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Feminist Theories

Claire M. Renzetti

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Feminist Theories Introduction Feminist theories are a group of related theories that share several principles in common. First, feminist t...

Feminist Victimization Theories

Courtney Crittenden, Christina Policastro

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Feminist Victimization TheoriesIntroductionMuch of feminist theory focuses on offending, particularly among women. However, there is a growing body of...

Fencing and Stolen Goods Markets

Michael Sutton

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Fencing and Stolen Goods MarketsIntroductionThieves steal particular items in order to sell them to buy whatever it is that motivates them to steal. D...

Firearms and Violence

Ramiro Martínez

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Firearms and Violence Introduction The study of firearms and violence usually involves research on gun-use differences in crime patterns or...

For-Profit Private Prisons and the Criminal Justice–Industrial Complex

Paul Leighton

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

For-Profit Private Prisons and the Criminal Justice–Industrial ComplexIntroductionPrivatization refers to outsourcing government functions to a privat...

Forensic Science

Quentin Rossy, Joëlle Vuille

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Forensic ScienceIntroductionAny science used to assist the adjudication of a civil litigation or a criminal case becomes, de facto, a forensic science


Mark Button, David Shepherd

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

FraudIntroductionFraud is a crime that encompasses a wide range of behaviors. What unites most definitions is the act of deception to perpetrate the c...

Gangs, Peers, and Co-offending

Terrance J. Taylor

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Gangs, Peers, and Co-Offending Introduction Gangs and peers have received considerable attention from both researchers and practitioners. L...

Gender and Crime

Sally S. Simpson

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Gender and Crime Introduction In Western cultures, gender and crime, as a subject of intellectual curiosity, did not gain much attention un...

Gendered Crime Pathways

Breanna Boppre

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Gendered Crime PathwaysIntroductionWithin the field of criminology, research has been devoted toward understanding individuals’ pathways into crime, w...

General Opportunity Victimization Theories

Bradford W. Reyns

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2017-11-29

General Opportunity Victimization TheoriesIntroductionSince the latter part of the 1970s, the field of victimology has focused much theoretical attent...

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...

Green Criminology

Nigel South, Avi Brisman, Bill McClanahan

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Green Criminology Introduction In recent years, a strand of criminology explicitly concerned with “green” or natural environmental issues has ...

Halfway Houses

Ayana Conway, Joshua R. Ruffin

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2020-07-29

Halfway HousesIntroductionIn 2016 there were a total of 4,537,100 individuals under community supervision in the United States, which equated to 1 in ...

Harm Reduction and Risky Behaviors

Sarah K. S. Shannon

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Harm Reduction and Risky BehaviorsIntroductionHarm reduction is a pragmatic, humanistic approach to high-risk behaviors, such as drug use and sex work...

Hate Crime

Lynn A. Addington

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Hate Crime Introduction The term “hate crime” is relatively new; it was coined in the mid-1980s to identify crimes motivated by bias against th...

Hate Crime Legislation

Susann Wiedlitzka

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Hate Crime LegislationIntroductionHate crime is a problem in many countries around the world. Scholars define hate crimes as unlawful conduct directed...

Healthcare Fraud

Paul Jesilow, Bryan Burton

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Healthcare Fraud Introduction Healthcare fraud involves wide-ranging illegal behaviors. It includes such activities as individual physicians w...

Hirschi, Travis

Trina Hope

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Travis Hirschi Introduction Travis Hirschi was born on 15 April 1935, in Rockville, Utah. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology and his...

History of Crime in the United Kingdom

Paul Knepper

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

History of Crime in the United KingdomIntroductionHistorical study of crime in the United Kingdom encompasses a large literature of books and articles...

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