New Directions in Criminological Theory

Author: Steve Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1843929147

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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Steve Hall is Professor of Criminology at the Social Futures Institute, Teesside University, UK.He is the co-author of Violent Night (Berg, 2006), his recent co-authored book Criminal Identities and Consumer Culture (Willan/Routledge, 2008) has been described as ' an important landmark in criminology' and he is also the author of Theorizing Crime and Deviance: A New Perspective (Sage, 2012).

An Introduction to Critical Criminology

Author: Pamela Ugwudike

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447309405

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 6485

An Introduction to Critical Criminology offers an accessible introduction to foundational and contemporary theories and perspectives in critical criminology which introduces students to theories and perspectives about the causes of crime, and the operation of the criminal justice system.

Handbook of Critical Criminology

Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy,Molly Dragiewicz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135192804

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 4973

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology explores the most-up-to-date empirical, theoretical, and political contributions made by critical criminologists around the world. In addition to including cutting edge, original contributions made by many leading experts in the field, this book is specifically designed to be a comprehensive resource for students, faculty, policy makers, and practitioners.

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 5320

Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

Crime and criminology

an introduction

Author: Robert Douglas White,Fiona Haines

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 242

View: 7619

This book identifies basic approaches within criminology, including classical, biological and psychological positivist, labeling, Marxist, feminist, republican, left realist, new right, and critical. The book discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each perspective and its contribution to the field as a whole.

Sociology after postmodernism

Author: David Owen

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803975149

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

View: 8261

Postmodernism is frequently described as dealing a death-blow to sociology. This book, however, argues that it is a mistake to conceive postmodernism in terms of a fatal attack upon what sociologists do. The contributors locate the identity of sociology `after' postmodernism as a contested site which opens up the possibility of re-imagining the enterprise of sociology. They show how this re-imagination might be conducted and trace some of the key potential consequences.

Multi-choice Policing in Africa

Author: Bruce Baker

Publisher: Nordic Africa Inst

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Policing is crucial to how Africans experience the freedoms of democracy and determines to a large degree the levels of economic investment they will enjoy. Yet it is a neglected area of study. Based on field research, this book reveals the surprising variety of people involved in policing besides the state police. Indeed many Africans are faced with a wide choice of public and private, legal and illegal, effective and ineffective policing. Policing in Africa is very much more than what the police do. It concerns the activities of business interests, residential communities, cultural groups, criminal organizations, local political figures and governments. How people negotiate this “multi-choice†of policing options, and the implications of this for government and donor security policy, is the subject of this book. It covers policing in all its forms in Sub-Saharan Africa, including two case studies of Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Essential criminology

Author: Mark Lanier,Stuart Henry

Publisher: Westview Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 430

View: 3874

The updated edition builds on the authors' acclaimed theory of the "Crime Prism"

Cutting the Edge

Current Perspectives in Radical/critical Criminology and Criminal Justice

Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 226

View: 1339

Over the past three decades, since the early articulation of its theories during the 1960s, radical and critical criminology has matured into a diverse body of work with its material being communicated through a variety of channels. This up-to-date examination deals not only with theoretical and policy issues, but also analyzes the various traditional branches of the criminal justice system from a radical/critical perspective. This volume pulls together the views of well-respected scholars, experts, and activists who represent a diversity of genders, nationalities, races, religions, and ethnic groups.

Blaming Children

Youth Crime, Moral Panic and the Politics of Hate

Author: Bernard Schissel

Publisher: Fernwood Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 133

View: 511

This book explains the Canadian media's current moral panic, its affiliations with information/political systems, understandings of reader viewers, its alliances with corporate Canada, and its ability to construct and frame debates about youth crime. The reality of youth crime is presented in stark contrast to the collective perception that youth crime is expanding at an alarming rate, and a discussion of the larger structural forces that benefit those who have access to power and indict those who live on the margins of political, social, and economic cultures is revealed.

Constitutive criminology

beyond postmodernism

Author: Stuart Henry,Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9780803975842

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1512

Constitutive Criminology offers an affirmative, holistic approach to the study of crime. Taking as its starting point that individuals not only shape the world but are shaped by it, this book argues that the behaviours of those who offend and victimize others cannot be understood in isolation from the society of which they are a part.Instead of setting out to identify factors that cause offending, constitutive criminology examines the co-production of crime by human subjects and by the social and organizational structures that humans develop. The implications are, first, that crime must be deconstructed as a recurrent discursive process and, secondly, that conscious attempts must be made at reconstruction with a view to preventing recurrence. In constrast with the sceptical versions of postmodernism that pervade the social sciences and humanities Stuart Henry and Dragan Milovanovic focus on reconstruction and redirection. Drawing together disparate perspectives,they analyze a number of key themes, including: human nature and behaviour; society and social order; the role of the law; the definitions of crime; crime causation; and justice policy and practice.

In den besten Jahren

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644031312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 744

View: 6818

Eine ganze Epoche des geistigen Frankreich mit seiner literarischen, philosophischen und politischen Avantgarde wird hier lebendig: Camus, Genet, Prevert, Picasso. Es ist jenes glückliche Decennium, in dem sich die junge Lyzeal-Lehrerin mit Sartre befreundet und zur Schriftstellerin entfaltet.

State, Power, Crime

Author: Roy Coleman,Joe Sim,Steve Tombs,David Whyte

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446245144

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 9735

'Following the outstanding introduction by the authors there are fifteen excellent original articles devoted to an integrated theory of the relationship between the state and crime. This work is on the cutting edge of critical criminology. It is a must read.' - William J. Chambliss, Professor of Sociology, The George Washington University, USA. 'This book is a superb compilation of original papers by an impressive roster of authors. While the articles cover a wide range of empirical issues, from Northern Ireland and corporate crime to youth crime and heterosexual hegemony they all explore the implications, strategies and mechanisms of state power. There isn't a weak paper here: all are extensively documented, well written, persuasive and scholarly in the very best sense.' - Professor Laureen Snider, Queens University, Canada 'State, Power, Crime is a hugely important book for these times. Bringing together some of the most original minds in criminology it offers a critical analysis of the state, how it constructs crime, responds to it and, at times, engages in the very same. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in justice, freedom and equality.' - Paddy Rawlinson, London School of Economics Featuring contributions by many of the leading scholars in the field, this seminal text explores the key themes and debates on state power today, in relation to crime and social order. It critically evaluates a range of substantive areas of criminological concern, including terrorism, surveillance, violence and the media. State, Power, Crime provides: "historical overviews of key theories about state power " assessment of the relationship between crime, criminal justice and the state " analysis of the development of law and order policy " discussion of the impact of structural fissures such as gender, race and sexuality " an overview of current research and writing " critical reflection on the future direction of research and analysis " advice on further reading. In 1978, with the publication of Hall et al's Policing the Crisis and Poulantzas's State, Power, Socialism, the complexity of the state's interventions in maintaining a capitalist social order were laid bare for critical criminological analysis. State, Power, Crime offers an up-to-date and comprehensive examination of the challenges posed by state power, in relation to both criminal and social justice.

Critical Issues in Crime and Justice: Thought, Policy, and Practice

Thought, Policy, and Practice

Author: Mary Maguire,Dan Okada

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412970571

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

View: 1890

This text provides a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice and criminology curriculum through contributed essays designed to review and expand upon key areas of study. The text will explore and examine theory, cases, laws and policies as they have been shaped by a larger social, cultural, and historical context. Topics span the gamut of the Criminal Justice and Criminology curriculum, including crime theory, law enforcement, jurisprudence, corrections and organizations.

Die Zeremonie des Abschieds und Gespräche mit Jean-Paul Sartre

August - September 1974

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644017611

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

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Dieses Buch enthält den ergreifenden Bericht der Autorin über die letzten zehn Lebensjahre Jean-Paul Sartres und die Gespräche, die sie im Sommer und Herbst 1974 in Rom und Paris mit ihm führte – über sein Leben und Werk, über Herkunft und Einflüsse, Liebe und Freundschaft, Freiheit und Glück, über den Tod. «Das in jeder Hinsicht ungewöhnliche und meisterhafte Buch ist die souveränste Arbeit, die Sartre nach seinem Tod gewidmet wurde.» (Wilfried Wiegand, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada

Author: Wendy Chan,Dorothy Chunn

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442605766

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Race still matters in Canada, and in the context of crime and criminal justice, it matters a lot. In this book, the authors focus on the ways in which racial minority groups are criminalized, as well as the ways in which the Canadian criminal justice system is racialized. Employing an intersectional analysis, Chan and Chunn explore how the connection between race and crime is further affected by class, gender, and other social relations.The text covers not only conventional topics such as policing, sentencing, and the media, but also neglected areas such as the criminalization of immigration, poverty, and mental illness.

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1119114012

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Außenseiter

Zur Soziologie abweichenden Verhaltens

Author: Howard S. Becker

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658012544

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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​ „Der Mensch mit abweichendem Verhalten ist ein Mensch, auf den diese Bezeichnung erfolgreich angewandt worden ist; abweichendes Verhalten ist Verhalten, das Menschen als solches bezeichnen“: Es ist einer der klassischen Sätze der Devianzsoziologie in einem der Klassiker des Feldes. Howard S. Becker betont fernab von alten und simplistischen Fragen danach, „warum Menschen Regeln brechen“, welche Situationen und welche Prozesse dazu führen, dass Menschen in Positionen geraten, in denen sie als „Regelbrecher“ betitelt werden, wie sie mit diesen Positionen umgehen und sich auch gegen diese wehren. „Außenseiter“ erschien erstmals 1963 in New York und wurde 1981 bei S. Fischer in deutscher Übersetzung publiziert. Seit den frühen neunziger Jahren vergriffen, liegt hier nun eine von Michael Dellwing überarbeitete und herausgegebene Version vor.