πŸ“’ Author : Gregg Barak
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007
πŸ“’ Pages : 327
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0742546888
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Drawing examples from history, news stories, and popular culture, argues that crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system are socially constructed phenomena and are dependent upon social movements, political interests, media dissemination, and policymakers.


πŸ“’ Author : Gregg Barak
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-07-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 368
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780742599710
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : A decade after its first publication, Class, Race, Gender, and Crime remains the only authored book to systematically address the impact of class, race, and gender on criminological theory and all phases of the criminal justice process. The new edition has been thoroughly revised, for easier use in courses, and updated throughout, including new examples ranging from Bernie Madoff and the recent financial crisis to the increasing impact of globalization.


πŸ“’ Author : Gregg Barak
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-03-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 344
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781442268890
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Class, Race, Gender, and Crime is a powerful introduction to crime and the criminal justice system through the lens of class, race, gender, and their intersections. The book explores how power and privilege shape our understanding of crime and justice. The fifth edition features new material on police violence and Black Lives Matter, disability, and more.


πŸ“’ Author : Danielle McDonald
πŸ“’ Publisher : Carolina Academic Press LLC
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017
πŸ“’ Pages : 276
πŸ“’ ISBN : 161163752X
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Criminal justice, Administration of

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πŸ“’ Author : Dana M. Britton
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017-08-03
πŸ“’ Pages : 198
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781442262232
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : The Gender of Crime introduces readers to how gender shapes our understanding of every aspect of crimeβ€”from defining what crime is to governing how crime is punished. The second edition of this award-winning book maintains the accessible, reader-friendly narrative of the first edition with key updates and new material throughout, including increased focus on the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality in crime and punishment; more attention to LGBTQ issues; additional coverage of gender and crime on college campuses; and more. This dynamic and provocative book illustrates how gender is central to the definition, prosecution, and sentencing of crimes, that it shapes how victimization is experienced and understood, and how it structures the institutions of the criminal justice system and the experiences of workers within that system. The Gender of Crime demonstrates that crime, victimization, and crime control are never genericβ€”they are instead produced and experienced by gendered (and raced, and classed, and sexualized) actors within contexts of social inequality. This book highlights key concepts and encourages readers to think through a range of compelling real-life examples, from school violence to corporate crime. The second edition of The Gender of Crime is essential reading for students of gender and sexuality, sociology, criminology, and criminal justice.


πŸ“’ Author : Mary Bosworth
πŸ“’ Publisher : Rutgers University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007
πŸ“’ Pages : 232
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0813539048
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system is well documented. Far less well-documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today. In this book, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays by prominent scholars to examine not only the discrimination that is evident, but also the structural and cultural forces that have influenced and continue to perpetuate the current situation. Contributors point to four major factors that have impacted public sentiment and criminal justice policy: colonialism, slavery, immigration, and globalization. In doing so they reveal how practices of punishment not only need particular ideas about race to exist, but they also legitimate them. The essays unearth troubling evidence that testifies to the nation's brutally racist past, and to white Americans' continued fear of and suspicion about racial and ethnic minorities. The legacy of slavery on punishment is considered, but also subjects that have received far less attention such as how colonizers' notions of cultural superiority shaped penal practices, the criminalization of reproductive rights, the link between citizenship and punishment, and the global export of crime control strategies. Uncomfortable but necessary reading, this book provides an original critique of why and how the criminal justice system has emerged as such a racist institution.Mary Bosworth is university lecturer in criminology and fellow of Saint Cross College at the University of Oxford. Jeanne Flavin is an associate professor in the sociology and anthropology department at Fordham University in New York.A volume in the Critical Issues in Crime and Society Series, edited by Raymond J. Michalowski


πŸ“’ Author : Jeanne Flavin
πŸ“’ Publisher : NYU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-03-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 288
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780814727911
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Drawing on surveys and interviews with almost 300 female military personnel, Melissa Herbert explores how women's everyday actions, such as choice of uniform, hobby, or social activity, involve the creation and re-creation of what it means to be a woman, and particularly a woman soldier. Do women feel pressured to be "more masculine," to convey that they are not a threat to men's jobs or status and to avoid being perceived as lesbians? She also examines the role of gender and sexuality in the maintenance of the male-defined military institution, proposing that, more than sexual harassment or individual discrimination, it is the military's masculine ideology--which views military service as the domain of men and as a mechanism for the achievement of manhood--which serves to limit women's participation in the military has increased dramatically. In the wake of armed conflict involving female military personnel and several sexual misconduct scandals, much attention has focused on what life is like for women in the armed services. Few, however, have examined how these women negotiate an environment that has been structured and defined as masculine.


πŸ“’ Author : Katheryn Russell-Brown
πŸ“’ Publisher : NYU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009
πŸ“’ Pages : 213
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0814776175
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : America is the most punitive nation in the world, incarcerating more than 2.3 million peopleβ€”or one in 136 of its residents. Against the backdrop of this unprecedented mass imprisonment, punishment permeates everyday life, carrying with it complex cultural meanings. In The Culture of Punishment, Michelle Brown goes beyond prison gates and into the routine and popular engagements of everyday life, showing that those of us most distanced from the practice of punishment tend to be particularly harsh in our judgments. The Culture of Punishment takes readers on a tour of the sites where culture and punishment meetβ€”television shows, movies, prison tourism, and post 9/11 new war prisonsβ€”demonstrating that because incarceration affects people along distinct race and class lines, it is only a privileged group of citizens who are removed from the experience of incarceration. These penal spectators, who often sanction the infliction of pain from a distance, risk overlooking the reasons for democratic oversight of the project of punishment and, more broadly, justifications for the prohibition of pain.


πŸ“’ Author : Cram101 Textbook Reviews
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006-12-31
πŸ“’ Pages : 88
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1428815589
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

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πŸ“’ Author : Nickie D. Phillips
πŸ“’ Publisher : NYU Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-07-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 320
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780814764527
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Superman, Batman, Daredevil, and Wonder Woman are iconic cultural figures that embody values of order, fairness, justice, and retribution. Comic Book Crime digs deep into these and other celebrated characters, providing a comprehensive understanding of crime and justice in contemporary American comic books. This is a world where justice is delivered, where heroes save ordinary citizens from certain doom, where evil is easily identified and thwarted by powers far greater than mere mortals could possess. Nickie Phillips and Staci Strobl explore these representations and show that comic books, as a historically important American cultural medium, participate in both reflecting and shaping an American ideological identity that is often focused on ideas of the apocalypse, utopia, retribution, and nationalism. Through an analysis of approximately 200 comic books sold from 2002 to 2010, as well as several years of immersion in comic book fan culture, Phillips and Strobl reveal the kinds of themes and plots popular comics feature in a post-9/11 context. They discuss heroes’ calculations of β€œdeathworthiness,” or who should be killed in meting out justice, and how these judgments have as much to do with the hero’s character as they do with the actions of the villains. This fascinating volume also analyzes how class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are used to construct difference for both the heroes and the villains in ways that are both conservative and progressive. Engaging, sharp, and insightful, Comic Book Crime is a fresh take on the very meaning of truth, justice, and the American way. Instructor's Guide