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The ˋNdrangheta in Piedmont and Veneto

Federico Varese

in Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128559
eISBN:
9781400836727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128559.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter focuses on the 'Ndrangheta, a loose confederation of mafia families, most of which (eighty-six) operate in the province of Reggio Calabria in southern Calabria. This mafia has ... More


1918–1945

Malcolm Anderson

in In Thrall to Political Change: Police and Gendarmerie in France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199693641
eISBN:
9780191803758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693641.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the influence of the social and political environment on police and policing in France between 1918 and 1945. More precisely, it analyses the impact of regime change, purges, ... More


A (Short-Term) Counter-VDR Strategy

John Horgan

in Divided We Stand: The Strategy and Psychology of Ireland's Dissident Terrorists

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199772858
eISBN:
9780199307418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772858.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents policy makers with a series of recommendations to consider in formulating a response to the dissidents. They include drawing a greater distinction between violence and ... More


“A Crime Without a Name”: Defining Genocide and Mass Atrocity

James E. Waller

in Economic Aspects of Genocides, Other Mass Atrocities, and Their Preventions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199378296
eISBN:
9780199378319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378296.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter reviews the historical development of the word “genocide,” both through the story of Raphael Lemkin as well as the drafting history of the UN Genocide Convention. Central to this is an ... More


‘A Life of Horrid and Inimitable Wickedness’: Crime, Law, and Punishment in Early Eighteenth-century London and Paris

Andrew Pepper

in Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198716181
eISBN:
9780191784347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716181.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The central claim of this chapter is that the 1720s mark the first significant moment in the early development of the crime story, for a number of reasons. First, the period witnessed an explosion of ... More


‘A Mysterious Power Whose Hand is Everywhere’: Imagining the State and Codifying the Law in the Mid-nineteenth Century

Andrew Pepper

in Unwilling Executioner: Crime Fiction and the State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198716181
eISBN:
9780191784347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716181.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 focuses on those crime stories that situate themselves and their account of crime in the context of larger questions about the nature of social and political organization in ... More


‘A violent society’?

Richard Mc Mahon

in Homicide in pre-Famine and Famine Ireland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319471
eISBN:
9781781380956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319471.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter first examines the question of whether pre-Famine and Famine Ireland was a particularly violent society. It then sets out the book’s purpose, which is to provide an in-depth analysis of ... More


Abandoned in the Heartland: Work, Family, and Living in East St. Louis

Jennifer Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269316
eISBN:
9780520950177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269316.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Urban poverty, along with all of its poignant manifestations, is moving from city centers to working-class and industrial suburbs in contemporary America, and nowhere is this more evident than in ... More


The Abjurers, Their Crimes, and Their Property

William Chester Jordan

in From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the abjurers themselves. The exile system was easier to accept in regions where multiple capital jurisdictions abutted one another, as they did on the continent, and where no ... More


Abuse Victimization, Trauma, and the Differential Etiology of Violence

Kevin H. Wozniak

in Thugs and Thieves: The Differential Etiology of Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780195393583
eISBN:
9780190603946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393583.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Many authors see child abuse as a very important cause of violent behavior. In this chapter we examined published evidence on the association between physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse and trauma ... More


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