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Immigration and Crime

Frances Bernat.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Forms of Crime; International and Comparative Criminology; Crime Prevention; Criminology; Dimensions of Crime. 10124 words.

In the context of crime, victimization, and immigration in the United States, research shows that people are afraid of immigrants because they think immigrants are a threat to their safety...

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Intimate Partner Violence

Emily Wright and Brandon Valgardson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Dimensions of Crime. 12507 words.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious problem that affects many individuals and crosses national borders, religions, gender, sexual orientation, racial, and ethnic groups (Harvey,...

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Journalistic Depictions of Violence against Women in India

Meenakshi Gigi Durham.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online November 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Dimensions of Crime. 6336 words.

News narratives of violence against women in India are part of a larger discourse of Orientalism that began in the nascent years of the British Raj and continues into the present; these...

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Risk Assessment

Tim Brennan, William Dieterich and William Oliver.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Dimensions of Crime. 16493 words.

From rudimentary conceptions of risk in the late 18th century, risk assessment slowly evolved toward a more multifaceted conceptualization of risk and progressed to more sophisticated...

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Sex Crimes and the Media

Tanya Serisier.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Dimensions of Crime. 16140 words.

In media representations the term sex crimes most frequently refers to rape and child sexual abuse, although it can include a wider range of acts such as exhibitionism and voyeurism. While...

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The (In)visibility of Race in Twentieth-Century Crime Films

Taunya Lovell Banks.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Dimensions of Crime. 8580 words.

Crime films defy precise definition. This category includes traditional courtroom films like Witness for the Prosecution (1957), detective films like Gone Girl (2014), prison films like The...

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