International Handbook of Criminology

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Shlomo Giora Shoham, Paul Knepper, Martin Kett
CRC Press, Feb 23, 2010 - Law - 726 pages
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A substantive guide to state of the art research and theory, the International Handbook of Criminology completes an esteemed trilogy of comparative analyses and insight from worldwide experts. Exploring a phenomenon that penetrates cultures of all racial, ethnic, and social classes, this volume continues in the tradition of its predecessors in the series by updating research on longstanding issues and offering perspectives into new problems and trends.

Topics in this volume include:

  • the etiology of crime
  • historical antecedents of contemporary responses to crime
  • life course criminology
  • the basis for comparative research in criminal justice
  • sources and strategies for knowledge acquisition in criminology
  • specific forms of crime and criminal behavior, including environmental, sex-related, and financial
  • responses to crime, including technological, societal, and policy-related
  • crime issues related to social divisions.
  • Assembling the works of leading criminologists in Europe, the Americas, the Pacific, the Mediterranean, and Australasia, this volume reflects the need for a re-evaluation of the field of criminology in response to the changing theoretical framework that has occurred in recent years. In doing so, it further elevates the level of discourse and sets the stage for innovative research projects and solutions.

    Those wishing to continue their studies should consult the International Handbook of Victimology and the International Handbook of Penology and Criminal Justice, which complete the trilogy.

     

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    Contents

    Chapter 1 Crime Science
    3
    Biological Theories of Crime in Historical Perspective
    23
    Chapter 3 Life Course Criminology
    51
    Chapter 4 Making Sense of Criminal Justice
    95
    Methods of Inquiry
    115
    Crime Statistics as a Source of Knowledge and a Tool of Governance
    117
    A Genealogy
    153
    Studying Crime in Situ
    185
    A Review of Its Development and Its Implications for Privacy
    395
    Chapter 15 Crime and Social Policy
    425
    Implications for Criminological Inquiry and Pedagogy
    455
    Chapter 17 The Police Response to Crime
    483
    Chapter 18 The European Experience of Crime Prevention
    511
    Crime Victims and Social Divisions
    539
    Chapter 19 Class Inequality and the Etiology of Crime
    541
    Chapter 20 Youth Gangs in a Global Context
    567

    Chapter 8 Methodological Issues in the Comparison of PoliceRecorded Crime Rates
    211
    Crime and Criminality
    229
    Chapter 9 Transnational Environmental Harm and EcoGlobal Criminology
    231
    Chapter 10 Perpetrators and Victims of Sex Crimes
    259
    Chapter 11 Financial Crimes in Comparative Context
    309
    Chapter 12 Studying Criminality and Criminal Offenders in the Early Twentieth Century Philippines
    343
    Response to Crime
    375
    Chapter 13 Affluence Disadvantage and Fear of Crime
    377
    Normative Dilemmas and Practical Responses
    599
    Chapter 22 Spatial Analysis of Street Crimes
    619
    A Longitudinal Study
    649
    Conclusion
    681
    Index
    687
    Back cover
    701
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    About the author (2010)

    Shlomo G. Shoham is Professor of Law and an interdisciplinary lecturer at Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, and is a world-renowned criminologist who has published more than 100 books and about 1,000 articles on crime, deviance, philosophy, religion, psychology, and the human personality. Over the years, he has developed his innovative personality theory, a highly appraised new theory of personality development. In 2003, Professor Shoham was awarded the Israel Prize for research in criminology. Previously, he was awarded the Sellin-Glueck Award, the highest prize in American criminology, and recently the prestigious Emet Prize. He is the recipient of a decoration from the prime minister of France. Professor Shoham has lectured all over the world and has been a resident at the universities of Oxford, Harvard, and the Sorbonne. Paul Knepper is Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffi eld, and Visiting Professor, Institute of Criminology, University of Malta. His research has explored sociopolitical definitions of race, conceptual foundations of crime prevention, and historical origins of contemporary responses to crime. Martin Kett is a self-employed technical writer and translator. He received a BSc in mathematics and statistics from Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

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