The Sociology of Shoplifting

Boosters and Snitches Today

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Author: Lloyd W. Klemke

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 159

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Klemke provides an up-to-date review and analysis of the research and theoretical work on shoplifting. The analysis is structured by the three questions which dominate the sociology of deviance literature: (1) Who shoplifts and how do they do it? (2) Why do they shoplift? and (3) How do store personnel and the legal system deal with shoplifters?

Victimizing Vulnerable Groups

Images of Uniquely High-risk Crime Targets

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Author: Charisse Tia Maria Coston

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275966140

Category: Political Science

Page: 387

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Examines particular demographics that are susceptible as targets of crime.

A History of Federal Crime Control Initiatives, 1960-1993

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Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275946494

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Discusses federal initiatives for crime control and presents the argument that presidential and congressional initiatives are largely symbolic, in chapters that examine the anticrime policy agendas of Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. The final chapter provides information on

Criminal Justice in England and the United States

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Author: J. David Hirschel,William O. Wakefield

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275941338

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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A detailed comparison between the English and U.S. criminal justice systems.

Self-fulfilling Prophecy

A Practical Guide to Its Use in Education

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Author: Robert T. Tauber

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275955021

Category: Education

Page: 184

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Explores the effects of self-fulfilling prophecy on students and teachers, with chapters on mechanisms of the self-fulfilling prophecy, and expectations linked to gender, race, name, appearance, and socioeconomic level. Testimonials by teachers at all levels relate their experiences. Useful for pre-

The Psychopathology of Serial Murder

A Theory of Violence

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Author: Stephen J. Giannangelo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275954345

Category: Psychology

Page: 122

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In this book, criminologist Stephen Giannangelo offers an original theory of the origins and development of the serial murderer. The author constructs a two-part model of the serial murderer's development. The first part outlines biological factors and concomitant psychological anomalies that can predispose individuals toward homicidal behavior. Then, in developing the second part of his model, Giannangelo describes how a traumatic environmental stressor may trigger a cyclical pattern of violent behavior in those persons predisposed to kill. Having constructed his archetype of the serial killer, the author concludes by suggesting how diagnostic tools could be constructed and employed by psychologists, criminologists, and law enforcement officials to recognize the serial killer and to arrest the cycle of violence.

Critical Criminology at the Edge

Postmodern Perspectives, Integration, and Applications

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Author: Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275968281

Category: Law

Page: 292

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Introduces key emerging perspectives in postmodern analysis and discusses their application in criminology, law, and social justice.

Chaos, criminology, and social justice

the new orderly (dis)order

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Author: Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 221

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Key researchers in the fields of criminology and law demonstrate the application of the conceptual tools of chaos theory in providing new theoretical insights and suggested transformative practices for building the just society.

Rethinking White-collar Crime

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Author: Tony G. Poveda

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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Poveda (sociology, State U. of New York) links the erosion of the public's trust in social institutions to the rise in white-collar crime in the past two decades while analyzing the nature of all crime, law, and criminal justice. The text explores myths about white-collar crime, traces the evolution

Asphalt Justice

A Critique of the Criminal Justice System in America

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Author: John Raymond Cook

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275968274

Category: Law

Page: 211

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Challenges the current criminal justice emphasis on incarceration and punishment and encourages instead a focus on rehabilitation and treatment.

War Stories

An Oral History of Life Behind Bars

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Author: Susann Walens

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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A poignant and often startling account of one woman's experiences as an instructor in a maximum security prison.

Varieties of criminology

readings from a dynamic discipline

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Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275947743

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Whether criminologists position themselves in the "left" or "right" of the field, the reality common to their work involves a reconsideration of virtually all of our past theoretical journeys in criminology. This book captures the range of criminological thinking today, and provides a picture of a dynamic discipline in transition. Chapters consider contemporary theoretical development and discussion, focusing on street crime, youth and identity, and crime and social control in relation to questions of gender, class, race, learning, and culture. While there is disagreement among the authors about whether criminologists are developing "new" theory or circulating "old" theory, their contributions in this reader demonstrate the emerging plurality in criminological discourse, revealing continuities and discontinuities between "old" and "new."

American Skinheads

The Criminology and Control of Hate Crime

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Author: Mark S. Hamm

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

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The author presents historical specificity for a modern theory of hate crime, then rigorously tests the theory with interview data derived from skinheads who have committed an array of violent acts against persons because of their race, religion, or sexual preference--the classic "outgroups" of American society.

State crime, the media, and the invasion of Panama

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Author: Christina Jacqueline Johns,P. Ward Johnson

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

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Johns and Johnson analyze the invasion of Panama in order to explore the ways in which the War on Drugs has been used as an ideological justification for a projection of U.S. state power into Latin America. They characterize the Bush Administration's reasons for the invasion as cynical ideological rhetoric which covered up strategic interests the United States had in deposing Noriega and replacing him with a more cooperative regime. The authors particularly discuss the role of media coverage, including the demonization of Noriega and the immediate adoption by the corporate media of the name "Operation Just Cause," in legitimating the invasion and transforming it in popular ideology as a law enforcement operation. Finally, they examine the aftermath of the invasion in the United States--Bush's popularity ratings, the distortion of civilian casualty information, the macho celebration of the war--and in Panama--the destruction of the labor and independence movements, the puppet Endara government, and the increased drug trafficking through Panama.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Power, ideology, and the war on drugs

nothing succeeds like failure

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Author: Christina Jacqueline Johns

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 207

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This book examines the ineffectiveness of the "War on Drugs," its heightened social costs, and the international and political implications of the policy.