Negotiating Domestic Violence

Police, Criminal Justice and Victims

Author: Carolyn Hoyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198299301

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 1219

This book examines the factors which shape the criminal justice response to domestic violence in the light of policy changes at the beginning of the 1990s which aimed to increase arrest rates. In particular, the book discusses the needs and expectations of victims and examines how their choices impact on decisions made by police and prosecutors. Many books on the criminal justice response to domestic violence start from the premise that withdrawal of complaints by victims and the subsequent discontinuance of cases, represents some kind of failure on the part of the agencies involved and that victims would benefit from greater determination by police to prosecute offenders wherever possible. Implicit in this approach is the assumption that the criminal justice system as it presently operates is capable of responding effectively to the needs of victims of domestic violence. This book throws doubt on the validity of these assumptions.

Violence, Gender and Justice

Author: Maggie Wykes,Kirsty Welsh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412923360

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

View: 418

This comprehensive text provides an overview of the relationship between violence, gender, crime, and justice. It brings together theory with contemporary cases to enable the reader to understand key concepts, issues, and connections. Enlightening and accessible, the book examines the experiences and treatment of men and women both as victims and criminals.

Crime and Modernity

Continuities in Left Realist Criminology

Author: John Lea

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446225569

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 6121

'Lea has produced a serious and scholarly contribution of great interest to criminologists (whether "critical "or not), to post graduates, as well as the more advanced undergraduate. This is a book that is well written, absorbing, thoughtful and thought provoking' - The British Journal of Criminology Crime control is in crisis. Not only have levels of crime risen but, more important, crime is increasingly regarded as a normal aspect of the social and economic system rather than disruption or deviance. The blurring boundaries between the criminal and the normal are evident in a number of areas from the activities of multinational corporations to the life of the inner city. In this book, John Lea develops a broad historical and sociological overview relating the rise and fall of effective crime control to different types of social structures. It traces the process of modernisation and industrialisation from the eighteenth to the mid twentieth centuries which established the social preconditions for effective control and management of criminality. In the early years of the present century it is clear that these preconditions are now being progressively undermined as industrial society undergoes profound changes in its direction of development. The result is traced through a variety of types of criminality and the progressive debilitation of existing institutions and processes of crime control. A major feature of this book is its wide scope and imaginative application of historical and theoretical perspectives on modernisation and capitalist social development to the contemporary problems of controlling a wide variety of crime. It represents a significant contribution to the ability of criminology and the sociology of crime to confront the dilemmas and controversies of the twenty first century.

Policing as Social Discipline

Author: Satnam Choongh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 3600

This text aims to challenge the traditional idea that policing is the first stage in a criminal justice process, in which the police use their powers of criminal investigation to feed cases into the legal process for authoritative legal resolution. The author argues that the political space allowed to the police on the streets and in the police station allows them to pursue a different agenda of social discipline, targeted at certain sections of the community. This alternative perspective provides new sociological insights into the use of police powers in modern society. The book examines the fairness of police processes by using empirical data to analyze the impact that such powers have on the lives of those who regularly become the objects of police attention.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Criminology

a reader

Author: Yvonne Jewkes,Gayle Letherby

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 408

View: 5405

This reader provides a comprehensive introduction for students studying criminology at undergraduate level. Not only does the book include 34 essential readings, but also editorial commentary with section introductions, study questions, and suggestions for further reading. The reader will provide a thorough grounding in issues related to the study of crime, the criminal justice system, and social control. In their selection the editors have sought to 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. The Reader will be an essential sourcebook for students and teachers in the fields of criminology, criminal justice studies, the sociology of crime and deviance, socio- legal studies, social policy, criminal law and social work.

Domestic Violence

Author: Michael D. A. Freeman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 534

View: 3654

Domestic violence - domestic hooliganism it has been called - is one of the cancers of our age. This volume offers a challenging selection of materials as a picture of a multi-faceted problem. The issues embraced range from criminal and civil law responses and the value of mediation, to the impact on children, and to the cultural context. The materials are derived from a variety of sources and from different disciplines to offer the reader an understanding of the problem not easily culled from standard library resources.

Encyclopedia of Women and Crime

Author: Nicole Hahn Rafter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562140

Category: Reference

Page: 361

View: 7194

Covers women as offenders, victims, criminologists, criminal lawyers, reformers and workers in the criminal justice system.

Zeit und Frieden

Author: Christina Schües,Pascal Delhom

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3495827390

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 636

In welchen wechselseitigen Implikationsverhältnissen stehen Zeitauffassungen und -gestaltungen zu unterschiedlichen Friedenskonzeptionen und -prozessen? Inwieweit beeinflusst und strukturiert das zumeist unausgewiesene Verhältnis zwischen Zeitauffassungen und -erfahrungen sowie den Vorstellungen von dem, was als Frieden bezeichnet werden könnte, die praktischen und theoretischen Bemühungen um Friedensprozesse und ordnet gesellschaftliche Transformationen? Diese Leitfragen kommen in Auseinandersetzungen mit unterschiedlichen theoretischen wie empirischen Ansätzen zur Sprache. Mit Beiträgen von Petar Bojanic, Gertrud Brücher, Pascal Delhom, Werner Distler, Alfred Hirsch, Simon Kochut, Christina Schües, Julia Viebach und Pierre-Frédéric Weber.

Institutionalizing restorative justice

Author: Ivo Aertsen,Tom Daems,Luc Robert

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: 9781843921592

Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 5230

This new book aims to explore the key issues and debates surrounding the question of the incorporation andinstitutionalisation of restorative justice within existing penal and criminal justice systems, an increasingly pressing issuegiven the rapid spread of restorative justice worldwide at both national and international levels. In doing so it aims to build bridges between those concerned with the practical institutionalisation of restorative justice on the one hand, andthose engaged in more theoretical aspects of penal development and analysis on the other. It offers conceptual tools and a theoretical framework to help make senseof these developments, reflecting expertise drawn from analysis of developments in Europe, North America and Australasia.

Oberst Hannes

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842406738

Category:

Page: 208

View: 1632

Dieses Buch ist Teil der "Edition Projekt Gutenberg-DE", welche mehr als 3.000 Klassiker der deutschsprachigen Literatur umfasst. Die Werke dieser Edition umfassen Romane, Erzählungen, Novellen, Dramen, Gedichte und Sachbücher in deutscher Sprache von über 1.200 Autoren. Neben den Standardwerken deutscher Literatur sind so viele zum Teil seit Jahren vergriffene Titel wieder erhältlich. Die Edition erscheint im zeitlosen, klassischen Design, das zum Sammeln einlädt. Der tredition Verlag bietet alle Werke der "Edition Gutenberg-DE" als Paperback, als Hardcover und auch als Großdruck-Ausgaben an.

Moderne und Ambivalenz

Das Ende der Eindeutigkeit

Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS

ISBN: 3868549013

Category: Social Science

Page: 451

View: 9461

Baumans Buch ist ein überzeugendes Plädoyer für eine tolerante Ambivalenz und damit ein wichtiger Beitrag zur aktuellen Diskussion um Fremdenfeindlichkeit, Rassismus und Nationalismus. Der Anspruch der Moderne, den Menschen Klarheit, Transparenz und Ordnung zu bringen – eine durchschaubare Welt zu schaffen –, war von vornherein zum Scheitern verurteilt, weil mit ihm die grundsätzliche Ambivalenz der Welt und die Zufälligkeit unserer Existenz, unserer Gesellschaft und Kultur geleugnet wurde. Erst die Postmoderne verabschiedete sich von diesem Versprechen. War der Schlachtruf der Moderne "Freiheit, Gleichheit, Brüderlichkeit", so war "Freiheit, Verschiedenheit, Toleranz" die Waffenstillstandsformel der Postmoderne. Und wenn Toleranz in Solidarität umgewandelt wird, kann aus dem Waffenstillstand sogar Frieden werden.