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Street Robbery

Richard Wright, Scott Jacques

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Street Robbery Introduction Street robbery can be defined as the theft of property accomplished through force or threat of force in an outdoor,...

Animals, Crimes Against

Kenna Quinet

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Crimes Against Animals Introduction Why has crime toward animals played a relatively small role in criminology? Why are there no measures of c...

Homicide Victimization

Marc Riedel, Gwen Hunnicutt

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Homicide Victimization Introduction Beginning with a legal definition, the 8th edition of Black’s Law Dictionary defines homicide as the killin...

Risk Assessment

Ashley A. Pritchard, Adam J. E. Blanchard, Kevin S. Douglas

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Risk Assessment Introduction Violence risk assessment is the process of identifying the level of risk for future violence posed by offenders, ...

Public Order Crimes

Robert Meier, Timbre Wulf-Ludden

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2010-11-01

Public Order Crimes Introduction Public order crimes are sometimes called “victimless” or “complaintless” crimes. Who is the victim of an ill...

Terrorism

Karen Terry

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Terrorism Introduction The study of terrorism is one of the most topical yet controversial issues in the field of criminology and criminal just...

Police Use of Force

Tammy Kochel

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Police Use of Force Introduction Bittner 1970 (cited under General Overviews) asserts that the role of police is inextricably tied to their un...

Crime Trends

Eric P. Baumer

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Crime Trends Introduction Although there are a few rich historical studies of crime trends and some research on both cross-national and American...

Situational Action Theory

Per-Olof H. Wikström

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Situational Action Theory Introduction Situational action theory (SAT) is a newly developed general theory of moral action and crime that a...

Drug Control

Martin Bouchard, Morena Anamali

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Drug Control Introduction A number of psychoactive substances such as cannabis, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines have been defined as ill...

Local Institutions and Neighborhood Crime

Randy Gainey, Ruth A. Triplett

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Local Institutions and Neighborhood Crime Introduction The foundation for thinking about “neighborhood institutions” and their role in controll...

Labor Markets and Crime

Robert D. Crutchfield

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Labor Markets and Crime Introduction There are few beliefs about the causes of crime more ubiquitous than that unemployment is an important cau...

Cybercrime

Thomas Holt

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Cybercrime Introduction There is no standard unit of analysis, and multiple terms are used to describe offenses often classified as cybercrim...

Prison Gangs and Subculture

David Pyrooz, Meghan Mitchell

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Prison Gangs and Subculture Introduction The prison gangs and subculture literature concentrates on the causes and consequences of gang and su...

Personality and Trait Theories of Crime

John Paul Wright, Kristan Moore

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Personality and Trait Theories of Crime Introduction Personality reflects the totality of a human being’s beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and w...

Critical Criminology

Michael J. Lynch

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Critical Criminology Introduction Like orthodox criminology, critical criminology has developed numerous specialties, and thus it is no lon...

Integrated Theory

Del Elliot

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Integrated Theory Introduction Integrated theories are theories that combine the concepts and central propositions from two or more prior exis...

Identity Theft

Heith Copes, Anastasia Brown

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Identity Theft Introduction No precise definition of identity theft exists, but most agree that it occurs when someone misuses another individ...

Social Ecology of Crime

Per-Olof H. Wikström

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Social Ecology of Crime Introduction Social (or human) ecology may be broadly defined as the study of the social and behavioral consequence...

Surveillance, Public and Private

Kevin D. Haggerty, Daniel Trottier

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Public and Private Surveillance Introduction When people think of surveillance, what usually comes to mind are spies and hidden cameras. Survei...