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The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765102
eISBN:
9780199944187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765102.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book presents a balanced and comprehensive summary of the most significant research on the victimizations, violence, and victim politics that disproportionately affect women. The chapters ... More


The Violent Victimization of Women: An Overview of Legal, Empirical, and Measurement Issues

Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller

in The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765102
eISBN:
9780199944187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765102.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Legal remedies in addition to efforts at education, prevention, and direct intervention have painstakingly become a reality in a society slow to acknowledge violence against women. Yet ... More


Assessing Where We Are, Where We Should Go, and How Best to Get There

Michelle L. Meloy and Susan L. Miller

in The Victimization of Women: Law, Policies, and Politics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199765102
eISBN:
9780199944187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765102.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines several complex victim-related issues that were not extensively addressed elsewhere in the book, such as the politics of victimization and topics germane to the social and legal ... More


Secrecy and Violence

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0022
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Self-excluding from state jurisdiction through secrecy, mafia groups cannot do without violence to solve internal conflicts, defend common interests, or guarantee the effectiveness of their legal ... More


Conclusions

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0030
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book has shown that Cosa Nostra and the 'Ndrangheta are secret and multifunctional brotherhoods each composed of about a hundred units. Though these are usually called families by their members, ... More


Introduction

Letizia Paoli

in Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian Style

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195157246
eISBN:
9780199943982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157246.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The Sicilian Cosa Nostra and the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta have been singled out as Italy's largest and most powerful mafia associations. The mafiosi's illegal businesses and their infiltration in ... More


Synthesis of Findings and Lessons for Policy Making

Letizia Paoli, Victoria A. Greenfield, and Peter Reuter

in The World Heroin Market: Can Supply Be Cut?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195322996
eISBN:
9780199944194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322996.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the possibility of reducing opiate and heroin production. The result reveals that drug control policy, especially governments' enforcement of ... More


The City that Became Safe: New York’s Lessons for Urban Crime and Its Control

Franklin E. Zimring

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199844425
eISBN:
9780199943357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844425.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The 40% drop in crime that occurred across the U.S. from 1991 to 2000 largely remains an unsolved mystery. Even more puzzling then is the crime rate drop in New York City, which lasted twice as long ... More


The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System

David Skarbek

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199328499
eISBN:
9780199378890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328499.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book studies the social order of the prison underworld to understand how extralegal institutions form, operate, and evolve. It uses economics to explore the secret world of the convict culture, ... More


LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research

Adam M. Messinger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520286054
eISBN:
9780520961357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286054.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Many nations today recognize intimate partner violence (IPV) in romantic-sexual relationships as a major public health threat, yet not all victims are treated equally. Contrary to myths, lesbian, ... More


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