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Causes & prevention of crime

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The Criminology of Boxing, Violence and Desistance

The Criminology of Boxing, Violence and Desistance

Author: Deborah Jump Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Can the boxing gym be recognised as an effective space for supporting desistance? Exploring the psychosocial manifestations of boxing, this enlightening study explores the extent to which this sport can defuse violent attitudes among young. Jump reviews conflicting evidence to offer a nuanced understanding of boxing, masculinity and desistance, revealing important implications for contemporary youth policy and practice.

Criminal Justice Theory, Volume 26 Explanation and Effects

Criminal Justice Theory, Volume 26 Explanation and Effects

Author: Cecilia (Florida State University) Chouhy Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Criminal Justice Theory: Explanations and Effects undertakes a systematic study of theories of the criminal justice system, which historically have received very little attention from scholars. This is a glaring omission given the risk of mass imprisonment, the increasing presence of police in inner-city communities, and the emergence of new policy initiatives aimed at improving the quality and effectiveness of the administration of justice. Fortunately, however, a number of disparate theoretical works have appeared that seek to provide insight into the nature and impact of criminal justice. Based on 14 original essays by influential scholars, this volume pulls together the most significant of these perspectives, thus creating a state-of-the-art assessment of contemporary criminal justice theory. Criminal justice theory can be divided into two main categories. The first includes works that seek to explain the operation of the criminal justice system. Most of these contributions have grappled with the core reality of American criminal justice: its rising embrace of punitiveness and the growth of mass imprisonment. The second category focuses on works that identify theories that have often guided efforts to reduce crime. The issue here focuses mainly on the effects of certain theoretically guided criminal justice interventions. The current volume is thus organized into these two categories: explanation and effects. The result is an innovative and comprehensive book that not only serves researchers by advancing scholarship but also is appropriate for advanced undergraduate or graduate classroom use.

Forum on Crime and Society Vol. 9, Numbers 1 and 2, 2018 Special Issue - Wildlife Crime

Forum on Crime and Society Vol. 9, Numbers 1 and 2, 2018 Special Issue - Wildlife Crime

Author: United Nations Publications Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This issue of the Forum focuses on wildlife crime. It contains articles by a range of researchers and academics with experience in the subject. Forum on Crime and Society presents policy-oriented articles on issues related to crime prevention and criminal justice, focusing on trends and practices in the field of criminal justice that are of special significance to the international community.

Global Perspectives on Victimization Analysis and Prevention

Global Perspectives on Victimization Analysis and Prevention

Author: Johnson Oluwole (Lagos State University Nigeria) Ayodele Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Over the past two decades, both developed and developing countries have experienced major individual and collective tragic victimizations leading to major structural and systemic transformations as a consequence of the influence of organized crime and international terrorism. These trends, many of which, as noted earlier, are global in spread and have catastrophic outcomes, revolve around some categories of political diplomacy and unsatisfactory reform responses to spiraling discontent among motivated youths. Global Perspectives on Victimization Analysis and Prevention is an essential research book that provides comprehensive research on postmodern crime prevention and control strategies as well as potential transformations that could be seen in victimology. It offers resources to understand and analyze the main issues, relevant framework, and contextual intricacies within which public safety agendas are articulated and implemented across the globe. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as public safety, crime prevention, and terrorism, this book is essential for criminologists, law enforcement, victim advocates, criminal profilers, crime analysts, academicians, policymakers, researchers, security planners, NGOs, government officials, and students.

Global Perspectives on Victimization Analysis and Prevention

Global Perspectives on Victimization Analysis and Prevention

Author: Johnson Oluwole Ayodele Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Over the past two decades, both developed and developing countries have experienced major individual and collective tragic victimizations leading to major structural and systemic transformations as a consequence of the influence of organized crime and international terrorism. These trends, many of which, as noted earlier, are global in spread and have catastrophic outcomes, revolve around some categories of political diplomacy and unsatisfactory reform responses to spiraling discontent among motivated youths. Global Perspectives on Victimization Analysis and Prevention is an essential research book that provides comprehensive research on postmodern crime prevention and control strategies as well as potential transformations that could be seen in victimology. It offers resources to understand and analyze the main issues, relevant framework, and contextual intricacies within which public safety agendas are articulated and implemented across the globe. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as public safety, crime prevention, and terrorism, this book is essential for criminologists, law enforcement, victim advocates, criminal profilers, crime analysts, academicians, policymakers, researchers, security planners, NGOs, government officials, and students.

Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support

Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support

Author: Augusto Balloni Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

A complex and vulnerable contemporary society continually poses new challenges in terms of social conflict, and as crime advances, so must strategies for prevention and rehabilitation. Many facets of crime prevention and rehabilitation of offenders are public activities closely linked to other aspects of the political and social life of a region. The Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support is a scholarly publication that examines existing knowledge on crime dynamics and the implementation of crime victims' rights. Highlighting a wide array of topics such as cyberbullying, predatory crimes, and psychological violence, this book is ideal for criminologists, forensic psychologists, psychiatrists, victim advocates, law enforcement, criminal profilers, crime analysts, therapists, rehabilitation specialists, psychologists, correctional facilities, wardens, government officials, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students.

War on Crime Gangsters, G Men and the Politics of Mass Culture

War on Crime Gangsters, G Men and the Politics of Mass Culture

Author: Claire Bond Potter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/12/2019

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.

Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology

Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology

Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

The main objective of the second edition of the Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology is twofold: (1) to provide original chapters that cover contemporary critical criminological theoretical offerings generated over the past five years and (2) to provide chapters on important new substantive topics that are currently being studied and theorized by progressive criminologists. Special attention is devoted to new theoretical directions in the field, such as southern criminology, queer criminology, and green criminology. The diverse chapters cover not only cutting-edge theories, but also the variety of research methods used by leading scholars in the field and the rich data generated by their rigorous empirical work. In addition, some of the chapters suggest innovative and realistic short- and long-term policy proposals that are typically ignored by mainstream criminology. These progressive strategies address some of the most pressing social problems facing contemporary society today, which generate much pain and suffering for socially and economically disenfranchised people. The new edition of the Handbook is a major work in redefining areas within the context of international multidisciplinary critical research, and in highlighting emerging areas, such as human trafficking, Internet pornography and image-based sexual abuse. It is specifically designed to be a comprehensive resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and policymakers.

Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention

Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention

Author: Lawrence J. (Expert witness and consultant in security, Litigation Consultants Inc.) Fennelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, Sixth Edition, continues to serve as the preeminent, comprehensive resource for devising practical, modern solutions for securing people and property. The book presents the latest key applications for securing structures with Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), including plan review, report writing, presentation skills, lighting, zoning and behavioral management. Other sections address the latest issues related to active shooter situations, information technology, and international terrorism. Practical examples are provided, exploring applications for limiting retail crime and employing disaster readiness strategies. Edited by seasoned, trusted security practitioner Lawrence Fennelly, the book features contributions by some of the most well-known experts in the field. Readers will find this book to be a trusted resource for physical security professionals, students and certification candidates who must navigate, and make sense of, today's most pressing domestic and international security issues.

The Professional Protection Officer Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends

The Professional Protection Officer Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends

Author: Sandi J. (Executive Director, International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)) Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/12/2019

Eight previous iterations of this text have proven to be highly regarded and considered the definitive training guide and instructional text for first-line security officers in both the private and public sectors. The material included in the newest version covers all the subjects essential to the training of protection officers. This valuable resource and its predecessors have been utilized worldwide by the International Foundation for Protection Officers since 1988, as the core curriculum for the Certified Protection Officer (CPO) Program. The Professional Protection Officer: Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends provides critical updates and fresh guidance, as well as diagrams and illustrations; all have been tailored to the training and certification needs of today's protection professionals.

Preventing Genocide and Mass Killing A criminological approach

Preventing Genocide and Mass Killing A criminological approach

Author: Taylor B. Seybolt Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

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.

Does Immigration Increase Crime? Migration Policy and the Creation of the Criminal Immigrant

Does Immigration Increase Crime? Migration Policy and the Creation of the Criminal Immigrant

Do migrants lead to an increase of crime rates in their host societies? This highly contentious issue has become a mainstay in the political debate and a lightning rod for the galvanization of populist movements, despite often lacking any empirical support. In this game-changing book, the authors examine what the existing data actually says, and provide their own novel evidence on the immigration-crime connection. Taking the unusual approach of analysing the subject from an economic perspective, the authors build on the pioneering work of Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker to construct their innovative arguments. By considering evidence from different countries, with a focus on establishing causal relationships, the authors are able to analyse not only if migrants do cause crime but also whether migration policies can play a role in shaping incentives for migrants to engage in crime. This book will appeal to students and academics across the social sciences, as well as citizens interested in this topical issue.