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Economic Crises, Common Crime, and Penality  

José A. Brandariz and Ignacio González-Sánchez

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Nov 2018
The influence of economic crises on crime and penality is one of the fundamental issues in economic analysis of the punitive field, and the topic has been explored from various ... More

Extortion and Extortion Racketeering  

Atanas Rusev

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Nov 2018
Extortion as a crime has long attracted the interest of scholars, and much effort has been put into coining a precise definition that would allow distinguishing it from other similar ... More

Punishment, Marxism, and Political Economy  

Alessandro De Giorgi

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Oct 2018
The political economy of punishment is a critical approach within the sociology of punishment that hypothesizes the existence of a structural relationship between transformations of the ... More

Corporate Crime and the State  

Adam Ghazi-Tehrani

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Sep 2018
State-corporate crime is defined as criminal acts that occur when one or more institutions of political governance pursue a goal in direct cooperation with one or more institutions of ... More

Gang Joining  

James A. Densley

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Aug 2018
This article examines the who, what, where, when, why, and how of gang joining. The question of what youth join when they join gangs speaks to the contested nature of gang definitions and ... More

Political Ideologies and Penality  

Zelia A. Gallo

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Aug 2018
The literature on contemporary Western punishment presents us with a number of possible approaches to political ideologies and penality. The first approach requires us to ask what ... More

A Social Interactionist Approach to Violent Crime  

Richard B. Felson

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Apr 2018
Since criminal violence involves doing harm to someone (as well as rule breaking) a theory of aggression is needed to help explain it. A social interactionist (SI) theory of aggression ... More

Critical Criminology and the Critique of Domination, Inequality and Injustice  

David O. Friedrichs

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Mar 2018
Critical criminology has achieved a substantial presence within the field of criminology over the past several decades. Critical criminology has produced a framework for the understanding ... More

Gang Organization and Gang Types  

Christian L. Bolden

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Mar 2018
Gang organization has been an aspect of research that is often explored and debated. The concept of organization is intertwined with questions of whether gangs have leaders, whether gangs ... More

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Crime Prevention Evaluations  

Anthony Petrosino, Claire Morgan, and Trevor Fronius

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Mar 2018
Systematic reviews and meta-analyses have become a focal point of evidence-based policy in criminology. Systematic reviews use explicit and transparent processes to identify, retrieve, ... More

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