Investigating Crime and Deviance

Author: Stephen Moore
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0003224392
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Crime

This text provides a firm grounding in all the topics required by A/AS Level syllabuses. It explores areas of deviance that have sometimes been given little coverage, including crime and its relationships to both women and to ethnic minorities.

The Language of Crime and Deviance

Author: Andrea Mayr
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781441198914
Release Date: 2011-12-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

There is now a long tradition of academic literature in media studies and criminology that has analysed how we come to think about crime, deviance and punishment. This book for the first time deals specifically with the role of language in this process, showing how critical linguistic analysis can provide further crucial insights into media representations of crime and criminals. Through case studies the book develops a toolkit for the analysis of language and images in examples taken from a range of media. Â The Language of Crimeand Deviance covers spoken, written and visual media discourses and focuses on a number of specific areas of crime and criminal justice, including media constructions of young people and women; media and the police, 'reality' crime shows; corporate crime; prison and drugs.It is therefore a welcome and valuable contribution to the fields of linguistics, criminology, media and cultural studies.

AQA A Level Sociology Student Book 2 AQA A Level Sociology

Author: Steve Chapman
Publisher: Collins Learning
ISBN: 9780008158972
Release Date: 2016-07-29
Genre: Education

This 4th edition of Collins’ respected AQA A-level Sociology series is updated for the 2015 AQA Sociology specifications. Covering Year 2 of A-level, it will help students master the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their study and engage with contemporary society. This Student Book has been entered into the AQA approval process.

Putting Fear of Crime on the Map

Author: Bruce J. Doran
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1441956476
Release Date: 2011-09-21
Genre: Social Science

Since first emerging as an issue of concern in the late 1960s, fear of crime has become one of the most researched topics in contemporary criminology and receives considerable attention in a range of other disciplines including social ecology, social psychology and geography. Researchers looking the subject have consistently uncovered alarming characteristics, primarily relating to the behavioural responses that people adopt in relation to their fear of crime. This book reports on research conducted over the past eight years, in which efforts have been made to pioneer the combination of techniques from behavioural geography with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in order to map the fear of crime. The first part of the book outlines the history of research into fear of crime, with an emphasis on the many approaches that have been used to investigate the problem and the need for a spatially-explicit approach. The second part provides a technical break down of the GIS-based techniques used to map fear of crime and summarises key findings from two separate study sites. The authors describe collective avoidance behaviour in relation to disorder decline models such as the Broken Windows Thesis, the potential to integrate fear mapping with police-community partnerships and emerging avenues for further research. Issues discussed include fear of crime in relation to housing prices and disorder, the use of fear mapping as a means with which to monitor the impact of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and fear mapping in transit environments.

Sociology

Author: David Popenoe
Publisher:
ISBN: 013820473X
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Sociology


Criminal Justice in Action

Author: Larry K. Gaines
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337670524
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Education

As riveting and current as today's headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION, 10th Edition, is designed with today's busy students and instructors in mind. Concepts come alive thanks to vivid straight-from-the-headlines vignettes at the beginning of every chapter and real-world examples throughout the book. Choosing what's important to remember is a snap with each chapter's numbered objectives, which are reinforced throughout the chapter and in the book's supplements. Thinking critically and writing become less intimidating with the guidance of practical writing activities. Reviewers praise the crisp, clear topic coverage as well as the magazine-style design and captivating writing. And with the insightful coverage of ethics, policy, and discretion, students gain a panoramic view of key criminal justice issues that goes beyond learning facts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015078349225
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Au enseiter

Author: Howard S. Becker
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658012540
Release Date: 2013-12-11
Genre: Social Science

​ „Der Mensch mit abweichendem Verhalten ist ein Mensch, auf den diese Bezeichnung erfolgreich angewandt worden ist; abweichendes Verhalten ist Verhalten, das Menschen als solches bezeichnen“: Es ist einer der klassischen Sätze der Devianzsoziologie in einem der Klassiker des Feldes. Howard S. Becker betont fernab von alten und simplistischen Fragen danach, „warum Menschen Regeln brechen“, welche Situationen und welche Prozesse dazu führen, dass Menschen in Positionen geraten, in denen sie als „Regelbrecher“ betitelt werden, wie sie mit diesen Positionen umgehen und sich auch gegen diese wehren. „Außenseiter“ erschien erstmals 1963 in New York und wurde 1981 bei S. Fischer in deutscher Übersetzung publiziert. Seit den frühen neunziger Jahren vergriffen, liegt hier nun eine von Michael Dellwing überarbeitete und herausgegebene Version vor.

Criminal Law in Action

Author: William J. Chambliss
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
ISBN: UCSC:32106010312764
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Crime


Soziologische Phantasie

Author: C. Wright Mills
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658100155
Release Date: 2016-04-27
Genre: Social Science

Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.

S G Sociology

Author: Jean Stockard
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534240623
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Sociology

Bringing sociological theory alive for the students of the 90's, this comprehensive introductory textbook covers all areas of sociology with the most up-to-date research and theories. Dr. Stockard focuses not only on sociologists' concern with social issues but also on using social science to address these issues. Theories are introduced in context, as needed, to show that sociological thinking is motivated by the need to understand a given problem. In tandem with the theories, Dr. Stockard presents the research methodology used by researchers to test, modify and develop theories and solve problems. To bring the macro issues closer to the student, Dr. Stockard uses personalized examples and accounts of real-life situations to illustrate sociological principles.

Sociology

Author: George J. Bryjak
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0205294634
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

A paperback that helps readers understand not only their own society, but also the forces of globalization and modernization that are transforming the world. Sociology: Changing Societies in a Diverse World offers one of the broadest perspectives. It examines the basic structures and institutions of society, as well as the dynamics of social behavior, starting with the world students know best - contemporary American society with all of its diversity. In addition, the authors treat modernization - a process that is transforming countries in every stage of development throughout the world - as a core topic for sociological understanding. Readers will see how modernization affects virtually all aspects of contemporary society, and explains many of the momentous events occurring in the world today. For anyone who needs an introduction to sociology.

Transgressive Imaginations

Author: M. O'Neill
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230369061
Release Date: 2012-05-11
Genre: Social Science

This book focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in 'doing crime', including violent crime as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. It includes chapters on topics of urgent contemporary interest such as asylum seekers, sex work, serial killers, school shooters, crimes of poverty and understandings of 'madness'.

Deviance

Author: Nancy J. Herman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1882289382
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Social Science