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Youth Violence

release date: Aug 06, 2010
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Youth Violence
The first comprehensive overview to examine how sex and race/ethnicity impact the interrelationships among youth violence, violent victimization, and gang membership.

Criminology

release date: Jul 10, 2015
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Criminology
Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, Ninth Edition, is a highly acclaimed textbook offering a broad perspective on criminological theory. It provides students of criminology and sociology with a thorough exposure to a range of theories, contrasting their logic and assumptions, but also highlighting efforts to integrate and blend these frameworks. In this ninth edition, the authors have incorporated new directions that have gained traction in the field, while remaining faithful to their criminological heritage. Among the themes in this work are the relativity of crime (its changing definition) with abundant examples, historical roots of criminology and the lessons they have provided, and the strength and challenges of applying the scientific method. This revision offers enhanced coverage of biosocial theories of crime, more global examples, and a new chapter on youth violence, improving on the most comprehensive and balanced theory text available for undergraduates.

Evaluating G.R.E.A.T.

release date: Jan 01, 2004
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Criminology

release date: Aug 24, 2012
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Criminology
This highly acclaimed criminology text presents an up-to-date review and analysis of criminological theories. It incorporates current examples of deterrence research regarding crimes such as domestic violence, drunk driving, and capital punishment, and features thought-provoking discussion of the relativity of crime. The authors explore the crime problem, its context, and the causes of crime. Extensive discussion of evolving laws is included, and while the prevalence of the scientific method in the field of criminology is highlighted, the impact of ideology on explanations of crime is the cornerstone of the book. This new edition includes extensive revision of Chapter 6, now titled "Biosocial Theories of Crime," retaining much of the thoughtful historical discussion of earlier editions, but incorporating a substantial expansion of current biological research integrated with both social and biological variables. In addition, Chapter 10, "Recent Developments in Criminological Theory," offers an expanded treatment of life-course criminology.

Evaluation of the Teens, Crime and the Community and Community Works Program

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release date: Jan 01, 2009
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Preventing Adolescent Gang Involvement

release date: Jan 01, 2000
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Youth Gangs in International Perspective

release date: Dec 13, 2011
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Youth Gangs in International Perspective
As a steady source of juvenile delinquents and an incubator for future adult offenders, the youth gang has long been a focus of attention, from their origins and prevalence to intervention and prevention strategies. But while delinquent youth form gangs worldwide, youth gang research has generally focused on the U.S. Youth Gangs in International Perspective provides a needed corrective by offering significant studies from across Europe, as well as Trinidad-Tobago and Israel. The book spans the diversity of the field in the cultural and scholarly traditions represented and methods used, analyzing not only the social processes under which gangs operate and cohere, but also the evolution of the research base, starting with the Eurogang Program’s definition of the term youth gang. Cross-national and gender issues are discussed, as are measurement concerns and the possibility that the American conception of the youth gang is impeding European understanding of these groups. Among the topics covered: Gang dynamics through the lens of social identity theory. Defining gangs in youth correctional settings. Gang gender composition and youth delinquency. From Stockholm: a holistic approach to gang intervention. Gang membership as a turning point in the life course. The impact of globalization, immigration, and social process on neo-Nazi youth gangs. Filling a critical gap in the literature, Youth Gangs in International Perspective will find a wide audience among criminologists, policymakers specializing in youth crime, and researchers and graduate students in criminology, political science, and youth studies.

Criminology

release date: Jan 01, 1996
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Criminology
New edition of a text that explores the crime problem, its context, and in particular, the causes of crime. With an emphasis on scientific study, criminal justice and criminology experts Brown (East Tennessee State U.), Finn-Aage Esbensen (U. of Missouri) and Gilbert Geis (U. of California, Irvine) examine contemporary efforts to redefine crime by focusing on family violence, hate crimes, white-collar misconduct with violent consequences, and other forms of excluded harms. Each chapter incorporates multicultural examples. The 14 chapters discuss foundations for criminology, and theories and types of crime. Includes a study guide. c. Book News Inc.

Criminology

release date: Jan 01, 2004
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Criminology
Emphasizing critical thinking, legal analysis, and ethical considerations, this textbook describes the nature, history, and theories of organized crime, together with the criminal justice response to it. Chapters focus on topics like the characteristics of organized crime, its causes, competing models, the Mafia, transnational crime, investigative tools, prosecution strategies, criminal defense, and sentencing.

American Youth Gangs at the Millennium

release date: Jan 01, 2004
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American Youth Gangs at the Millennium
For generations, scholars, law enforcement personnel, politicians and the media have tried to understand and explain youth gangs and violence. This insightful collection contains the work of leading scholars, integrating previously published articles with new material to provide the most comprehensive information about the status of American youth gangs. The topics are grouped in four sections: The first section explores the issues and ramifications of current terminology and survey information. In the second section, nontraditional gangs, such as female gangs and hybrid gangs, are disucssed. The third section attempts to examine gang activities objectively and place them in a proper perspective. The final section looks at historical and current response techniques to youth gangs, such as suppression, prevention and legal injunctions.
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