An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation

Ideal for a one-semester course, the book compares and contrasts early criminal behavior and today‘s modern forms of crime. It also explores society‘s responses to criminal behavior in the past

Author: Robert C. Winters

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466597119

Category: Computers

Page: 323

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An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation is a student-friendly textbook that defines and explains the concepts of crime, criminal law, and criminology. Ideal for a one-semester course, the book compares and contrasts early criminal behavior and today‘s modern forms of crime. It also explores society‘s responses to criminal behavior in the past

An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation

An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation is a student-friendly textbook that defines and explains the concepts of crime, criminal law, and criminology. Ideal for a one-semester course, the book compares and contrasts early criminal ...

Author: Robert C. Winters

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466597100

Category: Computers

Page: 323

View: 225

An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation is a student-friendly textbook that defines and explains the concepts of crime, criminal law, and criminology. Ideal for a one-semester course, the book compares and contrasts early criminal behavior and today’s modern forms of crime. It also explores society’s responses to criminal behavior in the past and in the present day. It covers both major and lesser-known crime causation theories and their impact on society. Topics covered include: The importance of understanding crime data The goals of punishment The history of criminology, including the influence of social Darwinism on early trait theorists Crime causation theories, including a comparison of mainstream and critical theories The relationship between crime and biology, including the influence of genetics, substance use, and mental illness The social structural approach to crime, including a consideration of the changing contexts of urban criminality The nature and function of the justice system at the local, state, and federal levels, and basic categories of crimes Drug trafficking crimes, drug court efforts, and perceived weaknesses in current antidrug efforts Each chapter begins with a set of objectives and concludes with a summary. Interactive questions promote classroom discussion and practicum sections facilitate contextual learning. Drawn from different and distinct backgrounds, the authors each have unique perspectives on crime, making for a particularly well-rounded text that explores crime from several angles. The book attempts to educate readers in the development of new insights on crime and crime causation and provides a greater understanding of the steps that need to be taken before a significant reduction in crime can occur.

An Introduction to Criminological Theory and the Problem of Causation

This text offers a novel contribution to the literature on core criminological theory by introducing the complex issues relating to the structuring and analysing of causation.

Author: Jason Warr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319474464

Category: Social Science

Page: 94

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This text offers a novel contribution to the literature on core criminological theory by introducing the complex issues relating to the structuring and analysing of causation. This text traces the paradigm shift, or drift, that has occurred in the history of criminology and shows how the problem of causation has been a leading factor in these theoretical developments. This short book is the first of its kind and is an introductory text designed to introduce both seasoned criminologists as well as students of criminology to the interesting intersections between the fields of criminology and the philosophy of the social sciences. The problem of causation is notoriously difficult and has plagued philosophers and scientists for centuries. Warr highlights the importance of grappling with this problem and demonstrates how it can lead to unsuccessful theorising and can prevent students from fully appreciating the development of thinking in criminology. This accessible account will prove to be a must-read for scholars of criminal justice, penology and philosophy of social science.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Table 2.7 offers the names and the basic theses of many theories in criminal justice. Students interested in more are ... The key factor in crime causation is the presence or absence of control. Crime is seen as a choice that is ...

Author: Callie Marie Rennison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452240671

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Using running cases that appear in each chapter, this book offers students real-life examples of the pathways and outcomes of criminal behaviour. Designed to enhance learning and critical thinking skills, each case study provides concrete examples of events, concepts, and terms. Additionally, the emphasis on technology and the criminal justice system demonstrates the evolution and rapid societal changes that create complex questions for policy and ethical decision making. Offered both in print and Interactive eBook editions, this text provides flexibility for different modes of instruction and appeals to students of all learning styles.

Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

What the three major sources of information about □ What serious crimes are reported in the Uniform □ What other ... motor vehicle theft murder IntroductIon crime causation state? nal justice system? negligent homicide organized crime ...

Author: Kären M. Hess

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305147081

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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This comprehensive and practical book covers law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole (including courts, corrections, and juvenile justice) in one easy-to-understand volume. You'll find a realistic and relevant boots on the street perspective, real world examples in every chapter, and up-to-date information on a wide range of today's hottest topics, the Towards Zero Death (TZD) traffic-safety initiative, rapid DNA profiling, CompStat Plus, warrantless searches of vehicles, hacktivism, iPads/tablets and geolocation pingingcommunication devices in the field. joint terrorism task forces (JTTFs), and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fundamentals of Criminology

What sets this book apart from the many other fine criminology textbooks out there is its inclusion of some new dimensions of criminology.

Author: Kelly Frailing

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

ISBN: 1611635063

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Fundamentals of Criminology: New Dimensions delivers a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to the discipline of criminology. As the title implies, it covers the fundamentals of criminology, including the major theories of crime causation, classic and current empirical tests of those theories, the strengths and weaknesses and the policy implications of each. It also describes the types of crime and provides current rates, trends over time and theoretical explanations for each, as well as a discussion of characteristics of offenders and victims. What sets this book apart from the many other fine criminology textbooks out there is its inclusion of some new dimensions of criminology. The new dimensions in this book include but are not limited to research designs in criminology, new theories of crime causation, crime in different contexts, connections between criminology and criminal justice policy and a number of lingering issues for both disciplines. In combination with the fundamentals, these new dimensions are designed to provide readers with the richest, most complete understanding of what crime is, how much of it there is, what causes it and what do to about it, as well as the ability and desire to pose important questions for the future of both criminology and criminal justice. “The authors have produced a comprehensive, readable, and thoroughly interesting text covering the topic of sociological criminology. Yes, there are a plethora of texts in this area, but Harper and Frailing’s addition to the field has a number of features moving it ahead of the competition. There is in-depth coverage of emerging areas in crime, including cybercrime and human trafficking, as well as an excellent section on how disasters augment the opportunities for crime by hindering capable guardianship. The authors’ arguments for evidence-based crime prevention strategies and public policies are compelling. Fundamentals of Criminology is worthy of the closest consideration by instructors teaching undergraduate criminology courses.” — Jay Corzine, professor of sociology, University of Central Florida

Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior

Biological factors in crime causation: the reactions of social scientists. In Mednick, S.A., Moffitt, T.E., ... Introduction: concepts of antisocial behavior, of cause and of genetic influences. Ciba Foundation Symposium, 194, 1–15.

Author: Gail S. Anderson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420043327

Category: Law

Page: 336

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In reviewing introductory texts available to criminologists, one is left with the impression that biological factors are irrelevant to the formulation of criminal behavior. Where biology is mentioned at all, it receives infinitesimal coverage. This dearth of attention could at one time be blamed on shoddy research and the legitimate fear that evide

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

Wikström, P.-O.H. (2004) 'Crime as an Alternative: Towards a Cross-level Situational Action Theory of Crime Causation', in J. McCord (ed.) Beyond Empiricism: Institutions and Intentions in the Study of Crime: Advances in Criminological ...

Author: Roger Hopkins Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135050481

Category: Social Science

Page: 586

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to criminological theory for students taking courses in criminology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Building on previous editions, which broadened the debate on criminological theory, this book presents the latest research and theoretical developments. The text is divided into five parts, the first three of which address ideal type models of criminal behaviour: the rational actor, predestined actor and victimized actor models. Within these, the various criminological theories are located chronologically in the context of one of these different traditions, and the strengths and weaknesses of each theory and model are clearly identified. The fourth part of the book looks closely at more recent attempts to integrate theoretical elements from both within and across models of criminal behaviour, while the fifth part addresses a number of key recent concerns of criminology: postmodernism, cultural criminology, globalization and communitarianism. All major theoretical perspectives are considered, including: classical criminology, biological and psychological positivism, labelling theories, feminist criminology, critical criminology and left realism, social control theories, the risk society. The new edition also features comprehensive coverage of recent developments in criminology, including situation action theory, desistance theory, peacemaking criminology, Loïc Wacquant’s thesis of the penal society, critical race theory and Southern theory. This revised and expanded fourth edition of An Introduction to Criminological Theory includes chapter summaries, critical thinking questions, a full glossary of terms and theories and a timeline of criminological theory, making it essential reading for those studying criminology.

An Introduction to Critical Criminology

Other writers on the Right of the political spectrum (an example is Charles Murray7) have also traced crime causation to urban ecology, and particularly to the constitution of families residing in deprived urban areas.

Author: Pamela Ugwudike

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447309405

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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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.

Crime and Justice in America

An Introduction to Criminal Justice Joycelyn M. Pollock. they have had fewer opportunities to achieve financial success and, therefore, should experience more strain. On the other hand, if women's goals are different—for instance, ...

Author: Joycelyn M. Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1437735126

Category: Political Science

Page: 436

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This book views peacemaking as a broad, encompassing process that is expressed in many different shapes and forms. It blends ancient-wisdom traditions, peacemaking criminology, and restorative justice principles as a way of intervening with offenders in both institutional and community-based settings. Philosophical and spiritual contexts for peacemaking are presented that form a foundation for understanding the potential for peacemaking in criminological thought, the criminal justice system, and society in general.