Victimizing Vulnerable Groups

Author: Charisse Tia Maria Coston
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275966140
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Examines particular demographics that are susceptible as targets of crime.

Demystifying crime and criminal justice

Author: Robert M. Bohm
Publisher: Roxbury Pub Co
ISBN: 9781933220161
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Bohm and Walkers thought-provoking edited volume addresses many of the American publics misconceptions about crime and criminal justice. Many of these understanding are inaccurate and based on myths. Each of the readers 27 articles demystifies or debunks one of these current myths, setting the record straight.DEMYSTIFYING CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE is organized to follow a logical progression through the criminal justice process. Part One addresses myths about crime; Part Two examines myths about law enforcement; Part Three investigates myths about the administration of justice; and Part Four focuses on myths about punishment and corrections.A unique feature of the book is that every chapter follows the same format. Each chapter opens with a brief section introducing a myth or a set of myths about a particular topic. Next follows the Kernel of Truth section, which identifies accurate aspects of the myth or myths. Since these are believable and accepted, they usually contain at least a kernel of truth. In the third section, The Truth or Facts, the authors debunk the myth or myths by providing evidence, followed by Interests Served by the Myth, which illuminates how the interests of specific individuals or groups are promoted by the creation and perpetuation of the myth or myths. Finally, Policy Implications of Belief in the Myth, highlights some of the practical and often undesirable consequences of belief in the myth or myths.Written in clear, accessible language, DEMYSTIFYING CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE engages readers with straightforward analysis and cutting-edge information and research. Designed to stimulate critical thinking and class discussions, this mindset-challenging anthology will give students a depth of understanding about crime and criminal justice that few other books offer.

Investigating Difference

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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205610211
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Investigating Difference examines the full range of individual differences across the entire criminal justice system. Moving beyond just race and gender, it tackles differences based on experience, age, socio-economic class, disabilities and more. Written by a variety of leaders in the field, it looks at how these variances impact all people within the system, including victims, offenders, and service providers. This edition continues to emphasize positive solutions and includes new “case-in-point” illustrations that discuss how difference matters. For anyone interested in the criminal justice system with regard to diversity and multicultural issues.

Human Trafficking Human Misery

Author: Alexis A. Aronowitz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275994813
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This volume takes a global perspective and uses first-hand accounts and stories to examine the problem of human trafficking in its various manifestations around the world.

Gang Prevention

Author: James C. Howell
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437944825
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This report presents an overview of gang research and programs in the United States and examines how gangs form and why youth join them. It is based on information on research findings and prevention strategies disseminated by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as part of its comprehensive anti-gang initiative. This report describes how community members can start assessing their gang problems and enhance prevention and intervention activities to help prevent delinquency and gang violence. It identifies promising and effective programs for gang prevention. Illustrations. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication.

International Students and Crime

Author: H. Forbes-Mewett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137034971
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International students and crime is an issue that impacts on lucrative international student markets, international relations, host countries' reputations, and the security of the broader population. This book presents vital new analyses on international students as victims and perpetrators of crime in Australia, the US and the UK.

The Praeger Handbook of Victimology

Author: Janet K. Wilson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313359350
Format: PDF
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This work is the first interdisciplinary compilation of entries related to the crime victim to encompass the breadth of the 70-year-old discipline of victimology. * Includes nearly 200 entries on the development and scope of the 70-year-old field of victimology * Over 90 contributors from across the nation, representing 13 academic areas of study, including criminal justice, criminology, gerontology, psychology, sociology, and victim studies * Includes a chronology of selected events from 1941 to 2008 reflecting the development of the discipline of victimology and the expansion of rights for victims of crime * Offers a bibliography of 17 recently published books that provide a broad look at crime victims and the field of victimology * Lists 22 journals that publish research on crime victims and describes 24 websites that provide information ranging from victimization statistics and organizational membership opportunities to victim services and legal remedies