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 Drawing upon twenty years of research studies, professional reports, and unpublished material, the book has been structured according to the operational challenges presented by research.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.
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.
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.
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.
Reflecting the broad nature of this area, this book goes beyond merely looking at organised crime and terrorism to present readers with a wide-ranging introduction, explaining the real-world relevance of all key theories and providing plenty of guidance for wider reading
A work of narrative non-fiction that is based on the last days of the fugitive Raoul Moat, a Geordie bodybuilder and mechanic who became nationally notorious in Britain one hot summer's week when, after killing his ex-girlfriend's new lover, shooting her in the stomach, and blinding a policeman, he disappeared into the woods of Northumberland.
This book explores the consequences of eight exemplary cases around which the common law developed to reveal the diverse and uncoordinated attempts by the courts to adapt the law to changing conditions.
By introducing each step taken in a criminal investigation, this text allows students to gain a clear understanding of the processes involved and helps them to critically assess the interplay of investigations, criminology and forensics.
Looks at five hundred years of crooks and conmen - from the hedge-creepers and counterfeit cranks of the sixteenth century to the blaggers and burners of the twenty-first - as well as the swag, the hideouts, the getaway vehicles and the 'tools of the trade'.
Presents findings on treatment and clinical response protocols. Other topics covered include: the theory and history of terrorism, types and effects of weapons of mass destruction or disruption, the role of nation, state, and local agencies and volunteer groups responding to terrorist threat, military response, and more.
An introduction to research on desistance, and a report on a follow-up of two hundred probationers sentenced to supervision in the late 1990s, this book appeals to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics studying criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social work, social policy and psychology, as well as trainee probation officers.
Organised crime is part of all our worlds - often without us even knowing. This title tells a journey through the 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 clearest and most authoritative student guide to deviance: David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin, all leading experts in the field of deviance, come together to lead students through the sociological theories behind crime and deviance.
Provides an account of criminal responsibility based on the relationship between the action that the defendent has performed and their character. This book goes on to reconsider some of the central doctrines of criminal responsibility in the light of that account.
This volume brings together research theories with the practical issues of carrying out research, to provide a clear and fascinating guide to contemporary criminological research projects. The experience of leading experts is combined with first-hand accounts from new scholars, to create an invaluable source of information.
This Second Edition of Controlling Crime provides an important evaluation of criminal justice in the United Kingdom during a period of rapid social change. Each chapter encourages historical, comparative and critical reflection on the organizational logics, powers, procedures and practices of the criminal justice system.
aeo A wide--ranging analysis of theories of crime and their relevance today. aeo Develops a new approach to crime from a perspective informed by social theory, arguing that crime must be analyzed in its social context and in relation the changes brought about by the development of markets and market relations in contemporary societies.
Making Sense of Criminology is a clear, concise introduction for all students new to the subject. As well as introducing ideas about crime and criminals, it is intended to help students make sense of criminology as a study or discipline. The authors present criminology as a debate about assessing and evaluating information connected with crime.
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.
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".
Street crime remains high on the public and political agenda, and is frequently the subject of media attention and concern. This book aims to provide a detailed and accessible account of the phenomenon, placing the subject in its theoretical, historical and political context.
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.
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.
During the mid 1980s Howard Marks had forty three aliases, eighty nine phone lines and owned twenty five companies throughout the world. Following a worldwide operation by the Drug Enforcement Agency, he was busted and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison at the Terre Haute Penitentiary, Indiana. This book tells his story.
Features readings in the area of crime and media. This work tackles a range of issues including: theoretical perspectives; research methods; media influence; crime news and fiction; media, criminal justice and social control; and, new media and surveillance technologies.
This reader provides a thorough grounding in issues related to the study of crime, the criminal justice system, and social control. The editors indicate crime's varied and conflicting history as well as its current debates. The mixture of historical and more recent readings shows a variety of perspectives.
Presenting students with an easy-to-manage introduction to the area, this new text covers all theories that students will encounter on their course focussing on the context of the historical development of criminology as an academic discipline
Fully updated with new crime statistics, case studies - including Jimmy Savile, the murder of Lee Rigby, and Wikileaks - and a student website, this bestselling text introduces students to this exciting area and encourages them to think critically about key issues