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Private vs. Public Policing: Innovation and Creativity in Local Law Enforcement  

Stephen T. Holmes, Ross Wolf, and Bryan M. Holmes

Online publication date:
Sep 2018
Subject:
Policing
Private and public policing agencies share a rich history. Each was set up, designed, and organized to address specific problems, whether street crime or corporate security. Each ... More

Probation Revocation  

David E. Olson

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Feb 2019
Subject:
Corrections
Despite all the attention paid to the growing prison populations in the United States since the early 1990s, it remains, as it has throughout recent history, that probation accounts for ... More

Professional Criminals and White-Collar Crime in Popular Culture  

Timothy Holmes

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Mar 2017
In 1940, Edwin Sutherland claimed that the discipline of criminology was operating with an inaccurate view of criminal behavior. He argued that criminology focused too much on the ... More

Prosecution Appeals Against Sentence  

Arie Freiberg

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Jul 2019
Sentencing is a complex task that involves judicial officers imposing sentences in the first instance and deciding appeals from those judges in certain circumstances. Both trial and ... More

Psychopathy and the Media  

David W. Jones

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Apr 2017
The term “psychopath” has come in popular use to be understood as a description of an individual who seems to have a clear and rational understanding of the world around them; they are not ... More

Public Knowledge About White-Collar Crime  

Cedric Michel

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Jul 2018
A considerable body of research on societal response to white-collar and corporate crime has evidenced a hardening of public attitudes, including increased perceived seriousness of ... More

Punishment and Citizenship  

Michael T. Light and Jason P. Robey

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Feb 2019
Amid global trends of increasingly mobile populations, scholars have debated whether national citizenship status remains relevant for international migrants. Some argue that international ... 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

Pussy Riot and the Politics of Resistance in Contemporary Russia  

Yuliya Zabyelina and Roman Ivashkiv

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Jan 2017
Pussy Riot was a feminist punk-rock group based in Moscow, Russian Federation. It was founded by a group of several young women in the summer of 2011, following the announcement that ... More

Race and Re-Entry After Incarceration  

Kayla M. Hoskins

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Feb 2019
Re-entry following incarceration is a complex issue in the contemporary United States. Mass incarceration and tough on crime policies have contributed to a system that disproportionately ... More

Race, Ethnicity, and Sentencing  

Jeffrey Ulmer

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Feb 2018
Much has been written about mass incarceration and how it has fallen especially hard on people of color. Given their representation in the U.S. population, for example, black and Hispanic ... More

Race, Ethnicity, and Street Gang Involvement in an American Context  

Adrienne Freng

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Feb 2019
Race and ethnicity represent a pivotal issue in almost any conversation regarding gang members. These two concepts have been invariably linked in both research and the larger social world. ... More

Race, Ethnicity, and the War on Terror  

Kelly Welch

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Jul 2019
The unofficial War on Terror that began in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States expanded a wide range of formal social controls as well as more informal ... More

Racial Inequality in Punishment  

Marisa Omori and Oshea Johnson

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Jul 2019
There have been two major approaches to studying racial and ethnic inequality in punishment: The first approach comes from the sociology of punishment and social inequality literatures, ... More

Re-Entry Experiences of Women  

Sarah R. Bostrom and Melinda Tasca

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May 2018
The re-entry experiences of women are an important area of inquiry given the continued rise in female imprisonment. Since most inmates will be released, reintegration is a chief policy ... More

Reality TV Crime Programs  

Annette Hill

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Aug 2017
Crime reality television is a significant origin story in understanding reality entertainment. In the 1980s, crime reality television captured the public’s imagination with cold cases, ... More

Reentry Processes in the United States  

James M. Binnall and Maryanne Alderson

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Apr 2019
Reentry is the process of ending a period of incarceration, leaving jail or prison, and returning to society. Not to be confused with reintegration or recidivism, reentry is not a measure ... More

Representations of Law, Rights, and Criminal Justice  

Stefan Machura

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Apr 2017
Criminal justice and its institutions are key objects of popular culture and attract extensive media attention. The portrayal of the justice system, its rules, professions, and ... More

Representations of Public Sex in Crime, Media, and Popular Culture  

David Bell

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Jul 2017
Public sex is a term used to describe various forms of sexual practice that take place in public, including cruising, cottaging (sex in public toilets), and dogging. Public sex has a long ... More

Resistance in Popular Culture  

Marc Schuilenburg

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Feb 2017
Much of the existing research on video games seems to stall over the issue of whether or not violence in games is as innocent as is alleged. Scientists are still divided as to whether or ... More

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