Essential Criminology

Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desiré J.M. Anastasia

Fourth Edition • November 18, 2014 • 422 pages

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In the fourth edition of Essential Criminology, authors Mark M. Lanier, Stuart Henry, and Desiré J.M. Anastasia build upon this best-selling critical review of criminology, which has become essential reading for students of criminology in the 21st century. Designed as an alternative to overly comprehensive, lengthy, and expensive introductory texts,…

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Hate Crimes and Ethnoviolence: The History, Current Affairs, and Future of Discrimination in America

Howard J. Ehrlich

First Edition • February 1, 2009 • 208 pages

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Over the past twenty years, Howard Ehrlich conducted the first national surveys of ethnoviolence, helped design the protocol for identifying hate crimes, and has served as the director of the Prejudice Institute. This collection of essays is the result of his unparalleled research in this vital area of study. Ehrlich…

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The Essential Criminology Reader

Stuart Henry; Mark M. Lanier

First Edition • August 1, 2005 • 400 pages

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Initially designed to accompany Mark Lanier and Stuart Henry’s best-selling Essential Criminology textbook, this new reader is an up-to-date companion text perfect for all students of introductory criminology and criminological theory courses. The Essential Criminology Reader contains 30 original articles on current developments in criminological theory. Commissioned specifically for The…

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Betrayals and Treason: Violations of Trust and Loyalty

Nachman Ben-yehuda

First Edition • July 1, 2001 • 416 pages

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Betrayal and Treason examines betrayals as violations of both trust and loyalty. It offers a typology based on membership in or out of collectives within the contexts of secrecy/non-secrecy. The book shows that betrayals include such categories as espionage, whistle-blowing, infidelity, political turncoating, conversions, collaboration with occupying forces, informers, mutinies,…

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Power, Politics and Crime

William J Chambliss

First Edition • January 1, 2001 • 208 pages

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In the United States today, we are on the verge of fulfilling a nightmare scenario. Parents are fearful of letting their children play in their own yards and elderly people are afraid to leave their homes. The bogeyman in this rampant panic about crime is the young black male, who,…

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Costs and Benefits of Preventing Crime

Brandon Welsh; David P. Farrington; Lawrence Sherman

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 304 pages

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What are the cost savings from preventing a typical burglary, robbery, assault, or even a criminal career? Who benefits from these savings? How often do the benefits from preventing crime or criminal behavior exceed the resources spent on preventing or controlling crime? Is it more cost-effective to invest in early…

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Breaking Away From Broken Windows: Baltimore Neighborhoods and the Nationwide Fight Against Crime, Grime, Fear, and Decline

Ralph Taylor

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 408 pages

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In Breaking Away from Broken Windows Ralph Taylor uses data on recent Baltimore crime-reduction efforts to attack the ‘broken windows’ thesis—that is, the currently fashionable notion that by reducing or eliminating superficial signs of disorder (dilapidated buildings, graffiti, uncivil behavior by teenagers, etc.), urban police departments can make significant and…

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Losing Legitimacy: Street Crime and the Decline of Social Institutions in America

Gary LaFree

First Edition • November 1, 1999 • 256 pages

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In the past fifty years, street crime rates in America have increased eightfold. These increases were historically patterned, were often very rapid, and had a disproportionate impact on African Americans. Much of the crime explosion took place in a space of just ten years beginning in the early 1960s. Common…

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Public Opinion, Crime, and Criminal Justice

Julian Roberts; Loretta Stalans

First Edition • October 15, 1999 • 352 pages

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Taking on one of the most popular issues of the day — crime and the way we make sense of it — Julian Roberts and Loretta Stalans reveal the mismatch between the public perception of crime and the reality of crime statistics. Discussing such issues as public knowledge of crime,…

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The Community Justice Ideal

Todd R Clear; David Karp

First Edition • August 1, 1999 • 208 pages

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Over the past quarter-century, U.S. politicians have responded to the public’s fear of crime by devoting ever more resources to building and strengthening the criminal justice apparatus, which as a result has grown tremendously in size and cost. Policymakers have also taken steps to toughen procedures for dealing with suspects…

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