Criminology - Research
Survival in Violent Street Gangs
Simon Harding proposes an unique theoretical perspective on survival in violent street gangs which offers new evidence on gang behaviour, dynamics, affiliation and risks in inner city areas.
Whole Systems Approaches to Criminal Justice and Social Work
This is the first book to explore the application of complexity theory to difficult practice issues in criminal justice and social work and brings together experts in this emerging field to address complexity theory from a range of perspectives, providing a detailed but accessible discussion of the key issues to whole systems approaches.
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This timely and thought-provoking collection of writings considers values in crime theory, criminal justice and research practice, uncovering the many different 'sides' that criminologists, policy makers and researchers take.
An Eco-Justice Perspective
A systematic and critical discussion of the nature of environmental harm from an eco-justice perspective, challenging conventional criminological definitions of environmental harm. It features examples and illustrations from many national contexts.
Critically Exploring the Work of Loïc Wacquant
Written by criminologists and policy analysts, Criminalisation and advanced marginality offers a constructive but critical application of Wacquant's ideas.
The Phenomena of Status Dogs and Weapon Dogs
The first book in the UK or US to set on record the recent cultural phenomenon of the use of certain dog breeds - both legal and illegal - to 'convey status' upon their owners.
'Where next for criminal justice?' considers the criminal justice policies which should be adopted, how they should be formed, and the principles and values which should be used.
The roles, values and attitudes of chief police officers
Chief police officers make far-reaching strategic command decisions about policing, armed responses, operations against criminals and allocation of resources yet they are often unknown even to their forces. In this ground-breaking social study, Bryn Caless presents their frank and sometimes controversial views.
This important book makes a valuable contribution to an under-researched area. It includes an evaluation of the Effective Bail Scheme (EBS) and discusses the potential for the wider development of bail support schemes and some of the questions and challenges posed by their use.
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By introducing readers to national perspectives of issues relating to rape, the book presents a comparative approach which highlights similarities and differences between countries, contexts, laws, key issues and policies and interventions.