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Active Offender Research

Scott Jacques.

in Criminology

P ublished online April 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 6538 words.

Before criminology became obsessed with quantitative research, many of the field’s insights about crime came from offenders’ “own stories,” although this work typically used accounts from...

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Airport and Airline Security

Peter Adey.

in Criminology

P ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 9562 words.

The airport is a site where the sorting and effective differentiation of the (global) mobilities of people and things take place. It is a nexus in a node of a network or system of...

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Alcohol and Drug Prohibition

Wayne Hall and Sarah Yeates.

in Criminology

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 7536 words.

In standard reference works such as the Oxford English Dictionary, a general definition of prohibition as “the action or act of forbidding” is quickly followed by a definition of...

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Alcohol Use, Policy and Crime

Robert Nash Parker and Kevin McCaffree.

in Criminology

P ublished online May 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 14427 words.

The topic of alcohol use in society is multifaceted and dynamic. Consciousness-altering substance use can be found in the archaeological record dating back to the very beginning of human...

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Alfred Blumstein

Robert Brame.

in Criminology

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 5640 words.

Alfred “Al” Blumstein’s career contributions stand at the intersection of operations research, policy analysis, and criminology. A member of the National Academy of Engineering who has...

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Anomie

Eric P. Baumer.

in Criminology

P ublished online February 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 5378 words.

The term anomie has been widely used for the past several centuries to describe societal conditions. Although it has been defined and applied in different ways throughout history, it has...

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Bail and Pretrial Detention

Celesta Albonetti.

in Criminology

P ublished online May 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 7841 words.

Determining the accused pretrial status requires tracing the interplay between legislative and case law attempts to define the legal function of bail. The perennial concern has been the...

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Biosocial Criminology

John Paul Wright.

in Criminology

P ublished online December 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 4994 words.

Biological and genetic processes are believed to underlie many of the individual traits associated with persistent criminal conduct. Personality factors, such as neuroticism, mental...

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Blackmail

Brian Francis, Moira Peelo and Keith Soothill.

in Criminology

P ublished online May 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 6332 words.

Blackmail is a term that is widely known through fiction and popular culture as an illegal means of gaining money or leverage by threats to reveal knowledge. Criminologically and legally,...

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Black's Theory of Law and Social Control

Bradley Campbell.

in Criminology

P ublished online April 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice; Criminology. 11835 words.

Developed by Donald Black and since extended and applied to various subjects by a number of scholars, Black’s theory of law and social control addresses a phenomenon relevant to specialists...

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