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Prison Visitation

Johnna Christian

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Prison VisitationIntroductionAs rates of incarceration in the United States increased to the level termed “mass imprisonment,” interest in the broader...

Prisoner Reentry

Andres F. Rengifo

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Prisoner Reentry Introduction Approximately 650,000 individuals are released from state and federal prisons every year in the United States. Ne...

Prisons and Jails

Beth M. Huebner, Morgan McGuirk

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Prisons and JailsIntroductionPrisons and jails have been a central part of society for many centuries, and a substantial body of work has been amassed...

Probation Revocation

Kelly Lyn Mitchell

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2021-02-24

Probation RevocationIntroductionProbation revocation is an event in which the court, after finding that one or more probation violations have been pro...

Procedural Justice

Sarah Bennett, Lorelei Hine, Lorraine Mazerolle

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Procedural JusticeIntroductionProcedural justice (or procedural fairness) is defined as the fairness of processes used by those in positions of author...

Property Crime

Richard Wright, Scott Jacques

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Property Crime Introduction Property crime has been defined in a variety of ways. A typical definition mirrors that of the FBI’s Uniform Cr...

Prosecution and Courts

Brian Forst

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Prosecution and CourtsIntroductionProsecution and courts are at the heart and center of our criminal justice system. They serve as stages of case proc...


Melissa Hope Ditmore

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Prostitution Introduction Prostitution is usually understood as a sexual exchange for gain. The term “sex work” was coined to avoid the stigma ...

Psychiatry, Psychology, and Crime: Historical and Current Aspects

Jennifer Brown

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Psychiatry, Psychology, and Crime: Historical and Current AspectsIntroductionPsychiatry and psychology can explain crime, account for criminal behavio...

Psychology and Crime

David Canter

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Psychology and Crime Introduction Psychologists have studied many aspects of crime and criminality ever since modern psychology began to emerg...

Public Criminology

Michelle Inderbitzin

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Public Criminology Introduction Public criminology means different things to different people, and some scholars use the plural term public cri...

Public Opinion, Crime and Justice

Natasha A. Frost, Carlos E. Monteiro

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-05-25

Public Opinion, Crime, and Justice Introduction With the emphasis placed on democratic values in contemporary society, much attention has been ...

Public Order Crimes

Timbre Wulf, 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...

Public Social Control and Neighborhood Crime

David Ramey

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Public Social Control and Neighborhood CrimeIntroductionResearch on public social control and neighborhood crime is concerned with a neighborhood’s ab...

Punishment Justification and Goals

Richard S. Frase

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-03-02

Punishment Justifications and Goals Introduction Criminal punishments are government sanctions imposed on persons convicted of criminal acts (o...

Qualitative Methods in Criminology

Jamie Fader

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Qualitative Methods in CriminologyIntroductionQualitative research formed the basis of much of the early American criminological canon. In the mid-20t...

Queer Criminology

Emily Lenning

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Queer CriminologyIntroductionRelative to other criminologies, queer criminology is still in its infancy and has only really flourished in the 21st cen...

Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice

Ramiro Martínez

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice Introduction The study of race, ethnicity, crime, and justice usually involves research on racial and ethni...

Racial Threat Hypothesis

Xia Wang, Natalie Todak

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Racial Threat HypothesisIntroductionSituated within the conflict perspective, the racial threat hypothesis argues that members of the majority group—i...

Racial Profiling

Roger Dunham, Jeff Rojek

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Racial Profiling Introduction One of the most significant problems facing all societies, and American society in particular, is the use of race...

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