The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology
Author: Alison Liebling,Shadd Maruna,Lesley McAra
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 0198719442
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology Book Excerpt:

With contributions from over 60 leading experts in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is the definitive guide to the discipline providing an authoritative and outstanding collection of chapters on the key topics studied on criminology courses. The Handbook has shaped the study of criminology for over two decades and, with this new edition, continues to be indispensable to students, academics, and professionals alike. Each chapter details relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates. Extensive references aid further research. Extensively revised, the sixth edition has been expanded to include all the major topics and significant new issues such as zemiology; green criminology; domestic violence; prostitution and sex work; penal populism; and the significance of globalization for criminology. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is accompanied by a suite of online resources providing additional teaching and learning materials for both students and lecturers. This includes selected chapters from previous editions, essay questions for each chapter, web links to aid further research, and guidance on how to answer essay questions.

The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

The  Oxford  Handbook of Criminological Theory
Author: Pamela Wilcox
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 0190457074
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory Book Excerpt:

Criminological theory texts typically follow a conventional format. Diverse writings are neatly packaged into schools of thought, which are given clear labels and conveyed a chapter at a time, with topics like control theory in one chapter and strain theory in another. The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory takes a different approach across the criminological landscape. The volume is organized not around schools of thought but around themes that shape much thinking about and research on crime. This more unconventional approach seeks to show that criminological theory is not static but dynamic. In fact, most prominent scholars do not spend their time commenting upon and retesting theoretical propositions that have existed for many years. Rather, they move into more novel areas--areas often located in the interstitial junctures between more traditional theories. This Oxford Handbook presents a series of essays that captures not the past of criminology, but where theoretical explanation is headed. As a result, the volume is replete with new ideas, discussions of substantive topics with salient theoretical implications, and reviews and interpretations of literatures that illuminate promising avenues along which theory and research should evolve. Special attention is paid to how criminal participation is shaped intimately by individual traits, diverse social contexts, the situations in which the choice of crime is made, and exposure to coercive experiences. Each chapter can be read on its own--as furnishing an important analysis of a given theoretical issue--yet read as a whole, The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory offers a unique and deep understanding of criminology at its cutting edge.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice
Author: Paul Knepper,Anja Johansen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN: 019935233X
Category: Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice Book Excerpt:

The historical study of crime has expanded in criminology during the past few decades, forming an active niche area in social history. Indeed, the history of crime is more relevant than ever as scholars seek to address contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice. Thus, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of recent developments across both fields. Chapters examine existing research, explain on-going debates and controversies, and point to new areas of interest, covering topics such as criminal law and courts, police and policing, and the rise of criminology as a field. This Handbook also analyzes some of the most pressing criminological issues of our time, including drug trafficking, terrorism, and the intersections of gender, race, and class in the context of crime and punishment. The definitive volume on the history of crime, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legal history.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology
Author: Gerben J. N. Bruinsma,Shane D. Johnson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0190279702
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology Book Excerpt:

The study of how the environment, local geography, and physical locations influence crime has a long history that stretches across many research traditions. These include the neighborhood effects approach developed in the 1920s, the criminology of place, and a newer approach that attends to the perception of crime in communities. Aided by new technologies and improved data-reporting in recent decades, research in environmental criminology has developed rapidly within each of these approaches. Yet research in the subfield remains fragmented and competing theories are rarely examined together. The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology takes a unique approach and synthesizes the contributions of existing methods to better integrate the subfield as a whole. Gerben J.N. Bruinsma and Shane D. Johnson have assembled a cast of top scholars to provide an in-depth source for understanding how and why physical setting can influence the emergence of crime, affect the environment, and impact individual or group behavior. The contributors address how changes in the environment, global connectivity, and technology provide more criminal opportunities and new ways of committing old crimes. They also explore how crimes committed in countries with distinct cultural practices like China and West Africa might lead to different spatial patterns of crime. This is a state-of-the-art compendium on environmental criminology that reflects the diverse research and theory developed across the western world.

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 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 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 Gender Sex and Crime

The Oxford Handbook of Gender  Sex  and Crime
Author: Rosemary Gartner,Bill McCarthy
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 723
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199838704
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Gender Sex and Crime Book Excerpt:

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 Organized Crime

The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime
Author: Letizia Paoli
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN: 0199968926
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime Book Excerpt:

While the success of national and international law enforcement cooperation to suppress organized crime means that stable, large-scale criminal organizations like the Cosa Nostra or the Japanese Yakuza have seen their power reduced, organized crime remains a concern for many governments. Economic globalization and the easing of restrictions on exchanges across borders now provide ample opportunity for money-making activities in illegal markets. Policies designed to stop illegal market flows often shift these activities to new places or create new problems, as the U.S.- led war on drugs spread production and trafficking to a number South and Central American countries. The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime provides informed, authoritative, and comprehensive overviews of these issues and other principal forms of organized crime, as well as the type and effectiveness of efforts to prevent and control them. Leading scholars from criminology, law, sociology, history, and political science discuss the key concepts, history, and methods of organized crime; the major actors and interactions involved in it; the markets and activities frequently associated with organized crime; and the policies designed to combat it. Individual chapters on criminal organizations and specific activities or markets comprise the heart of the volume. The chapters on actors provide the history, analyze the structure and activities, and assess the strength and future prospects of each organization. Articles on particular markets address the patterns of activity, identify the most affected regions, and where possible provide estimated revenues, discuss factors promoting the activity, and disclose information on the victims and harms caused. The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime delivers a systematic, high-quality, and truly global approach to the topic and with it a more complete understanding of organized crime in its many forms for researchers, government officials, and policymakers.

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 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 Handbooks
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2018-12-19
ISBN: 0190201371
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 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 White collar Crime

The Oxford Handbook of White collar Crime
Author: Shanna Van Slyke,Michael L. Benson,Francis T. Cullen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0199925518
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of White collar Crime Book Excerpt:

"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 it 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, this Handbook provides the first unified analytic framework on white-collar crime." -- Inside cover

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 Environmental Criminology

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology
Author: Gerben J.N. Bruinsma,Shane D. Johnson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 904
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN: 0190865156
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology Book Excerpt:

The study of how the environment, local geography, and physical locations influence crime has a long history that stretches across many research traditions. These include the neighborhood effects approach developed in the 1920s, the criminology of place, and a newer approach that attends to the perception of crime in communities. Aided by new technologies and improved data-reporting in recent decades, research in environmental criminology has developed rapidly within each of these approaches. Yet research in the subfield remains fragmented and competing theories are rarely examined together. The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Criminology takes a unique approach and synthesizes the contributions of existing methods to better integrate the subfield as a whole. Gerben J.N. Bruinsma and Shane D. Johnson have assembled a cast of top scholars to provide an in-depth source for understanding how and why physical setting can influence the emergence of crime, affect the environment, and impact individual or group behavior. The contributors address how changes in the environment, global connectivity, and technology provide more criminal opportunities and new ways of committing old crimes. They also explore how crimes committed in countries with distinct cultural practices like China and West Africa might lead to different spatial patterns of crime. This is a state-of-the-art compendium on environmental criminology that reflects the diverse research and theory developed across the western world.

The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making

The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making
Author: Wim Bernasco,Henk Elffers,Jean-Louis van Gelder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 776
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0199338809
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making Book Excerpt:

Although the issue of offender decision-making pervades almost every discussion of crime and law enforcement, only a few comprehensive texts cover and integrate information about the role of decision-making in crime. The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making provide high-quality reviews of the main paradigms in offender decision-making, such as rational choice theory and dual-process theory. It contains up-to-date reviews of empirical research on decision-making in a wide range of decision types including not only criminal initiation and desistance, but also choice of locations, times, targets, victims, methods as well as large variety crimes including homicide, robbery, domestic violence, burglary, street crime, sexual crimes, and cybercrime. Lastly, it provides in-depth treatments of the major methods used to study offender decision-making, including experiments, observation studies, surveys, offender interviews, and simulations. Comprehensive and authoritative, the Handbook will quickly become the primary source of theoretical, methodological, and empirical knowledge about decision-making as it relates to criminal behavior.

The Oxford Handbook of Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice

The Oxford Handbook of Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice
Author: Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology Sandra Bucerius,Sandra Bucerius,Canada Research Chair Killam Research Laureate and Professor of Sociology and Criminology Kevin D Haggerty,Kevin D. Haggerty,Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Psychology Luca Berardi,Luca Berardi
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2021-12-31
ISBN: 019090450X
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice Book Excerpt:

Despite ethnography's long and distinguished history in the social sciences, its use in criminology is still relatively rare. Over the years, however, ethnographers in the United States and abroad have amassed an impressive body of work on core criminological topics and groups, including gang members, sex workers, drug dealers, and drug users. Ethnographies on criminal justice institutions have also flourished, with studies on police, courts, and prisons providing deep insights into how these organizations operate and shape the lives of people who encounter them. The Oxford Handbook of Ethnographies of Crime and Criminal Justice provides critical and current reviews of key research topics, issues, and debates that crime ethnographers have been grappling with for over a century. This volume brings together an outstanding group of ethnographers to discuss various research traditions, the ethical and pragmatic challenges associated with conducting crime-related fieldwork, relevant policy recommendations for practitioners in the field, and areas of future research for crime ethnographers. In addition to exhaustive overview essays, the handbook also presents case studies that serve as exemplars for how ethnographic inquiry can contribute to our understanding of crime and criminal justice-related topics.

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology
Author: Mike Maguire,Rodney Morgan,Robert Reiner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1259
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780198762423
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology Book Excerpt:

This is the most comprehensive and detailed book about criminology ever published in the United Kingdom. It is designed to be immediately accessible to those interested in criminology who seek a way of familiarising themselves with the study of crime and criminality.

Oxford Handbook of Criminology 5th Ed Criminology Skills

Oxford Handbook of Criminology  5th Ed    Criminology Skills
Author: Mike Maguire,Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice Mike Maguire,Rod Morgan,Robert Reiner,Emily Finch,Stefan Fafinski
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1480
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN: 9780198706793
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Criminology 5th Ed Criminology Skills Book Excerpt:

This pack contains The Oxford Handbook of Criminology along with Criminology Skills Pack.

The Oxford Handbook of Prosecutors and Prosecution

The Oxford Handbook of Prosecutors and Prosecution
Author: Ronald F. Wright,Kay L. Levine,Russell M. Gold
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN: 0190905441
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Prosecutors and Prosecution Book Excerpt:

The power of the modern prosecutor arises from several features of the criminal justice landscape: widespread use of law and order political rhetoric and heightened fear of crime among voters; legislatures' embrace of extreme sentencing ranges to respond to such concerns; and the uncertain or limited accountability of prosecutors to the electorate, the bar, or other political and professional constituencies. The convergence of these trends has transformed prosecution into an indispensable field of study. This volume brings together the work of leading international scholars across criminology, sociology, political science, and law - along with contributions from reform-minded practitioners - to examine a variety of issues in prosecutorial behaviour and the institutional structures that frame their behavior. The Handbook connects the dots among existing theoretical and empirical research related to prosecutors. Major sections of the volume cover (1) prosecutor performance during distinct phases of a criminal case, (2) the features of the prosecutor's environment, both inside the office and external to the office, that influence the choices of individual prosecutors and office leaders, and (3) prosecutorial strategies and priorities when dealing with specialized types of crimes, victims, and defendants. Taken together, the chapters in this volume identify the founding texts, discuss leading theoretical and methodological approaches, explain the scope of unresolved issues, and preview where this field is headed. The volume provides a bottom-up view of an important new scholarly field.