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Collateral Consequences of Felony Conviction and Imprisonment

Sara Wakefield

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Collateral Consequences of Felony Conviction and Imprisonment Introduction The so-called collateral consequences of imprisonment encompass a h...

Immigration, Crime, and Justice

Ramiro Martinez

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Immigration, Crime, and Justice Introduction The study of immigration, crime, and justice broadly involves research on the effects of immig...

Urban Politics and Crime

Thomas D. Stucky

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-08-26

Urban Politics and Crime Introduction The study of urban politics and crime is at a very basic level an interdisciplinary endeavor, bringing t...

Genetics, Environment, and Crime

Kevin Beaver

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2010-11-01

Genetics, Environment, and Crime Introduction The field of criminology has been guided by theories that emphasize the role of social factor...

Human Trafficking

Amy Farrell

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Human Trafficking Introduction Slavery has been illegal in most nations for over a century. Despite the existence of legal prohibitions, advoca...

Family Violence

Karen Terry

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Family Violence Introduction Broadly defined, family violence is any form of violent crime committed by a family member. The most common ty...

Organized Crime

Jay S. Albanese

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Organized Crime Introduction Organized crime is a continuing criminal enterprise that works to profit from illicit activities that are ofte...

Crime Victims' Rights Movement

Mary Boland

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Crime Victims’ Rights Movement Introduction The modern crime victims’ rights movement (CVRM) emerged as a response to World War II atrocities....


Lila Kazemian

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Desistance Introduction In the field of criminology, desistance is generally defined as the cessation of offending or other antisocial beha...

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

Timbre Wulf-Ludden, Robert Meier

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 il...


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...

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