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Serial Killing and Representation  

Phillip L. Simpson

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Serial killing is an age-old problem, though it was not popularly known by that name until the 1980s. It took the rise of mass media and the mechanisms of mass production to create the ... More

Sex Crimes and the Media  

Tanya Serisier

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Jan 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
In media representations the term sex crimes most frequently refers to rape and child sexual abuse, although it can include a wider range of acts such as exhibitionism and voyeurism. While ... More

Sexting  

Emma Bond

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Oct 2016
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Sexting has recently attracted both media and academic attention. Mostly associated with adolescents, sexting, broadly speaking, refers to the production of and sharing of a naked or ... More

Situational Crime Prevention  

Joshua D. Freilich and Graeme R. Newman

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Mar 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Situational crime prevention (SCP) is a criminological perspective that calls for expanding the crime-reduction role well beyond the justice system. SCP sees criminal law in a more ... More

Social Disorganization Theory  

Paul Bellair

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Jul 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
Contemporary sociologists typically trace social disorganization models to Emile Durkheim’s classic work. There is continuity between Durkheim’s concern for organic solidarity in societies ... More

Social Media, Vigilantism and Indigenous People in Australia  

Chris Cunneen and Sophie Russell

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Sep 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
The pervasiveness and prominence of mass media are key features of contemporary societies. Nowhere is this more relevant than when we look at the ubiquity of social media. In recent years, ... More

Solitary Confinement in American Popular Culture  

Carlos Monteiro and Natasha Frost

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Jul 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
With its long and storied history, solitary confinement has fascinated Americans since the birth of the penitentiary in the late 1700s. Once a practice that loomed large in literary ... More

Spatialization and Carceral Geographies  

Dominique Moran

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Jun 2017
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Criminology and Criminal Justice
Carceral geography has emerged as a vibrant and important subdiscipline of human geography, and there is increasing, and productive, dialogue among human geographers concerned with the ... More

Sports Crime and Popular Culture  

Nic Groombridge

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Apr 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Sport is a part of our shared global and separate national popular cultures. Understanding of baseball may be low in the United Kingdom and may come from films like Field of Dreams, but ... More

Statistical Analysis of White-Collar Crime  

Gerald Cliff and April Wall-Parker

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Apr 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Criminology and Criminal Justice
As far back as the 19th century, statistics on reported crime have been relied upon as a means to understand and explain the nature and prevalence of crime (Friedrichs, 2007). Measurements ... More

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