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Police in Uniform

Jean‐Paul Brodeur

in The Policing Web

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199740598
eISBN:
9780199866083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740598.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Chapter 5 is devoted to the work of uniformed as opposed to plainclothes police. It first asks who they are. Data on sociological variables such as age, sex, education, and ethnic status are ... More


Introduction: The Need for Early Prevention

David P. Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh

in Saving Children from a Life of Crime: Early Risk Factors and Effective Interventions

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195304091
eISBN:
9780199944071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304091.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this volume, which is about saving children from a life of crime. This book aims to change national policies to focus on early childhood prevention ... More


Saving Children from a Life of Crime: Early Risk Factors and Effective Interventions

David P. Farrington and Brandon C. Welsh

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195304091
eISBN:
9780199944071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304091.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

After decades of rigorous study in the United States and across the Western world, a great deal is known about the early risk factors for offending. High impulsiveness, low attainment, criminal ... More


The Triumph of Militarized Crime-Fighting, 1981–1993

Michael S. Sherry

in The Punitive Turn in American Life: How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660707
eISBN:
9781469660721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660707.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush promoted the most decisive stage in the punitive turn, advancing militarized crime-fighting, mass incarceration, a war on drugs, and a political language of war and ... More


The Crisis of a Militarized Order, 1963–1969

Michael S. Sherry

in The Punitive Turn in American Life: How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660707
eISBN:
9781469660721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660707.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

President Lyndon B. Johnson responded to the era’s turmoil (above all, racial violence and the failing American war in Vietnam) by declaring a “war on crime” and starting a shift of war-fighting ... More


The Uncertain Advance of the Punitive Turn, 1974–1981

Michael S. Sherry

in The Punitive Turn in American Life: How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660707
eISBN:
9781469660721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660707.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Insistently analogizing crime-fighting to war-fighting, Gerald Ford advanced the political case for rebuilding the American war state as a crime-fighting state, though his weak presidency ... More


The Crime-Fighting Community

Nikki Jones

in The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520288348
eISBN:
9780520963313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288348.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 2 examines closely how battles over representation – specifically, battles over who should be chosen to save the neighborhood – have evolved in the city over time. In San Francisco, efforts ... More


Sea of troubles: the nature of policing

Auke van Dijk, Frank Hoogewoning, and Maurice Punch

in What Matters In Policing?: Change, values and leadership in turbulent times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326915
eISBN:
9781447326946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326915.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The evidence from police research consistently emphasizes that the police organization cannot have a major impact on crime. Police perform many tasks and therefore it is distorting to make crime ... More


Hate crime

Chris Gilligan

in Northern Ireland and the Crisis of Anti-Racism: Rethinking Racism and Sectarianism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719086526
eISBN:
9781526128621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086526.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines ‘race hate crime’ policy as an expression of the decline of the emancipatory dynamic of the anti-racism of the 1960s and 1970s. The author makes the case for treating hate ... More


Why tackle anti-social behaviour?

Jessica Jacobson, Andrew Millie, and Mike Hough

in ASBO nation: The criminalisation of nuisance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420282
eISBN:
9781447301493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420282.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

Governments vary over place and time in their enthusiasm for cracking down on anti-social behaviour (ASB). It is therefore reasonable to ask why they should take on this responsibility, and why they ... More


Introduction

Michael S. Sherry

in The Punitive Turn in American Life: How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781469660707
eISBN:
9781469660721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660707.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This introduction establishes the author’s approach to the punitive turn, its differences from others’ scholarship, and its methods. It emphasizes the importance of language, as in “war on crime,” ... More


Taking Charge: The Contradictory Pleasures of Citizen Crime-Fighting

Nicholas Rush Smith

in Contradictions of Democracy: Vigilantism and Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190847180
eISBN:
9780190847227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847180.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Vigilantism is often understood as a substitute for state authority. If that is the case, why does the South African state encourage citizen crime-fighting, given risks that patrollers might resort ... More


Afterword: Demilitarization in Contemporary World History

Peter N. Stearns

in Demilitarization in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037894
eISBN:
9780252095153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037894.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History

This concluding chapter explains how the classic half-empty, half-full conundrum applies to demilitarization. It is possible to point to the compromises that emerged in the most demilitarized ... More


Combating Marijuana Cultivation

Marc Schuilenburg

in The Securitization of Society: Crime, Risk, and Social Order

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479854219
eISBN:
9781479881956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854219.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents a case study of organized marijuana cultivation, which is an important theme within Dutch crime fighting and a topic that has been on the front pages of newspapers regularly ... More


Policing Everyday Life on a Border

Farhana Ibrahim

in From Family to Police Force: Security and Belonging on a South Asian Border

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501759536
eISBN:
9781501759550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759536.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter reevaluates border policing in terms of networks of sociality rather than as a preconstituted institution or arm of state. It begins with debates on police reorganization that took place ... More


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