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.

A Level Sociology

Author: Stephen Moore
Publisher: Letts & Londsale
ISBN: 1857582349
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Sociology

This sociology studies text which is one of a series providing back-up to A and AS-Level courses. Features include study checklists based on the syllabus of each examining body, guidance on studying, revising, coursework and exam preparation. There is also a test run section at the end of the text, with a quiz, progress analysis and complete mock exam with suggested answers.

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.

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.

The Poetics of Crime

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317021094
Release Date: 2016-02-24
Genre: Social Science

The Poetics of Crime provides an invitation to reconsider and reimagine how criminological knowledge may be creatively and poetically constructed, obtained, corroborated and applied. Departing from the conventional understanding of criminology as a discipline concerned with refined statistical analyses, survey methods and quantitative measurements, this book shows that criminology can - and indeed should - move beyond such confines to seek sources of insight, information and knowledge in the unexplored corners of poetically and creatively inspired approaches and methodologies. With chapters illustrating the ways in which criminologists and other researchers or practitioners working on crime-related questions can find inspiration in a variety of unconventional materials, writing styles and analytical strategies, The Poetics of Crime offers studies of police photography, classic and contemporary literature, silver screen movies, performative dance enactments and media images. As such, this volume opens up the field of criminological research to alternative and novel sources of knowledge about crime, its perpetrators and victims, authorities, motives and justice. It will therefore appeal not only to sociologists, social theorists and criminologists, but to scholars across disciplines with interests in crime, deviance and innovative approaches to social research.

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.

Criminology

Author: Eamonn Carrabine
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415281683
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Social Science

This sociological introduction provides a much-needed textbook for an increasingly popular area of study. Written by a team of authors with a broad range of teaching and individual expertise, it covers almost every module offered in UK criminological courses and will be valuable to students of criminology worldwide. It covers: key traditions in criminology, their critical assessment and more recent developments new ways of thinking about crime and control, including crime and emotions, drugs and alcohol, from a public health perspective different dimensions of the problem of crime and misconduct, including crime and sexuality, crimes against the environment, crime and human rights and organizational deviance key debates in criminological theory the criminal justice system new areas such as the globalization of crime, and crime in cyberspace. Specially designed to be user-friendly, each chapter contains boxed material on current controversies, key thinkers and examples of crime and criminal justice around the world with statistical tables, maps, summaries, critical thinking questions, annotated references and a glossary of key terms, as well as further reading sections and additional resource information as weblinks.

Psychology and Crime

Author: Kevin Brewer
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 043580653X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: A-level examinations

Part of a series of textbooks which have been written to support A levels in psychology. The books use real life applications to make theories come alive for students and teach them what they need to know. Readers are encouraged to use aims, methods, results and conclusions of the key studies to support their own arguments. Exam-style questions provide students with the opportunity to use their knowledge and practice exam questions. Answers are provided.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015078349191
Release Date: 1998
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.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136807046
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Social Science

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

Victims Crime and Society

Author: Pamela Davies
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473910911
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Genre: Social Science

This book provides a thorough account of victimisation across the social spectrum of class, race, age and gender. The second edition has been fully revised and expanded, with two parts now spanning the key perspectives and issues in victimology. Covering theoretical, social and political contexts, the book: Includes new chapters on defining and constructing victims, fear and vulnerability, sexuality, white collar crime and the implications of crime policy on victims Examines a global range of historical and theoretical perspectives in victimology and features a new chapter on researching victims of crime Reinforces your learning through critical thinking sections, future research suggestions, chapter summaries and a glossary of key terms Now includes a companion website, complete with links to relevant journal articles in victimology. Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text for your studies in victimology across criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.

Learning to Labour

Author: Paul Willis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351218764
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Business & Economics

This book which has now established itself as a classic study of working class boys describes how Paul Willis followed a group of 'lads' as they passed through the last two years of school and into work. The book explains that for 'the lads' it is their own culture which blocks teaching and prevents the realisation of liberal education aims. This culture exposes some of the contradictions within these formal aims and actually supplies the operational criteria by which a future in wage labour is judged. Paul Willis explores how their own culture can guide working class lads on to the shop floor. This is an uncompromising book which has provoked considerable discussion and controversy in educational circles throughout the world - it has been translated into Finnish, German, French, Swedish, Japanese and Spanish.

The Sociological Imagination

Author: C. Wright Mills
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195133738
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Social Science

Hailed upon publication as a cogent and hard-hitting critique, The Sociological Imagination took issue with the ascendant schools of sociology in the United States, calling for a humanist sociology connecting the social, personal, and historical dimensions of our lives. Leading sociologist Todd Gitlin brings this fortieth anniversary edition up to date with a lucid afterword in which he considers the ways social analysis has progressed since Mills first published his study in 1959. A classic in the field, this book still provides rich food for our imagination.