Author: Richard Victor Ericson,Kevin D. Haggerty

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802079671

Category: Political Science

Page: 487

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Ericson and Haggerty contend that the police have become information brokers to institutions such as insurance companies and health and welfare organizations that operate based on a knowledge of risk.
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Pre-Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization

Author: S. Pickering,J. McCulloch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283823

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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The collection considers the growing importance of the border as a prime site for criminal justice activity and explores the impact of border policing on human rights and global justice. It covers a range of subjects from e-trafficking, child soldiers, the 'global war on terror' in Africa and police activities that generate crime.
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Author: Amanda Matravers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134029144

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book explores current criminal justice responses to the management of individuals who are convicted of sexual offences. It aims to help policy-makers, practitioners and students to develop an informed position on this complex and increasingly controversial issue. Although the focus is primarily upon the UK context, contributions from North America (USA and Canada) provide an important comparative perspective.
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Author: David Garland,Richard Sparks

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198299424

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In this unique collection, a distinguished group of social theorists reflect upon the ways in which crime and its control feature in the political and cultural landscapes of contemporary societies. The book brings together for the first time some of today's most powerful social analysts in a discussion of the meaning of crime and punishment in late-modern society. The result is a stimulating and provocative volume that will be of equal interest to specialist criminologists and those working in the fields of social and cultural studies.
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Author: Satnam Choongh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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This text aims to challenge the traditional idea that policing is the first stage in a criminal justice process, in which the police use their powers of criminal investigation to feed cases into the legal process for authoritative legal resolution. The author argues that the political space allowed to the police on the streets and in the police station allows them to pursue a different agenda of social discipline, targeted at certain sections of the community. This alternative perspective provides new sociological insights into the use of police powers in modern society. The book examines the fairness of police processes by using empirical data to analyze the impact that such powers have on the lives of those who regularly become the objects of police attention.
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Author: Trevor Jones,Tim Newburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198265697

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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In this first major empirical study of its kind, the authors examine the growth of 'private' policing and its relationship with, and implications for, the public police service. Beginning with a critique of the sociology of policing, the authors then provide a detailed analysis of the concepts of public and private, and examine the boundaries between different forms of policing. Using data from the first ever survey of the private security sector in Britain, the authors provide estimatesof the numbers of employees and firms in the industry; the range of services and products offered; and the attitudes of those at senior levels in private security organizations. Competiting theoretical explanations for the growth of private policing are then considered. The book then examines policing at the local level. Using a case study of the London Borough of Wandsworth, the authors examine the range of individuals and organizations involved in policing on the ground. They describe and analyse the activities of the full range of 'policing' bodies, including the public police force, investigatory and regulatory agencies attached to national and local government, and private security organizations. Using this analysis, the authors offer a thorough reconceptualization of what is meant by 'policing' in the late modern era, and consider the implications of this for the public police service and for the future of policing generally.
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Here be Dragons

Author: John D. Brewer,Bill Lockhart,Paula Rodgers

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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This book sets crime trends in Northern Ireland between 1945 and 1995 in a comparative framework with those of the Irish Republic, establishing the unique contribution of Ireland to criminological research. The authors supplement statistical material with in-depth interview data, providing a fascinating insight into real people's experiences with crime, the police, and paramilitary organizations.
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Victimization, Policing, and Social Context

Author: Benjamin Bowling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 377

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This book gives us a detailed examination of the official documents--and of the historical origins--of racist violence in Britain. The author also employs the findings of this examination, as presented alongside an in-depth case study of racial attacks and police responses in East London, to ponder the question of why the ideas and language of white supremacy and racial exclusion direct violence at "non-white" individuals, and why police response is so routinely ineffectual. This volume reveals many insights into racist Britain that will be of interest to both academics in this area and those professionals who routinely deal with, or answer for, the acts and consequences of racism.
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Appeals to Community and Partnerships

Author: Adam Crawford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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This book examines the increasing appeals to, and actual involvement of, communities in the area of crime control. It draws upon two research projects recently conducted in England to chart and analyze the growing "partnership" approach to crime prevention, addressing the various conflicts and tensions involved.
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Police, Criminal Justice, and Victims

Author: Carolyn Hoyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 248

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This book examines the factors which shape the criminal justice response to domestic violence in the light of policy changes at the beginning of the 1990s which aimed to increase arrest rates. In particular, the book discusses the needs and expectations of victims and examines how their choices impact on decisions made by police and prosecutors. Many books on the criminal justice response to domestic violence start from the premise that withdrawal of complaints by victims and the subsequent discontinuance of cases, represents some kind of failure on the part of the agencies involved and that victims would benefit from greater determination by police to prosecute offenders wherever possible. Implicit in this approach is the assumption that the criminal justice system as it presently operates is capable of responding effectively to the needs of victims of domestic violence. This book throws doubt on the validity of these assumptions.
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Essays in Honour of Roger Hood

Author: Roger G. Hood,Lucia Zedner,Andrew Ashworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199265091

Category: Law

Page: 553

View: 1910

This book brings together leading international criminologist to examine the link between the fruits of criminological research and the development of criminal justice policy. This volume includes comparative discussions of the United States, Germany, Australia, England and Wales. It is divided into four parts: Part 1 discusses the theoretical issues surrounding the relationship between public policy and the discipline of criminology; Part 2 consists of three essays exploring historical aspects of that relationship. Part 3 then examines three distinct areas of penal policy: sentencing, policing and parole; Part 4 is devoted to international comparisons and considers the factors that distinguish research projects that influence criminal justice policy from those that appear not have any influence.
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A Critical Theory of Police Power

Author: Mark Neocleous

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745314846

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Anyone who considers questions of power cannot help but be struck by the ubiquitous nature, emotional force and political pull of the concept of order. The Fabrication of Social Order examines the role of policing in the fabrication of order.After an initial exploration of the original relationship between police, state power and the question of order, Neocleous focuses on the ways in which eighteenth century liberalism refined and narrowed the concept of the police, a process which masked the power of capital and broader issues of social control. In doing so he challenges the way liberalism came to define policing solely in terms of the question of crime and the rule of law. This liberal definition created a limited and fundamentally misleading understanding of policing which remains in use today. In contrast, Neocleous argues for an expanded concept of police, adequate to the expansive set of institutions through which policing takes place. These institutions are concerned not just with the maintenance or reproduction of order, but with its fabrication, especially the fabrication of a social order based on wage labour. This project, he argues, should be understood as the project of social security. Grasping this point allows a fuller understanding of the ways in which the state polices and secures civil society, and how order is fabricated through law and administration.
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Author: Mike Maguire,Rodney Morgan,Robert Reiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 1267

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Comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the subject. Useful to anyone who teaches, studies or practices criminology.
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A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-breaking

Author: David M. Downes,Paul Rock

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199569835

Category: Social Science

Page: 409

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'Understanding Deviance' provides an indispensable guide to the major themes and theories which have come to form the sociology of crime and deviance, from their origins in the research of the University of Chicago sociology department in the 1920s to the most recent work in cultural criminology.
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Author: Marilyn McShane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135632731

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 8005

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Author: Benjamin Jervis Goold,Lucia Zedner

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 508

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This volume brings together a wide range of contributions from leading scholars in the field and includes international and comparative perspectives on the challenges posed by the rise of the 'security society'.
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Author: Frances Heidensohn

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 124

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Frances Heidensohn in an important criminological thinker whose books are interesting, innovative and much appreciated by students. In her latest volume she take a fresh look at gender and social control, taking account of the new sociologies of risk and globalization. Risk, insecurity, gender and victimization are the subject of on going debate. Teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, the supposedly growing aggression of young women are all new aspects of familiar social issues. Distance and difference are said to be so reduces that we live in a world where globalization has altered communities and social control in irrevocable ways. This provocative and challenging book proposes solutions to some of these problems, draws parallels with the past, and points to lessons to be learned for the future. Sexual Politics and Social Control is recommended reading for students, professionals and researchers in the field of criminology, gender studies, sociology, politics and social policy.
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