Delinquent Networks

Youth Co-Offending in Stockholm


Author: Jerzy Sarnecki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139430579

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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This book presents a study of co-offering relations among youths under twenty-one suspected of criminal offences in Stockholm during 1991–5. In total, the study includes just over 22,000 individuals suspected of around 29,000 offences. Jerzy Sarnecki employs the methods of network analysis which makes it possible to study the ties, social bonds, interactions, differential associations and connections that are central to many of the sociologically oriented theories on the aetiology of crime. Up to now, network analysis has been used only rarely in the criminological context. The book discusses many aspects of Stockholm's delinquent networks such as the existence of delinquent gangs and a criminal underworld, the durability of delinquent relations, and the choice of co-offenders with respect to sex, age, residential location, ethnic background and earlier delinquent experience. It also considers the effects of societal intervention on criminal networks. This unique study will appeal to a wide audience.

Besondere Probleme der Kriminologie


Author: Hans Joachim Schneider

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3899496620

Category: Law

Page: 1086

View: 8098

Das Internationale Handbuch der Kriminologie dient Lehr-, Forschungs- und Nachschlagezwecken und informiert über alle wesentlichen Bereiche der Kriminologie auf dem neuesten internationalen und nationalen Stand der Forschung. Dabei legt es besonderes Gewicht auf die europäische und internationale, sozialwissenschaftliche und empirische Kriminologie, ohne die deutschsprachige Kriminologie zu vernachlässigen. Praktiker der Strafrechtspflege werden über die neuesten kriminologischen Erkenntnisse informiert und erhalten so Hilfestellung bei der Lösung praktischer Probleme des strafrechtlichen, strafprozessualen und strafvollzuglichen Alltags. Durch seine internationale und europäische, sozialwissenschaftliche Ausrichtung will es der Bereicherung und Entwicklung der deutschsprachigen Kriminologie dienen. Vierzig führende Kriminologen aus zehn Ländern haben die Bearbeitung vorgenommen.

Crime and Networks


Author: Carlo Morselli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134643322

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 9330

This innovative collection of original essays showcases the use of social networks in the analysis and understanding of various forms of crime. More than any other past research endeavor, the seventeen chapters in this book apply to criminology the many conceptual and methodological options from social network analysis. Crime and Networks is the only book of its kind that looks at the use of networks in understanding crime, and can be used for advanced undergraduate and beginner’s graduate level courses in criminal justice and criminology.


Gesetzesverstöße Strafunmündiger und ihre Folgen


Author: Helmut Remschmidt,Reinhard Walter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642011373

Category: Medical

Page: 281

View: 7739

Kinderdelinquenz ist ein Thema, das immer häufiger in den Massenmedien thematisiert wird. Mitunter werden aber wenig wissenschaftlich fundierte Maßstäbe angesetzt und gewagte Schlussfolgerungen gezogen. Für alle, die es genauer wissen möchten, fasst dieser Band die Ergebnisse der Marburger Langzeitstudie zur Kinderdelinquenz zusammen. Neben der Vermittlung der Studienergebnisse geht es dem Autor auch darum, Ursachen und Folgen delinquenten Verhaltens Jugendlicher zu untersuchen und Wege zur Prävention aufzuzeigen.

Advances in Research on Illicit Networks


Author: Martin Bouchard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317579771

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Social network analysis finally reached a critical mass of scholars in the field of criminology. The proven track record of network theory and methods in fostering new advances in our understanding of crimes and criminals has extended the web of researchers willing to integrate this approach to their work. It is more than just a fad – once you adopt a network approach, it almost inevitably becomes the main lens through which you see crime. The insights learned from analysing matrices of relations among offenders, from exploiting the interdependence among actors instead of finding ways to avoid it are simply too great to ignore. This book provides a state of the art assessment into network research currently being conducted in criminology and beyond, pushing the field further in multiple ways. A series of contributions tackle themes and offending types that had yet to be previously empirically investigated, including political conspiracies, steroid distribution, methamphetamine production, illicit marketplaces on the Internet, and small arms trafficking. Advances are also found in the data sources used to extract illicit networks, and the methods used to analyse them. This book was originally published as a special issue of Global Crime.

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Youth, Crime, and Justice

A Global Inquiry


Author: Clayton A. Hartjen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 4790

Close to half of the world's population is below the age of criminal jurisdiction in most countries. Many of these young people are living in poverty and under totalitarian regimes. Given their deprived and often abject circumstances, it is not surprising that many of them become involved in crime. In Youth, Crime, and Justice, Clayton A. Hartjen provides a broad overview of juvenile delinquency: how it manifests itself around the world and how societies respond to misconduct among their children. Taking a global, rather than country-specific approach, chapters focus on topics that range from juvenile laws and the correction of child offenders to the abuse, exploitation, and victimization of young people. Hartjen includes specific examples from the United States, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, India, Egypt, and elsewhere as he sorts through the various definitions of "delinquent" and explores the differences in behavior that contribute to these classifications. Most importantly, his in-depth and comparative look at judicial systems worldwide raises questions about how young offenders should be "corrected" and how much fault can be laid on misbehaving youths acting out against the very societies that produced them.

Gangs in the global city

alternatives to traditional criminology


Author: John Hagedorn

Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr

ISBN: 9780252030963

Category: Law

Page: 356

View: 7776

Understanding worldwide gangs through the lens of globalization

Studying youth gangs


Author: James F. Short,Lorine A. Hughes

Publisher: Altamira Pr

ISBN: 9780759109384

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 8289

This absorbing new collection is an introduction to the study of gangs how we define them, what we know and kno't know about gangs. The authors offer both a domestic and international view of processes of delinquency and gang formation and identity. It is an ideal text for criminal justice, sociology and social work, and a resource for law enforcement, probation and parole practitioners, and public defenders.

Friends, Lovers and Groups

Key Relationships in Adolescence


Author: Rutger C. M. E. Engels,Margaret Kerr,Håkan Stattin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Psychology

Page: 179

View: 1409

In recent years, dating and romantic partners have been recognized as important peer relations within adolescence and research in this area is just emerging. Peer groups and peer pressure are more well established areas of research into adolescence, with recent studies focusing on peer groups and anti-social behaviour. The book will be the first in a series of three that examines the latest research in key areas of developmental psychology, edited by Rutger Engels and Hakan Stattin. This volume will present four areas of peer research: the ‘deviancy training’ mechanism of peer influence; behavioural genetic analytical techniques in understanding peer selection; romantic partners as peer relationships; and in-school and out-of-school peers studies.

European street gangs and troublesome youth groups


Author: Scott H. Decker,Frank M. Weerman

Publisher: Altamira Pr

ISBN: 9780759107922

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

View: 7431

This unique volume by eminent gang researchers presents valuable new data on European youth gangs, describing important characteristics of these groups, and their similarities and differences to American gangs. Their findings from the Eurogang Research Program highlight the impact of immigration and ethnicity, urbanization, national influences, and local neighborhood circumstances on gang development in several European countries. It is an important resource on crime, delinquency and youth development for criminologists, sociologists, youth workers, policy makers, local governments, and law enforcement professionals. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Creativity and Diversity


Author: Léon Deben,Marco Arjan Bontje

Publisher: Aksant Academic Pub


Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 6130

Since the 1970s, cities are changing from centers of production to centers of consumption. The question is how to manage and respond to this new view and function of cities. All over the world we now see how industrial areas, former harbors, old-fashioned office buildings, and other premises strongly connected with the industrial and productive function of cities and urban regions are being reconstituted as apartments, lofts, condominiums, and houses. This is thought to be the domain of the "creative class." But is this true? Does the creative class exist and if so, who belongs to it? Can we actually speak of a "class," suggesting it is a rather homogeneous group? Does the growth of the creative class occur at the expense of groups that are less able to meet the demands of the knowledge society? Lon Deben is a sociologist in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). Marco Bontje is a geographer at the research institute AMIDST in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice


Author: Joshua Dressler

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 9780028653204

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 1780

View: 7360

This interdisciplinary resource covers legal, sociological, psychological, historical and economic aspects of crime and justice worldwide. Entries cover civil and criminal issues, from domestic violence to terrorism. Entries cite pertinent legal cases as well as publications for further information. Also includes a glossary of related terms.

Male Criminal Activity from Childhood Through Youth

Multilevel and Developmental Perspectives


Author: Marc Le Blanc,Marcel Frechette

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461235707

Category: Medical

Page: 228

View: 5551

Male Criminal Activity From Childhood Through Youth reports the results of a large longitudinal study from 1972 to 1985 on a sample of delinquents and a comparison sample of the population in Montreal. A clarification emerges from this extensive study: how to describe criminal activity in a comprehensive theory of crime which integrates the offense, offending, and patterns of offending. Using a developmental approach, Drs. Le Blanc and Fréchette observed a gradation of crimes with subjects progressing through five distinct stages of offending. In all, the research investigates the factors that sustain the development of offending and the mechanisms which accelerate, stabilize, and decelerate the commission of crimes. This book represents a significant advance in the understanding of the development of criminal activity.

Internationales Handbuch der Kriminologie


Author: Hans Joachim Schneider

Publisher: Gruyter, De, Rechtswissenschaften

ISBN: 9783899491289

Category: Law

Page: 1065

View: 4934

Review text: "Ganz besonders wünscht man sich das Handbuch in den Händen der für die Strafrechtspolitik Verantwortlichen und ihrer Berater. Das differenzierte Bild, das die vielen Beiträge vom Kriminalitätsgeschehen im In- und Ausland vermitteln, von seinen Tätern und seinen Opfern, von Erfolgen und Misserfolgen bei der Kriminalprävention auf ihren verschiedenen Stufen und von erfüllten und enttäuschten Hoffnungen der Opfer auf Berücksichtigung ihrer Anliegen an die Strafjustiz, ist in hohem Maße geeignet, eine rationale und humane Strafrechtspolitik zu befördern [...]Reinhard Böttcher in: Juristische Rundschau 6/2010 "Das Werk in seinen zwei Bänden gehört in jedes gut sortierte kriminologische Bücherregal. Aber auch der Strafverteidiger bzw. der Praktiker, der mit strafrechtlichen Bezügen in Berührung kommt, kann auf das Handbuch nicht mehr verzichten. Einzig der hohe Preis mag den geneigten Interessierten abschrecken. Aber hier sei auf den hohen Gewinn einer solchen Anschaffung hingewiesen. Der Autor dieses Textes jedenfalls ist von Büchern aus dem de Gruyter Verlag noch nie enttäuscht worden."Matthias Cedra in:Kleiner Advokat 10/2010.