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Study of Violent Crime: Its Correlates and Concerns / Edition 1

Study of Violent Crime: Its Correlates and Concerns / Edition 1

by Scott Mire
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ISBN-13: 2901439807476
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/22/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Cliff Roberson LLM, Ph.D is editor-in-chief of Professional Issues in Criminal Justice Journal and is academic chair for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program, Kaplan University. He is also an emeritus professor of criminal justice at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas. In 2009, a research study conducted by a group of professors from Sam Houston State University determined that Roberson was the leading criminal justice author in the United States based on his publications and their relevance to the profession [See Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 6, issue 1, 2009]. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 books and texts on legal subjects.

Dr. Scott Mire has been an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since August of 2005. Prior to this, Dr. Mire spent several years in law enforcement. He served as a police officer and narcotics agent with the Lafayette, Louisiana Police Department and then worked for the United States Border Patrol in Laredo, Texas. He worked for the Texas Police Corps as a training coordinator while pursuing a Ph.D. in criminal justice at Sam Houston State University. Dr. Mire has authored or coauthored several journal articles and book chapters including two text books in the areas of correctional counseling and ethics in criminal justice.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Study of Violence
Defining Violence
Types of Violence
Methods of Violence
Violence Prevention Initiative
Cost of Violence
Trends in Violence
Historical Trends in Europe
Historical Trends in America
Theoretical Postulations Concerning Changing Rates of Violence
Predicting Violence
Correlates of Violence
Poverty and Violence
Alcohol Abuse and Violence
Abuse and Neglect Effect on Violence
Education and Violence
Sociological Aspects of Violence
Social Controls
Strain Theory and Violence
Control Theories and Violence
Cultural Conflict
Subculture of Violence
Differential Association
Psychological/Psychiatric Approaches to Understanding Violence
Nature of Violent Behavior
Cesare Beccaria
Psychiatric Explanations of Violence
Psychoanalytic Approaches
Emotional Problem Theories
Mental Disorders
Behavior and Social Learning Theories
Thinking Pattern Theories
Substance Abuse as a Cause of Violence
Intergenerational Transmission of Violence
Biological Factors and Violence
Positivist Approach to Violence
Biological Approaches to Violence Causation
Exposure to Violence
Juveniles as Victims or Criminals
Media Violence
Domestic Violence Home Visit Intervention Project
Gang Resistance Education and Training Program
Safe Start Centers
Teen Action Partnership
Child Sexual Abuse
Extremely Violent Video Games
Violent Crimes
Voluntary Manslaughter
Involuntary Manslaughter
Negligent Manslaughter
Sex Offenses
Assaultive Crimes
Gangs and Violence
Acts of Violence by Gangs
Regional Trends in Gangs
Characteristics of Gangs
Prison Gangs
Female Gangs
Hate Crimes
Examples of Hate Crimes
Issues in Collecting Data on Hate Crimes
National Hate Crime Statistics
Legal Aspects of Hate Crimes
Identifying Hate Crimes
Typology of Offenders
Shame and Violence
What Is Shame?
Shame and Empathy
How Shame Is Related to the Correlates in Chapter 3
Controlling Violence by the Use of Punishment
Beginning of Legal Punishments
Justification of Punishment
Purposes of Punishment
Victimology and Violence
Code of Hammurabi
Appendix: Bibliography of Youth Violence Studies

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