The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy
Author: Michael Tonry
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0199844658
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy Book Excerpt:

Much of the scholarly literature and principal books on criminal justice and crime control policy take the operations of the criminal justice system, the causes of crime and delinquency, theories about crime and justice, and crime prevention as the central topics for study and policy analysis. But law enforcement and public officials create policy responses to specific crimes, not broad categories of offenses. In order to develop the most effective policies, one needs to understand why particular crimes occur and what approaches might best prevent them or minimize the harm they cause. Taking this fresh perspective, The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy offers a comprehensive examination of crimes as public policy subjects. Michael Tonry, a leading authority on criminology, has brought together the most distinguished active scholars in the field to present a wide-ranging overview and analysis of violent and sexual crimes, property crimes, transactional crimes, transnational crimes, and crimes against morality. The crimes investigated range from often-discussed offenses (homicide, auto theft, sexual violence) to those that only recently began to receive attention (child abuse, domestic violence, environmental crimes); it includes new crimes (identity theft, cybercrime) as well as age-old crimes (drug abuse, gambling, prostitution). Written in a straightforward and accessible manner, each chapter explains why crimes happen, how often, and what we know about efforts to prevent or control them. Aimed at a wide audience of scholars, students, and policy makers, the Handbook is the definitive reference work on crimes and public policy responses to them.

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice
Author: Michael Tonry
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN: 0199875316
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice Book Excerpt:

This handbook provides an accessible, high-quality, and comprehensive introduction to and overview of the operation of the American criminal justice system. It is divided into five sections covering the purposes and functions of the system, its problems and priorities, and its main institutions-police and policing, prosecution and sentencing, and community and institutional corrections. Highly regarded in the field, Michael Tonry brings together a mix of established, senior scholars and up-and-coming writers to provide authoritative and cutting-edge contributions on hot-button topics, from the justice system's handling of immigration and terrorism to racial profiling, parole, and re-entry, as well as bread-and-butter issues like incapacitation, jails, drugs, and police strategy. As countries vary substantially in the detailed operation of some agencies and few scholars have detailed knowledge of the operation of two or more countries' systems, the focus is principally, though not exclusively, on the American justice system.

The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention
Author: Brandon C. Welsh,David P. Farrington
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014-06-18
ISBN: 0199396698
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention Book Excerpt:

How can a society prevent-not deter, not punish-but prevent crime? Criminal justice prevention, commonly called crime control, aims to prevent crime after an initial offence has been commited through anything from an arrest to a death penalty sentence. These traditional means have been frequently examined and their efficacy just as frequently questioned. Promising new forms of crime prevention have emerged and expanded as important components of an overall strategy to reduce crime. Crime prevention today has developed along three lines: interventions to improve the life chances of children and prevent them from embarking on a life of crime; programs and policies designed to ameliorate the social conditions and institutions that influence offending; and the modification or manipulation of the physical environment, products, or systems to reduce everyday opportunities for crime. Each strategy aims at preventing crime or criminal offending in the first instance - before the act has been committed. Each, importantly, takes place outside of the formal criminal justice system, representing an alternative, perhaps even socially progressive way to reduce crime. The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention is a comprehensive, up-to-date, and authoritative review of research on crime prevention. Bringing together top scholars in criminology, public policy, psychology, and sociology, this Handbook includes critical reviews of the main theories that form the basis of crime prevention, evidence-based assessments of the effectiveness of the most important interventions, and cross-cutting essays that examine implementation, evaluation methodology, and public policy. Covering the three major crime prevention strategies active today-developmental, community, and situational-this definitive volume addresses seriously and critically the ways in which the United States and the Western world have attempted, and should continue to strive for the of crime.

The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity Crime and Immigration

The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity  Crime  and Immigration
Author: Sandra M. Bucerius,Michael H. Tonry
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 945
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199859019
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity Crime and Immigration Book Excerpt:

This title provides comprehensive analyses of current knowledge about the unwarranted disparities in dealings with the criminal justice system faced by some disadvantaged minority groups in all developed countries

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice
Author: Michael Tonry
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 978
Release: 2011-09-29
ISBN: 0195395085
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive and accesible overview of the operation of the American criminal justice system. This handbook's extensive coverage of the criminal justice system in the U.S. makes it an important reference for students and scholars in criminal justice, law, and public policy.

The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime
Author: Letizia Paoli
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2014
ISBN: 019973044X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime Book Excerpt:

This handbook explores organized crime, which it divides into two main concepts and types: the first is a set of stable organizations illegal per se or whose members systematically engage in crime, and the second is a set of serious criminal activities that are typically carried out for monetary gain.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender Sex and Crime

The Oxford Handbook of Gender  Sex  and Crime
Author: Rosemary Gartner,Bill McCarthy
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN: 0199838712
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Gender Sex and Crime Book Excerpt:

Research on gender, sex, and crime today remains focused on topics that have been a mainstay of the field for several decades, but it has also recently expanded to include studies from a variety of disciplines, a growing number of countries, and on a wider range of crimes. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime reflects this growing diversity and provides authoritative overviews of current research and theory on how gender and sex shape crime and criminal justice responses to it. The editors, Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, have assembled a diverse cast of criminologists, historians, legal scholars, psychologists, and sociologists from a number of countries to discuss key concepts and debates central to the field. The Handbook includes examinations of the historical and contemporary patterns of women's and men's involvement in crime; as well as biological, psychological, and social science perspectives on gender, sex, and criminal activity. Several essays discuss the ways in which sex and gender influence legal and popular reactions to crime. An important theme throughout The Handbook is the intersection of sex and gender with ethnicity, class, age, peer groups, and community as influences on crime and justice. Individual chapters investigate both conventional topics - such as domestic abuse and sexual violence - and topics that have only recently drawn the attention of scholars - such as human trafficking, honor killing, gender violence during war, state rape, and genocide. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime offers an unparalleled and comprehensive view of the connections among gender, sex, and crime in the United States and in many other countries. Its insights illuminate both traditional areas of study in the field and pathways for developing cutting-edge research questions.

The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice
Author: Barry C. Feld,Donna M. Bishop
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 934
Release: 2012-01-12
ISBN: 0195385101
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice Book Excerpt:

State-of-the-art critical reviews of recent scholarship on the causes of juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice system responses, and public policies to prevent and reduce youth crime are brought together in a single volume authored by leading scholars and researchers in neuropsychology, developmental and social psychology, sociology, history, criminology/criminal justice, and law.

Criminology Theory Research and Policy

Criminology  Theory  Research  and Policy
Author: Gennaro F. Vito,Jeffrey R. Maahs
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2011-09-29
ISBN: 0763766658
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminology Theory Research and Policy Book Excerpt:

Ideal for allied health and pre-nursing students, Alcamos Fundamentals of Microbiology, Body Systems Edition, retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. It presents diseases, complete with new content on recent discoveries, in a manner that is directly applicable to students and organized by body system. A captivating art program, learning design format, and numerous case studies draw students into the text and make them eager to learn more about the fascinating world of microbiology.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy
Author: Michael Moran,Martin Rein,Robert E. Goodin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2008-06-12
ISBN: 0199548455
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy Book Excerpt:

This is part of a ten volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This work explores the business end of politics, where theory meets practice in the pursuit of public good.

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 Oxford Handbook of White Collar Crime

The Oxford Handbook of White Collar Crime
Author: Shanna R. Van Slyke,Michael L. Benson,Francis T. Cullen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN: 0199925526
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of White Collar Crime Book Excerpt:

Although white-collar crime has caused a substantial amount of damage on both the individual and societal levels, it often ranks below street crime as a matter of public concern. Thus, white-collar crime remains an ambiguous and even controversial topic among academics, with a relative dearth of scholarly focus on the issue. The Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime offers a comprehensive treatment of the most up-to-date theories and research regarding white-collar crime. Contributors tackle a vast range of topics, including the impact of white-collar crime, the contexts in which white-collar crime occurs, current crime policies and debates, and examinations of the criminals themselves. The volume concludes with a set of essays that discuss potential responses for controlling white-collar crime, as well as promising new avenues for future research. Uniting conceptual theories, empirical research, and ethnographic data, the Handbook provides the first unified analytic framework on white-collar crime. Given the astronomical aggregate losses to victims, building a more nuanced understanding of the dynamics of white-collar crime is a topic of immediate social concern. The definitive resource on white-collar crime, this Handbook will be a valuable resource for developing both intellectual and policy-related solutions.

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology
Author: Rod Morgan,Mike Maguire,Robert Reiner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1029
Release: 2012-04-12
ISBN: 0199590273
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology Book Excerpt:

With contributions from leading academics, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology provides an authoritative collection of chapters covering the topics studied on criminology courses. Each chapter details relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates, and includes extensive references to aid further research.

The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections
Author: Kevin R. Reitz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN: 0190241446
Category: Corrections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections Book Excerpt:

It is no secret that America's sentencing and corrections systems are in crisis, and neither system can be understood or repaired fully without careful consideration of the other. This handbook examines the intertwined and multi-layered fields of American sentencing and corrections from global and historical viewpoints, from theoretical and policy perspectives, and with close attention to many problem-specific arenas. Editors Joan Petersilia and Kevin R. Reitz, both leaders in their respective fields, bring together a group of preeminent scholars to present state-of-the art research, investigate current practices, and explore the implications of new and varied approaches wherever possible. The handbook's contributors bridge the gap between research and policy across a range of topics including an overview of mass incarceration and its collateral effects, explorations of sentencing theories and their applications, analyses of the full spectrum of correctional options, and first-hand accounts of life inside of and outside of prison. Individual chapters reflect expertise and source materials from multiple fields including criminology, law, sociology, psychology, public policy, economics, political science, and history. Proving that the problems of sentencing and corrections, writ large, cannot be addressed effectively or comprehensively within the confines of any one discipline, The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections is a vital reference volume on these two related and central components of America's ongoing experiment in mass incarceration.

Criminology

Criminology
Author: Gennaro F. Vito,Jeffrey R. Maahs
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 1284090922
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminology Book Excerpt:

The fourth edition of best-selling Criminology: Theory, Research, and Policy discusses criminal behavior and explores the factors that contribute to crime as well as the social reactions to crime. The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration
Author: Steven J. Balla,Martin Lodge,Edward C. Page
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 0191643335
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration Book Excerpt:

This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration. The Handbook reflects on a wide range of key contributions to the field, selected on the basis of their international and wider disciplinary impact. Focusing on classics that contributed significantly to the field over the second half of the 20th century, it offers insights into works that have explored aspects of the policy process, of particular features of bureaucracy, and of administrative and policy reforms. Each classic is discussed by a leading international scholars. They offer unique insights into the ways in which individual classics have been received in scholarly debates and disciplines, how classics have shaped evolving research agendas, and how the individual classics continue to shape contemporary scholarly debates. In doing so, this volume offers a novel approach towards considering the various central contributions to the field. The Handbook offers students of public policy and administration state-of-the-art insights into the enduring impact of key contributions to the field.

Juvenile Delinquency Theory Practice and Law

Juvenile Delinquency  Theory  Practice  and Law
Author: Larry J. Siegel,Brandon C. Welsh
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN: 133751599X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Juvenile Delinquency Theory Practice and Law Book Excerpt:

Unrivaled in its current coverage of topics, the thirteenth edition of best-selling JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND LAW provides an in-depth analysis of the theories of delinquency, environmental issues, juvenile justice issues, and the juvenile justice system. Praised both for its authority and balance as well as for the authors' ability to engage students in the course, the book presents cutting-edge, seminal research, as well as up-to-the-minute policy and newsworthy examples. Siegel and Welsh offer a timely and objective presentation of juvenile delinquency theory and juvenile justice policy issues by examining opposing sides of controversial aspects of delinquency and delinquency programs in an unbiased way. What’s more, the MindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing
Author: Michael D. Reisig,Robert J. Kane
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN: 0199843899
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing Book Excerpt:

The police are perhaps the most visible representation of government. They are charged with what has been characterized as an "impossible" mandate -- control and prevent crime, keep the peace, provide public services -- and do so within the constraints of democratic principles. The police are trusted to use deadly force when it is called for and are allowed access to our homes in cases of emergency. In fact, police departments are one of the few government agencies that can be mobilized by a simple phone call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are ubiquitous within our society, but their actions are often not well understood. The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing brings together research on the development and operation of policing in the United States and elsewhere. Accomplished policing researchers Michael D. Reisig and Robert J. Kane have assembled a cast of renowned scholars to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the institution of policing. The different sections of the Handbook explore policing contexts, strategies, authority, and issues relating to race and ethnicity. The Handbook also includes reviews of the research methodologies used by policing scholars and considerations of the factors that will ultimately shape the future of policing, thus providing persuasive insights into why and how policing has developed, what it is today, and what to expect in the future. Aimed at a wide audience of scholars and students in criminology and criminal justice, as well as police professionals, the Handbook serves as the definitive resource for information on this important institution.

The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment

The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment
Author: John D. Wooldredge,Paula Smith
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN: 0190888318
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment Book Excerpt:

Research on prisons prior to the prison boom of the 1980s and 1990s focused mainly on inmate subcultures, inmate rights, and sociological interpretations of inmate and guard adaptations to their environment, with qualitative studies and ethnographic methods the norm. In recent years, research has expanded considerably to issues related to inmates' mental health, suicide, managing special types of offenders, risk assessment, and evidence-based treatment programs. The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment provides the only single source that bridges social scientific and behavioral perspectives, providing graduate students with a more comprehensive understanding of the topic, academics with a body of knowledge that will more effectively inform their own research, and practitioners with an overview of evidence-based best practices. Across thirty chapters, leading contributors offer new ideas, critical treatments of substantive topics with theoretical and policy implications, and comprehensive literature reviews that reflect cumulative knowledge on what works and what doesn't. The Handbook covers critical topics in the field, some of which include recent trends in imprisonment, prison gangs, inmate victimization, the use and impact of restrictive housing, unique problems faced by women in prison, special offender populations, risk assessment and treatment effectiveness, prisoner re-entry, and privatization. The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment offers a rich source of information on the current state of institutional corrections around the world, on issues facing both inmates and prison staff, and on how those issues may impede or facilitate the various goals of incarceration.

Juvenile Delinquency The Core

Juvenile Delinquency  The Core
Author: Larry J. Siegel,Brandon C. Welsh
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1305856619
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Juvenile Delinquency The Core Book Excerpt:

Succinct but thorough and cutting edge, Siegel and Welsh's JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE, 6th Edition presents theory, policy, relevant legal cases, and the latest research in a value-priced, student-friendly paperback. This brief text is acclaimed for its authority and balance as well as the authors' ability to completely engage students in the juvenile delinquency course. In around 500 pages, Siegel and Welsh help students understand the nature of delinquency, its causes and correlates, and current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.