These original essays introduce students to the complex and influential field of critical criminology. It presents many of the theories of critical criminology - Marxist, Feminist, Left Realist, Postmodern, Constitutive, Peacemaking, and Restorative Justice - and explores how, despite their distinctions, each theory is rooted in radical criminology, and all are critical of mainstream criminology.
Dr Ndikaru wa Teresia takes a look at criminology as a social science, which deal with law making, law breaking and responses to crime. Criminology ascertains principles for distinguishing criminal and non-criminal behavior. It categorizes various types of crimes and criminals, approves right and proper punishment for criminals. The author evaluates the fundamentals of criminology which are social science theory, research methods and the criminal justice system which includes the police, courts and corrections. The justice system has developed into a major social institution in Kenya and world at large. The author presents penology as concerned with punishment, the justification of punishment, preventing and controlling crime. This book will be helpful to lecturers and students in university and scholars who are doing more research on Criminology and Penology.
In the last 50 years, an extensive array of theorieshas appeared within the field of criminology, manygenerated by the discipline of sociology. With somany different, competing models and perspectivessurfacing, it is often difficult to determine iftheory growth is actually occurring in criminology,or if contemporary theories are merely recycledtheoretical models. The question of growth is animportant one to resolve because criminology, if itis truly a progressive form of social science, oughtto be producing theories that are evolving andimproving, and contributing to the accumulation ofknowledge. In order to assess the degree of theory accumulationin criminology, an existing model of theory growthproposed by David G. Wagner was applied to severaldifferent trajectories in the area of sociologicallybased theories within criminology. The findings ofthis research demonstrate the potential usefulness ofthe model in understanding theory growth anddevelopment within the field of criminology.
Criminology Skills is the only book of its kind to cover both criminological study skills and research skills for the first-year right through to the final-year student. Accessible, engaging, and visually appealing, the text gives you a practical understanding of the key skills you need to succeed in the study of criminology.
"Is Pinterest Really Killing Feminism?" is a response to the notion, popularized by Amy Odell’s article “How Pinterest is Killing Feminism,” that the social media site Pinterest, which is dominated by female users, is detrimental both to the feminist movement and women in general. A definition of feminism, contrary to the one employed by Odell, is established and applied to Pinterest users and Pinterest content. Two forms of content prevalent on Pinterest, domestic content and “thinspo” images, are evaluated in terms of their prevalence and how they are used on Pinterest and their overall effect on women and feminism. Betty Friedan’s "The Feminine Mystique" and Naomi Wolf’s "The Beauty Myth" are also employed to address Odell’s claims that Pinterest content is reminiscent of the “retrograde, materialistic” content in women’s magazines.
The Birth of Feminism – Woman as Intellect in Renaissance Italy and England
The Oxford Handbook of Criminology provides an authoritative collection of chapters covering the core and emerging topics studied on criminology courses. With contributions from leading academics, the Handbook is the definitive guide to the discipline.
Feminism, as adopted in this study, is distinctive in nature as it depicts the concepts of accomodationism and motherism in its attempt to emancipate the female from male subjugation. It is different from Western feminism as it projects gender complementarity and gives room to caring and nurturing of children. This practice makes African feminism to be tagged neutral. Feminism is an attempt by the womenfolk to universally liberate itself from male chauvinism and patriarchy. It aims at making the position of women at home, at work, at school, in the street etc. more challenging to themselves and their menfolk in the social phenomenon.
Today, in the age of electronics, the Internet, and robots, we are faced with a different side of human development: environmental degradation, pollution, destruction, and harm. Environmental issues and natural disasters known as environmental crime have rocketed to the top of the scale of security problems and survival issues of modern society. Despite the fast worldwide development of green criminology and environmental crime studies in the last decades, their development in the region of South-Eastern Europe has only just started. Therefore, this book provides an early look at environmental crime in comparative criminology and criminal-justice surveys, while giving the reader an insight into the chronological development of green criminology. Environmental crime in Slovenia is analysed from different aspects using triangulation of qualitative and quantitative research methods. The views on the paramount role of the green criminology and relevant solution proposals based on the identified characteristics of environmental crime should be particularly useful to students, criminologists, other scholars, and other professionals dealing with environmental crime issues daily.
Criminology is a textbook with a new approach, both student-focused and research-engaged. Written for today's students, it provides the framework of knowledge core to exploring, understanding, and explaining crime. The goal is simple and bold - to help the next generation of criminologists to be switched-on, excited, and critical.