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International Handbook of Criminology

2010 Edition, February 23, 2010

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ISBN: 978-1-4200-8551-8
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  • Revision: 2010 Edition, February 23, 2010
  • Published Date: February 23, 2010
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 728
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

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The study of crime and the response to crime has become international. Judging by the increase of books and articles concerning "transnational" crimes, the eff ects of "globalization," and the "internationalization" of response, international criminology has emerged. Th is fi eld has seen developments in theoretical frameworks, methods of inquiry, and policy responses.

Th e International Handbook of Criminology seeks to provide a substantive guide to essential and emerging issues. It brings together leading criminologists from centers of criminological study in Europe, the Americas, the Pacifi c, the Mediterranean, and Australasia. Th e nations represented by con tributors include Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Malta, the Philippines, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Th e contributors renew important debates, identify emerging issues, and explain the implications of recent trends. Collectively, the chapters engaged in comparative and international criminology.

The chapters are divided into fi ve sections. Section I deals with theoretical and historical frameworks. In this section, Ken Pease provides an introduction to crime science, Neil Davie examines the legacy of biological theories, Arjan A. J. Blokland and Paul Nieuwbeerta discuss life course criminology, and David Nelken addresses comparative criminal justice. Section II concerns methods of inquiry. Heidi Mork Lomell explores the politics of crime statistics, Albert Bell examines strategies for examining subcultures, Madelaine Adelman provides an anthropological understanding of the importance of context in the study of domestic violence, and Marcelo F. Aebi explains methodological issues in cross-national comparisons of crime.

Sections III and IV discuss crimes of special interest and aspects of the response to crime. Rob White takes up transnational and environmental harm, Joachim Obergfell-Fuchs addresses perpetrators and victims of sexual off enses, Michael Levi examines fi nancial crimes in comparative context, and Filomin C. Gutierrez provides an in-depth look at "the criminal" in early twentieth-century Philippines. Murray Lee explores affl uence and disadvantage in relation to fear of crime, Clive Norris looks into surveillance in society and the rise of closed-circuit television, Chris Grover explains the links between crime and social policy, Gray Cavender and Nancy C. Jurik critique media representations of crime and gender, Megan O'Neill analyzes the police function, and Rossella Selmini explains crime prevention across Europe.

Th e fi nal section, Section V, analyzes crime, victims, and social divisions. Jukka Savolainen takes a closer look at class, inequality, and the etiology of crime; Juanjo Medina Ariza explores youth gangs in a global context; Edna Erez and Julian V. Roberts examine victims in the criminal justice process; Circe M. G. Monteiro presents a look at street crimes from the perspective of spatial analysis; and Anthony E. Bottoms and Andrew Costello provide a discussion of repeat victimization informed by their research.