Family Violence and Criminal Justice

Author: Brian P. Payne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317522583
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The historical context of family violence is explored, as well as the various forms of violence, their prevalence in specific stages of life, and responses to it made by the criminal justice system and other agencies. The linkage among child abuse, partner violence and elder abuse is scrutinized, and the usefulness of the life-course approach is couched in terms of its potential effect on policy implications; research methods that recognize the importance of life stages, trajectories, and transitions; and crime causation theories that can be enhanced by it.

Crime and the Lifecourse

Author: Michael L. Benson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415994926
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In recent years, the lifecourse perspective has become a popular theoretical orientation toward crime. Yet despite its growing importance in the field of criminology, most textbooks give it only cursory treatment. Crime and the Lifecourse: An Introduction by Michael L. Benson provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary research and theory on the life-course approach to crime. The book emphasizes a conceptual understanding of this approach. A special feature is the integration of qualitative and quantitative research on criminal life histories. This book: provides an overview of the life course approach and describes the major concepts and issues in lifecourse theory as it applies to criminology reviews evidence on biological and genetic influences on crime reviews research on the role of the family in crime and juvenile delinquency provides a detailed discussion of the criminological lifecourse theories of Moffitt, Hagan, Sampson and Laub, and others discusses the connections between youthful crime and adult outcomes in education, occupation, and marriage presents an application of the lifecourse approach to white-collar crime discusses how macro sociological and historical developments have influenced the shape of the lifecourse in American society as it relates to patterns in crime.

Predators

Author: Gregory M. Cooper
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615923101
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With Thomas McHoesIn an absolutely riveting manner, criminal behavior specialists Cooper and King delve into the mind-sets of predatory criminals and suggest simple lifestyle techniques to help reduce the risk of victimization....while readers may get knots in their stomachs, they are bound to find information that will help them live safer lives. Highly recommended for all libraries.-LIBRARY JOURNALThis is a landmark book. It is powerful and compelling as well as practical. [The authors] draw on an extensive background in profiling to dissect the world of the predator and show us how to stop them. Deserves a place on everyone's bookshelf. It is a must read.-ANN WOLBERT BURGESS, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing, Boston CollegeAn inmate, incarcerated for the rape of seventy-five women, reveals in an interview that if his victims had simply put a pair of old construction boots at the front door, he would have passed by and never even considered them as potential targets. The grieving father of a murdered seventeen-year-old woman admits that he should have been more involved in his daughter's life and paid attention to the friends in her immediate circle.Most of us only half-listen to the public service announcements about safety in the home. We lock our doors at night, but do little else to change habits that may make us the next victims of the dangerous individuals who are always on the watch for their next opportunity.This book takes readers through the mindset of predatory criminals - their motives, various plans of attack, and way of thinking - and then teaches simple lifestyle techniques that will help reduce the risk of becoming victimized. Criminal behavior specialists Greg Cooper and Mike King provide expert analysis based on real-life cases, in addition to moving insights from victims and criminals themselves.The authors make the point that the people who commit these crimes aren't much different from the predators of the wild, preying on the weak and unsuspecting. What makes these individuals more dangerous than their instinctive wildlife counterparts, however, is that they consciously choose to inflict their will on the more vulnerable members of their own species.To protect our loved ones and ourselves requires that we truly educate ourselves about the predators who live in our society and then take appropriate action. This excellent, in-depth study will help readers lead safer lives.Gregory M. Cooper (American Fork, UT) is the owner/president of Cooper Enterprises, where he provides services as an international trainer, consultant, expert witness, and author, serving the law enforcement, legal, corporate, and educational communities. Formerly, he worked as an investigative support services manager for Motorola Inc.; as Assistant Federal Security Director for Law Enforcement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; as the police chief of Provo, Utah; and as a unit chief and criminal profiler for the FBI.Michael R. King (Ogden, UT) is the training director for the Management & Training Corporation, an international company operating state and federal prisons around the world. Formerly, he was a senior investigative analyst and product planning manager for Motorola. He is also a former State Attorney General Chief of Staff and intelligence supervisor for the Utah Criminal Intelligence Center.Tom McHoes (Springville, UT) is a freelance journalist who was previously a crime/investigative reporter for the Provo Daily Herald and The Roseville Press-Tribune.

Deviance and Social Control

Author: Michelle Inderbitzin
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506327931
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Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective, Second Edition serves as a guide to students delving into the fascinating world of deviance for the first time. Authors Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin A. Bates, and Randy Gainey offer a clear overview of issues and perspectives in the field, including introductions to classic and current sociological theories as well as research on definitions and causes of deviance and reactions to deviant behavior. The unique text/reader format provides the best of both worlds, offering both substantial original chapters that clearly explain and outline the sociological perspectives on deviance, along with carefully selected articles on deviance and social control taken directly from leading academic journals and books. The Second Edition features updated research, examples of specific forms of deviance, and discussions of policy, as well as a new chapter and readings on global perspectives on deviance and social control.

Abused Men

Author: Philip W. Cook
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313356181
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An award-winning investigative journalist provides a disturbing new look at an underreported type of domestic violence—the abuse of men. * The latest research figures and up-to-date surveys on the prevalence of intimate partner violence against men * Personal interviews and cases drawn from media coverage of politicians and other public figures * A selected bibliography

Fleeing the House of Horrors

Author: Aysan Sevʼer
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085214
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Thirty-nine women and their strategies of survival are the central focus of this newest study on women who have left abusive situations. An indispensable new look and new hope to the issue of violence against women.

Family Violence Across the Lifespan

Author: Ola W. Barnett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236879
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The most comprehensive research-based text on family violence – now more accessible and visually inviting than ever before Streamlined and updated throughout with state-of-the-art information, this Third Edition of the authors' bestselling book gives readers an accessible introduction to the methodology, etiology, prevalence, treatment, and prevention of family violence. Research from experts in the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology, and social welfare informs the book's broad coverage of current viewpoints and debates within the field. Organized chronologically, chapters cover child physical, sexual, and emotional abuse; abused and abusive adolescents; courtship violence and date rape; spouse abuse, battered women, and batterers; and elder abuse.

Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control

Author: Michelle Inderbitzin
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483324702
Format: PDF
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Perspectives on Deviance and Social Control by Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin Bates, and Randy Gainey is a core textbook that provides a sociological examination of deviance and social control in society. Derived from the successful text/reader version, this concise and student-friendly resource uses sociological theories to explain a variety of issues related to deviant behavior and societal reactions to deviance. The authors briefly explain the development of major sociological theoretical perspectives and use current research and examples to show how those theories are used to think about and study the causes of deviant behavior and the reactions to it.

Family Violence From a Global Perspective

Author: Sylvia M. Asay
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483320642
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Focusing on family violence worldwide, Family Violence From a Global Perspective: A Strengths-Based Approach draws on the expertise of authors from 16 countries representing 17 cultures to tell the story of domestic violence in their respective parts of the world. This one-of-a-kind edited collection by Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, and Bob Moyer incorporates a strengths-based approach, including individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The collection draws on multiple perspectives (academics, counselors, organizers, activists, and victims) to determine strengths and analyze how they can translate into greater safety for victims, increased accountability of perpetrators, and improved policy formation and research. Each chapter focuses on the lived experiences of victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, or elder abuse and includes information about the abuser, the family, the community, and the culture.

Criminals in the Making

Author: John Paul Wright
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321932
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Why do individuals exposed to the same environment turn out so differently, with some engaging in crime and others abiding by societal rules and norms? Why are males involved in violent crime more often than females? And why do the precursors of serious pathological behavior typically emerge in childhood? Criminals in the Making: Criminality Across the Life Course, Second Edition, by John Paul Wright, Stephen G. Tibbetts, and Leah E. Daigle, addresses key questions surrounding criminal propensity by discussing studies of the life-course perspective—criminological research that links biological factors associated with criminality with the social and environmental agents thought to cause, facilitate, or otherwise influence a tendency towards criminal activity. The book provides comprehensive, interdisciplinary coverage of the current thinking in the field about criminal behavior over the course of a lifetime. Additionally, it highlights interventions proven effective and illustrates how the life-course perspective has contributed to a greater understanding of the causes of crime.