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Sentencing Guidelines

Anat Kimchi, Brian D. Johnson

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Sentencing GuidelinesIntroductionSentencing guidelines are formal sentencing recommendations that provide benchmarks for appropriate punishments to ju...

Sentencing Policy

Andres F. Rengifo

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Sentencing Policy Introduction Sentencing policies govern the administration of legal sanctions for individuals convicted of a criminal offense...

Sentencing, Evidence-Based

James C. Oleson

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Evidence-Based SentencingIntroductionThe evidence-based practice (EBP) movement can be traced to a 1992 article in the Journal of the American Medical...

Sex Crimes

Karen Terry

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Sex Crimes Introduction Sex offenders constitute a heterogeneous group of individuals. The term “sex offender” is applied to individuals wh...

Sex Offender Policies and Legislation

Kelly M. Socia, Rimonda R. Maroun

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Sex Offender Policies and LegislationIntroductionVarious policies and legislation have been implemented that apply to individuals convicted of sexual ...

Sex Trafficking

Megan Parker, Edward J. Schauer, Ila J. Schauer

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Sex TraffickingIntroductionSex trafficking is the forcing or coercion of persons into the commercial sex trade. The victims of sex trafficking are pri...

Sexual Revictimization

Leah Daigle, Andia Azimi

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Sexual Revictimization Introduction It is well established that a portion of individuals are sexually victimized each year. More recently, it ...

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...

Snitching and Use of Criminal Informants

Alexandra Natapoff

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Snitching and Use of Criminal Informants Introduction Criminal informants occupy a central role in the US criminal system. Police rely heavily ...

Social and Intellectual Context of Criminology, The

Joachim J. Savelsberg

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

The Social and Intellectual Context of Criminology Introduction A hallmark of established academic fields is systematic self-reflection and sci...

Social Construction of Crime, The

Richard Rosenfeld

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

The Social Construction of Crime Introduction Behaviors become crimes through a process of social construction. The same behavior may be co...

Social Control of Tobacco Use

Kirsten Bell

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Social Control of Tobacco UseIntroductionEfforts to control the use of tobacco via both formal and informal social mechanisms have been a feature of m...

Social Control Theory

Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Nancy A. Morris

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Social Control Theory Introduction Unlike most criminology theories that purport to explain why people offend, control theory offers the justi...

Social Disorganization

Andres F. Rengifo

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Social Disorganization Introduction Social disorganization is a theoretical perspective that explains ecological differences in levels ...

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...

Social Learning Theory

Thomas Holt

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Social Learning Theory Introduction Social learning theory has had a distinct and lasting impact on the field of criminology. This framework ev...

Social Networks

Peter J. Carrington

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Social Networks Introduction This article is concerned with applications in criminology of the concept of the social network. Three distinct t...

Social Threat and Social Control

David Eitle, Zachary Morgan-Edwards

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Social Threat and Social Control Introduction For much of the latter part of the 20th century, social scientists have scrutinized the social co...

Solitary Confinement

Ian O'Donnell

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Solitary ConfinementIntroductionSolitary confinement has long been part of the practice of imprisonment in the United States, the United Kingdom, and ...

South Africa, Crime and Justice in

Elrena Van der Spuy

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Crime and Justice in South Africa Introduction Issues relating to crime and justice have come to occupy a central place in post-apartheid Sout...

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