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Not Getting Them Young

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Violent crime is committed disproportionately by young men, but government never has conducted a coherent, aggressive campaign against serious juvenile delinquency. The fragmentation has been evident ... More


The “Get‐Tough” 1980s

Ted Gest

in Crime and Politics: Big Government's Erratic Campaign for Law and Order

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195103434
eISBN:
9780199833887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

By 1980, the violence rate had reached its highest level in memory, including a modern record of more than 23,000 homicides. The victor in the presidential race that year, Ronald Reagan, was ... More


White Theology amidst White Rhetoric on Violence

Cobus van Wyngaard

in Contesting Post-Racialism: Conflicted Churches in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462005
eISBN:
9781626745094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462005.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This essay explores contemporary South African white (and especially Afrikaner) rhetoric on violent crime as an expression of what can be described as a quasi-soteriology of the laager. It presents ... More


A Question of Violence

Philippa C. Maddern

in Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202356
eISBN:
9780191675287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202356.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

Consideration of public order or disorder has pervaded the field of 15th-century English history since the time of Charles L. Kingsford. Unfortunately, neither contemporary thinkers nor historians ... More


Contextual Influences on Violence

David P. Farrington

in Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384642
eISBN:
9780199914609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384642.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter reviews contextual influences on violence. The most important contextual influences on violence are family factors (poor supervision, harsh discipline, child physical abuse, a violent ... More


Crime in Delhi

O.P. Mishra

in Policing Delhi: Urbanization, Crime, and Law Enforcement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075950
eISBN:
9780199080892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075950.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyses crime in Delhi and distinguishes between cognizable and non-cognizable crime. The first section discusses the general crime trends from 1912–94, while focusing more on violent ... More


Using Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending

Joel A. Dvoskin, Jennifer L. Skeem, Raymond W. Novaco, and Kevin S. Douglas (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384642
eISBN:
9780199914609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384642.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This book articulates how social science can be applied to inform improvements in correctional policy and practice across the criminal justice system. The chapters reflect an iterative collaboration ... More


The “Jurys Censitaires,” 1815–1848

James M. Donovan

in Juries and the Transformation of Criminal Justice in France in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833636
eISBN:
9781469604404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895771_donovan.6
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the era of the “Jurys Censitaires” during the periods of the Bourbon Restoration (1815–30) and the July Monarchy (1830–48), when the panels were composed almost exclusively of ... More


Just Kids’ Stuff? Peer and Sibling Violence

David Finkelhor

in Childhood Victimization: Violence, Crime, and Abuse in the Lives of Young People

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195342857
eISBN:
9780199863631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342857.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

It is widely presumed that when a child is hit by a peer or sibling, the episodes do not have an impact in the same way in what would otherwise be considered an “assault” or a “violent crime”. But ... More


Comparing Serious Violent Crime in the United States and England and Wales: Why It Matters, and How It Can Be Done

Zelia Gallo, Nicola Lacey, and David Soskice

in American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190203542
eISBN:
9780190203566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190203542.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter shows how reasonably valid comparative data for violent crime in the United States and England and Wales can be derived. Comparative analysis of violent crime is hampered by a lack of ... More


Prevention and youth crime: Is early intervention working?

Maggie Blyth and Enver Solomon (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422637
eISBN:
9781447303060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422637.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The Youth Crime Action Plan, launched by the UK government in 2008, emphasises crime prevention and early intervention in different aspects of work with young people who offend or are considered to ... More


What Do Economists Know About Crime?

Angela K. Dills, Jeffrey A. Miron, and Garrett Summers

in The Economics of Crime: Lessons For and From Latin America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226153742
eISBN:
9780226153766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226153766.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on illegal markets for drugs and for one class of possible contributions to the study of crime in Latin America. But this is possible only if the importance of drugs in Latin ... More


What We Don’t Know About 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/9780195393583.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Today, most criminological theory and research does not distinguish between violent and nonviolent crime. Instead, many criminologists accept the existence of a unidimensional construct, called ... More


Alcohol, Drugs, and Violent vs. Nonviolent Crime

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/9780195393583.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Media attention was directed at drug use as a cause of violence for decades. Meanwhile, empirical evidence centered on alcohol. This chapter evaluates the ability of alcohol and drug use to ... More


Neighborhoods, Culture, and Violent Crime

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/9780195393583.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The idea that community factors influence the violent behavior of individuals comes from classic sociological theory. In this chapter, we collected a comprehensive set of studies reporting an ... More


The Murder of Yusef Hawkins

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter analyzes the murder of 16-year-old African American Yusef Hawkins in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, New York City on April23, 1989. Like the Central Park jogger case, the murder of Hawkins ... More


Violence and Social Order

Philippa C. Maddern

in Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202356
eISBN:
9780191675287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202356.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter discusses various aspects of violent social order found in East Anglia during the 15th century. All court statistics show allegations of non-violent crimes vastly outnumbering ... More


Evaluating the Brady Law

James B. Jacobs

in Can Gun Control Work?

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter evaluates the Brady Law's impact on violent crime. First, it examines the logic of inferring gun crime reduction from blocked Federal Firearm License sales. Then, aided by an impressive ... More


Can Gun Control Work?

James B. Jacobs

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176582
eISBN:
9780199850020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176582.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

In America today, there are between 250 and 300 million firearms in private hands, amounting to one weapon for every American. Two in five American homes house guns. On the one hand, most gun owners ... More


The Offenses

James C. Oleson

in Criminal Genius: A Portrait of High-IQ Offenders

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520282414
eISBN:
9780520958098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282414.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter describes the self-reports for seventy-two different offenses. Rates of prevalence (the percentage of the sample reporting an offense), incidence (the number of offenses reported by the ... More


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