A Review of Explaining Criminal Behavior

A Review of Explaining Criminal Behavior
Author: S. Travin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Review of Explaining Criminal Behavior Book Excerpt:

Explaining Criminal Behavior grew out of a symposium of "Explaining Crime: Interdisciplinary Approaches" that took place at the Criminological Institute of Leiden (The Netherlands) in 1986. The chapters that make up this book are organized into four general sections: "Theories of Delinquency," "Precursors of Delinquency and Crime," "Mental Illness and Crime," and "Studies of Deterrence." The authors and editors bring to this subject a common interest in and emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to the study of antisocial behavior and criminality.

Explaining Criminal Behaviour

Explaining Criminal Behaviour
Author: Wouter Buikhuisen,Sarnoff Andrei Mednick
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9789004085145
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Women and Crime

Women and Crime
Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 641
Release: 2011-12-05
ISBN: 1412987504
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Crime Book Excerpt:

Women and Crime: A Text/Reader, part of the text/reader series in criminology and criminal justice, incorporates contemporary and classic readings (some including policy implications) accompanied by student-friendly authored text. This unique format provides a theoretical framework and context for students. The comprehensive coverage of the book includes the history and theories of female offending, offenders and their crimes, processing and sentencing of female offenders, women in prison, women and victimization, women and work in the criminal justice system, juveniles and crime, and international crime. Race and diversity will be an underlying theme throughout the text.

Explaining Criminal Conduct

Explaining Criminal Conduct
Author: Paul Knepper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explaining Criminal Conduct Book Excerpt:

How do we understand the nature and origin of crime in society today? Criminology is the special field of study that addresses this question, and criminologists have offered hundreds of explanations for crime. In his book, Explaining Criminal Conduct, Knepper argues that these many different explanations derive from seven basic, organizing areas relative to our ideas about human nature, the human body, the mind, society, language, [race relations, and spirituality]. He assesses how adequately each area helps us understand crime and the criminal, and the theoretical positions that shape ongoing social policy. The first chapter introduces the process of intellectual inquiry that is followed in criminology. Chapters Two through Eight each consider one of the basic theoretical areas of criminological explanation, beginning with the thought of a key founder and tracing its elaboration through contemporary practice. In addition, each chapter assesses the coherence of that particular approach and its value in the formation of public policy. The final chapter sketches a moral basis for government intervention. The criminologist's task is not just to uncover some unknown source of criminal behavior by means of social-scientific technique. Criminology's greatest promise lies in its articulation of those enduring elements of moral tradition that provide an appropriate basis for ethical public policy concerning crime. Explaining Criminal Conduct expresses the hope for an understanding of criminal conduct grounded in respect for the dignity of each human being.

Explaining Crime

Explaining Crime
Author: Hugh D. Barlow,David Kauzlarich
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780742565104
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explaining Crime Book Excerpt:

This book provides a concise but comprehensive review of the full range of classic and contemporary theories of crime. With separate chapters on the nature and use of criminological theory as well as theoretical application, the authors render the difficult task of explaining crime more understandable to the introductory student. All of the main theories in criminology are reviewed including classical and rational choice, biological, psychological, and evolutionary, social structural, social process, critical, general, and integrated approaches. Copious examples of the spirit of the theories are supplied, many with a popular culture (e.g., film and music) connection. The highly original final chapter, titled 'Putting Criminological Theory to Work, ' provides readers with an integrated theoretical model that students can apply to virtually any type of crime. The book is well suited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in criminology, criminal justice, and deviance

Criminology

Criminology
Author: Anthony Walsh,Cody Jorgensen
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN: 1544375395
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminology Book Excerpt:

Anthony Walsh and Cody Jorgensen’s Criminology: The Essentials introduces students to major theoretical perspectives and topics in a concise, easy-to-read format. This straightforward overview of key subject areas in criminology thoroughly covers the most up-to-date advances in theory and research while challenging students to consider the applications of these theories and their policy implications. The Fourth Edition includes new topics, events, and developments in criminology. INSTRUCTORS: Criminology: The Essentials is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package! Contact your rep to request a demo. SAGE Premium Video Theory in Action Videos and SAGE News Clips in the Interactive eBook boost student comprehension and bolster analysis. Watch a sample video. Interactive eBook Your students save when you bundle the print book with the Interactive eBook (Bundle ISBN: 978-1-0718-1338-6), which includes access to SAGE Premium Video and other multimedia tools. Learn more. LMS Cartridge (formally known as SAGE Coursepacks) Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more. SAGE edge This open-access site offers students an impressive array of learning tools and resources. Learn more.

The Development of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior

The Development of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior
Author: Julien Morizot,Lila Kazemian
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN: 3319087207
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Development of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior Book Excerpt:

This edited book summarizes the current state of knowledge on the development of criminal and antisocial behavior over the life course. It focuses mainly on the developmental perspective, which has had a paradigmatic influence on current theoretical and empirical works in criminology. With a multidisciplinary perspective, the book reviews: (a) the fundamental concepts of developmental criminology; (b) the risk factors and developmental processes related to the most salient personal (e.g., genetics, personality) and environmental (e.g., family, peers, school) domains explaining the development of criminal and antisocial behavior; (c) the developmental issues related to a number a special themes (e.g., women criminality, street gangs) and (d) the applied and policy implications of research in developmental criminology. In each chapter, prominent researchers from different disciplines such as criminology and psychology summarize the state of knowledge on a specific topic, identify the shortcomings of past research, offer recommendations for future research needs.

The Explanation of Crime

The Explanation of Crime
Author: Per-Olof H. Wikström,Robert J. Sampson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-11-30
ISBN: 1139460218
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Explanation of Crime Book Excerpt:

Integration of disciplines, theories and research orientations has assumed a central role in criminological discourse yet it remains difficult to identify any concrete discoveries or significant breakthroughs for which integration has been responsible. Concentrating on three key concepts: context, mechanisms, and development, this volume aims to advance integrated scientific knowledge on crime causation by bringing together different scholarly approaches. Through an analysis of the roles of behavioural contexts and individual differences in crime causation, The Explanation of Crime seeks to provide a unified and focused approach to the integration of knowledge. Chapter topics range from individual genetics to family environments and from ecological behaviour settings to the macro-level context of communities and social systems. This is a comprehensive treatment of the problem of crime causation that will appeal to graduate students and researchers in criminology and be of great interest to policy-makers and practitioners in crime policy and prevention.

Crime and Criminal Justice

Crime and Criminal Justice
Author: Stacy L. Mallicoat
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2018-12-06
ISBN: 1544339011
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime and Criminal Justice Book Excerpt:

"The text is logically organized and easy to read and understand. Students will find the text intriguing as they move through the coverage of the controversies from the text."—Michelle L. Foster, Kent State University Updated with new content and current controversies that facilitate critical thinking, debate, and application of the concepts, Mallicoat’s Crime and Criminal Justice, Second Edition, provides accessible and concise coverage of all relevant aspects of the criminal justice system, as well as unique chapters on victims and criminal justice policy. Using an innovative format designed to increase student engagement and critical thinking, each chapter is followed by two Current Controversy debates that dive into a critical issue in criminal justice. These features challenge misconceptions by providing a balanced debate of both the pros and the cons of each issue and are followed by probing questions to help students think critically about timely topics. With contemporary examples that students can easily apply and a broad range of effective learning tools, this practical text helps students go beyond the surface toward a deeper understanding of the criminal justice system. This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo. Digital Option / Courseware SAGE Vantage is an intuitive digital platform that delivers this text’s content and course materials in a learning experience that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools, all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers simple course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. Assignable Video with Assessment Assignable video (available with SAGE Vantage) is tied to learning objectives and curated exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life. Watch a sample video now. LMS Cartridge (formerly known as SAGE Coursepacks): Import this title’s instructor resources into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Don’t use an LMS? You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site. Learn more. SAGE Lecture Spark: Designed to save you time and ignite student engagement, these free weekly lecture launchers focus on current event topics tied to key concepts in Criminal Justice. Access this week’s topic.

White Collar Crime and Offenders

White Collar Crime and Offenders
Author: Roy V. Lewis
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2002-10-01
ISBN: 0595247040
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Collar Crime and Offenders Book Excerpt:

This book is a landmark in the study of white-collar crime and is the largest study of its kind ever conducted. This book will serve the needs of criminologists, policy-makers and the public as well. It will address the issue of what white-collar crime is, how social scientists have grappled with its definition, and report on the results of a 20-year longitudinal study of white-collar offenders. The frequency of their criminal conduct is analyzed and compared to other types of offenders. The study involved retrospectively analyzing the data on the criminal careers on a very large cohort of more than 17,000 offenders.The purpose of the study was to:(1) test hypothese about white-collar and street crime offenders, (2) evaluate and critique theories of crime in relation to both types of offenders, (3) determine the extent of chronic offending among white-collar and street crime offenders within the career criminal paradigm, and (4) measure the degree of offense specialization found among all the offenders in the study.

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior
Author: Paulo Marques,Mauro Paulino,Laura Alho
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2021-11-01
ISBN: 0128114207
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior Book Excerpt:

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior: Current Trends and Challenges fills a gap in the market by covering new topics and angles not addressed in other literature. The book's authors approach the interaction of psychopathy with different types of crime, reflecting on comorbidity with other disorders, symptoms and emotional function. In addition to examining questions of prevention and treatment, they present new developments with solid theory and scientific evidence, also addressing forensic realities. This is a must-have guide for practitioners, students or anyone interested in psychopathy, criminal behavior and the various avenues of treatment. Provides a direct and concise approach, reflecting on the construct of psychopathy and its implications in forensic settings Includes sections on models of development in psychopathy and the neuropsychological fundamentals of the role of psychopathy in violent behavior Written for researchers, practitioners and students

Criminological Theory

Criminological Theory
Author: Stephen G. Tibbetts,Alex R. Piquero
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 1071838237
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminological Theory Book Excerpt:

Criminological Theory: The Essentials, Fourth Edition offers students a brief yet comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary criminologists and their theories. Putting criminological theory in context, acclaimed authors Stephen G. Tibbetts and Alex R. Piquero examine policy implications brought about by theoretical perspectives to demonstrate to students the practical application of theories to contemporary social problems. The new edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest theoretical extensions and empirical research and links have been made to specific theories and recent events, including the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as well as the coronavirus pandemic.

Handbook on Crime and Deviance

Handbook on Crime and Deviance
Author: Marvin D. Krohn,Alan J. Lizotte,Gina Penly Hall
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2010-01-15
ISBN: 1441902457
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior

The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior
Author: Anthony Walsh,Jonathan D. Bolen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317023145
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior Book Excerpt:

The main feature of this work is that it explores criminal behavior from all aspects of Tinbergen's Four Questions. Rather than focusing on a single theoretical point of view, this book examines the neurobiology of crime from a biosocial perspective. It suggests that it is necessary to understand some genetics and neuroscience in order to appreciate and apply relevant concepts to criminological issues. Presenting up-to-date information on the circuitry of the brain, the authors explore and examine a variety of characteristics, traits and behavioral syndromes related to criminal behavior such as ADHD, intelligence, gender, the age-crime curve, schizophrenia, psychopathy, violence and substance abuse. This book brings together the sociological tradition with the latest knowledge the neurosciences have to offer and conveys biological information in an accessible and understanding way. It will be of interest to scholars in the field and to professional criminologists.

Rational Choice and Criminal Behavior

Rational Choice and Criminal Behavior
Author: Alexis Russell Piquero,Stephen G. Tibbetts
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2002
ISBN: 0815336780
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rational Choice and Criminal Behavior Book Excerpt:

Rational Choice and Criminal Behavior" is a collection of essays by experts in the field of criminal justice examines various aspects of the rational choice framework, which deals with the degree to which criminal behavior represents a rational choice. The editors also include essays that cover specific policy approaches that stem from this framework, an argument that is crucial in the debate over punishment as a deterrent and the role of society in fostering criminal behavior.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology
Author: George Ritzer,Wendy Wiedenhoft Murphy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-10-04
ISBN: 1119429323
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology Book Excerpt:

The new, updated edition of the authoritative and comprehensive survey of modern sociology The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology, Second Edition is an authoritative survey of the major topics, current and emerging trends, and contemporary issues in the study of human social relationships and institutions. A collection of contributions from globally-recognized scholars and experts explore the theoretical and methodological foundations of sociology, new and established debates, and the most current research in the field. Broad in scope, this book covers a multitude of topics ranging from crime, urbanization, sexuality, and education to new questions surrounding big data, authoritarian capitalism, and the rise of nationalism. Since the first edition of the Companion was published, new developments have emerged and new problems have been created such as the omnipresence of social media, political and institutional upheaval, and the global refugee and immigration crises. This revised and updated second edition describes and explains social changes that have occurred in the past several years, both within the field of sociology and society as a whole. Previous material has been updated to reflect current research, while eleven new chapters address topics including feminist theory, debt and social change, and armed conflict and war. This comprehensive volume: Offers an engaging and accessible guide to the field of sociology, revised and updated for the second edition Presents wide-ranging, comprehensive coverage of the discipline Explores issues of contemporary relevance such as digital media and consumption Reflects state-of-the-art scholarship and contemporary debates New chapters for the second edition cover essential topics including feminist theory, armed conflict, big data, authoritarian capitalism, debt and social change, and the rise of nationalism The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Sociology, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for academics and graduate students, researchers, scholars, and educators in the discipline of sociology and allied fields such as anthropology, human geography, political science, and psychology.

Criminology

Criminology
Author: Stephen E. Brown,Finn-Aage Esbensen,Gilbert Geis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2015-07-10
ISBN: 1317311981
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminology Book Excerpt:

Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, Ninth Edition, is a highly acclaimed textbook offering a broad perspective on criminological theory. It provides students of criminology and sociology with a thorough exposure to a range of theories, contrasting their logic and assumptions, but also highlighting efforts to integrate and blend these frameworks. In this ninth edition, the authors have incorporated new directions that have gained traction in the field, while remaining faithful to their criminological heritage. Among the themes in this work are the relativity of crime (its changing definition) with abundant examples, historical roots of criminology and the lessons they have provided, and the strength and challenges of applying the scientific method. This revision offers enhanced coverage of biosocial theories of crime, more global examples, and a new chapter on youth violence, improving on the most comprehensive and balanced theory text available for undergraduates.

Criminal justice review

Criminal justice review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Oxford Handbook of Developmental and Life Course Criminology

The Oxford Handbook of Developmental and Life Course Criminology
Author: David P. Farrington,Lila Kazemian,Alex R. Piquero
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2018-11-23
ISBN: 0190884894
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Developmental and Life Course Criminology Book Excerpt:

Developmental and life-course criminology are both concerned with the study of changes in offending and problem behaviors over time. Developmental studies in criminology focus on psychological factors that influence the onset and persistence of criminal behavior, while life-course studies analyze how changes in social arrangements, like marriage, education or social networks, can lead to changes in offending. Though each perspective is clearly concerned with patterns of offending and problem behavior over time, the literature on each is spread across various disciplines, including criminology & criminal justice, psychology, and sociology. The Oxford Handbook on Developmental and Life-Course Criminology offers the first comprehensive survey of these two approaches together. Edited by three noted authorities in the field, the volume provides in-depth critical reviews of the development of offending, developmental and life-course theories, development correlates and risk/protective factors, life transitions and turning points, and effective developmental interventions from the world's leading scholars. In the first two sections, the contributors provide overviews of specific criminal career parameters, including age-crime curve, prevalence/frequency of offending, and co-offending, and review the main theoretical frameworks in the developmental and life-course criminology areas. They further summarize some of the empirical literature on known developmental correlates and risk/protective factors associated with longitudinal patterns of offending in the next section. The fourth section focuses on life transitions and turning points as they may relate to persistence in-or desistance from-criminal activity into adulthood, while the final section examines the genesis of antisocial, delinquent, and criminal activity, its maintenance, and its cessation. A state of the art overview on the topic, this Handbook aims to be the most authoritative resource on all issues germane to developmental and life-course criminologists and provides next steps for further research.

The Handbook of White Collar Crime

The Handbook of White Collar Crime
Author: Melissa L. Rorie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 1118774884
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of White Collar Crime Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive and state-of the-art overview from internationally-recognized experts on white-collar crime covering a broad range of topics from many perspectives Law enforcement professionals and criminal justice scholars have debated the most appropriate definition of “white-collar crime” ever since Edwin Sutherland first coined the phrase in his speech to the American Sociological Society in 1939. The conceptual ambiguity surrounding the term has challenged efforts to construct a body of science that meaningfully informs policy and theory. The Handbook of White-Collar Crime is a unique re-framing of traditional discussions that discusses common topics of white-collar crime—who the offenders are, who the victims are, how these crimes are punished, theoretical explanations—while exploring how the choice of one definition over another affects research and scholarship on the subject. Providing a one-volume overview of research on white-collar crime, this book presents diverse perspectives from an international team of both established and newer scholars that review theory, policy, and empirical work on a broad range of topics. Chapters explore the extent and cost of white-collar crimes, individual- as well as organizational- and macro-level theories of crime, law enforcement roles in prevention and intervention, crimes in Africa and South America, the influence of technology and globalization, and more. This important resource: Explores diverse implications for future theory, policy, and research on current and emerging issues in the field Clarifies distinct characteristics of specific types of offences within the general archetype of white-collar crime Includes chapters written by researchers from countries commonly underrepresented in the field Examines the real-world impact of ambiguous definitions of white-collar crime on prevention, investigation, and punishment Offers critical examination of how definitional decisions steer the direction of criminological scholarship Accessible to readers at the undergraduate level, yet equally relevant for experienced practitioners, academics, and researchers, The Handbook of White-Collar Crime is an innovative, substantial contribution to contemporary scholarship in the field.