This is an essential primer for undergraduate students in Criminology, mapping out key course content and offering helpful tips for both students and lecturers on making the most out of lectures and seminars
A contemporary case-based discussion of ethical dilemmas faced by researchers in forensic mental health, this book offers useful guidance to anyone planning research in this field. It focuses on problems frequently encountered, such as issues of capacity to consent in forensic settings and the meaning of consent to participate.
This collection of original essays is an innovative, effective way to teach crime theory to undergraduates. Each essay brings an important crime theory to life by applying that theory to a current crime event or topic of interest to students. An original introductory essay by Don Gibbons explains the origins of these different explanations for criminal behavior, and how they are similar to and different from one another.
Criminal investigation has a high profile in the media, and has attracted widespread interest. This book focuses on how police practitioners carry out investigations. It is suitable for both policing practitioners and students taking courses in criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, police studies and police science.
An introduction to gender issues in crime and criminal justice, substantially updated with developments in the nearly 10 years since the first edition. Walkate (criminology, Manchester Metropolitan U., UK) divides the text into sections that cover, first, different ways of theorizing about gender an
As well as using concept maps, mind maps and other visual techniques used to consider theory-based inquiry, this text combines an exploration of the core elements of 'theory' with relevant theoretical examples drawn from biology, psychology, sociology, critical traditions, and integrative efforts.
Explore Britain's dark criminal history through the fascinating objects that have been hidden away in the Crime Museum at Scotland Yard, a collection that, although world-famous, is so sensitive it has never before been opened to the public.
With lots of new material, including coverage of emerging movements, the internet and social media, and religious terrorism, this concise text continues to give students an introduction to the key aspects of the current terrorism landscape and its history
'Criminology' is designed to help you to relate all the reading and study throughout your course specifically to exam and assignment situations. Understand quickly what is required, organise your revision, and learn the key points with ease, to get the grades you need.
Association football is the richest, most popular sport in history with a multicultural global following. It is also riven with corruption, racism, homophobia and a violence that has for decades resisted all attempts to tame it. Cashmore and Cleland examine football's dark side: the unpleasant, sleazy and downright nasty aspects of the sport.
This comprehensive text provides an up-to-date review and critique of current theorising about sexual offending. It presents the key ideas underpinning each theory in a clear and accessible manner. Theories are rigorously tested and evaluated, and their merits are examined from both a research and a clinical point of view.
Written by leading researchers, teachers and practitioners in the field, Digital Crime is an accessible introduction to the relationship between the growth of new (often) digital technologies and the parallel growth in criminal exploitation if these technologies.
Offers a detailed presentation of theoretical perspectives and theorists, but also includes a history of the social environment for each theoretical perspective and biographies of the various theorists. This book includes discussions of the levels of analysis and the assumptions of the theorists regarding society and people.
Taken from published reviews: " Dr Blackburn has written a remarkably good book; indeed, the best book on the topic from either side of the Atlantic I have read. the breadth of the author s knowledge is nothing short of encyclopaedic.
Provides an introduction to computer-related crimes and the basics of investigating them. It presents explanations for students and professionals, who need not be technically proficient to find the material practical and easy to understand.
Focusing on criminology scholarship, this volume provides scholars with a review of literature on several major branches of criminology as well as examples of how critical criminologists apply their theoretical perspectives to substantive topics, such as drugs, interpersonal violence, and rural crime.
Tells the story of one of America's most notorious wrongful convictions, that of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who spent eighteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit. But two years after he was exonerated, Steven Avery was arrested for the murder of Teresa Halbach, a freelance photographer who had gone missing several days earlier.
Ron died in 1995. Reg followed him five years later, and both of their funerals drew crowds on a scale unknown for film stars, let alone for two departed murderers. Since then, far from fading with their death, public fascination with the twins has never flagged. This book deals with the life of Kray twins.
Examines the significance of the concept of risk in criminal justice policy, and in the role of criminal justice agencies and crime prevention initiatives. Drawing on key areas of criminal justice practice such as policing, probation and crime prevention, this book examines the extent of this change and reviews the case for a risk-based penology.
Law and order has become a key issue throughout the world. Crime stories saturate the mass media and politicians shrilly compete with each other in a race to be the toughest on crime. Prisons are crammed to bursting point, and police powers and resources extended repeatedly.
Provides an analysis of public protection and criminal justice. This book explores the concept of 'dangerousness' and its application to criminal justice. It is a practical and useful reference for students and academics working in the area. It is also a useful reference for probation officers, police officers and policy makers.
An attention to the 'fear of crime' has found its way into governmental interventions in crime prevention and into discourse with various newspapers, local government and the like conducting their own fear of crime surveys. This title challenges various assumptions which remain submerged in attempts to measure and attribute cause to crime fear.
Provides an introduction to how conventional criminologists in the international arena think about and research crime. This title covers a range of topics from theoretical traditions to historical perspectives; and contemporary criminology to reflexive criminology. It is a suitable introduction to international criminology for undergraduates.