Jigsaw

A Political Criminology of Youth Homelessness

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Author: Pat Carlen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335196814

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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The whole book constitutes a Jigsaw wherein Pat Carlen shows how today's youth homelessness is a very twentieth century production, strangely caught in the tensions between late-modern systems of welfare-regulation, postmodern creativities of identity risk and reflexivity, and pre-modern fears about the wanderer, the traveller, the mendicant - and all those others who live where they cannot be addressed.

Canadian Social Policy

Issues and Perspectives

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Author: Anne Westhues

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889204055

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

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What are the major issues confronting social policy-makers today? What theoretical perspectives shape our thinking about the causes of social problems and how we should respond? What can we do to influence decision makers about which policy choice to make? In this completely revised and updated edition of Canadian Social Policy, a new generation of social policy analysts discusses these important questions. Readers who are interested in discovering the current policy debates, and who want to understand the policy-making process at various levels of government as well as how they can influence the process and assess whether policies are working, will find this book invaluable.

Victims, Crime and Society

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Author: Pamela Davies,Peter Francis,Chris Greer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446240037

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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'Focusing on key issues, themes and concepts within victimology, this edited collection provides an accessible and comprehensive critical analysis of crucial areas within victimisation. The main theories are related to, and integrated with, empirical research in an engaging style.' - Dr Anette Ballinger, Keele University 'This book achieves the rare feat of helping its readers without patronising them. The aids to the reader - tables, boxes, glossaries, questions, and suggestions for further reading - will prove genuinely helpful to students and their teachers, but they appear within a text that is theoretically informed as well as comprehensive and up to date in its coverage. It deserves to be widely read and used in the teaching of criminology, victimology, and criminal justice' - Professor David Smith, University of Lancaster, UK. Organized around the intersecting social divisions of class, race, age and gender, the book provides an engaging and authoritative overview of the nature of victimisation in society. In addition to a review of the major theoretical developments in relation to understanding aspects of victimization in society, individual chapters explore the political and social context of victimisation and the historical, comparative and contemporary research and scholarly work on it. Each chapter includes the following: - Background and glossary - Theory, research and policy review - `Thinking critically about...' sections - Reflections and future research directions - Summary and conclusions - Annotated bibliography Victims, Crime and Society is the essential text on victims for students of criminology, criminal justice, community safety, youth justice and related areas.

Youth Homelessness and Survival Sex

Intimate Relationships and Gendered Subjectivities

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Author: Juliet Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351864327

Category: Social Science

Page: 174

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Survival sex, commonly understood to be the exchange of sex for material support, is a practice that is associated with young homeless women. However, such a narrow definition of survival sex fails to recognise the multiple, complex, and coexisting motivations of young homeless women for engaging in intimate relationships in post-industrial capitalist society. In Youth Homelessness and Survival Sex, Watson’s insightful analysis of personal narratives reveals how young homeless women are exposed to situations in which survival can be impeded or assisted by playing out specific gender roles. Indeed, in identifying and contesting the dominant social discourses that young homeless women draw upon to frame their experiences of intimate affairs, Watson challenges the reader to understand how gendered subjectivities are produced and performed through heteronormative relationships. This enlightening book is vital in showing that homelessness is not a gender-neutral phenomenon and that there are gender-specific processes and practices involved in the navigation of poverty, violence, and social exclusion. Youth Homelessness and Survival Sex will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, interested in fields such as Homelessness, Youth Studies, Social Work, and Gender Studies.

Shades of Deviance

A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm

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Author: Rowland Atkinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317907221

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Written in a unique format, Shades of Deviance is a turbo-driven guide to crime and deviance, offering 56 politically engaged, thought-provoking and accessibly written accounts of a wide range of socially and legally prohibited acts. This book will be essential reading for undergraduate students in the fields of criminology and sociology and those preparing to embark on degree courses in these fields, as well as general readers. Written by field-leading experts from across the globe and designed for those who want a clear and exciting introduction to the complex areas of crime and deviance, this book provides a large number of short overviews of a wide range of social problems, harms and criminal acts. Offering a series of cutting-edge and critical treatments of issues such as war and murder, paedophilia, ecocide, human experimentation, stalking and sexting, this book also gives a guide to further readings and suggestions for other media to develop the reader’s understanding of these issues. Shades of Deviance requires readers to critically reconsider their ideas about what is right and wrong, about what is socially harmful and which problems we should focus our attention on. It also provides careful analysis and reasoned explanation of complex issues in a world in which sensationalist headlines, anxiety and fear about crime permeate our lives - read it to be prepared!

Managing Modernity

Politics and the Culture of Control

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Author: Matt Matravers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136873929

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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In the last thirty years, the USA and the UK have witnessed a profound change in the way in which we think about and respond to crime and social control. Crime has become part of everyday life as, for many citizens, has imprisonment. Managing Modernity brings together criminologists, social theorists, and philosophers to consider what explains these changes and what they tell us about ourselves and the way in which we live. The authors consider the pervasive, the obvious, and the covert ways in which crime and social order have come to structure social discourses and social life, from mass imprisonment to zero tolerance, to on-the-spot fines. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP).

Dictionary of Forensic Psychology

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Author: Graham Towl,David P. Farrington,David Crighton,Gareth Hughes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113401127X

Category: Law

Page: 256

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Covers key aspects of the rapidly growing field of forensic psychology with approximately 100 entries on key terms and concepts contributed by leading academic and practicing forensic psychologists.

Swept Up Lives?

Re-envisioning the Homeless City

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Author: Paul Cloke,Jon May,Sarah Johnsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391336

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Utilizing innovative ethnographic research, Swept Up Lives? challenges conventional accounts of urban homelessness to trace the complex and varied attempts to care for homeless people Presents innovative ethnographic research which suggests an important shift in perspective in the analysis and understanding of urban homelessness Emphasizes the ethical and emotional geographies of care embodied and performed within homeless services spaces Suggests that different homelessness ‘scenes’ develop in different places due to varied historical, political, and cultural responses to the problems faced

Offending Girls

Young Women and Youth Justice

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Author: Gilly Sharpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136617841

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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At the dawn of the twenty-first century, panic about girls’ offending in Britain reached fever pitch. No longer sugar and spice, a ‘new breed’ of girl, the hedonistic, violent, binge-drinking ‘ladette’, was reported to have emerged. At the same time, the number of young women entering the youth justice system, including youth custody, increased dramatically. Offending Girls challenges simplistic and demonising popular representations of 'bad' girls and examines what exactly is new about the ‘new’ offending girl. In the light of enormous social and cultural changes affecting girls’ lives, and expectations of them, since previous British research in this area, the book investigates whether popular stereotypes problematising female youthful behaviour resonate with the accounts of criminalised young women themselves, and to what extent they have infiltrated professional youth justice discourse. Through the lens of original detailed qualitative research in two Youth Offending Teams and a Secure Training Centre – the first study of its kind since the 'modernisation' of the youth justice system over a decade ago – Offending Girls questions whether the ‘new’ youth justice system is delivering justice for girls and young women. It also contends that the panic about an ‘unprecedented crime wave’ amongst girls is not supported by robust evidence, but that the interventionist thrust which characterises contemporary youth justice has had a particularly pernicious impact on girls. It will be key reading for students and academics working in the areas of criminology, criminal and youth justice, education, gender studies, youth studies, social work, sociology and social policy, as well as youth and criminal justice practitioners and policy-makers.

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

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Author: Monica Barry,Fergus McNeill

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857001955

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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How is the modern world shaping young people and youth crime? What impact is this having on the latest policies and practice? Are current youth justice services working? With contributions from leading researchers in the field, this book offers an insightful, scholarly and critical analysis of such key issues. Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice. Drawing on a wide range of high-quality research, this book will enrich the work of practitioners, managers, policy-makers, students and academics in social work, youth work, criminal justice and youth justice in the UK and beyond.

The New Criminology Revisited

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Author: P. Walton,J. Young

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349261971

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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In 1973 The New Criminology was published and quickly established itself as a key textbook in criminology, casting a major influence over a generation of scholars. It has remained in print ever since. This volume, published twenty-five years later, traces the major developments in the field including feminism, postmodernism, critical criminology and realism. The articles are by leading authorities from Britain, the United States and Australia and include Stan Cohen, Elliott Currie, Pat Carlen and Kerry Carrington as well as separate commentaries by the three original authors themselves: Ian Taylor, Paul Walton and Jock Young.

Shadows of War

Violence, Power, and International Profiteering in the Twenty-first Century

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Author: Carolyn Nordstrom

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520239777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

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Annotation This book captures the human face of the frontlines, revealing both the visible and the hidden realities of contemporary war, power, and international profiteering in the 21st century.

Homelessness

public policies and private troubles

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Author: Susan Hutson,David Clapham

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780304338955

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Single homelessness

an overview of research in Britain

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Author: Suzanne Fitzpatrick,Peter Kemp,Susanne Klinker

Publisher: Policy Pr

ISBN: 9781861342553

Category: Political Science

Page: 60

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Understanding Criminology

Current Theoretical Debates

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Author: Sandra Walklate

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335193622

Category: Social Science

Page: 153

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Perspectives on punishment

the contours of control

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Author: Sarah Armstrong,Lesley McAra

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199278763

Category: Law

Page: 276

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This book offers an incisive collection of contemporary research into the problems of crime control and punishment. It has three inter-related aims: to take stock of current thinking on punishment, regulation, and control in the early years of a new century and in the wake of a number of critical junctures, including 9/11, which have transformed the social, political, and cultural environment; to present a selection of the diverse epistemological and methodological frameworks which inform current research; and finally to set out some fruitful directions for the future study of punishment. The contributions to this collection cover some of the most exciting and challenging areas of current research including terrorism and the politics of fear, penality in societies in transition, penal policy and the construction of political identity, the impact of digital culture on modes of compliance, the emergent hegemony of information and surveillance systems, and the evolving politics of victim-hood. Taken together, this work draws connections between local problems of crime control, transnational forms of governance, and the ways in which certain political and jurisprudential discourses have come to dominate policy and practice in western penal systems.

Hate crimes

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Author: Barbara Perry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780275995690

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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