Russian and Post-Soviet Organized Crime

Author: Mark Galeotti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351550357

Category: Law

Page: 362

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A timely look at a widespread yet largely uninvestigated area of Russian life. Chapters include: consideration of the history and basis in culture for the organization of crime in Russia; the actions of emigres to the USA; and the development of modern sophistications of exchange and networking that currently blight privatization. Diverse perspectives, including comparative, structural and ethnic frameworks, give unprecedented national and international insights into a pervasive element of modern Russia.

Uses of Criminal Statistics

Author: Kenneth Pease

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855214088

Category: Law

Page: 417

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This volume comprises of a selection of imaginative and important research based upon published or readily available statistical sources. These include some long neglected classics, ripe for reconsideration and replication. It also contains examples of statistical and graphical abuses – for example a press release from British Telecom on the alleged success of its call-tracing programme. The book makes clear the scope for creative and policy-relevant research using much despised statistics.

The Handbook of Crime & Punishment

Author: Michael H. Tonry

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195140606

Category: Law

Page: 803

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Crime is one of the most significant political issues in contemporary American society. Crime control statistics and punishment policies are subjects of constant partisan debate, while the media presents sensationalized stories of criminal activity and over-crowded prisons. In the highly politicized arena of crime and justice, empirical data and reasoned analysis are often overlook or ignored. The Handbook of Crime and Punishment, however, provides a comprehensive overview of criminal justice, criminology, and crime control policy, thus enabling a fundamental understanding of crime and punishment essential to an informed public. Expansive in its coverage, the Handbook presents materials on crime and punishment trends as well as timely policy issues. The latest research on the demography of crime (race, gender, drug use) is included and weighty current problems (organized crime, white collar crime, family violence, sex offenders, youth gangs, drug abuse policy) are examined. Processes and institutions that deal with accused and convicted criminals and techniques of punishment are also examined. While some articles emphasize American research findings and developments, others incorporate international research and offer a comparative perspective from other English-speaking countries and Western Europe. Editor Michael Tonry, a leading scholar of criminology, introduces the 28 articles in the volume, each contributed by an expert in the field. Designed for a wide audience, The Handbook is encyclopedic in its range and depth of content, yet is written in an accessible style. The most inclusive and authoritative work on the topic to be found in one volume, this book will appeal to those interested in the study of crime and its causes, effects, trends, and institutions; those interested in the forms and philosophies of punishment; and those interested in crime control.

Criminal Detection and the Psychology of Crime

Author: David V. Canter,Laurence J. Alison

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781855214545

Category: Law

Page: 539

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Using Daniel as an example to demonstrate investigative psychology, this book examines various areas of criminal detection such as interviewing, detecting deception, evaluating testimony, juvenile offenders and offender typologies.

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Author: Mike Maguire,Rodney Morgan,Robert Reiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199205442

Category: Law

Page: 1185

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teachers and students of criminology and is a sourcebook for professionals.

International Handbook of Victimology

Author: Shlomo Giora Shoham,Paul Knepper,Martin Kett

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420085488

Category: Law

Page: 732

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In the nearly four decades since the First International Symposium on Victimology convened in Jerusalem in 1973, some concepts and themes have continued to hold a prominent place in the literature, while new ones have also emerged. Exploring enduring topics such as conceptions of victimhood, secondary and hidden victimization, and social services for victims along with more recent issues, the International Handbook of Victimology provides an interdisciplinary study of the topic from a diverse range of professionals on the cutting edge of victimology research. Forty experts from top research facilities and universities around the world provide input on the traditional longstanding issues that surround the field of victimology and explore newer themes such as restorative justice, the use of government-sponsored crime victimization surveys, compensation and restitution schemes, and victims’ rights legislation. The second in a trilogy of volumes, this handbook examines victimology from criminology, sociology, psychology, law, and philosophy perspectives. Topics discussed include: Theoretical and historical frameworks used in the study of victimology Advances in research methods, including GIS technology Patterns of victimization, including drug- sex-, and work-related Responses to victimization by the victim and society Restorative justice issues Victimization as it occurs in various social divisions Describing current research and identifying new ideas and topics of concern, the book collectively presents the “state-of-the-art” of the field today. In doing so, it helps to inform contemporary understanding of an eternal societal plague. Those wishing to continue their studies should consult the International Handbook of Criminology and the International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice, which complete the trilogy.

Understanding Violent Crime

Author: Jones, Stephen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335204171

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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* How widespread is violence? * Why do people engage in various forms of violence? * What can be done to reduce the level of violence? Understanding Violent Crime provides a concise yet thorough and extensive account of the main explanations of violent behaviour. It draws upon sociological and psychological perspectives on violence as part of a coherent approach to the study of a phenomenon that raises wide public concern. There is also a focus on the ways in which violence is considered by the criminal justice system. Definitions of the main violent offences, including violent sexual offences, are discussed and some indication of the levels of sentencing in particular cases is provided. The final chapter then considers ways in which offenders are able to confront their violent behaviour within the criminal justice system. Frequent references to the definitions and treatment of violence in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA give the book a distinctive comparative perspective. The result is a wide-ranging and essential undergraduate text and a key reference for researchers in the field.

Criminal Justice and the Mentally Disordered

Author: Jill Peay

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855219625

Category: Law

Page: 556

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The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Crime and Political Economy

Author: Ian R. Taylor

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 509

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The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.

Criminal Policy Making

Author: Andrew Rutherford

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855217829

Category: Law

Page: 563

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This volume presents a wide-ranging collection of critical essays which address aspects of criminal policy. A central purpose is to illuminate those processes which determine the shape and direction of criminal policy within liberal and democratic states.

Integrative Criminology

Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 599

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The essays collected together in this volume explore a development in criminology - the emerging paradigm of integrative study. The integrative wave covers both mainstream and critical criminologies and is part of a larger and emerging paradigm of interdisciplinarity that transcends East/West and North/South relations. This book is essentially devoted to the value and practice of interdisciplinary criminology. The contributions aim to represent the full array of integrative thinking and analysis, and are divided into five parts.

Transnational Crime

Author: Nikos Passas

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781840140002

Category: Social Science

Page: 571

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An examination of aspects of transnational crime. The book explores the threat of transnational crime - particularly organized crime - cross-border criminal enterprises such as illegal immigrant smuggling and the black market arms trade, and the transnational misconduct of legitimate organizations.

Crime, Deviance and the Computer

Author: Richard C. Hollinger

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 573

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Are hackers computer heroes or electronic highwaymen? Can they be sued? Part of a series, this work looks at the crime of computer hacking from a variety of angles. Topics discussed include the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the attitude of students and lawyers to the crime, deterrents, and the possibilities of cyberspace.

Crime and the risk society

Author: Pat O'Malley

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

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The International library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology is an important publishing initiative that brings together the most significant contemporary published journal essays in current criminology, criminal justice and penology.

International Research Centers Directory

Author: Anthony L. Gerring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Research institutes

Page: 1360

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"A useful contribution to the reference shelf of international directories". -- Booklist New Edition Provides unparalleled access to more than 8,000 government, university, independent, nonprofit and commercial research and development activities in nearly 125 countries worldwide. Entries include English and foreign name of center, full mail and electronic address, personal contact, organizational affiliates, staff, description of research program, publications, services and more. Master, subject and country indexes are provided.

Issues in Comparative Criminology

Author: Piers Beirne,David Nelken

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855216013

Category: Social Science

Page: 501

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This teacher's resource book is designed to help young people to understand the key political, social and economic forces which will shape their lives. It aims to develop knowledge and skills to help young people understand the world in which they live, and to participate in it as knowledgeable global citizens.

Street Crime

Author: Mike Maguire

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781855214163

Category: Science

Page: 579

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Part of the series entitled International Library of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Penology, this text covers such topics as the patterns of street crime and their explanation and gangs, subcultures and crime.