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Crime as Structured Action

Crime as Structured Action Author James W. Messerschmidt
ISBN-10 9781442225428
Release 2013-08-08
Pages 156
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James W. Messerschmidt’s groundbreaking book Crime as Structured Action demonstrates that to understand crime, we must understand how crime operates through a complex series of gender, race, sexual, and class practices.



Crime as Structured Action

Crime as Structured Action Author James Messerschmidt
ISBN-10 0761907181
Release 1997-01-04
Pages 134
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The author of this volume skillfully demonstrates that a vital component to understanding crime is to be able to view it as more than a single activity. James W. Messerschmidt argues that crime operates subtly through a complex series of gender, race and class practices and these interwoven elements must be seen as part of all social existence, not viewed independently.



Masculinities and Crime

Masculinities and Crime Author James W. Messerschmidt
ISBN-10 0847678695
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 236
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Challenging the common masculinist character of criminological research, James W. Messerschmidt develops an elaborate scrutiny of the gender roles that, along with class and race, influence the occurrence and types of crimes in our society.



Why We Harm

Why We Harm Author Lois Presser
ISBN-10 9780813562605
Release 2013-11-13
Pages 180
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Criminologists are primarily concerned with the analysis of actions that violate existing laws. But a growing number have begun analyzing crimes as actions that inflict harm, regardless of the applicability of legal sanctions. Even as they question standard definitions of crime as law-breaking, scholars of crime have few theoretical frameworks with which to understand the etiology of harmful action. In Why We Harm, Lois Presser scrutinizes accounts of acts as diverse as genocide, environmental degradation, war, torture, terrorism, homicide, rape, and meat-eating in order to develop an original theoretical framework with which to consider harmful actions and their causes. In doing so, this timely book presents a general theory of harm, revealing the commonalities between actions that impose suffering and cause destruction. Harm is built on stories in which the targets of harm are reduced to one-dimensional characters—sometimes a dangerous foe, sometimes much more benign, but still a projection of our own concerns and interests. In our stories of harm, we are licensed to do the harmful deed and, at the same time, are powerless to act differently. Chapter by chapter, Presser examines statements made by perpetrators of a wide variety of harmful actions. Appearing vastly different from one another at first glance, Presser identifies the logics they share that motivate, legitimize, and sustain them. From that point, she maps out strategies for reducing harm.



Masculinities in the Making

Masculinities in the Making Author James W. Messerschmidt
ISBN-10 9781442232945
Release 2015-08-06
Pages 214
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In this book, James W. Messerschmidt explores how masculinity is created through life histories on very different subjects—genderqueers, boys who have been bullied at school, and presidents—that illustrate theory in action. Taken together, Masculinities in the Making is compelling insight into masculinity today.



Gender Heterosexuality and Youth Violence

Gender  Heterosexuality  and Youth Violence Author James W. Messerschmidt
ISBN-10 9781442213722
Release 2012-03-16
Pages 218
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Gender, Heterosexuality, and Youth Violence explores why some boys and girls engage in assaultive or sexual violence while others do not. Acclaimed criminologist James W. Messerschmidt shares six compelling life histories of boys and girls to address the relationship among gender, heterosexuality, violence, and non-violence.



Masculinities and Crime

Masculinities and Crime Author James W. Messerschmidt
ISBN-10 9781442220393
Release 2018-07-30
Pages 258
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James W. Messerschmidt’s Masculinities and Crime quickly became a classic text for social scientists examining the relationship between masculinities and crime. The book is completely revised and unique in its focus on Messerschmidt’s most important research and theorizing accomplished over the last twenty-five years.



Islands in the Street

Islands in the Street Author Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
ISBN-10 0520911318
Release 1991-04-08
Pages 400
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"Vivid, lively, and yet theoretically informed, a triumph of patient and sustained fieldwork. . . . Jankowski presents the gang and its members not as pathological departures from social norms, but as shrewd and resourceful operators."—Michael Lipsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "Islands in the Street fills a wide gap in the literature on gangs. Jankowski's innovative model of gang participation and organization is important and elegant, guaranteeing that this will be the book on gangs for the next ten years, if not longer."—Ruth Horowitz, University of Delaware



Cheating Welfare

Cheating Welfare Author Kaaryn S. Gustafson
ISBN-10 9780814760796
Release 2012-07-01
Pages 227
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Discusses the history and prevalence of welfare fraud using interviews and case studies.



Breaking Rules The Social and Situational Dynamics of Young People s Urban Crime

Breaking Rules  The Social and Situational Dynamics of Young People s Urban Crime Author Per-Olof H. Wikström
ISBN-10 9780199592845
Release 2012-05-24
Pages 479
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Breaking new ground in the study of crime in urban environments, Breaking Rules examines the findings, theoretical basis, and new methodology of The Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+). This major longitudinal study investigates the role of the social environment on crime causation, involving a cohort of 700 young people from the age of 12. A particular aim of PADS+ is to employ a new theory, known as Situational ActionTheory, as well as the innovative methodology of ecometrics combined with space-time budgets to improve the study of young people's offending and its changes.



Cybercrime and Digital Forensics

Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Author Thomas J. Holt
ISBN-10 9781315296951
Release 2017-10-16
Pages 738
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This book offers a comprehensive and integrative introduction to cybercrime. It provides an authoritative synthesis of the disparate literature on the various types of cybercrime, the global investigation and detection of cybercrime and the role of digital information, and the wider role of technology as a facilitator for social relationships between deviants and criminals. It includes coverage of: key theoretical and methodological perspectives; computer hacking and malicious software; digital piracy and intellectual theft; economic crime and online fraud; pornography and online sex crime; cyber-bullying and cyber-stalking; cyber-terrorism and extremism; digital forensic investigation and its legal context around the world; the law enforcement response to cybercrime transnationally; cybercrime policy and legislation across the globe. The new edition features two new chapters, the first looking at the law enforcement response to cybercrime and the second offering an extended discussion of online child pornography and sexual exploitation. This book includes lively and engaging features, such as discussion questions, boxed examples of unique events and key figures in offending, quotes from interviews with active offenders, and a full glossary of terms. This new edition includes QR codes throughout to connect directly with relevant websites. It is supplemented by a companion website that includes further exercises for students and instructor resources. This text is essential reading for courses on cybercrime, cyber-deviancy, digital forensics, cybercrime investigation, and the sociology of technology.



Capitalism Patriarchy and Crime

Capitalism  Patriarchy  and Crime Author James W. Messerschmidt
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105038112541
Release 1986-01-01
Pages 212
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'An outstanding contribution both to socialist feminist theory and to criminology....it will be regarded as a touchstone for such research for many years to come.'-Eleanor M. Miller, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee



Media Crime and Criminal Justice

Media  Crime  and Criminal Justice Author Ray Surette
ISBN-10 9781285459059
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 368
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MEDIA, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE is the definitive text on media and criminal justice. The book features impeccable scholarship, a direct and approachable style, and an engaging format--supported by visual examples and sidebar material that complements the narrative. With the ever-increasing role of media in both reporting crime and shaping it into infotainment, the importance of the interplay between contemporary media and the criminal justice system is greater today than ever before. Author Ray Surette comprehensively surveys this interplay and showcases its impact, emphasizing that people use media-provided knowledge to construct a picture of the world and then act based on this constructed reality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The War Against Boys

The War Against Boys Author Christina Hoff Sommers
ISBN-10 9781439126585
Release 2013-08-20
Pages 288
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An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic—now more relevant than ever—argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs. Girls and women were once second-class citizens in the nation’s schools. Americans responded w ith concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well-being. Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it’s time to take a hard look at present-day realities and recognize that boys need help. Called “provocative and controversial . . . impassioned and articulate” (The Christian Science Monitor), this edition of The War Against Boys offers a new preface and six radically revised chapters, plus updates on the current status of boys throughout the book. Sommers argues that the problem of male underachievement is persistent and worsening. Among the new topics Sommers tackles: how the war against boys is harming our economic future, and how boy-averse trends such as the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have turned our schools into hostile environments for boys. As our schools become more feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they move further and further from the characteristic needs of boys. She offers realistic, achievable solutions to these problems that include boy-friendly pedagogy, character and vocational education, and the choice of single-sex classrooms. The War Against Boys is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in favor of recognizing and confronting a new reality: boys are languishing in education and the price of continued neglect is economically and socially prohibitive.



Victims Crime and Society

Victims  Crime and Society Author Pamela Davies
ISBN-10 9781473910911
Release 2017-04-13
Pages 304
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This book provides a thorough account of victimisation across the social spectrum of class, race, age and gender. The second edition has been fully revised and expanded, with two parts now spanning the key perspectives and issues in victimology. Covering theoretical, social and political contexts, the book: Includes new chapters on defining and constructing victims, fear and vulnerability, sexuality, white collar crime and the implications of crime policy on victims Examines a global range of historical and theoretical perspectives in victimology and features a new chapter on researching victims of crime Reinforces your learning through critical thinking sections, future research suggestions, chapter summaries and a glossary of key terms Now includes a companion website, complete with links to relevant journal articles in victimology. Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text for your studies in victimology across criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.



Responding to Domestic Violence

Responding to Domestic Violence Author Eve S Buzawa
ISBN-10 9781412956390
Release 2011-01-20
Pages 478
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This new edition of the authors’ best-selling text explores the response to domestic violence today, not only by the criminal justice system, but also by social service and health care agencies. After providing a brief theoretical overview of the causes of domestic violence and its prevalence in our society and its causes, the authors cover such key topics as barriers to intervention, variations in arrest practices, the role of state and federal legislation, and case prosecution. Focusing on both victims and offenders, the book includes unique chapters on models for judicial intervention, domestic violence and health, and children and domestic violence.



The Well Being Peer Cultures and Rights of Children

The Well Being  Peer Cultures and Rights of Children Author Loretta E. Bass
ISBN-10 9781780520742
Release 2011-07-19
Pages 352
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This volume is comprised of empirical research and theoretical papers about children's well being, children and youth peer cultures, and the rights of children and youth. These empirical studies include children's voices and experiences from four continents and a range of methodological and theoretical orientations.