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Evolution And Crime

Author : Jason Roach
ISBN : 9781136233715
Genre : Social Science
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This fascinating new book opens up new ways of looking at different aspects of crime and crime control, exploring the potential contribution that a more welcoming approach to the evolutionary perspective would make to criminology.

Environmental Criminology And Crime Analysis

Author : Richard Wortley
ISBN : 9781136308451
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 69. 33 MB
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Environmental criminology is a generic label that covers a range of overlapping perspectives. At the core, the various strands of environmental criminology are bound by a common focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the performance of crime, and a conviction that careful analyses of these environmental influences are the key to the effective investigation, control and prevention of crime. Environmental Crime and Crime Analysis brings together for the first time the key contributions to environmental criminology to comprehensively define the field and synthesize the concepts and ideas surrounding environmental criminology. The chapters are written by leading theorists and practitioners in the field. Each chapter will analyze one of the twelve major elements of environmental criminology and crime analysis. This book will be essential reading for both practitioners and undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in this subject.

Psychological Criminology

Author : Richard Wortley
ISBN : 9781136652899
Genre : Social Science
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Psychological Criminology addresses the question: what is it about individuals and their experiences that cause them to commit crime and/or to become criminal? This book provides a comprehensive coverage of psychological theories of crime and criminality, exploring theories focusing on factors present at birth (human nature, heredity); theories that focus on factors that influence the offender over the lifespan (learning, development); and theories focusing on factors present at the crime scene. It emphasizes the connections among the different approaches, and demonstrates how, taken together rather than as rival explanations, they provide a more complete picture of crime and criminality than each provides individually. Theories are arranged throughout the book in a temporal sequence, from distal to proximal causes of crime. The analysis spans 100,000 years, from the evolutionary roots of criminal behaviour in the ancestral environments of early humans on the African savana, to the decision to engage in a specific criminal act. Key features of the book include: a focus on theory – ‘explaining’ crime and criminality, an integrative approach, accessible to readers who do not have a background in psychology. Psychological Criminology highlights the contributions that psychological theory can make to the broader field of criminology; it will be of interest to students, academics, researchers and practitioners in both criminology and forensic psychology.

Crime Scene Science

Author : Karen Romano Young
ISBN : 9781426305214
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Collects twenty science experiments that mimic techniques used at crime scenes, including figuring out a suspects height and analyzing handwriting and paper fibers.

Routledge Handbook Of Crime Science

Author : Richard Wortley
ISBN : 0415826268
Genre :
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Crime science has developed over the last ten years as a distinctive approach to studying crime, although its roots go back much further. It emphasises the importance of scientific method in understanding and dealing effectively with crime. It draws on any social or natural sciences that can help us better understand or deal with crime. It has a very strong applied orientation: it is concerned with improving the prevention, disruption and detection of crime. This handbook provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the aspirations, main theories and methods of ‘crime science.’ The book starts with an exhaustive introduction from the editors exploring the aims, nature, current state and future directions of crime science; followed by a second section of pithy chapters by disciplinary specialists looking at contributions their sciences can make or have already made to crime science; and a third section that showcases a series of exemplary crime science studies that show the wide range of the kind of work that crime scientists do. A glossary is also included for key terms. This book is essential reading for social scientists and scientists alike and marks a new phase in the study of crime and its detection and prevention.

Crime Science

Author : Melissa J Smith
ISBN : 9781134010158
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides an introduction to crime science, setting out its essentials. It provides a major statement of the nature and aspirations of crime science, and presents a series of case studies providing examples, in different settings, of the approach in action, ranging from preventing crime within correctional institutions to the use of techniques such as DNA fast tracking for burglary.

Cognition And Crime

Author : Benoit Leclerc
ISBN : 9781136185359
Genre : Social Science
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The rational choice perspective developed by Cornish and Clarke in 1986 provides criminologists with a valuable and practical framework for purposes of crime control and prevention. More than twenty-five years later, Cognition and Crime pushes the boundaries of this field of research by bringing together international leading (or emerging) researchers in this area of script analysis into a single volume for the first time. It also presents a series of original contributions on offender decision-making during crime and crime script analysis as well as offering a critical perspective of what could be achieved in the future to further help develop this field of research for prevention purposes. In addition, each empirical chapter treats a specific and important form of crime such as stalking violence, drug dealing, human trafficking for sexual exploitation, child sexual abuse, and transnational illegal market of endangered species. Academics and students from various backgrounds, and interested in investigating and preventing crime, will benefit from this book as it applies crime script analysis and discusses new and future developments in regards to this approach and the rational choice perspective. This volume will be of particular relevance for practitioners such as police officers and crime investigators.

Scene Of The Crime

Author : Anne Wingate
ISBN : PSU:000059282235
Genre : Reference
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Provides information on how evidence is measured, collected, identified, and analyzed, the timetable of activity at a crime scene, and technical terms and professional techniques used

Crime Scene Investigators

Author : Rob Shone
ISBN : 1404214445
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes how crime scene investigators use physical evidence at a crime scene to help determine details of the crime, and includes three case studies in graphic novel format that were aided by these investigators.

The Practice Of Crime Scene Investigation

Author : John Horswell
ISBN : 1420023241
Genre : Law
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Crime scene investigation involves the use and integration of scientific methods, physical evidence, and deductive reasoning in order to determine and establish the series of events surrounding a crime. The quality of the immediate crime scene response and the manner in which the crime scene is examined are critical to the success of the investigation. Evidence that is missed or corrupted by incomplete or improper handling can have a devastating effect on a case and keep justice from being served. The Practice of Crime Scene Investigation covers numerous aspects of crime scene investigation, including the latest in education and training, quality systems accreditation, quality assurance, and the application of specialist scientific disciplines to crime. The book discusses a range of basic and advanced techniques such as fingerprinting, dealing with trauma victims, photofit technology, the role of the pathologist and ballistic expert, and signal processing. It also reviews specialist crime scene examinations including clandestine laboratories, drug operations, arson, and explosives.

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