In their 1990 work, Gottfredson and Hirschi introduce a new and comprehensive theory of crime. At the time, crime researchers tended to focus on environmental factors that led to crime, not on the criminals themselves, and were inclined to think about crime only from their particular academic perspective.
Elizabeth Loftus' 1979 work explains why people sometimes remember events inaccurately and how this simple fact has a profound impact on the criminal justice system, especially given the value placed on eyewitness accounts. Although, as these are based on memories that are not always reliable.
The United States has the world's largest prison population, with more than two million behind bars. Alexander says this is mainly due to America's 'war on drugs,' launched in 1982. In The New Jim Crow, she explains how this government initiative has led to America's black citizens being imprisoned on a colossal scale.
Looking at both feminist and masculine perspectives, this critical introduction to the key issues and debates surrounding gender and crime provides readers with a go-to resource for gaining a successful understanding of the field.
'This book has turned out to be a gem of a text. Not only does it cover wholly relevant, informative and engaging topics but everything is complimented with a comprehensive web based resource package' - Lucy Huby, Dept of Care and Social Sciences, Moray College
Now with new, in-depth case studies to really help students visualise the realities of research, this textbook continues to provide the guidance to help them both evaluate existing studies and design their own robust, ethical projects
This handy reference takes a new approach to making everyday criminal justice terms accessible, and presents common misconceptions for selected terms, along with additional relevant information to clarify a term's use or derivation.
Criminology Skills is the only book of its kind to cover both criminological study skills and research skills for the first-year right through to the final-year student. Accessible, engaging, and visually appealing, the text gives you a practical understanding of the key skills you need to succeed in the study of criminology.
Covering racist, religiously motivated, homophobic and disablist hate crime, along with gender and violence, this book provides readers with a fully up-to-date exploration of the relation of hatred and prejudice to crime and criminal justice.
Now a major BBC series Have you ever illegally downloaded a DVD?Organised crime is part of all our worlds - often without us even knowing. McMafia is a journey through the new world of international organised crime, from gunrunners in Ukraine to money launderers in Dubai, by way of drug syndicates in Canada and cyber criminals in Brazil.
The shocking true story of the Manson murders, revealed in this harrowing, often terrifying book. Helter Skelter won a Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award in 1975 for Best Fact Crime Book. America watched in fascinated horror as the killers were tried and convicted. How did Manson make his 'family' kill for him?
Investigative Psychology is the first academic text for this new strand of psychological science. Drawing upon twenty years of research studies, professional reports, and unpublished material, the book has been structured according to the operational challenges presented by research.
In 1969, Jane Mixer, a first-year law student at the University of Michigan, posted a note on a student noticeboard to share a lift back to her hometown of Muskegon for spring break. She never made it: she was brutally murdered. In this book, the author gives an account of her aunt Jane's death, and the trial that took place 35 years afterward.
Armed robbery is regarded as one of the most serious crimes, and is widely reported in the media. This book provides an account of armed robbery, based on research with 350 robbers in prison, and on work with two police armed response units - from the Metropolitan and South Yorkshire Police.
In 1979, Jeremy Thorpe, the rising star of the Liberal Party, stood trial for conspiracy to murder. It was the first time that a leading British politician had stood trial on a murder charge. This is the story of hypocrisy, deceit and betrayal at the heart of the British Establishment.
Textbook on Criminology provides a comprehensive consideration of the theoretical, practical, and political aspects of crime and criminology. The clarity of approach makes it an ideal text for students wishing to gain a firm grasp of the fundamental issues, together with an appreciation of the thought-provoking complexities surrounding the subject.
Criminology is a broad-ranging and stimulating introduction that is ideal for undergraduates approaching the subject for the first time. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field and includes a range of learning features designed to help students engage with the material covered.
Takes you through the concepts, approaches, issues and institutions central to the study of crime in contemporary society. This title covers such topics as: policing, sentencing and the justice system types of crime, including corporate crime, cybercrime, sex and hate crimes feminist, and marxist and cultural approaches to criminology terrorism.
Discusses the difference social policy makes, or can make, in any response to crime. This book also considers the contribution of criminology to the debates on major social policy areas, such as housing, education, employment, health and family. It aids and provides criminology students with an understanding of key social policy issues and more.
This work both reflects and advances current thinking on comparative, cross-national and cross-cultural aspects of the history of crime. The wide scope of its content broadens the focus of the historical context of crime and policing in order to reflect cross-national and cross-cultural factors.
Provides an introduction to the history of crime and crime control. This book explains the historical background that is essential for an understanding of contemporary criminal justice, and examines the historical context for contemporary criminological debates.
This book aims to provide a critical analysis of both political and professional developments in policy and practice relating to non- custodial penalties, taking full account of recent developments and the creation of a National Probation Service in 2002.
Offers students a range of excerpts (over 140 readings) from original criminological texts and key articles. This title introduces students to criminological argument and debate and also encourages them to read primary as well as secondary or summary sources.
The study of criminal careers is of increasing interest in criminology. This book clarifies the crucial theoretical and methodological debates that surround the study of criminal careers. It focuses on some major longitudinal studies discussing the onset, persistence, desistance and the duration of a criminal career.
Remorse, or rather the lack of it, frequently features in banner headlines. But there is little systematic study of this important inter-disciplinary topic whose relevance has extensive social ramifications. The complex relationship between remorse, shame, guilt and attempts at reparation, are discussed in this authoritative work.
Media representations of law and order are matters of keen public interest. This work brings together a range of papers from researchers addressing issues of fictional, factual, and hybrid representations in the media - the so called "docu-dramas" and "faction".