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Criminology: legal aspects

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Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada

Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada

Author: Jez Littlewood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2020

Through close analysis of the Canadian context, Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada provides an advanced introduction to the challenges and social consequences presented by terrorism today. Featuring contributions from both established and emerging scholars, it tackles key issues within this fraught area and does so from multiple disciplinary perspectives, using historical, quantitative, and qualitative lenses of analyses to reach novel and much-needed insights. Throughout the volume, the editors and contributors cover topics such as the foreign fighter problem, far-right extremism, the role of the internet in fostering global violence, and the media's role in framing the discourse on terrorism in Canada. Also included are essays that look at the struggles to develop specific counter-terrorism policies and practices in the face of these threats. In addition to offering a detailed primer for scholars, policymakers, and concerned citizens, Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Canada confronts the social and legal consequences of mounting securitization for marginalized communities.

Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime

Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime

Author: Shaun L. (Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg) Gabbidon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2020

Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime, Fourth Edition, is the only text to look at the array of mainstream and unconventional explanations for crime as they relate to racial and ethnic populations. Each chapter begins with a historical review of each theoretical perspective and how its original formulation and more recent derivatives account for racial or ethnic differences in offending. Included in each chapter is a review of relevant empirical tests that have investigated the value of that theory. The theoretical paradigms include those based on religion, biology, social disorganization/strain, subculture, labeling, conflict, social control, colonial, feminism, and race-centered perspectives. Gabbidon considers which perspectives have shown the most promise in explaining the relationships between race/ethnicity and crime. Ideal for courses in either crime theory or race and crime, this text is used in Criminology and Sociology programs in the US as well as in the UK and Canada.

Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime

Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime

Author: Shaun L. (Pennsylvania State University-Harrisburg) Gabbidon Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2020

Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime, Fourth Edition, is the only text to look at the array of mainstream and unconventional explanations for crime as they relate to racial and ethnic populations. Each chapter begins with a historical review of each theoretical perspective and how its original formulation and more recent derivatives account for racial or ethnic differences in offending. Included in each chapter is a review of relevant empirical tests that have investigated the value of that theory. The theoretical paradigms include those based on religion, biology, social disorganization/strain, subculture, labeling, conflict, social control, colonial, feminism, and race-centered perspectives. Gabbidon considers which perspectives have shown the most promise in explaining the relationships between race/ethnicity and crime. Ideal for courses in either crime theory or race and crime, this text is used in Criminology and Sociology programs in the US as well as in the UK and Canada.

Red Zones Criminal Law and the Territorial Governance of Marginalized People

Red Zones Criminal Law and the Territorial Governance of Marginalized People

In Red Zones, Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Nicholas Blomley, and Celine Bellot examine the court-imposed territorial restrictions and other bail and sentencing conditions that are increasingly issued in the context of criminal proceedings. Drawing on extensive fieldwork with legal actors in the criminal justice system, as well as those who have been subjected to court surveillance, the authors demonstrate the devastating impact these restrictions have on the marginalized populations - the homeless, drug users, sex workers and protesters - who depend on public spaces. On a broader level, the authors show how red zones, unlike better publicized forms of spatial regulation such as legislation or policing strategies, create a form of legal territorialization that threatens to invert traditional expectations of justice and reshape our understanding of criminal law and punishment.

Red Zones Criminal Law and the Territorial Governance of Marginalized People

Red Zones Criminal Law and the Territorial Governance of Marginalized People

In Red Zones, Marie-Eve Sylvestre, Nicholas Blomley, and Celine Bellot examine the court-imposed territorial restrictions and other bail and sentencing conditions that are increasingly issued in the context of criminal proceedings. Drawing on extensive fieldwork with legal actors in the criminal justice system, as well as those who have been subjected to court surveillance, the authors demonstrate the devastating impact these restrictions have on the marginalized populations - the homeless, drug users, sex workers and protesters - who depend on public spaces. On a broader level, the authors show how red zones, unlike better publicized forms of spatial regulation such as legislation or policing strategies, create a form of legal territorialization that threatens to invert traditional expectations of justice and reshape our understanding of criminal law and punishment.

Resource book on the use of force and firearms in law enforcement

Resource book on the use of force and firearms in law enforcement

Author: United Nations: Office on Drugs and Crime Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2019

This resource book explores international law sources relevant to the use of force and the general responsibility of law enforcement authorities for the use of force. It discusses a number of instruments of force, including firearms, and the conditions under which these should be used. It further examines the possible use of force in a number of specific policing situations. Finally, it also outlines good practices for accountability in the use of force and firearms by law enforcement officials

Living Under Sex Offender Laws The Collateral Consequences for Offenders and their Families

Living Under Sex Offender Laws The Collateral Consequences for Offenders and their Families

Author: Tusty ten Bensel Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2019

Individuals convicted of crimes often face barriers upon returning to society, such as full participation in the economy, the polity, the housing market, and other citizenship activities. Without a stake in society, people can become disengaged from conventional activities and feel free to deviate from societal norms. In this way, the consequences of criminal convictions may stimulate reoffending rather than prevent it. It is often difficult to overcome these consequences for those convicted of non-sexual crimes, but even more so for those convicted of sexual offenses. A plethora of sex offender laws have passed over the last 25 years, which have added a number of requirements for individuals convicted of sex crimes. Nationally, those convicted of sex crimes are mandated to register their residences with law enforcement agents, which are then posted on state and national websites, and they are restricted on where they can live, work, and socialize. These additional barriers are likely to isolate and disengage individuals convicted of sex crimes, which can increase the possibility of re-offending; however, in our research, we found that registered offenders and their family members have found alternative ways to circumvent the negative societal stigma, isolation, and their loneliness. Drawing on original data, this book goes beyond the current state of knowledge regarding the consequences of sex offense laws. The authors discuss intended and unintended consequences of sex crime convictions, using new research to explore how offenders in the community and their family members manage these consequences and how sex offense laws influence life decisions and behaviors. The Durkheimian notion that integration into groups or societies can help regulate behaviors is important to the study of recidivism, and this book explores the role of isolation on sexual reoffending, how registered citizens, who have not reoffended, cope with having their personal information on the Internet, and how registered offenders participate in social activities when they are prohibited from entering so many places.

Criminal Litigation 2019-2020

Criminal Litigation 2019-2020

Criminal Litigation offers a comprehensive and practical guide to the areas of criminal litigation covered on the Legal Practice Course. Making effective use of realistic case studies backed up by online documentation, the text combines theory with practical considerations and encourages students to focus on putting their knowledge into a practical context. Written in an informal and accessible style, it covers all procedural and evidential issues that arise in criminal cases. The more complex areas of criminal litigation are examined using numerous diagrams, flowcharts, and examples, while potential changes in the law are highlighted by specially designed 'Looking Ahead' boxes. Chapters end with key points summaries and self-test questions, enabling students to quickly sum up what they have read and test their own knowledge. Online Resources Criminal Litigation is accompanied by a wide range of online resources, freely accessible to students. This includes: - Case study documentation - Web links -Three additional chapters, covering 'Advising at the Police Station - Practical Steps'; 'White Collar Crime - Regulatory Offences'; and 'Sentencing in Road Traffic Cases' -Answers to self-test question -Video case studies -Criminal Litigation Express Train timeline

Cybercrime Key Issues and Debates

Cybercrime Key Issues and Debates

Author: Alisdair A. (Lancaster University, UK) Gillespie Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

Now in its second edition, Cybercrime: Key Issues and Debates provides a valuable overview of this fast-paced and growing area of law. As technology develops and internet-enabled devices become ever more prevalent, new opportunities exist for that technology to be exploited by criminals. One result of this is that cybercrime is increasingly recognised as a distinct branch of criminal law. The book offers readers a thematic and critical overview of cybercrime, introducing the key principles and clearly showing the connections between topics as well as highlighting areas subject to debate. Written with an emphasis on the law in the UK but considering in detail the Council of Europe's important Convention on Cybercrime, this text also covers the jurisdictional aspects of cybercrime in international law. Themes discussed include crimes against computers, property, offensive content, and offences against the person, and, new to this edition, cybercrime investigation. Clear, concise and critical, this book is designed for students studying cybercrime for the first time, enabling them to get to grips with an area of rapid change.

Cybercrime Key Issues and Debates

Cybercrime Key Issues and Debates

Author: Alisdair A. (Lancaster University, UK) Gillespie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2019

Now in its second edition, Cybercrime: Key Issues and Debates provides a valuable overview of this fast-paced and growing area of law. As technology develops and internet-enabled devices become ever more prevalent, new opportunities exist for that technology to be exploited by criminals. One result of this is that cybercrime is increasingly recognised as a distinct branch of criminal law. The book offers readers a thematic and critical overview of cybercrime, introducing the key principles and clearly showing the connections between topics as well as highlighting areas subject to debate. Written with an emphasis on the law in the UK but considering in detail the Council of Europe's important Convention on Cybercrime, this text also covers the jurisdictional aspects of cybercrime in international law. Themes discussed include crimes against computers, property, offensive content, and offences against the person, and, new to this edition, cybercrime investigation. Clear, concise and critical, this book is designed for students studying cybercrime for the first time, enabling them to get to grips with an area of rapid change.

Predictive Sentencing Normative and Empirical Perspectives

Predictive Sentencing Normative and Empirical Perspectives

Author: Professor Jan W de Keijser Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Predictive Sentencing addresses the role of risk assessment in contemporary sentencing practices. Predictive sentencing has become so deeply ingrained in Western criminal justice decision-making that despite early ethical discussions about selective incapacitation, it currently attracts little critique. Nor has it been subjected to a thorough normative and empirical scrutiny. This is problematic since much current policy and practice concerning risk predictions is inconsistent with mainstream theories of punishment. Moreover, predictive sentencing exacerbates discrimination and disparity in sentencing. Although structured risk assessments may have replaced 'gut feelings', and have now been systematically implemented in Western justice systems, the fundamental issues and questions that surround the use of risk assessment instruments at sentencing remain unresolved. This volume critically evaluates these issues and will be of great interest to scholars of criminal justice and criminology.

Fundamentals of Criminological and Criminal Justice Inquiry The Science and Art of Conducting, Evaluating, and Using Research

Fundamentals of Criminological and Criminal Justice Inquiry The Science and Art of Conducting, Evaluating, and Using Research

How to think about, conduct, and evaluate research is fundamental to the study and understanding of criminology and criminal justice. Students take methods, statistics, theory, and topic-specific classes, but they struggle to integrate what they learn and to see how it fits within the broader field of criminology and criminal justice research. This book directly tackles this problem by helping students to develop a 'researcher sensibility', and demonstrates how the 'nuts and bolts' of criminal justice research - including research design, theory, data, and analysis - are and can be combined. Relying on numerous real-world examples and illustrations, this book reveals how anyone can 'think like a researcher'. It reveals, too, why that ability is critical for being a savvy producer or consumer of criminological and criminal justice research.