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The Ambivalent StatePolice-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margins

The Ambivalent State: Police-Criminal Collusion at the Urban Margins

Javier Auyero and Katherine Sobering

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190915537
eISBN:
9780190915575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915537.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Law, Crime and Deviance

Over the past few decades, debates about policing in poor urban areas have shifted from analyzing the state’s neglect and abandonment to documenting its harsh interventions and punishing presence. ... More

American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

Kevin R. Reitz (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190203542
eISBN:
9780190203566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190203542.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The idea of American exceptionalism has made frequent appearances in discussions of criminal justice policies—as it has in many other areas—to help portray or explain problems that are especially ... More

American Juvenile Justice

American Juvenile Justice

Franklin E. Zimring

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181166
eISBN:
9780199943302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181166.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This volume discusses criminology and policy analysis of adolescence. The focus is on the principles and policy of a separate and distinct system of juvenile justice. The book opens with an ... More

BanishedThe New Social Control In Urban America

Banished: The New Social Control In Urban America

Katherine Beckett and Steve Herbert

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195395174
eISBN:
9780199943319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395174.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

With urban poverty rising and affordable housing disappearing, the homeless and other “disorderly” people continue to occupy public space in many American cities. Concerned about the alleged ill ... More

Breaking the PendulumThe Long Struggle Over Criminal Justice

Breaking the Pendulum: The Long Struggle Over Criminal Justice

Philip Goodman, Joshua Page, and Michelle Phelps

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199976058
eISBN:
9780190669935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199976058.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The history of criminal justice in the United States is often described as a pendulum, swinging back and forth between strict punishment and lenient rehabilitation. While this view is common wisdom, ... More

Children of the Prison BoomMass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality

Children of the Prison Boom: Mass Incarceration and the Future of American Inequality

Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199989225
eISBN:
9780199347612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989225.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Law, Crime and Deviance

An unrelenting prison boom, marked by large racial disparities in the risk of incarceration, characterized the latter third of the 20th century. Drawing on broadly representative survey data and ... More

Citizen-ProtectorsThe Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

Citizen-Protectors: The Everyday Politics of Guns in an Age of Decline

Jennifer Carlson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199347551
eISBN:
9780190236595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347551.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Law, Crime and Deviance

For the past several decades, the United States has witnessed a profound transformation in what Americans do with the guns they own. While hunting used to dominate American gun culture, now the top ... More

The City that Became SafeNew York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control

The City that Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control

Franklin E. Zimring

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844425
eISBN:
9780199943357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844425.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The 40% drop in crime that occurred across the U.S. from 1991 to 2000 largely remains an unsolved mystery. Even more puzzling then is the crime rate drop in New York City, which lasted twice as long ... More

Communities that CareBuilding Community Engagement and Capacity to Prevent Youth Behavior Problems

Communities that Care: Building Community Engagement and Capacity to Prevent Youth Behavior Problems

Abigail A. Fagan, J. David Hawkins, David P. Farrington, and Richard F. Catalano

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190299217
eISBN:
9780190299255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190299217.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Urban and Rural Studies

Evidence-based, prevention-oriented, and community-driven approaches are advocated to improve public health and reduce youth behavior problems, but there are few effective models for doing so. This ... More

The Criminology of PlaceStreet Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem

The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem

David Weisburd, Elizabeth R. Groff, and Sue-Ming Yang

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195369083
eISBN:
9780199979110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369083.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The study of crime has focused primarily on why particular people commit crime or why specific communities have higher crime levels than others. This book presents a new and different way of looking ... More

From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult CrimeCriminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Rolf Loeber and David P. Farrington (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199828166
eISBN:
9780199951208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828166.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Why do many juveniles stop offending when they grow up? Why are juvenile delinquents dealt with differently in the courts than adult criminals, and should young adults be dealt with differently than ... More

The Great American Crime Decline

The Great American Crime Decline

Franklin E. Zimring

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195181159
eISBN:
9780199944132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181159.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The major lesson from the 1990s is that relatively superficial changes in the character of urban life can be associated with up to 75% drops in the crime rate. Crime can drop even if there is no ... More

Hate, Politics, LawCritical Perspectives on Combating Hate

Hate, Politics, Law: Critical Perspectives on Combating Hate

Thomas Brudholm and Birgitte Schepelern Johansen (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190465544
eISBN:
9780190465568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465544.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

What is at stake in the modern combatting of hate in liberal democratic societies? This book takes up the question and offers a critical exploration of the basic assumptions, ideals and agendas ... More

Imprisoning CommunitiesHow Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse

Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse

Todd R Clear

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195305791
eISBN:
9780199943944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305791.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

At no time in history, and certainly in no other democratic society, have prisons been filled so quickly and to such capacity than in the United States. And nowhere has this growth been more ... More

Locked OutFelon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

5.4 million Americans—one in every forty voting age adults—are denied the right to participate in democratic elections because of a past or current felony conviction. In several American states, one ... More

Mafia BrotherhoodsOrganized Crime, Italian Style

Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Letizia Paoli

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Relying on previously undisclosed confessions of former mafia members now cooperating with the police, this book provides a clinically accurate portrait of mafia behavior, motivations, and structure ... More

Making Public Places SaferSurveillance and Crime Prevention

Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention

Brandon C. Welsh and David P. Farrington

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195326215
eISBN:
9780199943999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326215.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The United Kingdom has more than 4.2 million public closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras—one for every fourteen citizens. Across the United States, hundreds of video-surveillance systems are ... More

Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice

Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice

Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069797
eISBN:
9780190069834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069797.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Gerontology and Ageing

Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice updates and extends the authors’ classic general theory of crime (sometimes referred to as “self-control theory”). In Part I, contemporary ... More

More Money, More CrimeProsperity and Rising Crime in Latin America

More Money, More Crime: Prosperity and Rising Crime in Latin America

Marcelo Bergman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190608774
eISBN:
9780190608804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190608774.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Economic Sociology

This book reviews the rapid rise of crime and violence in Latin America over the last few decades and offers an explanation to a striking paradox: In the midst of decreasing poverty, economic growth, ... More

Police and Community in ChicagoA Tale of Three Cities

Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities

Wesley G. Skogan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195154580
eISBN:
9780199944033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154580.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Highly popular with both the public and political leaders, community policing is the most important development in law enforcement in the last twenty-five years. But does it really work? Can police ... More

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