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Alcohol and moral regulationPublic attitudes, spirited measures and Victorian hangovers

Alcohol and moral regulation: Public attitudes, spirited measures and Victorian hangovers

Henry Yeomans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447309932
eISBN:
9781447310013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309932.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Drinking is frequently described as a contemporary, worsening and peculiarly British social problem that requires radical remedial regulation. Comparative data, however, undermines such views and ... More

Applying complexity theoryWhole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work

Applying complexity theory: Whole systems approaches to criminal justice and social work

Aaron Pycroft and Clemens Bartollas (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447311409
eISBN:
9781447311430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311409.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Approaches based around complexity theory are increasingly being used in the study of organisations and the delivery of services. This is the first book to explore the application of complexity ... More

Blamestorming, blamemongers and scapegoatsAllocating blame in the criminal justice process

Blamestorming, blamemongers and scapegoats: Allocating blame in the criminal justice process

Gavin Dingwall and Tim Hillier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447305002
eISBN:
9781447311614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305002.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

We live in a society that is increasingly preoccupied with allocating blame: when something goes wrong someone must be to blame. Bringing together philosophical, psychological, and sociological ... More

Coercion and Women Co-OffendersA Gendered Pathway Into Crime

Coercion and Women Co-Offenders: A Gendered Pathway Into Crime

Charlotte Barlow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447330981
eISBN:
9781447331025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330981.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This publication explores the legal, media and social constructions of coercion as a pathway into crime for some co-offending women. Coercion has been increasingly acknowledged as a pathway into ... More

Female Serial Killers In Social ContextCriminological institutionalism and the case of Mary Ann Cotton

Female Serial Killers In Social Context: Criminological institutionalism and the case of Mary Ann Cotton

Elizabeth Yardley and David Wilson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447326458
eISBN:
9781447327639
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326458.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

To date, approaches to understanding serial murder have focused on individual cases rather than the social context in which they occurred. This book marks a departure by situating nineteenth century ... More

Inside Crown CourtPersonal experiences and questions of legitimacy

Inside Crown Court: Personal experiences and questions of legitimacy

Jessica Jacobson, Gillian Hunter, and Amy Kirby

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447317050
eISBN:
9781447309901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317050.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Within the criminal justice system of England and Wales, the Crown Court is the arena in which serious criminal offences are prosecuted and sentenced. On the basis of ethnographic research findings, ... More

Leading Policing in EuropeAn empirical study of strategic police leadership

Leading Policing in Europe: An empirical study of strategic police leadership

Bryn Caless and Steve Tong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447315728
eISBN:
9781447315865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447315728.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Little is known about those at the command end of policing in Europe. This book details unique access to those at the top of Europe’s police forces, obtaining detailed comments from more than a ... More

A Philosophy of the Social Construction of Crime

A Philosophy of the Social Construction of Crime

David Polizzi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447327325
eISBN:
9781447327646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327325.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

It is well known that the social definition of individuals and ethnic groups helps legitimize how they are addressed by law enforcement. The philosophy of the social construction of crime and ... More

Responding to hate crimeThe case for connecting policy and research

Responding to hate crime: The case for connecting policy and research

Neil Chakraborti and Jon Garland (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447308768
eISBN:
9781447311669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308768.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Why has so much hate crime policy seemingly ignored academic research? And why has so much of this research been conducted inside of its own separate academic bubble? This book addresses those ... More

Solitary ConfinementLived Experiences and Ethical Implications

Solitary Confinement: Lived Experiences and Ethical Implications

David Polizzi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447337539
eISBN:
9781447337553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337539.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Solitary confinement has been used in correctional practice since the very inception of the penitentiary system in the United States. However, by the late 1840’s, it usefulness as a rehabilitative ... More

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