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Mean Streets

Mean Streets

Youth Crime and Homelessness

  • Author: John Hagan,Bill McCarthy
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521646260
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 299
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This field study features intensive personal interviews of more than four hundred young people who have left home and school and are living on the streets of Toronto and Vancouver. The study examines why youth take to the streets, their struggles to survive there, their victimization and involvement in crime, their associations with other street youth, especially within "street families," their contacts with the police, and their efforts to rejoin conventional society. Major theories of youth crime are analyzed and reappraised in the context of a new social capital theory of crime.

Handbuch Kindheits- und Jugendforschung

Handbuch Kindheits- und Jugendforschung

  • Author: Heinz-Hermann Krüger,Cathleen Grunert
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783531158389
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 1049
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Das bewährte Konzept des Handbuchs wird mit dieser zweiten, aktualisierten und erweiterten Auflage fortgesetzt: Es bietet einen umfassenden Überblick über die theoretischen Ansätze sowie die Methodendiskussion in der Kindheits- und Jugendforschung. Ausgewiesene Fachleute referieren über Lebenslagen von Kindern und Jugendlichen aus historischer und internationaler Perspektive und geben den aktuellen Stand erziehungswissenschaftlicher Forschung zu den Lebensbedingungen von Kindern und Jugendlichen in Familie, Kindergarten, Schule, Beruf, Freizeit, Politik, Religion und in sozialpädagogischen Institutionen wieder.

Encyclopedia of Homelessness

Encyclopedia of Homelessness

  • Author: David Levinson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 0761927514
  • Category: Homelessness
  • Page: 886
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A readerʼs guide is provided to assist readers in locating entries on related topics. It classifies entries into 14 general categories: Causes, Cities, Demography and Characteristics, Health issues, History, Housing, Legal issues, Advocacy and policy, Lifestyle issues, Organizations, Perceptions of homelessness, Populations, Research, Service systems and settings, World perspectives and issues.

Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory

Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory

  • Author: Francis T. Cullen,Pamela Wilcox
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412959187
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1176
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For a free 30-day online trial to this title, visit www.sagepub.com/freetrial This two-volume set is designed to serve as a reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary criminological theory. Drawing together a team of international scholars, it examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in a context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. The work provides essays on cutting-edge research as well as concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Topics include contexts and concepts in criminological theory, the social construction of crime, policy implications of theory, diversity and intercultural contexts, conflict theory, rational choice theories, conservative criminology, feminist theory, and more. Key ThemesThe Classical School of CriminologyThe Positivist School of CriminologyEarly American Theories of CrimeBiological and Biosocial Theories of CrimePsychological Theories of CrimeThe Chicago School of CriminologyCultural and Learning Theories of CrimeAnomie and Strain Theories of Crime and DevianceControl Theories of CrimeLabeling and Interactionist Theories of CrimeTheories of the Criminal SanctionConflict, Radical, and Critical Theories of CrimeFeminist and Gender-Specific Theories of CrimeChoice and Opportunity Theories of CrimeMacro-Level/ Community Theories of CrimeLife-Course and Developmental Theories of CrimeIntegrated Theories of CrimeTheories of White-Collar and Corporate CrimeContemporary Gang TheoriesTheories of Prison Behavior and InsurgencyTheories of Fear and Concern About Crime

Soziologie der Kriminalität

Soziologie der Kriminalität

  • Author: Dietrich Oberwittler,Dr Susanne Karstedt
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783531140599
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 508
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Das Buch stellt den Stand der internationalen Forschung zur Soziologie der Kriminalitat vor. Es werden zentrale Theorien und Problemfelder diskutiert und neueste Ansatze mit richtungsweisendem Charakter beleuchtet. Mit Beitragen von Henner Hess, Sebastian Scheerer, David Garland, Steve Messner, John Hagan, Bill McCarthy, Oliver Morgenroth, Klaus Boehnke, Lydia Seus, Gerald Prein, Shadd Maruna, Stephen Farrall, John Braithwaite, Eva Schmitt-Rodermund, Rainer K. Silbereisen, Dirk Enzmann, Karin Brettfeld, Peter Wetzels, Alexander Vazsonyi, Christian Seipel, Stefanie Eifler, Willem de Haan, Letizia Paoli, Klaus Boers, Hans Theile, Kari-Maria Karliczek und Tim Hope.

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

An Introduction to Criminological Theory

  • Author: Marilyn McShane
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135632731
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 300
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Darfur and the Crime of Genocide

Darfur and the Crime of Genocide

  • Author: John Hagan,Wenona Rymond-Richmond
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107376122
  • Category: Law
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In 2004, the State Department gathered more than a thousand interviews from refugees in Chad that verified Colin Powell's UN and congressional testimonies about the Darfur genocide. The survey cost nearly a million dollars to conduct and yet it languished in the archives as the killing continued, claiming hundreds of thousands of murder and rape victims and restricting several million survivors to camps. This book fully examines that survey and its heartbreaking accounts. It documents the Sudanese government's enlistment of Arab Janjaweed militias in destroying black African communities. The central questions are: why is the United States so ambivalent to genocide? Why do so many scholars deemphasize racial aspects of genocide? How can the science of criminology advance understanding and protection against genocide? This book gives a vivid firsthand account and voice to the survivors of genocide in Darfur.

The Urban Ethnography Reader

The Urban Ethnography Reader

  • Author: Mitchell Duneier,Philip Kasinitz,Alexandra Murphy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019932591X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 520
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Urban ethnography is the firsthand study of city life by investigators who immerse themselves in the worlds of the people about whom they write. Since its inception in the early twentieth century, this great tradition has helped define how we think about cities and city dwellers. The past few decades have seen an extraordinary revival in the field, as scholars and the public at large grapple with the increasingly complex and pressing issues that affect the ever-changing American city-from poverty to the immigrant experience, the changing nature of social bonds to mass incarceration, hyper-segregation to gentrification. As both a method of research and a form of literature, urban ethnography has seen a notable and important resurgence. This renewed interest demands a clear and comprehensive understanding of the history and development of the field to which this volume contributes by presenting a selection of past and present contributions to American urban ethnographic writing. Beginning with an original introduction highlighting the origins, practices, and significance of the field, editors Mitchell Duneier, Philip Kasinitz, and Alexandra Murphy guide the reader through the major and fascinating topics on which it has focused -- from the community, public spaces, family, education, work, and recreation, to social policy, and the relationship between ethnographers and their subjects. An indispensable guide, The Urban Ethnography Reader provides an overview of how the discipline has grown and developed while offering students and scholars a selection of some of the finest social scientific writing on the life of the modern city.

Getting Played

Getting Played

African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gendered Violence

  • Author: Jody Miller
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814795757
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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2010 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the American Sociological Association; Race, Gender, and Class Section 2008 Finalist, The Society for the Study of Social Problems C. Wright Mills Award Much has been written about the challenges that face urban African American young men, but less is said about the harsh realities for African American young women in disadvantaged communities. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, and even gang rape are not uncommon experiences. In Getting Played, sociologist Jody Miller presents a compelling picture of this dire social problem and explores how inextricably, and tragically, linked violence is to their daily lives in poor urban neighborhoods. Drawing from richly textured interviews with adolescent girls and boys, Miller brings a keen eye to the troubling realities of a world infused with danger and gender-based violence. These girls are isolated, ignored, and often victimized by those considered family and friends. Community institutions such as the police and schools that are meant to protect them often turn a blind eye, leaving girls to fend for themselves. Miller draws a vivid picture of the race and gender inequalities that harm these communities—and how these result in deeply and dangerously engrained beliefs about gender that teach youths to see such violence—rather than the result of broader social inequalities—as deserved due to individual girls' flawed characters, i.e., she deserved it. Through Miller's careful analysis of these engaging, often unsettling stories, Getting Played shows us not only how these young women are victimized, but how, despite vastly inadequate social support and opportunities, they struggle to navigate this dangerous terrain.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

  • Author: Rosemary Gartner,Bill McCarthy
  • Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
  • ISBN: 0199838704
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 723
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The editors, Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, have assembled a diverse cast of criminologists, historians, legal scholars, psychologists, and sociologists from a number of countries to discuss key concepts and debates central to the field. The Handbook includes examinations of the historical and contemporary patterns of women's and men's involvement in crime; as well as biological, psychological, and social science perspectives on gender, sex, and criminal activity. Several essays discuss the ways in which sex and gender influence legal and popular reactions to crime. An important theme throughout The Handbook is the intersection of sex and gender with ethnicity, class, age, peer groups, and community as influences on crime and justice. Individual chapters investigate both conventional topics - such as domestic abuse and sexual violence - and topics that have only recently drawn the attention of scholars - such as human trafficking, honor killing, gender violence during war, state rape, and genocide.

Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie

Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie

Sonderheft

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sociology
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Holding Your Square

Holding Your Square

  • Author: Christopher Mullins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134039069
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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This book is about the meanings of masculinities within the social networks of the streets of an American city (St Louis, Missouri), and how these shaped perceptions and enactments of violence. Based on a large number of interviews with offenders the author provides a rich description of life on the streets, contextualizing criminal violence within this deviant subculture, and with a specific focus on issues of gender. The book provides one of the most detailed descriptions yet of the forms masculinity takes in disadvantages communities in the United States. It establishes how street based gender identity motivated and guided men through violent encounters, exploring how men's relationships with women and their families instigated violence. One key issue addressed is why men resorted to violence in certain situations and not in others, exploring the range of choices open to them and how these opportunities were interpreted. The book makes a major contribution to the study of the relationship between masculinities and violence, making use of a much larger sample than elsewhere.

Encyclopedia of crime and punishment

Encyclopedia of crime and punishment

  • Author: David Levinson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780761922582
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1876
  • View: 7192
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Resources in Education

Resources in Education

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Education
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Juvenile Delinquency

Juvenile Delinquency

  • Author: Clemens Bartollas
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 562
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"Juvenile Delinquency" provides a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview of all aspects of juvenile delinquency with a sociological focus. As Simon Dinitz, Ohio State University, says "Clemens Bartollas is genuinely interested in delinquents and in all those who work with and have contact with delinquents. This book reflects Professor Bartollas' abiding intellectual and emotional commitment to understanding and reducing delinquency, as well as ameliorating the personal and social ills that generate the massive delinquency problems not only in the United States but also in nearly all modern industrial nations." Every edition is thoroughly updated to reflect current research. Some exciting new updates in this edition: A new emphasis on the importance of human agency, or the interpretation and meaning that delinquents themselves bring to their social world¬ - as hot area within juvenile delinquency research. Coverage of delinquency across the life course, one of the most promising and exciting perspectives in studying delinquency today, can be found in each chapter. Increased focus on race and delinquency, especially in Chapters 7 and 10, allows for an examination of how racial factors affect the definition, handling, and processing of juvenile delinquents. An updated Chapter 10, "Gang Delinquency" provides more explanation of female gangs. Increased coverage of international juvenile justice in Chapters 14 and 15.

Youth and the Canadian Criminal Justice System

Youth and the Canadian Criminal Justice System

  • Author: Shahid Alvi
  • Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company (OH)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 193
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Justice quarterly

Justice quarterly

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The Criminal Justice System and Women

The Criminal Justice System and Women

Offenders, Prisoners, Victims, and Workers

  • Author: Barbara R. Price,Natalie J. Sokoloff
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 589
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Consisting of original essays commissioned for the volume from leading scholars, as well as a number of recently published, important articles in the field, this anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the ways in which women affect and are affected by crime and the criminal justice system. Analysis is grounded in feminist scholarship and activism, and anchored in perspectives that orient women's crime, imprisonment, victimization, and survival in a race, class, and gender perspective.

Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice: Juvenile corrections

Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice: Juvenile corrections

  • Author: Barry Goldson,John Muncie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Juvenile delinquency
  • Page: 367
  • View: 2909
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This three-volume set of original readings is designed to reveal how and why children and young people have been repeatedly the subject of adult concern, censure and intervention. It conceptualises notions of 'childhood', 'youth' and 'adolescence' whilst also tracing the complex history of adult intervention and juvenile justice. This collection is particularly timely not only because of persistent concerns over 'out of control' youth but also because of an apparent hardening of adult reactions in many jurisdictions. Youth justice...

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

International Journal of Adolescence and Youth

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Adolescence
  • Page: N.A
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