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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

Social Media, Vigilantism and Indigenous People in Australia  

Chris Cunneen and Sophie Russell

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Sep 2017
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
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
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
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
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

Street Cultures  

Johnny Ilan

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Mar 2017
Street culture, the states of being, beliefs, and patterns of behavior associated with the most excluded urban populations, can be observed across the world in numerous varieties. Scholars ... More

Supervision in the Community: Probation and Parole  

Michelle S. Phelps and Caitlin Curry

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Apr 2017
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Corrections
Over the past half-century, the number of adults under criminal justice supervision increased precipitously in some Western countries, with carceral control in the United States reaching ... More

Surveys and the Study of Crime, Mass Media, and Popular Culture  

Jeffery Dennis

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Jul 2016
The survey, a research methodology in which variables are measured through the answers to questions on a data collection tool called a “survey questionnaire,” has been used to investigate ... 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

Television Judge Shows: Nordic and U.S. Perspectives  

Helle Porsdam

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Mar 2017
Legal discourse is language that people use in a globalizing and multicultural society to negotiate acceptable behaviors and values. We see this played out in popular cultural forums such ... More

Terrorism and Counter-terrorism in Popular Culture in the Post-9/11 Context  

Stephen Muzzatti

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Feb 2017
The themes of terrorism and counter-terrorism have infused the America media’s cultural production for several decades. These popular culture products were designed first for consumption ... More

The “CSI Effect”  

Kimberlianne Podlas

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Aug 2017
Prosecutors and members of law enforcement have complained that television shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation have cultivated in jurors’ unreasonable expectations about forensic ... More

The Cultural Afterlife of Criminal Evidence  

Katherine Biber

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Apr 2017
This article explores what happens to criminal evidence after the conclusion of legal proceedings, described here as the afterlife of evidence. The text investigates the ways that this ... More

The Cultural Politics of Indigenous Struggles and Aboriginal Riots  

Barry Morris

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Dec 2016
In examining Aboriginal riots, the conditions of political antagonism and the distinct ways these relations of antagonism are played out take precedence. Ethnographic approaches that ... More

The Dark Side of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)  

Paul Cozens and Terence Love

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Mar 2017
This chapter provides an overview of the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The paper focuses on the “dark side” of CPTED, a relatively underreported ... More

The (In)visibility of Race in Twentieth-Century Crime Films  

Taunya Lovell Banks

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Aug 2017
Crime films defy precise definition. This category includes traditional courtroom films like Witness for the Prosecution (1957), detective films like Gone Girl (2014), prison films like ... More

The Math and Science of Decarceration  

James Austin

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Apr 2017
Subject:
Sentencing
Despite a growing consensus that “mass incarceration” in the United States has reached unacceptable levels, there has been little movement in its decline. National imprisonment rates seem ... More

The Theory and Practice of Situational Crime Prevention  

Ronald V. Clarke

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Jan 2018
Situational crime prevention is radically different from other forms of crime prevention as it seeks only to reduce opportunities for crime, not bring about lasting change in criminal or ... More

Transgressive Imaginations  

Lizzie Seal and Maggie O'Neill

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Feb 2017
Transgressive imaginations refers to the breaking of rules and taboos including, but not limited to, acts of crime and violence as they are represented in fictive texts and ... More

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