Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Social Science
This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.
Author: Martin A. Andresen
Release Date: 2014-03-14
The field of environmental criminology is a staple theoretical framework in contemporary criminological theory. With this book, Martin Andresen presents the first comprehensive and sole-authored textbook on this influential and compelling school of criminological thought. He covers a wide range of topics, including: the origins of environmental criminology; the primary theoretical frameworks, such as routine activity theory, geometric theory of crime, rational choice theory, and the pattern theory of crime; the practical application of environmental criminology; an examination of how theories are operationalized and tested; policy implications for the practice of crime prevention. As well as these "popular topics", Andresen also discusses also a number of topics that are at the leading edge of research within environmental criminology. This text will be ideal for courses on crime prevention, where students are often encouraged to consider policy problems and apply theory to practice. This book offers up environmental criminology as a theoretical framework for making sense of complex neighbourhood problems, meaning that it will be perfect for modules on geography of crime, crime analysis and indeed, environmental criminology. It would also be a good supplement for courses on criminological theory.
One of the oldest and most extensive forms of criminology falls within what is referred to, among other names, as social ecology. Beginning with the work of Guerry and Quetelet, this theory became the dominate paradigm in explaining crime with the work of the Chicago School in the early 1900s, social disorganization theory, and neighborhood research attempting to deal with crime in deteriorating cities. Social ecology is also the basis for the research being conducted in environmental criminology. This volume offers a selection of the most influential works in social ecology and environmental criminology. It begins with research from human ecology and the Chicago School, extending through some of the research in social disorganization theory. It encompasses some of the major journal articles from the 1980s and 1990s in neighborhoods and crime, and then addresses some of the quintessential works in environmental criminology. It ends with groundbreaking work in this area that may indicate the future direction of the field. This valuable collection includes an excellent introduction by Jeff Walker.
Als empirische Polizeiforschung kann jede im weitesten Sinne sozialwissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit dem Thema Polizei gelten, die basierend auf der Methodologie und Methodik empirischer Sozialforschung theoretisch inspiriert und methodisch kontrolliert Daten erhebt, analysiert und/oder interpretiert. Dieser Band dokumentiert die Beiträge einer Tagung aus dem Herbst 1999 an der Fachhochschule für Polizei Sachsen in Rothenburg. In ihm finden sich aktuelle Beiträge der empirischen Polizeiforschung zu den Themenbereichen Polizeikultur, Konstruktionen von Kriminalität, Polizei und Bevölkerung sowie innovative Projekte. Eine besondere Stärke dieses Bandes liegt in der Zusammenführung unterschiedlicher interdisziplinärer Perspektiven und verschiedener methodischer Zugänge, so daß er für Sozialwissenschaftler und Psychologen, aber auch für Polizeipraktiker von Interesse sein dürfte. Mit Beiträgen von: Rafael Behr, Manfred Bornewasser, Rainer Dollase, Gisbert van Elsbergen, Kai Freitag, Kurt H.G. Groll, Bettina Lander, Jörg Hüttermann, Werner K. Kunisch, Martina Kant, Karlhans Liebel, Thomas Ohlemacher, Karl-Heinz Reuband, Jürgen Stock, Hans Schneider, Willi Stadler. Die Herausgeber: Prof. Dr. Karlhans Liebl ist Professor für Kriminologie an der Fachhochschule für Polizei Sachsen (Rothenburg). PD Dr. Thomas Ohlemacher ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Kriminologischen Forschungsinstitut Niedersachsen (Hannover) und Privatdozent am Institut für Soziologie der Universität Hamburg.
Author: Kevin F. Steinmetz
Release Date: 2017-09-22
Cybercrime, computer crime, Internet crime, and technosecurity have been of increasing concern to citizens, corporations, and governments since their emergence in the 1980s. Addressing both the conventional and radical theories underlying this emerging criminological trend, including feminist theory, social learning theory, and postmodernism, this text paves the way for those who seek to tackle the most pertinent areas in technocrime. Technocrime and Criminological Theory challenges readers to confront the conflicts, gaps, and questions faced by both scholars and practitioners in the field. This book serves as an ideal primer for scholars beginning to study technocrime or as a companion for graduate level courses in technocrime or deviance studies.
Author: Marc Cools
Release Date: 2009
In today's globalized society, an international exchange of ideas and views is indispensable within the field of social sciences, including criminology and criminal justice studies. The research group Governance of Security (GofS) fosters contemporary international discourses on issues of crime and crime control. In 2008, GofS started a research paper series, combining theoretical and empirical articles on issues reflecting the research activities of GofS. This research group is a collaboration between Ghent University and Ghent University College in Belgium. GofS concentrates its research around the study of administrative and judicial policy that have been developed with respect to new issues of crime and insecurity. The GofS series - Governance of Security Research Papers (GofS) - is published by Maklu Publishing (Belgium). Contemporary Issues in the Empirical Study of Crime - Volume 1 of GofS's series Governance of Security Research Papers - includes the following: Drugs and Crime: Are They Hand in Glove? A Review of Literature * The Study of Public Expenditure on Drugs: A Useful Evaluation Tool for Policy * Corporations as a Blind Spot in Research: Explanations for a Criminological Tunnel Vision * The Nominal Group Technique: A Participative Research Technique Holding Great Potential for Criminology * Analytical Criminology: A Style of Theorizing and Analyzing the Micro-Macro Context of Acts of Crime * The Geography of Social Cohesion and Crime at the Municipality Level * Disentangling Neighbourhood and School Contextual Variation in Serious Offending: Assessing the Effect of Ecological Disadvantage * Itinerant Crime Groups: Mobility Attributed to Anchor Points? * Patterns of Drug Use Before, During and After Detention: A Review of Epidemiological Literature.
Author: Martin A. Andresen
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-04-19
A careful analysis of environmental factors is key to understanding the causes of crime, to solving crimes, and eventually helping to predict and prevent them. Classics in Environmental Criminology is a comprehensive collection of seminal pieces from legendary contributors who focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the occurrence of a crime. Defines the field Divided into three parts, the book begins by highlighting the development of environmental criminology as a discipline through its origins in spatial criminology. It examines social disorganization theory, which explains criminal activity with reference to the characteristics of the community that delinquents live in. It then discusses the ecology of crime with reference to macroenvironments and microenvironments. The next section introduces concepts such as routine activity theory, the geometric theory of crime, the rational choice theory of offending, and crime pattern theory. Offers perspectives on prevention The last part focuses on the concept of crime prevention, examines the idea of altering the environment in order to prevent crime, and discusses situational crime factors and efforts to reduce the opportunities for crimes to be committed. It considers the impact of routine activities on crime prevention initiatives and advocates a flexible approach to crime prevention based on the dynamic nature of our environment. The book concludes with a chapter outlining how environmental criminology has evolved in recent years and provides a future outlook on where it may be headed. Invaluable as a textbook and as a professional reference, this volume is a comprehensive survey of a critical field in contemporary criminological theory. Offering insight assembled by top academic figures within the criminology community, this work is destined to provoke further inquiry and research.
Assembled in honor of the preeminent criminologist and scholar, Gilbert Geis, on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday, this volume features original, interesting, cutting-edge essays written by internationally known contributors in such areas as white collar crime, punishment and social control, public policy issues, comparative criminology, law, victimology, and policing. Features writing, for example, by Braithwaite, Vaughn, Short, Farrington, Levi, Pontell, Calavita, Meier, Simpson, Huff, Cullen on a broad array of topics in THEORY AND METHOD IN CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH; WHITE-COLLAR CRIME AND CORPORATE CRIME; SOCIAL CONTROL; INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES; And Various FORMS OF CRIME. For scholars, students, and practitioners of criminal justice.
Author: Michael J. Lynch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Social Science
"This book provides an overview and assessment of green criminology. Based on a political-economic analysis, Green Criminology draws attention to the ways in which the political-economic organization of capitalism causes ecological destruction and disorganization. Focusing on real-world impact, chapters include political-economic examinations of ecological withdrawals, ecological additions, toxic towns, wildlife poaching and trafficking, environmental justice, environmental laws, and nongovernment environmental organizations. The book also explores how ecological footprint, planetary boundary analysis, and other scientific research applies to green criminological analysis"--Provided by publisher.
Author: S. Giora Shoham
Release Date: 2012-10-27
Genre: Social Science
This primer covers all the classic theory and research on the sociology of crime. CONTENTS: 1. Criminology and Social Deviance. 2. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Criminology. 3. Ecological Theories of Crime and Delinquency. 4. Anomie and Social Deviance: Strain Theories. 5. Differential Association and its Progeny. 6. Control Theories of Crime and Delinquency. 7. Social Reaction to Crime: Stigma and Interaction. 8. Conflict and Radical Perspectives on Crime. 9. Recent Developments in the Sociology of Crime. References. RECOMMENDED: Excellent text for upper division undergraduate classes, or beginning graduate classes. Strongly recommended as a substitute for those expensive, superficial introductory textbooks!
Author: Henry N. Pontell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-05-27
Genre: Social Science
Insider trading. Savings and loan scandals. Enron. Corporate crimes were once thought of as victimless offenses, but now—with billions of dollars and an increasingly global economy at stake—this is understood to be far from the truth. The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime explores the complex interplay of factors involved when corporate cultures normalize lawbreaking, and when organizational behavior is pushed to unethical (and sometimes inhumane) limits. Featuring original contributions from a panel of experts representing North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia, this timely volume presents multidisciplinary views on recent corporate wrongdoing affecting economic and social conditions worldwide. Criminal liability and intent Stock market and financial crime Bribery and extortion Computer and identity fraud Health care fraud Crime in the professions Industrial pollution Political corruption War crimes and genocide Contributors offer case studies, historical and sociopolitical analyses, theoretical and legal perspectives, and comparative studies, featuring examples as varied as NASA, Parmalat, the Italian government, and Watergate. Criminal justice responses to these phenomena, the role of the media in exposing or minimizing them, prevention, regulation, and self- policing strategies, and larger global issues emerging from economic crime are also featured. Richly diverse in its coverage, The International Handbook of White-Collar and Corporate Crime is stimulating reading for students, academics, and professionals in a wide range of fields, from criminology and criminal justice to business and economics, psychology to social policy to ethics. This powerful information is certain to change many of our deeply held views on criminal behavior.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2010-10-22
It is commonly recognized that the basis of science stems from the intersection of theory, research methods, and statistics. Criminology and Criminal Justice: Theory, Research Methods, and Statistics is designed to help readers understand the integrated relationship between these critical topics in the field of Criminal Justice. Each chapter pertains to a particular criminological theory, relevant qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, and various statistical techniques used to analyze data. This accessible text illustrates how theory, methods, and statistics play an active role in ensuing careers in law enforcement, corrections, law, and more.
Assessing Key Criminological Ideas presents a uniquely comprehensive, critical look at seven major theories which lie at the core of criminology’s explanation of crime and serve as popular platforms for criminological research. The seven theories in the book include: Routine activity theory, Social disorganization theory, Self-control theory, Social bonds theory, Strain theory, Differential association theory, Labelling Theory. The book’s aim is to encourage critical thinking about these approaches to the explanation of crime by highlighting strengths and weaknesses which affect their applicability in research and our understanding of what causes, and may prevent, offending. The book also highlights central problems in criminological theorizing as a whole, with each chapter discussing how one prominent theory does or does not address these problems, presenting a synthesis of knowledge concerning key issues concerning in the explanation of crime. Assessing Key Criminological Ideas draws upon multidisciplinary research to consider alternative interpretations and explanations for common theoretical and empirical observations regarding the causes of crime. Each chapter then applies its unique conclusions to a re-evaluation of implications for past and future research, and policy and prevention practices. The depth and breadth of these chapters, and the fundamental issues highlighted in each, mean it will appeal to criminologists at all levels, from those with an introductory interest in the groundwork and current innovations of the field, to high-ranking scholars who have worked with and even developed the theories discussed and are interested in seeing the field continue to advance.