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Beyond Rape

Gabrielle Ferrales and Suzy Maves McElrath.

in The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Violent Crime. 8736 words.

Gender-based violence is one of the oldest sustaining features of war but has received significant scholarly attention only in the past two decades. Much of this work, however, focuses...

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Case Study

Sara K. Thompson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology; Measurement of Crime; Violent Crime. 10030 words.

Most criminological theory and research on the black homicide victimization is grounded in the American context, which raises important generalizability issues given the exceptional level...

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Child Abuse

Kathleen Malley-Morrison and Denise A. Hines.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Violent Crime. 9371 words.

This article summarizes current knowledge concerning child abuse in the United States. It discusses major approaches to assess the incidence and prevalence of child abuse, including the...

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Choosing Street Crime

Richard Wright and Volkan Topalli.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime; Violent Crime. 7066 words.

People who commit burglary, robbery, carjacking, and other serious predatory street crimes are disproportionately young, poor, and male. Notwithstanding the strong link between these...

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Contemporary Gang Ethnographies

Scott H. Decker and David C. Pyrooz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

November 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Theories of Crime; Violent Crime. 9277 words.

Until the middle of the twentieth century, research on gangs was ethnographic in nature, with a strong journalistic approach. However, there has been a shift in the ethnographic study of...

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Crime Trends

Eric Baumer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Measurement of Crime; Violent Crime; Property Crime. 14791 words.

This article discusses key methodological issues that are germane to understanding some of the parameters for developing a sound knowledge base on temporal crime patterns. It then surveys...

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Domestic Violence

Denise A. Hines.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Violent Crime. 11011 words.

This article presents data on the prevalence of domestic violence and trends over time. It discusses five major analytical frameworks that have been employed to understand domestic...

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Firearm Violence

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Violent Crime. 13803 words.

This article begins by characterizing the nature and scope of the gun violence problem, including a discussion of the potential benefit from use of guns in self-defense. The next section is...

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Gender, Sex, and Intimate-Partner Violence in Historical Perspective

Randolph Roth.

in The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

May 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Violent Crime. 8039 words.

Violence involving intimate partners may appear at first glance to be an intractable problem. But the character and incidence of intimate-partner violence have varied dramatically among...

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Guns and Crime

Charles Wellford.

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Violent Crime. 10935 words.

This article explores the role that guns play in American society and especially in crime. Section I discusses the possession and use of firearms. Sections II and III examine guns as...

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