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Active Offender Research

Scott Jacques

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Active Offender Research Introduction Before criminology became obsessed with quantitative research, many of the field’s insights about crime c...

Actus Reus

Michelle Foster

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Actus ReusIntroductionActus reus is an area of substantive criminal law and is an act by an individual that is deemed to be improper by societal laws....

Adler, Freda

Callie Marie Rennison, Hailey Powers

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Freda AdlerIntroductionDr. Freda Adler, described as the most distinguished criminologist in the field, currently serves as professor emeritus at Rutg...

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Joan A. Reid

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Adverse Childhood ExperiencesIntroductionSubstantial bodies of research from various fields have consistently documented the long-term, detrimental ef...

Aging Prison Population, The

Samuel Scaggs

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

The Aging Prison PopulationIntroductionSince the 1980s, the proportion of state and federal prisoners who are older has experienced unprecedented chan...

Airport and Airline Security

Peter Adey

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Airport and Airline Security Introduction The airport is a site where the sorting and effective differentiation of the (global) mobilities of p...

Alcohol and Drug Prohibition

Wayne Hall, Sarah Yeates

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Alcohol and Drug ProhibitionIntroductionIn standard reference works such as the Oxford English Dictionary, a general definition of prohibition as “the...

Alcohol Use, Policy and Crime

Robert Nash Parker, Kevin McCaffree

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Alcohol Use, Policy, and Crime Introduction The topic of alcohol use in society is multifaceted and dynamic. Consciousness-altering substance u...

Alt-Right Gangs and White Power Youth Groups

Matthew Valasik, Shannon E. Reid

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

Alt-Right Gangs and White Power Youth GroupsIntroductionGang scholars for the last three decades have explicitly excluded youths who are active, overt...

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...


Eric P. Baumer

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2010-02-15

Anomie Introduction The term anomie has been widely used for the past several centuries to describe societal conditions. Although it has been...


Rebekah Doley

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2018-05-24

ArsonIntroductionThe psychology of deliberate firesetting has been relatively under-researched until recently. Challenges have included a range of syn...

Art Crime

Naomi Oosterman

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Art CrimeIntroductionArt crime is a type of crime that quite often triggers the public’s fascination. Images of gentlemen thieves, large-scale heists,...

Back-End Sentencing and Parole Revocation

Ryken Grattet

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Back-End Sentencing and Parole RevocationIntroductionBack-end sentencing refers to the practice of sending formerly incarcerated people back to prison...

Bail and Pretrial Detention

Celesta Albonetti

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Bail and Pretrial Detention Introduction Determining the accused pretrial status requires tracing the interplay between legislative and case l...

Batterer Intervention Programs

Christopher D. Maxwell

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Batterer Intervention ProgramsIntroductionSince the mid-1970s, Western-leaning nations have focused on measuring and responding swiftly and punitively...

Big Data and Communities and Crime

Daniel T. O'Brien

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2022-03-23

Big Data and Communities and CrimeIntroductionIn recent years, a variety of novel digital data sources, colloquially referred to as “big data,” have t...

Biosocial Criminology

John Paul Wright

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Biosocial Criminology Introduction Biological and genetic processes are believed to underlie many of the individual traits associated with ...

Black's Theory of Law and Social Control

Bradley Campbell

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Black’s Theory of Law and Social Control Introduction Developed by Donald Black and since extended and applied to various subjects by a number ...


Brian Francis, Moira Peelo, Keith Soothill

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-05-26

BlackmailIntroductionBlackmail is a term that is widely known through fiction and popular culture as an illegal means of gaining money or leverage by ...

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