Sociology Reference Guide: Analyzing Crime & Social Control, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1429834595
  • ISBN-13: 9781429834599
  • DDC: 364
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 119 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Sociology Reference Guide series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. This volume offers an introduction to major concepts in law and social order, criminal deviance, and criminal detention. Readers will especially gain a broad overview of criminal behavior in essays that explore crime in different demographic groups in America. The collection begins with essays on law and order as constituted through the police and court systems and it follows with general accounts of how criminal acts are defined and socially constructed. An analysis of specific criminal behaviors is then provided, and the organization and effect of crime groups are explored alongside gang and juvenile criminal behavior. The remaining two essays explore issues within and outside of the penal system.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Court System.
2: The Police.
3: Informal & Formal Social Control.
4: Social Exclusion & Crime.
5: Social Disorganization Theory.
6: Victimless Crime.
7: White Collar Crime.
8: Crime Theory: Organized Crime.
9: Overview of Hate Crimes.
10: Sexual Assault & Rape.
11: Violent Crime in the U.S..
12: Race, Ethnicity, & Law Enforcement.
13: Juvenile Crime in the U.S..
14: Gang Membership.
15: The Prison System.
16: Criminal Recidivism.
17: Re-Entering Society from Prison.