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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


The Paradoxical Consequences of Success

Nancy Whittier

in The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse: Emotions, Social Movements, and the State

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325102
eISBN:
9780199869350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325102.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter returns to the question of activists' engagement with the state, examining the different forms that movement organizations' relationships with state authorities took during the 1990s and ... More


Citizenship through Participation

Lisa L. Miller

in The Perils of Federalism: Race, Poverty, and the Politics of Crime Control

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331684
eISBN:
9780199867967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331684.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores in more detail the nature and quality of interaction citizen groups have with the policy process in the two urban locales studied. In particular, the chapter addresses the two ... More


Media, Gender, and Crime Victims

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/9780199765102.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Mainstream media sources are one of our most influential storytellers. Public sentiment regarding women, crime, and victimization is directly influenced by the media's linguistics, visual images, and ... 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


The Rise and Fall of LEAA

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:
10.1093/0195103432.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

A major federal anticrime agency had its roots in an Office of Law Enforcement Assistance established in the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. The agency was enacted into law in a wide‐ranging crime law ... More


Drawing the Contours of Victim Dilemmas

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/9780199765102.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Victims were the forgotten piece of the criminal act, largely ignored by the police and prosecutors unless they were viewed as valuable tools in the apprehension or prosecution of offenders. This ... More


Power by Proxy: The Strategic Alliance Between Prison Officers and Crime Victims

Joshua Page

in The Toughest Beat: Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers Union in California

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384055
eISBN:
9780199893560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384055.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter demonstrates that the CCPOA’s success flowed in part from the union’s ability to develop mutually beneficial alliances with other organizations. It contends that the union’s most ... More


Introduction

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/9780199765102.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In recent years much academic literature exists to educate people about crime victims' experiences and the obstacles that limit their choices and abilities to prevent or handle their victimization. ... More


How Battered Women Lose: Unintended Consequences of Well-Intentioned Legal and Criminal Justice Policies

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/9780199765102.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter investigates the consequences of policies for victims of crime using examples drawn from the larger political arena. As the state becomes more involved in regulating citizens' lives, ... More


The Victim as Consumer

Paul Rock

in Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and Victims

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275496
eISBN:
9780191699832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines changes in the representation of the victim as a vaguely empowered consumer of criminal justices services in Great Britain during the period from 1997 to 2001. During this ... More


Intervening in Violent Homes

Karel Kurst-Swanger and Jacqueline L. Petcosky

in Violence in the Home: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195165180
eISBN:
9780199864966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165180.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter examines a number of intervention strategies intended to identify, intervene in, and treat violence in the home including state level interventions such as mandatory reporting ... More


Prelude: Crime and Victims at the Turn of the Century

Paul Rock

in Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and Victims

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275496
eISBN:
9780191699832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explains the objective of this book, which is to reconstruct what the politicians and policy-makers of the British Labour government during the period from 1997 to 2001 sought to achieve ... More


The Victim and Reparation

Paul Rock

in Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and Victims

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275496
eISBN:
9780191699832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter looks at the effects on victims of crime of the reform of legal reparation or restorative justice in Great Britain during the period from 1997 to 2001. It highlights involvement of the ... More


Distributive and Procedural Justice

Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovic´ and John Hagan

in Reclaiming Justice: The International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and Local Courts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195340327
eISBN:
9780199895380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340327.003.0048
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

This chapter explores what people who view themselves as victims of war crimes and crimes of humanity and who will never see firsthand the inside of the ICTY courtroom think about the justice ... More


The Victim and Race

Paul Rock

in Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and Victims

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275496
eISBN:
9780191699832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the impact of the death of black British student Stephen Lawrence on the British governments' policies for victims of crimes during the period from 1997 to 2001. It suggests ... More


The Victim and Compensation

Paul Rock

in Constructing Victims' Rights: The Home Office, New Labour, and Victims

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199275496
eISBN:
9780191699832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275496.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines criminal injuries compensation in Great Britain during the period from 1997 to 2001. It discusses policy development centred on the victims of crime and explains the policies ... More


Prosecutors and the Victims of Crime

Angela J. Davis

in Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195384734
eISBN:
9780199852369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384734.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the following questions: Do crime victims influence the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in ways that produce unfair results for defendants? Does the exercise of ... More


Reclaiming Justice: The Ideal and the Reality

Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovic´ and John Hagan

in Reclaiming Justice: The International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and Local Courts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195340327
eISBN:
9780199895380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340327.003.0058
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

This chapter argues that the extent and severity of atrocities and the ICTY's limited time and resources appear to require the involvement of the local criminal justice system to address the ... More


Community safety and victims: who is the victim of community safety?

Sandra Walklate

in Community safety: Critical perspectives on policy and practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347305
eISBN:
9781447301950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter suggests an analysis of the mechanisms underlying the processes associated with the rise of victimhood and its impact. It offers a critical understanding of the current imagining of the ... More


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