Taking Care of Business

Police Detectives, Drug Law Enforcement and Proactive Investigation

Author: Matthew Bacon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191511218

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 9322

Taking Care of Business: Police Detectives, Drug Law Enforcement and Proactive Investigation offers a rich and insightful empirical study of drug investigations, based on extensive fieldwork undertaken with the specialist detective units of two English police services. It fills a significant gap in criminological literature by providing a timely and thought-provoking ethnography of detective culture, investigative practice, and drug law enforcement. Drawing on data collected from over five hundred hours of direct observation of ordinary police work, both on and off the streets, the chapters are skilfully interwoven with fieldnotes, informal conversations, interviews and analysis of official documents. Taken together, they explore how police officers perceive the drug world and their role in it, translate policy from its written form into action, and utilise intelligence-led policing strategies to instigate covert operations and make cases. There is in-depth examination of the everyday realities of the 'war on drugs', alongside the associated working rules, tacit understandings and underlying assumptions that operate behind the public face of police organizations. The book also critically examines the most pertinent legislative initiatives, organizational reforms, and shifts in thinking concerning the values, objectives and norms of policing that have occurred over recent decades, which, between them, have contributed to significant changes in the ways that detectives are trained and investigations are controlled and carried out. With highly salient insights regarding operational policing and drug control policy in the current social, economic and political climate, Taking Care of Business is a compelling and important work on contemporary criminal investigation and the policing of drugs. It will be of interest to scholars of criminology, sociology, law, and policy studies, especially those researching and studying policing, regulation, surveillance, drug control policy and the informal economy, as well as policymakers, police practitioners, and criminal justice professionals.

Young Criminal Lives: Life Courses and Life Chances from 1850

Author: Barry Godfrey,Pamela Cox,Heather Shore,Zoe Alker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191092746

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 3937

Young Criminal Lives is the first cradle-to-grave study of the experiences of some of the thousands of delinquent, difficult and destitute children passing through the early English juvenile reformatory system. The book breaks new ground in crime research, speaking to pressing present-day concerns around child poverty and youth justice, and resonating with a powerful public fascination for family history. Using innovative digital methods to unlock the Victorian life course, the authors have reconstructed the lives, families and neighbourhoods of 500 children living within, or at the margins of, the early English juvenile reformatory system. Four hundred of them were sent to reformatory and industrial schools in the north west of England from courts around the UK over a fifty-year period from the 1860s onwards. Young Criminal Lives is based on one of the most comprehensive sets of official and personal data ever assembled for a historical study of this kind. For the first time, these children can be followed on their journey in and out of reform and then though their adulthood and old age. The book centres on institutions celebrated in this period for their pioneering new approaches to child welfare and others that were investigated for cruelty and scandal. Both were typical of the new kind of state-certified provision offered, from the 1850s on, to children who had committed criminal acts, or who were considered 'vulnerable' to predation, poverty and the 'inheritance' of criminal dispositions. The notion that interventions can and must be evaluated in order to determine 'what works' now dominates public policy. But how did Victorian and Edwardian policy-makers and practitioners deal with this question? By what criteria, and on the basis of what kinds of evidence, did they judge their own successes and failures? Young Criminal Lives ends with a critical review of the historical rise of evidence-based policy-making within criminal justice. It will appeal to scholars and students of crime and penal policy, criminologists, sociologists, and social policy researchers and practitioners in youth justice and child protection.

Justice, Mercy, and Caprice

Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

Author: Ian O'Donnell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192519441

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 4866

Justice, Mercy, and Caprice is a work of criminal justice history that speaks to the gradual emergence of a more humane Irish state. It is a close examination of the decision to grant clemency to men and women sentenced to death between the end of the civil war in 1923 and the abolition of capital punishment in 1990. Frequently, the decision to deflect the law from its course was an attempt to introduce a measure of justice to a system where the mandatory death sentence for murder caused predictable unfairness and undue harshness. In some instances the decision to spare a life sprang from merciful motivations. In others it was capricious, depending on factors that should have had no place in the government's decision-making calculus. The custodial careers of those whose lives were spared repay scrutiny. Women tended to serve relatively short periods in prison but were often transferred to a religious institution where their confinement continued, occasionally for life. Men, by contrast, served longer in prison but were discharged directly to the community. Political offenders were either executed hastily or, when the threat of capital punishment had passed, incarcerated for extravagant periods. This book addresses issues that are of continuing relevance for countries that employ capital punishment. It will appeal to scholars with an interest in criminal justice history, executive discretion, and death penalty studies, as well as being a useful resource for students of penology.

Das Mind-Map-Buch

Die beste Methode zur Steigerung Ihres geistigen Potenzials

Author: Tony Buzan

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864155274

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 7568

Mit der Mind-Map-Methode® halten Sie den Schlüssel zu einem einzigartigen Denkwerkzeug in den Händen, mit dem Sie mühelos und effizient Ihr Gedächtnis, Ihre Kreativität, Ihre Konzentration, Ihre Kommunikationsfähigkeit, Ihre allgemeine Intelligenz und Ihre mentale Schnelligkeit verbessern können. Angewandt auf jedwede Herausforderung oder Zielsetzung, werden Ihnen Mind-Maps dabei helfen, - klar, kreativ und originell zu denken, - Probleme zu lösen und fundierte Entscheidungen zu treffen, - zu planen und zu verhandeln, - Ihre Gedächtnisleistung zu maximieren, - Ihr Leben erfolgreich zu strukturieren. Ihr Gehirn ist dazu imstande, Großartiges zu leisten – lernen Sie mithilfe des Mind-Map- Buchs, Ihr Potenzial auszuschöpfen!

Polizei und Gesellschaft

Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven zu Methoden, Theorie und Empirie reflexiver Polizeiforschung

Author: Christiane Howe,Lars Ostermeier

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658223820

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3593


Wirtschafts- und Organisierte Kriminalität

Author: Karlhans Liebl

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 365813142X

Category: Social Science

Page: 33

View: 7077

Dieses Buch erklärt, was man unter Wirtschafts - und Organisierter Kriminalität versteht und welche Deliktstrukturen sich dahinter verbergen. Der Autor Karlhans Liebl stellt die gegenwärtige Situation der Wirtschafts- und Organisierten Kriminalität in Deutschland umfassend dar und greift dabei auch Bezüge zum Ausland auf.

Polizei und Bevölkerung

Beiträge zum Verhältnis zwischen Polizei und Bevölkerung und zur gemeindebezogenen Polizeiarbeit ("Community policing")

Author: Thomas Feltes

Publisher: Felix-Verlag

ISBN: 3927983012

Category: Crime prevention

Page: 214

View: 8252


Mafia-Export

Wie 'Ndrangheta, Cosa Nostra und Camorra die Welt erobern

Author: Francesco Forgione

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442157044

Category:

Page: 347

View: 5247


Die Welt verändern

Social Entrepreneurs und die Kraft neuer Ideen

Author: David Bornstein

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608946130

Category:

Page: 410

View: 8271


Lehrbuch des Strafrechts

Author: Robert v. Hippel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662002752

Category: Law

Page: 440

View: 9388

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.