American Skinheads

The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime

Author: Mark S. Hamm

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0275949877

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 2182

The author presents historical specificity for a modern theory of hate crime, then rigorously tests the theory with interview data derived from skinheads who have committed an array of violent acts against persons because of their race, religion, or sexual preference--the classic "outgroups" of American society.

Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies

Author: Timothy Murphy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135942412

Category: Reference

Page: 748

View: 9492

The Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies surveys the field in some 470 entries on individuals (Adrienne Rich); arts and cultural studies (Dance); ethics, religion, and philosophical issues (Monastic Traditions); historical figures, periods, and ideas (Germany between the World Wars); language, literature, and communication (British Drama); law and politics (Child Custody); medicine and biological sciences (Health and Illness); and psychology, social sciences, and education (Kinsey Report).

A History of Federal Crime Control Initiatives, 1960-1993

Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275946494

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 8059

Discusses federal initiatives for crime control and presents the argument that presidential and congressional initiatives are largely symbolic, in chapters that examine the anticrime policy agendas of Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. The final chapter provides information on

Critical Criminology at the Edge

Postmodern Perspectives, Integration, and Applications

Author: Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275968281

Category: Law

Page: 292

View: 3590

Introduces key emerging perspectives in postmodern analysis and discusses their application in criminology, law, and social justice.

Street Gang Patterns and Policies

Author: Malcolm W. Klein,Cheryl L. Maxson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199890102

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 4975

In the past two decades, many prevention and suppression programs have been initiated on a national and local level to combat street gangs--but what do we really know about them? Why do youths join them? Why do they proliferate? Street Gang Patterns and Policies is a crucial update and critical examination of our understanding of gangs and major gang-control programs across the nation. Often perceived solely as an urban issue, street gangs are also a suburban and rural dilemma. Klein and Maxson focus on gang proliferation, migration, and crime patterns, and highlight known risk factors that lead to youths form and join gangs within communities. Dispelling the long-standing assumptions that the public, the media, and law enforcement have about street gangs, they present a comprehensive overview of how gangs are organized and structured. The authors assess the major gang programs across the nation and argue that existing prevention, intervention, and suppression methods targeting individuals, groups, and communities, have been largely ineffective. Klein and Maxson close by offering valuable policy guidelines for practitioners on how to intervene and control gangs more successfully. Filling an important gap in the literature on street gangs and social control, this book is a must-read for criminologists, social workers, policy makers, and criminal justice practitioners.

Forensic Nursing Science - E-Book

Author: Virginia A. Lynch,Janet Barber Duval

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323066380

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 1939

Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.

Poverty, ethnicity, and violent crime

Author: James F. Short

Publisher: Westview Press


Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 1931

Author Short details the implications surrounding the causes of crime for national policy. His work concludes that violent crime in America is more strongly associated with poverty than with race or ethnicity and patterns of violence are changing. Short's comprehensive survey brings together statistical trends and decades of ethnographic research on violent crime and gangs. This book can serve as a text or as supplementary reading for a variety of criminology courses. Part of the series, Crime & Society.

Hate Crime

The Global Politics of Polarization

Author: Robert J. Kelly,Jess Maghan

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809322107

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 7908

These previously unpublished essays explore the international phenomenon of hate crimes, examining the socio-psychological dynamics of these crimes and the settings in which they occur, the relationships between offenders and their victims, the emotional states of the participants, and the legal and law enforcement responses to these crimes. The essays address religious, racial, ethnic, and sexual crimes in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The essayists provide historical reviews of the problems and the ways local authorities understand and cope with the dilemmas as well as prognoses about the persistence of hate crime and the measures that can be taken to control and contain it. "Introduction", Robert J. Kelly and Jess Maghan "Black Rage, Murder, Racism, and Madness: The Metamorphosis of Colin Ferguson", Robert J. Kelly "The Neo-Nazis and Skinheads of Germany: Purveyors of Hate", Robert Harnishmacher and Robert J. Kelly "The Ku Klux Klan: Recurring Hate in America", Robert J. Kelly "The Homeless Palestinians in Israel and the Arab World", Ghada Talhami "Hate Crimes in India: A Historical Perspective", Asad ur Rahman "Social Cleansing in Colombia: The War on Street Children", Suzanne Wilson and Julia Greider-Durango "The Emergence and Implications of American Hate Crime Jurisprudence", James B. Jacobs "Spectacular Punishment and the Orchestration of Hate: The Pillory and Popular Morality in Eighteenth-Century England", Antony E. Simpson "Epilogue", Robert J. Kelly and Jess Maghan "An Annotated Bibliography of Hate Crime Literature", Jess Maghan

Current Controversies in Criminology

Author: Ronald John Weitzer

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130941152

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 7894

/0-13-094115-8, 9411E-3, Weitzer, Ronald, Current Controversies in Criminology//--> This anthology contains a stimulating mix of articles in the field of criminology, covering 1) the causes of criminal behavior, 2) several new or controversial crimes, and 3) controversial crime fighting methods. It includes both classic works of criminological theory and up to date studies of various crimes and criminal justice responses. The book draws readers into the critical evaluation of the causes of crime and the operations of agencies of control. A three-part organization examines various explanations of criminal behavior, investigates several controversial or “new” types of crime that have generated heated debate in American society, and covers some of the most disputed crime-fighting techniques in America. For individuals interested in the theories and issues of crime and justice.

Chaos, criminology, and social justice

the new orderly (dis)order

Author: Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Law

Page: 221

View: 4193

Key researchers in the fields of criminology and law demonstrate the application of the conceptual tools of chaos theory in providing new theoretical insights and suggested transformative practices for building the just society.

Crimes of Hate

Selected Readings

Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld,Diana R. Grant

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929436

Category: Social Science

Page: 391

View: 3640

Crimes of Hate: Selected Readings is the first comprehensive reader to offer an up-to-date, multidisciplinary examination of hate crimes. Editors Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld and Diana R. Grant include articles from a variety of disciplines, including criminal justice, criminology, sociology, psychology, and political science. With introductions, discussion questions, and resource lists, this unique anthology combines the most current research on hate crimes with accessible articles from scholarly and legal journals in a single, easily understood format. Developed as a companion to Gerstenfeld’s Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies, this innovative reader will provoke thought and discussion in undergraduate and graduate students in criminology, criminal justice, and sociology courses.

Varieties of criminology

readings from a dynamic discipline

Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275947743

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 3754

Whether criminologists position themselves in the "left" or "right" of the field, the reality common to their work involves a reconsideration of virtually all of our past theoretical journeys in criminology. This book captures the range of criminological thinking today, and provides a picture of a dynamic discipline in transition. Chapters consider contemporary theoretical development and discussion, focusing on street crime, youth and identity, and crime and social control in relation to questions of gender, class, race, learning, and culture. While there is disagreement among the authors about whether criminologists are developing "new" theory or circulating "old" theory, their contributions in this reader demonstrate the emerging plurality in criminological discourse, revealing continuities and discontinuities between "old" and "new."

State crime, the media, and the invasion of Panama

Author: Christina Jacqueline Johns,P. Ward Johnson

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

View: 8420

Johns and Johnson analyze the invasion of Panama in order to explore the ways in which the War on Drugs has been used as an ideological justification for a projection of U.S. state power into Latin America. They characterize the Bush Administration's reasons for the invasion as cynical ideological rhetoric which covered up strategic interests the United States had in deposing Noriega and replacing him with a more cooperative regime. The authors particularly discuss the role of media coverage, including the demonization of Noriega and the immediate adoption by the corporate media of the name "Operation Just Cause," in legitimating the invasion and transforming it in popular ideology as a law enforcement operation. Finally, they examine the aftermath of the invasion in the United States--Bush's popularity ratings, the distortion of civilian casualty information, the macho celebration of the war--and in Panama--the destruction of the labor and independence movements, the puppet Endara government, and the increased drug trafficking through Panama.

Asphalt Justice

A Critique of the Criminal Justice System in America

Author: John Raymond Cook

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275968274

Category: Law

Page: 211

View: 8607

Challenges the current criminal justice emphasis on incarceration and punishment and encourages instead a focus on rehabilitation and treatment.


Author: Freda Adler,Gerhard O. W. Mueller,William S. Laufer

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780072559514

Category: Criminology

Page: 528

View: 6007

This leading text for courses in Criminology is known for its lucid style, student-oriented approach, and its interdisciplinary global perspective. The Fourth Edition further underscores this unique student-centered approach by making a free student study CD ("Making the Grade") available with every copy of the text. A robust Online Learning Center featuring chapter quizzes with feedback, vocabulary flashcards, interactive exercises, and more is also available. The Adler text comes in two versions, one with, and the other without coverage of the criminal justice system. For schools that retain the traditional criminology course, which includes criminological coverage of criminal justice, "Criminology and the Criminal Justice System, Fifth Edition," is the ideal text. For schools that offer a separate introductory course in criminal justice, "Criminology, Fifth Edition" is the appropriate text.

Rethinking White-collar Crime

Author: Tony G. Poveda

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Social Science

Page: 171

View: 6528

Poveda (sociology, State U. of New York) links the erosion of the public's trust in social institutions to the rise in white-collar crime in the past two decades while analyzing the nature of all crime, law, and criminal justice. The text explores myths about white-collar crime, traces the evolution

Hate Crimes

Causes, Controls, and Controversies

Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452256624

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 4257

Important questions are being raised in the media about hate crime legislation, and controversial stories and examples of recent hate crimes are prominent in the press. This dynamic, comprehensive text provides a multidisciplinary approach to the fascinating topic of hate crimes—drawing on recent developments, issues, and current research and examining the impact of these crimes on different communities and individuals. Students delve into the range of issues that foster hate crimes while learning how these criminal acts impact them, as well as their communities.

War Stories

An Oral History of Life Behind Bars

Author: Susann Walens

Publisher: Praeger Publishers


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 763

A poignant and often startling account of one woman's experiences as an instructor in a maximum security prison.