Overview

This book brings together an influential group of academics and researchers to review key areas of research, theory and methodology within criminology and criminal justice, and to identify the most important new challenges facing the discipline. The contributors focus on the three central themes of punishment and criminal justice, location and mobility, and perpetrators and criminal careers, on which much cutting edge research within criminology has been taking place. A particular strength of the book is its ...
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Punishment, Places and Perpetrators

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Overview

This book brings together an influential group of academics and researchers to review key areas of research, theory and methodology within criminology and criminal justice, and to identify the most important new challenges facing the discipline. The contributors focus on the three central themes of punishment and criminal justice, location and mobility, and perpetrators and criminal careers, on which much cutting edge research within criminology has been taking place. A particular strength of the book is its multidisciplinary and international approach, with contributors drawn from Europe, the UK and the United States.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135998462
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Gerben Bruinsma is Director of the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

Henk Elffers is Co-ordinator of Research at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

Jan De Keijser also works at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

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Table of Contents

1 Challenges for criminological and criminal justice research 3
2 Criminology and criminal justice in Europe 21
3 Risk assessment and criminal law : closing the gap between criminal law and criminology 41
4 Actuarial justice and the modern state 62
5 Punishment, retribution and communication 78
6 Of crimes and punishment 97
7 The weakest link : human rights and the criminal offender in modern democratic government 106
8 European trends and transatlantic inspiration : youth offending and juvenile justice 113
9 Reflections on the relationship between transnational policing and organized crime 138
10 The emergence of crime places in crime prevention 155
11 The journey to crime 169
12 Decision models underlying the journey to crime 182
13 Transnational organized crime : new directions for empirical research and public policy 198
14 Analysis of criminal careers 215
15 The development of aggression : cases and trajectories 232
16 A semi-parametric, group-based approach for analysing trajectories of development : a non-technical overview 247
17 Peers, crime and the life course 260
18 The changing role of delinquent peers in childhood and adolescence : issues, findings and puzzles 279
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