Handbook of Crime Correlates

Handbook of Crime Correlates
Author: Lee Ellis,David P. Farrington,Anthony W. Hoskin
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0128044772
ISBN 13: 9780128044773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Crime Correlates Book Review:

The Handbook of Crime Correlates, Second Edition summarizes more than a century of worldwide research on traits and social conditions associated with criminality and antisocial behavior. Findings are provided in tabular form, enabling readers to determine at a glance the nature of each association. Within each table, results are listed by country, type of crime (or other forms of antisocial behavior), and whether each variable is positively, negatively, or insignificantly associated with offending behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down according to major categories, including violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, and recidivism. This book provides a resource for practitioners and academics who are interested in criminal and antisocial behavior. It is relevant to the fields of criminology/criminal justice, sociology, and psychology. No other publication provides as much information about how a wide range of variables—e.g., gender, religion, personality traits, weapons access, alcohol and drug use, social status, geography, and seasonality—correlate with offending behavior. Includes 600+ tables regarding variables related to criminal behavior Consolidates 100+ years of academic research on criminal behavior Findings are identified by country and world regions for easy comparison Lists criminal-related behaviors according to major categories Identifies universal crime correlates

Handbook of Crime Correlates

Handbook of Crime Correlates
Author: Lee Ellis,Kevin M. Beaver,John Wright
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-05-07
ISBN 10: 9780080920092
ISBN 13: 0080920098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Crime Correlates Book Review:

Over the past two centuries, many aspects of criminal behavior have been investigated. Finding this information and making sense of it all is difficult when many studies would appear to offer contradictory findings. The Handbook of Crime Correlates collects in one source the summary analysis of crime research worldwide. It provides over 400 tables that divide crime research into nine broad categories: Pervasiveness and intra-offending relationships Demographic factors Ecological and macroeconomic factors Family and peer factors Institutional factors Behavioral and personality factors Cognitive factors Biological factors Crime victimization and fear of crime Within these broad categories, tables identify regions of the world and how separate variables are or are not positively or negatively associated with criminal behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down into separate offending categories of violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, general and adult offenses, and recidivism. Accompanying each table is a description of what each table indicates in terms of the positive or negative association of specific variables with specific types of crime by region. This book should serve as a valuable resource for criminal justice personnel and academics in the social and life sciences interested in criminal behavior.

Handbook of Crime Correlates

Handbook of Crime Correlates
Author: Dr Lee Ellis,Assistant Professor Kevin M Beaver,John Wright
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2009-04-10
ISBN 10: 9781493301010
ISBN 13: 1493301012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Crime Correlates Book Review:

Over the past two centuries, many aspects of criminal behavior have been investigated. Finding this information and making sense of it all is difficult when many studies would appear to offer contradictory findings. The "Handbook of Crime Correlates "collects in one source the summary analysis of crime research worldwide. It provides over 400 tables that divide crime research into nine broad categories: Pervasiveness and intra-offending relationships Demographic factors Ecological and macroeconomic factors Family and peer factors Institutional factors Behavioral and personality factors Cognitive factors Biological factors Crime victimization and fear of crime Within these broad categories, tables identify regions of the world and how separate variables are or are not positively or negatively associated with criminal behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down into separate offending categories of violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, general and adult offenses, and recidivism. Accompanying each table is a description of what each table indicates in terms of the positive or negative association of specific variables with specific types of crime by region. This book should serve as a valuable resource for criminal justice personnel and academics in the social and life sciences interested in criminal behavior. References and all tabular materials can be found at our website: http: //booksite.elsevier.com/Ellis/

The Handbook of Criminological Theory

The Handbook of Criminological Theory
Author: Alex R. Piquero
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 1118512324
ISBN 13: 9781118512326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Criminological Theory Book Review:

An indispensable resource for all levels, this handbook provides up-to-date, in-depth summaries of the most important theories in criminology. Provides original, cutting-edge, and in-depth summaries of the most important theories in criminology Covers the origins and assumptions behind each theory, explores current debates and research, points out knowledge gaps, and offers directions for future research Encompasses theory, research, policy, and practice, with recommendations for further reading at the end of each essay Features discussions of broad issues and topics related to the field, such as the correlates of crime, testing theory, policy, and prediction Clearly and accessibly written by leading scholars in the field as well as up-and-coming scholars

Handbook of Social Status Correlates

Handbook of Social Status Correlates
Author: Lee Ellis,Anthony W. Hoskin,Malini Ratnasingam
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2018-01-26
ISBN 10: 0128092947
ISBN 13: 9780128092941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Social Status Correlates Book Review:

The Handbook of Social Status Correlates summarizes findings from nearly 4000 studies on traits associated with variations in socioeconomic status. Much of the information is presented in roughly 300 tables, each one providing a visual snapshot of what research has indicated regarding how a specific human trait appears to be correlated with socioeconomic status. The social status measures utilized and the countries in which each study was conducted are also identified. QUESTIONS ADDRESSED INCLUDE THE FOLOWING: Are personality traits such as extraversion, competitiveness, and risk-taking associated with social status? How universal are sex differences in income and other forms of social status? What is the association between health and social status? How much does the answer vary according to specific diseases? How well established are the relationships between intelligence and social status? Is religiosity associated with social status, or does the answer depend on which religion is being considered? Are physiological factors correlated with social status, even factors involving the brain? Finally, are there as yet any "universal correlates of social status"?

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 10: 0190201371
ISBN 13: 9780190201371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Handbook on Moving Corrections and Sentencing Forward

Handbook on Moving Corrections and Sentencing Forward
Author: Pamela K. Lattimore,Beth M. Huebner,Faye S. Taxman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 1000204758
ISBN 13: 9781000204759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Moving Corrections and Sentencing Forward Book Review:

This volume addresses major issues and research in corrections and sentencing with the goal of using previous research and findings as a platform for recommendations about future research, evaluation, and policy. The last several decades witnessed major policy changes in sentencing and corrections in the United States, as well as considerable research to identify the most effective strategies for addressing criminal behavior. These efforts included changes in sentencing that eliminated parole and imposed draconian sentences for violent and drug crimes. The federal government, followed by most states, implemented sentencing guidelines that greatly reduced the discretion of the courts to impose sentences. The results were a multifold increase in the numbers of individuals in jails and prisons and on community supervision—increases that have only recently crested. There were also efforts to engage prosecutors and the courts in diversion and oversight, including the development of prosecutorial diversion programs, as well as a variety of specialty courts. Penal reform has included efforts to understand the transitions from prison to the community, including federal-led efforts focused on reentry programming. Community corrections reforms have ranged from increased surveillance through drug testing, electronic monitoring, and in some cases, judicial oversight, to rehabilitative efforts driven by risk and needs assessment. More recently, the focus has included pretrial reform to reduce the number of people held in jail pending trial, efforts that have brought attention to the use of bail and its disproportionate impact on people of color and the poor. This collection of chapters from leading researchers addresses a wide array of the latest research in the field. A unique approach featuring responses to the original essays by active researchers spurs discussion and provides a foundation for developing directions for future research and policymaking.

21st Century Criminology A Reference Handbook

21st Century Criminology  A Reference Handbook
Author: J. Mitchell Miller
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2009-08-06
ISBN 10: 1506320589
ISBN 13: 9781506320588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Criminology A Reference Handbook Book Review:

Criminology has experienced tremendous growth over the last few decades, evident, in part, by the widespread popularity and increased enrollment in criminology and criminal justice departments at the undergraduate and graduate levels across the U.S. and internationally. Evolutionary paradigmatic shift has accompanied this surge in definitional, disciplinary and pragmatic terms. Though long identified as a leading sociological specialty area, criminology has emerged as a stand-alone discipline in its own right, one that continues to grow and is clearly here to stay. Criminology, today, remains inherently theoretical but is also far more applied in focus and thus more connected to the academic and practitioner concerns of criminal justice and related professional service fields. Contemporary criminology is also increasingly interdisciplinary and thus features a broad variety of ideological orientations to and perspectives on the causes, effects and responses to crime. 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths. The individual chapters have been designed to serve as a "first-look" reference source for most criminological inquires. Both connected to the sociological origins of criminology (i.e., theory and research methods) and the justice systems' response to crime and related social problems, as well as coverage of major crime types, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of criminology. From student term papers and masters theses to researchers commencing literature reviews, 21st Century Criminology is a ready source from which to quickly access authoritative knowledge on a range of key issues and topics central to contemporary criminology. This two-volume set in the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series is intended to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or research handbook chapter. 100 entries or "mini-chapters" highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. Curricular-driven, chapters provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in researching term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, career, etc. Comprehensive in coverage, major sections include The Discipline of Criminology, Correlates of Crime, Theories of Crime & Justice, Measurement & Research, Types of Crime, and Crime & the Justice System. The contributor group is comprised of well-known figures and emerging young scholars who provide authoritative overviews coupled with insightful discussion that will quickly familiarize researchers, students, and general readers alike with fundamental and detailed information for each topic. Uniform chapter structure makes it easy for students to locate key information, with most chapters following a format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Availability in print and electronic formats provides students with convenient, easy access wherever they may be.

When Crime Appears

When Crime Appears
Author: Jean Marie McGloin,Christopher J. Sullivan,Leslie W. Kennedy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011-10-19
ISBN 10: 1136624481
ISBN 13: 9781136624483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Crime Appears Book Review:

In recent years, the idea of emergence, which suggests that observed patterns in behavior and events are not fully reductive and stem from complex lower-level interactions, has begun to take hold in the social sciences. Criminologists have started to use this framework to improve our general understanding of the etiology of crime and criminal behavior. When Crime Appears: The Role of Emergence is concerned with our ability to make sense of the complex underpinnings of the end-stage patterns and events that we see in studying crime and offers an early narrative on the concept of emergence as it pertains to criminological research. Collectively, the chapters in this volume provide a sense of why the emergence framework could be useful, outlines its core conceptual properties, provides some examples of its potential application, and presents some discussion of methodological and analytic issues related to its adoption.

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty
Author: David Brady,Linda M. Burton,James B Duke Professor of Sociology Linda M Burton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 936
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN 10: 0199914052
ISBN 13: 9780199914050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty Book Review:

Despite remarkable economic advances in many societies during the latter half of the twentieth century, poverty remains a global issue of enduring concern. Poverty is present in some form in every society in the world, and has serious implications for everything from health and well-being to identity and behavior. Nevertheless, the study of poverty has remained disconnected across disciplines. The Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Poverty builds a common scholarly ground in the study of poverty by bringing together an international, inter-disciplinary group of scholars to provide their perspectives on the issue. Contributors engage in discussions about the leading theories and conceptual debates regarding poverty, the most salient topics in poverty research, and the far-reaching consequences of poverty on the individual and societal level. The volume incorporates many methodological perspectives, including survey research, ethnography, and mixed methods approaches, while the chapters extend beyond the United States to provide a truly global portrait of poverty. A thorough examination of contemporary poverty, this Handbook is a valuable tool for non-profit practitioners, policy makers, social workers, and students and scholars in the fields of public policy, sociology, political science, international development, anthropology, and economics.

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice
Author: Richard D. Hartley,Lee Ellis,Anthony Walsh
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1538129523
ISBN 13: 9781538129524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods for Criminology and Criminal Justice Book Review:

"While written primarily for criminal justice and criminology students, the book offers a general foundation of knowledge that transcends particular topics or subject areas, allowing students to apply research methods and concepts to a multitude of scenarios"--

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 10: 1441902457
ISBN 13: 9781441902450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 2 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice  2 Volume Set
Author: J.C. Barnes,David R. Forde
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2021-09-08
ISBN 10: 1119110726
ISBN 13: 9781119110729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice 2 Volume Set Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of RESEARCH METHODS IN CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE The most comprehensive reference work on research designs and methods in criminology and criminal justice This Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice offers a comprehensive survey of research methodologies and statistical techniques that are popular in criminology and criminal justice systems across the globe. With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in the field, it offers a clear insight into the techniques that are currently in use to answer the pressing questions in criminology and criminal justice. The Encyclopedia contains essential information from a diverse pool of authors about research designs grounded in both qualitative and quantitative approaches. It includes information on popular datasets and leading resources of government statistics. In addition, the contributors cover a wide range of topics such as: the most current research on the link between guns and crime, rational choice theory, and the use of technology like geospatial mapping as a crime reduction tool. This invaluable reference work: Offers a comprehensive survey of international research designs, methods, and statistical techniques Includes contributions from leading figures in the field Contains data on criminology and criminal justice from Cambridge to Chicago Presents information on capital punishment, domestic violence, crime science, and much more Helps us to better understand, explain, and prevent crime Written for undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers, The Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice is the first reference work of its kind to offer a comprehensive review of this important topic.

The World of Crime

The World of Crime
Author: Jan Van Dijk
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2007-12-21
ISBN 10: 1483376753
ISBN 13: 9781483376752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Crime Book Review:

"This book is important for students who want to put domestic crime and justice issues and criminological theories in an international perspective....It is more than likely that this book will also interest all those who are professionally or privately interested in issues of crime, corruption, terrorism, law enforcement, criminal justice and sustainable development." —Johnson Thomas, BUSINESS INDIA In today's interdependent world, governments must become more transparent about their crime and justice problems. The World of Crime: Breaking the Silence on Problems of Security, Justice and Development Across the World seeks to break the "conspiracy of silence" regarding statistical information on these sensitive issues. It subsequently analyzes the macro causes of crime such as rapid urbanization, economic inequality, gender discrimination, abuse of alcohol, and drugs and availability of guns. Furthermore, the book analyzes the impact of crime on individuals and societies. Using a wealth of statistical information, the author underlines the need of greater international efforts to tackle transnational problems of crime. Key Features Presents 13 chapters, which are organized in 4 main parts, that cover measurement challenges, common crimes, emerging global crimes, criminal justice, and international perspectives on crime and justice Contains statistical data taken from 2005 International Crime Victim Surveys Includes high quality figures such as scatter plots, graphs, and maps Features summary reviews and figure footnotes at the ends of each chapter Intended Audience: The book is intended as a supplementary text for introduction to criminology, criminal justice, and comparative justice courses and is also appropriate for those professionally interested in security, criminal justice and development.

Criminal Genius

Criminal Genius
Author: James C. Oleson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN 10: 0520282426
ISBN 13: 9780520282421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Genius Book Review:

"This study provides some of the first empirical information about the self-reported crimes of adults with genius-level IQ scores. The study combines quantitative data about 72 different offenses with qualitative data from 44 follow-up interviews to describe nine different types of offending: violent crime, property crime, sex crime, drug crime, white-collar crime, professional misconduct, vehicular crime, justice system crime, and miscellaneous crime"--Provided by publisher.

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence
Author: Carlos A. Cuevas,Callie Marie Rennison
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN 10: 1118303148
ISBN 13: 9781118303146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence Book Review:

The Wiley Handbook on the Psychology of Violence features a collection of original readings, from an international cast of experts, that explore all major issues relating to the psychology of violence and aggressive behaviors. Features original contributions from an interdisciplinary cast of scholars - leading experts in their fields of study Includes the latest violence research – and its implications for practice and policy Offers coverage of current issues relating to violence such as online violence and cybercriminal behavior Covers additional topics such as juvenile violence, sexual violence, family violence, and various violence issues relating to underserved and/or understudied populations

Preventing Crime and Violence

Preventing Crime and Violence
Author: Brent Teasdale,Mindy S. Bradley
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2016-11-29
ISBN 10: 3319441248
ISBN 13: 9783319441245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preventing Crime and Violence Book Review:

This insightful volume integrates criminological theories, prevention science, and empirical findings to create an up-to-date survey of crime prevention research and strategies. Its interdisciplinary perspective expands on our knowledge of risk factors to isolate the malleable mechanisms that produce criminal outcomes, and can therefore be targeted for intervention. In addition, the text identifies developmental, lifespan, and social areas for effective intervention. Reviews of family-, community-, and criminal justice-based crime prevention approaches not only detail a wide gamut of successful techniques, but also provide evidence for why they succeed. And as an extra research dimension, the book’s chapters on methodological issues and challenges uncover rich possibilities for the next generation of crime prevention studies. Included in the coverage: Integrating criminology and prevention research Social disorganization theory: its history and relevance to crime prevention Research designs in crime and violence prevention Macro- and micro-approaches to crime prevention and intervention programs Implications of life course: approaches for prevention science Promising avenues for prevention, including confronting sexual victimization on college campuses Spotlighting current progress and continuing evolution of the field, Preventing Crime and Violence will enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policymakers in public health, prevention science, criminology, and criminal justice, as well as students interested in criminology and criminal justice.

The Handbook of Antagonism

The Handbook of Antagonism
Author: Joshua W. Miller,Donald Lynam
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 0128146273
ISBN 13: 9780128146279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Antagonism Book Review:

Antagonism as a Personality Trait looks at the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of antagonism, highlighting the consequences of the trait, its role in a number of problem behaviors and psychiatric disorders, and how it exerts itself on externalizing behaviors. Covering the biological and evolutionary roots of antagonism, the book additionally provides clinical insight on assessment strategies while also outlining a number of treatment techniques, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychology, and psychodynamic treatment approaches. The book looks at the development of antagonism across childhood and adolescence, discussing the societal consequences of the trait, as well as its role in a number of problem behaviors, such as aggression, violence, crime, and substance use. Provides an overview on the development, assessment and treatment of antagonism Looks at antagonism's role in work, romantic relationships and other domains Outlines self-report and non-self-report assessment approaches Studies the links between antagonism, psychopathy, narcissism and antisocial personality Approaches antagonism from a dimensional trait model Analyzes the role antagonism plays in several prominent psychiatric disorders

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology
Author: James McGuire,Simon Duff
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-04-18
ISBN 10: 1137368268
ISBN 13: 9781137368263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Psychology Book Review:

This brand new textbook provides a complete course in forensic psychology, covering the criminal justice system, law and legislation, and treatments and outcomes for offenders. It offers rigorous coverage of the major topics: from theoretical concepts and research methods to explaining criminal acts and patterns of crime. The authors, both from leading institutions and well-known in the field, guide readers through the interlocking systems of criminal justice, mental health and social service provision, providing a deeper critical appreciation of what motivates crime and how criminal behaviour can be understood, assessed and treated. This text will be core reading for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates studying forensic psychology, either as a module on a BSc Psychology degree or on an MSc for trainee Forensic Psychologists. It will also be ideal for early career practitioners. Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at bloomsburyonlineresources.com/forensic-psychology. These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.

Crime and Society

Crime and Society
Author: Donna Youngs
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 1351207423
ISBN 13: 9781351207423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime and Society Book Review:

Much of a society’s resources are devoted to dealing with, or preparing for the possibility of, crime. The dominance of concerns about crime also hint at the broader implications that offending has for many different facets of society. They suggest that rather than being an outlawed subset of social activity, crime is an integrated aspect of societal processes. This book reviews some of the direct and indirect social impacts of criminality, proposing that this is worthwhile, not just in terms of understanding crime, but also because of how it elucidates more general social considerations. A range of studies that examine the interactions between crime and society are brought together, drawing on a wide range of countries and cultures including India, Israel, Nigeria, Turkey, and the USA, as well as the UK and Ireland. They include contributions from many different social science disciplines, which, taken together, demonstrate that the implicit and direct impact of crime is very widespread indeed. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.