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Kevin O’Neill.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology; Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice. 10068 words.

Important research focuses on why thousands of young men and women join youth gangs, but much can be learned from looking at a single life in order to understand ways individuals manage to...

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Sveinung Sandberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology; Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice; Drugs Trade. 11239 words.

An ethnographic study of a group of young black men dealing cannabis at a drug scene called The River in Oslo demonstrates that accumulation and use of street capital can be seen as...

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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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Sebastian Roché, Mirta B. Gordon and Marie-Aude Depuiset.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology. 11832 words.

Race and ethnicity are important political issues in France but not important research issues. Even liberals concerned about inequality disagree about the need to study the subject and are...

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Sandra Bucerius.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology; Drugs Trade. 12371 words.

Much negative public and media attention in Germany focuses on Muslim immigrants, particularly those with guest worker backgrounds. A study based on 5 years of ethnographic fieldwork with...

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Colonial Processes, Indigenous Peoples, and Criminal Justice Systems

Chris Cunneen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology. 10288 words.

Colonial processes, indigenous people, and criminal justice systems interact. There are commonalities in the experiences of Indigenous peoples in the white settler societies of Australia,...

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A Comparison of British and American Policies for Managing Dangerous Prisoners

Roy D. King.

in The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Prisons and Jails; International and Comparative Criminology. 16264 words.

This essay traces the development of policies regarding difficult and dangerous prisoners in Britain and the United States from the 1960s to the present day. In essence policies about...

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The Convergence of Control

Ryoko Yamamoto and David Johnson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology. 11740 words.

When Japan experienced a “crime crisis” at the turn of the 21st century, crimes by foreign residents became a major target of police. Since then, one main focus of policing has been rainichinull...

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Crime and the Global City

Katharyne Mitchell and Key MacFarlane.

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: International and Comparative Criminology; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 11441 words.

In recent years social scientists have been interested in the growth and transformation of global cities. These metropolises, which function as key command centers in global production...

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Crime Policies of Small Countries

Claire Hamilton.

P ublished online June 2014 .

Article. Subjects: International and Comparative Criminology. 8949 words.

This article discusses crime policy in small jurisdictions which to date have been underexamined in the criminological literature. In Section I, arguments concerning the dynamics of...

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Cultural Variation

Susyan Jou, Bill Hebenton and Lennon Chang.

in The Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; Corporate Crime; International and Comparative Criminology. 8561 words.

Culture, whether invoked as a dependent or independent variable, has become increasingly significant with respect to the study of white-collar criminality. Indeed, it can be argued that it...

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Environmental Crime

Carole Gibbs and Rachel Boratto.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: International and Comparative Criminology; Forms of Crime. 13994 words.

Environmental crime is a complex and ambiguous term for several reasons. It is sometimes used as an umbrella term for crimes related to biodiversity, wildlife, animals, natural resources,...

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Ethnicities, Racism, and Crime in England and Wales

Alpa Parmar.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology. 18031 words.

Ethnicity and racism feature at each stage of the criminal justice process in the United Kingdom. Some minority ethnic group people are more likely to be victimized, are more likely to be...

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Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration in France

Sophie Body-Gendrot.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology. 12418 words.

France has the largest Muslim and Jewish populations in Europe and a long immigration tradition. Official data do not recognize race, ethnicity, or religion as fundamental characteristics...

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Ethnicity, Migration, and Crime in the Netherlands

Godfried Engbersen, Arjen Leerkes and Erik Snel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

January 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology. 11355 words.

The development of research on relations among ethnicity, migration, and crime in the Netherlands reflects the ways migration flows and immigration control policies evolved after World War...

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Exploring Imprisonment across Cross-National Contexts

Paul Mazerolle, John Rynne and Samara McPhedran.

in The Oxford Handbook of Prisons and Imprisonment

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Prisons and Jails; International and Comparative Criminology. 12516 words.

This essay explores cross-national contexts in the use of imprisonment as a penal policy. Incarceration figures from select countries are presented with accompanying discussions of...

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Global Security Surveillance

Keith Guzik and Gary T. Marx.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Theories of Crime; Dimensions of Crime; International and Comparative Criminology. 12014 words.

Recent literature at the intersections of surveillance, security, and globalization trace the contours of global security surveillance (GSS), a distinct form of social control that combines...

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A Historical Perspective on Crime Fiction in Mexico During the Middle Decades of the Twentieth Century

Pablo Piccato.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

May 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice; International and Comparative Criminology. 8325 words.

Detective and murder stories emerged and had their moment of greatest popularity in Mexico in the 1940s and 1950s. Although this genre has been neglected in scholarship, this essay argues...

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Human Rights and Penal Policy

Joachim Savelsberg and Suzy McElrath.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

P ublished online August 2018 .

Article. Subjects: International and Comparative Criminology. 13678 words.

Structural and cultural changes in the modernization process, combined with contingent historical events, gave rise to a human rights regime. It is codified in the Universal Declaration of...

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The Illegal Wildlife Trade

Stephen F. Pires and William D. Moreto.

P ublished online July 2016 .

Article. Subjects: International and Comparative Criminology; Corporate Crime. 14984 words.

The illegal wildlife trade is a growing problem driven by a number of factors (e.g. subsistence, alternative medicine, accessories, the pet trade). High demand for illicit wildlife products...

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