Description : Masculinities, Crime and Criminology presents an innovative and timely reading of issues which are central to the questions that have arisen in criminology: Why is crime so overwhelmingly an activity conducted by men? Is crime a masculine' phenomena? Richard Collier explores a number of high-profile events and debates around crime, criminal justice and social (dis)order, and examines recent criminological, media and political interpretations of the relationship between men, masculinities and crime.
Description : Known for its unique blend of social science and legal research, Crime and Criminology, Fifteenth Edition uses an interdisciplinary approach to bring a sprawling subject into sharp relief. From the history and theory of criminal law to today’s hot-button topics, leading scholar Reid clearly explains to students how criminology affects and relates to criminal justice policies. Key Features: An effective and unique balance of social science and legal research. Media Focus and Global Focus boxes that give context to theories with discussions of current, real-life events. Student-friendly chapter outlines, chapter summaries, key terms, exhibits, study questions, and Internet assignments. Case excerpts and related material organized in a supplement to make the book more flexible for a variety of class structures. New material on: medical marijuana, mental illness, cybercrime, crimes by and against the police, and the impact of gender and race in sentencing decisions.
Description : Philosophy, Crime, and Criminology represents the first systematic attempt to unpack the philosophical foundations of crime in Western culture. Utilizing the insights of ontology, epistemology, aesthetics, and ethics, contributors demonstrate how the reality of crime is informed by a number of implicit assumptions about the human condition and unstated values about civil society. Charting a provocative and original direction, editors Bruce A. Arrigo and Christopher R. Williams couple theoretically oriented chapters with those centered on application and case study. In doing so, they develop an insightful, sensible, and accessible approach for a philosophical criminology in step with the political and economic challenges of the twenty-first century. Revealing the ways in which philosophical conceits inform prevailing conceptions of crime, Philosophy, Crime, and Criminology is required reading for any serious student or scholar concerned with crime and its impact on society and in our lives.
Description : Crime and Criminology is an older, larger field of sociology dealing with matter related to crime and criminal behaviour. It includes fields such as crime statistics, criminal psychology, forensic science, law enforcement, and detective methods. It adheres to the natural science model and borrows heavily from philosophy, psychology and sociology. Designed for students, teachers and researchers of criminology, this book provides a lucid and comprehensive coverage of basic principles of the subject in wide-angle perspective.
Description : An Introduction to Crime & Criminology 4e, continues to bring together some of Australia’s most widely respected authorities on criminology. The text explores popular knowledge and understanding about crime, contrasting it with what we know about crime from official sources as well as from crime victims. The authors present and analyse the various ways that crime is defined and measured, the many and varied dimensions of crime, the broad range of theories offered to explain crime as well as some of the main ways governments and other agencies respond to and attempt to prevent crime.
Description : Known for its engaging and accessible writing style, this probing text covers the traditional areas of criminology, but also addresses questions of popular concern and policy debate, using systematic evidence to explore such topics as deterrence and incapacitation; race and social class; the rights of the accused; and domestic violence. Challenging readers to think about even the most obvious and commonsense ideas in terms of the evidence that might support or contradict it, the text delves even deeper, encouraging them to see the connection between abstract theoretical propositions and the reality they see everyday in their own lives and in the media. Using a highly perceptive, lively, and absorbing writing style to make serious ideas and evidence easily understandable to a wide range of readers, the book integrates interesting boxes throughout to bring experientially distant ideas closer and make concepts more relevant: "On Campus Boxes" highlight crime and other topical issues as they relate to campus life, and "Crime in the News Boxes" take items from newspapers to illustrate ideas and provide models for discussing current cases and issues. Reviewer Richard Wright from the University of Scranton says the text "...offers insightful typologies of crime—presenting a superb comparison of the interactionist; a cultural and structural explanation of homicide; a first rate discussion of felony murder; and exemplary sections on bookmaking and loansharks." Features new to this edition include an increased number of graphs and tables to help readers get a better grasp of quantitative data; chapter key terms, chapter outlines and a thorough end-of-book glossary for better understanding; and lucid discussions on Hirschi and Gottfredson's self-control theory, community policing, and date rape. For sociologist and criminologists.
Description : This is a text for criminology students designed to take them to the heart of the contradictions, confusions and blurred boundaries around the subject of crime, about what crime is, about social regulation and control, and about social responsibility. It focuses on the key questions and issues underpinning them in contemporary definitions, representations and explanations of crime. It aims to question the platitudes and cliches surrounding public discussion of crime, by acknowledging the individual, social and political frameworks within which we explore crime and criminality.
Description : First published in 1977, Women, Crime and Criminology presents a feminist critique of classical and contemporary theories of female criminality. It addresses the issue that criminology literature has, throughout history, been predominantly male-oriented, always treating female criminality as marginal to the 'proper' study of crime in society. Carol Smart explores a new direction in criminology, and the sociology of deviance, by investigating female crime from a committed feminist position. Examining the types of offences committed by female offenders, Smart points to the fallacies inherent in a reliance on official statistics and shows the deficiencies of the popular argument that female emancipation has caused an increase in female crime rates. She deals with studies of prostitution and rape and considers the treatment of women – as offenders and victims – by the criminal law, the police and courts, and the penal system. Particular attention is given to the question of lenient treatment for female offenders with the conclusion that women and girls are, in some important instances, actually discriminated against in our legal and penal systems. The relationship between female criminality and mental illness is discussed and the author concludes by dealing with some of the problems inherent in developing a feminist criminology.
Description : Now in its third edition, this overview of criminological theory uses classical and contemporary theories to explain the nature and causes of crime. By relating paradigms to recent cases, Crime and Criminology remains a current and remarkably accessible Canadian introduction to criminologicaltheory.