Crime Types and Criminals

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-21
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Crime Types and Criminals is an essential introduction to the study of criminology, focusing on crime types in particular. This book provides broad coverage of all major crime types, as well as coverage of research methods and theory. This book can be used both as a stand-alone and supplementary text in courses such as introduction to criminology, crime and society, deviant behaviour, crime profiling, and many other courses within the criminology and criminal justice discipline. Unlike many of the current criminology books on the market, this is a brief book that really talks about all kinds of crime and criminals in detail in a way to capture and retain student interest.

Table of Contents

Fads and Fashions in Crime
The Emergence of Criminology
Crime and Deviance
Sumner's Types of Norms
Mala in Se and Mala Prohibita
Social Change and the Emergence of Law
Consensus vs. Conflict Model of Law
Crime and Criminal Law
Who Defines Crime? Criminological Definitions of Crime
The Crime Problem
The Cost of Crime
Key Concepts
Review Questions
General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals
Caution in Interpreting Crime Data
International Variations in Crime
The Prevalence of Crime
Trends in Crime
Age and Crime
Gender Differences in Criminality
Social Class and Crime
Race and Crime
Regional Variation in Crime
Urban/Rural Differences
Institutions and Crime
The Family and Crime
Education and Crime
Religion and Crime
War and Crime
Economy and Crime
Mass Media and Crime
Criminal Typologies
A Critique of Typologies
A Defense of Typologies
Criminal Behavior Systems
Theoretical Range and Criminological Explanation
Key Concepts
Review Questions
An Overview of Theory in Criminology
Major Theoretical Approaches
Demonological Theory
Classical and Neo-Classical Theory
Ecological Theory
Forerunners of Modern Criminological Thought
Economic Theory
Biological Theory
Psychological Theory
Mainstream Sociological Theory
Critical Sociological Theory
Integrated Theories of Crime
Key Concepts
Review Questions
Violent Crime
History of Violence in the United States
Murder and Mayhem
Types of Murders: Multicide
Victim Precipitation
Typology of Violent Offenders
Legal Aspects
Homicide and Assault Statistics
Patterns and Trends in Violent Crime
Workplace Violence
School Violence
Sexual Assault
Acquaintance Rape
Amir vs. Brownmiller
Rape as a Violent Act
Sexual Harassment
Conklin's Typology of Robbers
Domestic Violence
Child Abuse
Spouse Abuse
Elder Abuse
Criminal Careers of Violent Offenders
Culture of Violence
Subculture of Violence
Career Criminals/Violent Predators
Societal Reaction
Key Concepts
Review Questions
Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional and Professional
Occasional Property Crimes
Motor Vehicle Theft
Check Forgery
Conventional Property Crimes
Fencing Operations
Arson -- A Special-Category Offense
Criminal Careers of Occasional and Conventional Property Criminals
Societal Reaction
Professional Crime
The Concept of "Professional Crime"
Characteristics of Professional Crime
A Model of Professional Crime
Edelhertz's Typology
Big Cons
Maurer's The Big Con
Identity Theft
Ponzi Schemes
Pyramid Schemes
Religious Cons
Professional Burglars
The Box Man
The Professional Fence
Paper Hangers
Professional Robbers
Professional Arsonists
Professional Auto Theft Rings
Professional Killers
Criminal Careers of Professionals
Societal Reaction
Key Concepts
Review Questions
White Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate
White Collar Crime -- The Classic Statement
Related Concepts
The Measurement and Cost of Occupational and Corporate Crime
The History of Corporate, Organizational, and Occupational Crime
Legal Regulation
Occupations and the Law
Organizations and the Law
Occupational Crime
Crimes by Employees
Crimes by Employees Against Individuals (the Public)
Crimes by Employees Against Employees
Crimes by Employees Against Organizations
Crimes by Individuals (or Members of Occupations)
Corporate Crime
Crimes by Organizations/Corporations Against Individuals (the Public)
Crimes by Organizations Against Employees
Crimes by Organizations (Corporations) Against Organizations
Criminal Careers of Occupational and Organizational Offenders
Societal Reaction
Why the Leniency in Punishment?
Key Concepts
Review Questions
Political Crime and Terrorism
Political Crime: A Definition
Legal Aspects
The Nuremburg Principle
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Law
Crimes by Government
Secret Police
Human Rights Violations
Crimes by Police
Illegal Surveillance, Disruption, and Experiments
Crimes Against Government
Protest and Dissent
Political "Whistleblowing"
The Oklahoma City Bombing
Criminal Careers of Political Criminals
The Doctrine of Raison d'État
Terrorism and Social Policy
Societal Reaction
Key Concepts
Review Questions
Organized Crime
Organized Crime: A Problematic Definition
Sources of Information on Organized Crime
Types of Organized Crime (Generic Definitions)
The Organized Crime Continuum
Street Gangs
International Organized Crime
Chinese Triad Societies
Russian Organized Crime
The Nature of Organized Crime
Ethnicity and Organized Crime
Money Laundering
Drug Trafficking
Colombian Cartels
The Underground Empire
Theories of the Nature of Syndicate Crime in the United States
The Cosa Nostra Theory (The Cressey Model)
The Patron Theory (The Albini Model)
The Italian-American Syndicate (LAS)
The Classic Pattern of Organized Crime
Strategic and Tactical Crimes
Illegal Businesses and Activities
Big Business and Government
A Brief History of Organized Crime in the United States
Before 1930
The Luciano Period
The Genovese Period
The Appalachian Meetings
The Gambino Period
The Commission Trials
Other Developments
Criminal Careers of Organized Criminals
Public and Legal Reaction
Drug Control Strategies
Investigative Procedures
Laws and Organized Crime
Key Concepts
Review Questions
Public Order Crime
Nuts, Guts, Sluts, and "Preverts"
Broken Windows
Types of Prostitution
Massage Parlors
Underaged Prostitutes
Homosexual Behavior
Sexual Offenses
Nonvictimless Sexual Offenses
Sexual Predators
Characteristics of Sex Offenders
Drug Abuse
Drugs and History
Drug Use in the United States: The Drug Dip?
Drug Abuse and Crime
The Prohibition Experiment
Special Populations
Societal Reaction
Key Concepts
Review Questions
Computer Crime and the Future of Crime
Computer Crime
Types of Computer Crime
Argot of Computer Crime
Online Predators
The Future of Crime
Predicting the Future of Crime: Methods
Other Crime Predictions
The Future of Digital Crime
Other Predictions
British Home Office Predictions
Key Concepts
Review Questions
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