultural inquiry. This innovative volume does not oppose conventional ethnography; rather, it offers a style of thinking about the direct relationship between knowledge, society, and political action. The author defines the rules and guidelines for a praxis-oriented ethnographic tradition, one both ideologically engaged and scientifically valid. He also outlines the various types of critical ethnography and explains the tenets of each and how research can be carried out under these frameworks. This challenging volume will be useful to students and professionals in qualitative research in social theory, and critical studies.