Key Concepts in Crime and Society

Editor/Author Coomber, Ross, Donnermeyer, Joseph and McElrath, Karen et.al
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Sage UK

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-4739-2515-1
Category: Social Sciences - Criminology & Law
Image Count: 5
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Key Concepts in Crime and Society offers an authoritative introduction to key issues in the area of crime as it connects to society.

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Table of Contents

    • About the Authors
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgements
    • Section One: Understanding Crime and Criminality
    • 1. Crime (definition of)
    • 2. Deviance (definition of)
    • 3. Crime in pre-industrial, pre-modern and post-modern societies
    • 4. The criminal justice system
    • 5. Social construction of crime and deviance
    • 6. Crime and theory
    • 7. Social control, governance and governmentality
    • 8. Researching crime
    • 9. Crime statistics
    • 10. Prevalence, incidence and incident of crime
    • 11. Risk from crime
    • 12. Why people commit crime
    • 13. Fear and the fear of crime
    • 14. Poverty and exclusion
    • 15. Victims of crime
    • 16. Normalisation
    • 17. Gender and crime
    • 18. Youth and crime
    • 19. Race/ethnicity and crime
    • 20. White-collar/middle-class and corporate-class crime
    • Section Two: Types of Crime and Criminality
    • 21. Human trafficking/slavery
    • 22. Sex work
    • 23. Victimless crime
    • 24. Drug-related crime and violence
    • 25. Gangs
    • 26. Environmental crime and green criminology
    • 27. Rural crime
    • 28. Internet/cyber crime
    • 29. State crime
    • 30. War crime
    • 31. Terrorism
    • 32. Violence/interpersonal violence
    • Section Three: Responses to Crime
    • 33. Crime and the media
    • 34. Moral panics
    • 35. Police and policing
    • 36. Deterrence and prevention
    • 37. Punishment
    • 38. Prisons
    • 39. Rehabilitation
    • 40. Alternatives to imprisonment