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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...

Sport Mega-Events Security

Francisco R. Klauser, Richard Giulianotti

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Sport Mega-Event Security Introduction In recent years, sport mega-events have entered a new phase of development and growth. Their securitiza...

Stalking and Harassment

Bradford W. Reyns

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Stalking and Harassment Introduction Stalking has been referred to as the crime of the 1990s. In part, this is because California enacted the ...

State Crime

Christopher Mullins

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

State CrimeIntroductionThe focused academic study of crimes committed by nation-states is now more than two decades old, spanning several generations ...

State Dependence and Population Heterogeneity in Theories of Victimization

Jillian J. Turanovic, Meghan R. Ogle

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

State Dependence and Population Heterogeneity in Theories of VictimizationIntroductionOne of the most consistent and well-known findings in victimizat...

Strain Theories

Robert Agnew, Heather Scheuerman

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2011-04-14

Strain Theories Introduction Strain theories state that certain strains or stressors increase the likelihood of crime. These strains lead to n...

Street Code

Timothy Brezina

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Street CodeIntroductionSubcultural theorists highlight the role of subcultural norms and values in the etiology of crime and delinquency. Subcultural ...

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,...

Substance Use and Abuse

Amie L. Nielsen

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2009-12-14

Substance Use and Abuse Introduction Use of substances for many reasons is widespread in the United States. Although use of some drugs is accep...

Surveillance, Public and Private

Kevin D. Haggerty, Daniel Trottier

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Public and Private Surveillance Introduction When people think of surveillance, what usually comes to mind are spies and hidden cameras. Survei...

Sutherland, Edwin H.

Marvin Krohn

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Edwin H. Sutherland Introduction About the contributions that Edwin Hardin Sutherland made to our understanding of crime and the criminal law,...

Technology and the Criminal Justice System

Thomas Holt

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Technology and the Criminal Justice System Introduction The evolution of technology directly affects the way the criminal justice system opera...

Technology, Criminal Use of

Richard K. Moule

Subject: Criminology »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Criminal Use of TechnologyIntroductionSubstantial growth has occurred since the 1990s in technologies sectors: the widespread use of the Internet, cel...

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