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Causes & prevention of crime

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Theorizing Resistance

Theorizing Resistance

Author: David (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA) Kauzlarich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Theorizing Resistance examines the extent to which music constructions provide windows for opposition and resistance to forms of state crime and violence such as war, human rights abuses, oppression, and corruption. The analysis is based on rich ethnographic, documentary, and participant observation research with politically active independent punk rock musicians. Drawing on the work of Michel Maffesoli, the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies and more recently Jeff Ferrell, this book makes a unique and original contribution to ongoing academic debates about power, alienation and resistance and will be fascinating reading for courses in cultural and critical criminology, state crime, human rights and the sociology of popular music.

Theorizing Resistance

Theorizing Resistance

Author: David (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA) Kauzlarich Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Theorizing Resistance examines the extent to which music constructions provide windows for opposition and resistance to forms of state crime and violence such as war, human rights abuses, oppression, and corruption. The analysis is based on rich ethnographic, documentary, and participant observation research with politically active independent punk rock musicians. Drawing on the work of Michel Maffesoli, the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies and more recently Jeff Ferrell, this book makes a unique and original contribution to ongoing academic debates about power, alienation and resistance and will be fascinating reading for courses in cultural and critical criminology, state crime, human rights and the sociology of popular music.

Preventing Genocide and Mass Killing

Preventing Genocide and Mass Killing

Author: Taylor (University of Pittsburgh, US) Seybolt Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book is about the prevention of genocide and mass killing, presenting a pragmatic theory founded on the theories of crime prevention. A series of mass atrocities over the past decade and a half, together with the emergence of the normative belief that governments are responsible for the protection of their people (the 'Responsibility to Protect' norm), has led to the development of a network of scholars, policymakers and activists who are dedicated to identifying and preventing genocide and mass killing. One of the challenges the prevention community faces is that current research explains why and how atrocities happen but pays only minor attention to figuring out how to prevent them. This book responds to this challenge in three ways. First, it treats genocide and mass killing as criminal activities, by drawing on the criminology literature and its analytical categories of perpetrators, victims, third parties and situations. Second, existing studies look at cases where genocide and mass killing happened. There are very few detailed investigations of countries where genocide and mass killing did not occur, despite expectations of large-scale violence. Third, the book provides a rigorous investigation of preventive measures and the conditions under which they have worked. The comparative study of negative and positive cases provides analytical leverage on the question of which preventive measures can work in a given set of circumstances The theoretical framework provides a process model-or pattern of interactive behaviors-that helps policymakers recognize extremely dangerous situations. It identifies interruption points or opportunities for third parties to try to prevent mass killing. The abstract interruption points become practical policy guides when matched with menus of diplomatic and military options for preventive action. The analysis is compared with ongoing efforts within the US government and the United Nations to develop capabilities to prevent normal violence from becoming mass killing. The analytical framework is applied in two pairs of case studies that compare countries where genocide or mass killing occurred with countries where it did not, even though observers expected it to happen. Burundi in the 1990s managed to avoid following the path of neighboring Rwanda, despite having many contextual and political similarities. Cote d'Ivoire in the 2000s was a country in crisis with a president who attempted unsuccessfully to remain in power by inciting violence. It is compared with Darfur in the 2000s, where mass killing happened in the context of insufficient measures to stop it. Analyzing negative cases and positive cases highlights the prevention mechanisms that were employed by local, national and international actors. It also allows for assessment of the conditions under which those prevention tools are likely to work. This book will be of much interest to students of genocide, political violence, the responsibility to protect, criminology, war and conflict studies and IR in general.

Good Policing

Good Policing

Author: Mike (Birkbeck, University of London) Hough Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2020

Renowned criminologist Mike Hough illuminates the principles and practices of good policing in this important analysis of the police service's legitimacy and the factors such as public trust that drive it. As concern grows at the growth in crimes of serious violence, he challenges conventional political and public thinking on crime and scrutinises strategies and tactics like deterrence and stop-and-search. Contrasting 'hard' and 'soft' approaches to policing and punishment, he offers a fresh perspective that stresses the importance of securing normative compliance. For officers, students, policy-makers and anyone who has an interest in the police force, this is a valuable roadmap for ethical policing.

Preventing Mass Transit Crime

Preventing Mass Transit Crime

Author: Ronald V. Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Primer in Radical Criminology

Primer in Radical Criminology

Author: . Michael J. Lynch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

This acclaimed textbook insightfully frames the problem of crime in relation to class, race, gender, culture, and history.

War on Crime

War on Crime

Author: Claire Bond Potter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2020

War on Crime revises the history of the New Deal transformation and suggests a new model for political history - one which recognizes that cultural phenomena and the political realm produce, between them, an idea of the state . The war on crime was fought with guns and pens, movies and legislation, radios and government hearings. All of these methods illuminate this period of state transformation, and perceptions of that emergent state, in the years of the first New Deal. The creation of G-men and gangsters as cultural heroes in this period not only explores the Depression-era obsession with crime and celebrity, but it also lends insight on how citizens understood a nation undergoing large political and social changes. Anxieties about crime today have become a familiar route for the creation of new government agencies and the extension of state authority. It is important to remember the original war on crime in the 1930s - and the opportunities it afforded to New Dealers and established bureaucrats like J. Edgar Hoover - as scholars grapple with the ways states assert influence over population, local authority and party politics while they pursue goals such as reducing popular violence and protecting private property.

Young Men and Domestic Abuse

Young Men and Domestic Abuse

Author: David Gadd, Claire L. Fox, Mary-Louise Corr, Steph Alger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

Surveys reveal that domestic abuse is more commonplace among teenagers and young adults than older populations, yet surprisingly little is written about young men's involvement in it. Reporting on a three-year study based in the UK, this book explores young men's involvement in domestic abuse, whether as victims, perpetrators or witnesses to violent behaviors between adults. Original survey data, focus group material and in-depth biographical interviews are used to make the case for a more thoroughgoing engagement with the meanings young men come to attribute to violent behavior, include the tendency among many to configure violence within families as fights that call for acts of male heroism. The book also highlights the dearth of services interventions for young men prone to domestic abuse, and the challenges of developing responsive practice in this area. Each section of the book highlights further online resources that those looking to conduct research in this area or apply its insights in practice can draw upon.

The Illegal Wildlife Trade in China

The Illegal Wildlife Trade in China

Author: Rebecca W. Y. Wong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2020

This book offers a theoretically-based study on crimes against protected wildlife in mainland China with first-hand empirical data collected over five years. It provides an overall examination of crimes against protected and endangered wildlife and an extensive account of the situation in China, where a significant portion of the illegal wildlife trade is currently happening. This emerging field has become an important topic for enforcement and governments alike yet remains an under-researched area. The collected data covers illegal tiger-parts trade, the illegal ivory trade, and the consumption of protected wildlife. The book will serve as a useful reference for scholars, law-enforcement agencies, lawyers, and conservation and wildlife-protection NGO groups to facilitate their understanding of the growing illegal trade in protected and endangered wildlife. The Illegal Wildlife Trade in China has three general aims: first, to contribute to the general development of green criminology and specifically to the literature of the illegal transactions of protected wildlife at the distribution stage. Second, it aims to understand how illegal transactions are carried out to create insights for policy makers and law enforcement professionals. Finally, Wong seeks to apply theoretical frameworks (such as that of trust, networks, and situational crime prevention) to the understanding of the distribution of illegal wildlife products in order to make contributions to ongoing sociological and criminological discussions.

Justice on Trial

Justice on Trial

Author: Chris, QC Daw Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2020

'Chris is a powerful force for good in the national debate on criminal justice.' -The Secret Barrister 'Extraordinary' - Krishnan Guru-Murthy Almost everything we think about crime and punishment is wrong. I am going to show you why. And what we can do about it. Chris Daw QC has been practising criminal law for over 25 years, navigating Britain's fractured justice system from within. He has looked into the eyes of murderers, acted for notorious criminals, and listened to the tangled tales woven by fraudsters, money launderers and drug barons. Yet his work takes place at the heart of a system at breaking point - one which is failing perpetrators, victims and society - and now he is convinced that something must change. For most of us the criminal law only matters when we are victims of crime or are called for jury service. But what if everything we have been told about crime and punishment is wrong? What if the whole criminal justice system is a catastrophic waste of money, churning out lifelong criminals, dragging children into court from as young as ten, and fighting a war on drugs that can never be won? Drawing on his own fascinating case histories and global reporting, including the 2019 London Bridge attacks, Alabama's prison system and one of Britain's most dramatic mass shootings, Daw presents a radical new set of solutions for crime and punishment. By turns shocking, moving and pragmatic, Justice on Trial offers rare inside access to a system in crisis and a roadmap to a future beyond the binary of 'good' and 'evil'.

Postmodern Criminology

Postmodern Criminology

Author: agan Milovanovic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

Originally published in 1997. The use of postmodern criminology's conceptual tools offers the potential for the development of a better understanding of the various configurations of repressive forces and directions for social change. This excellent text introduces the reader to the core ideas concerning subjectivity as it is related to discourses and how the discursive construction of social reality takes place. It discusses some of the key themes, dealing with both theoretical integrative work, applications, and recent developments in studying postmodern criminology. It is intended for students as well as those who are more familiar with the subject. This book is composed of twelve essays organized into three parts, this important work contributes to the big discussion among criminologists about the postmodern aspects of crime.

Why Crime?

Why Crime?

Author: Claud Mullins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2020

Originally published in 1945. This book presents the developing opinions contemporary to the post-war period, of the social and psychological roots of criminal actions as seen through the viewpoint of a practising magistrate. Looking at the psychological treatment of delinquents in particular, using actual case experiences, various causes are illustrated, and future preventative interventions are suggested and categorised. Early childhood developmental effects leading to characteristic criminality are distinguished from those societal factors with later and lesser influence, in the opinion of the author. The book discusses the court systems for judging family disputes and divorce in comparison to criminal cases amongst its investigation into the cause of criminality. The author's ground-breaking work led to much reform in the UK judicial system and this book is a fascinating insight to the history of psychology, law and criminology.