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Race and Police Brutality
Race and Police Brutality (November 2008)
Roots of an Urban Dilemma
Malcolm D. Holmes - Author
Brad W. Smith - Author

Disputes standard explanations of police brutality against minority citizens to offer new insights and suggestions on dealing with this problem.

What causes police brutality, and why are minority citizens the primary victims? Social scientists often attribute the behavior to poorly managed police departments, bad cops, or the interests of the powerful in controlling minorities perceived as criminal threats. Malcolm...(Read More)
 
 
Bearing Witness to Crime and Social Justice
Bearing Witness to Crime and Social Justice (November 2000)
Richard Quinney - Author

Eminent criminologist Richard Quinney offers his 40-year journey bearing witness to crime and social justice in writings both scholarly and autobiographical.

Featuring both scholarly and autobiographical writings, Bearing Witness to Crime and Social Justice follows Richard Quinney's development as a criminologist. Quinney's criminology is a critical criminology which he describes as a journey of witnessing to crime and social j...(Read More)
 
 
Confronting the Drug Control Establishment
Confronting the Drug Control Establishment (November 1999)
Alfred Lindesmith as a Public Intellectual
David Patrick Keys - Author
John F. Galliher - Author

Examines the career of sociologist Alfred R. Lindesmith, who argued against drug prohibitions from the 1930s onward, warning of the threat to democracy and advocating more humane drug control laws.


Confronting the Drug Control Establishment is a biography of Alfred R. Lindesmith and an intellectual history of his times. A sociologist at Indiana University, Lindesmith believed legal prohibition of addictive drugs was futile ...(Read More)
 
 
Doing Justice
Doing Justice (April 1999)
Liberalism, Group Constructs, and Individual Realities
Leroy H. Pelton - Author

Offers a revised liberal political philosophy, arguing that group-based policies are discriminatory and proposing individual-oriented policies in their place.
Offering a new way of thinking about liberalism and public policies, this book contends that group-based policies, predicated on all manner of group construction, pervade public policy. Such policies are grounded in group distinctions that include not only race, ethnicity, gender, a...(Read More)
 
 
The State of Terror
The State of Terror (February 1998)
Annamarie Oliverio - Author

A comparative analysis of one of the most devastating social problems of the contemporary world. Focuses not only on acts of terrorism by terrorists, but with their portrayal and manipulation by others, particularly the media, for social and political purposes.

Annamarie Oliverio asks us to question many of our basic ideas about terrorism, the identity of terrorists, and the ways we have come to recognize terrorist acti...(Read More)
 
 
The Trouble With Evil
The Trouble With Evil (February 1997)
Social Control at the Edge of Morality
Edwin M. Lemert - Author

A broadly based analysis of good and evil grounded in examination of the conceptual, philosophical, and theoretical bases of the study of evil within the social sciences.

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Edwin Lemert investigates the possibility that a consideration of evil will provide new power to explanations of deviance. He links classic studies of witchcraft and sorcery to the wider problem of social control. The search for prototypical evi...(Read More)
 
 
Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology
Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology (July 1995)
The Case of Elizabeth Briant Lee and Alfred McClung Lee
John F. Galliher - Author
James M. Galliher - Author

This book is a biography of the husband and wife team that is largely responsible for developing social problems and social deviance as areas of research. Politics in the discipline of sociology is also examined.

"The Gallihers document the strains between 'Christian' and 'value-free' sociology and the constraints upon Betty and other women in a male-dominated academic world. These chapters offer a clear and systematic analys...(Read More)
 
 
Crime and its Social Context
Crime and its Social Context (July 1994)
Toward an Integrated Theory of Offenders, Victims, and Situations
Terance D. Miethe - Author
Robert F. Meier - Author

Theories of criminality and theories of victimization have traditionally been discussed as though they bore no relationship to one another. Yet, a complete explanation for crime must examine both the decision to engage in crime by an offender and the everyday actions of ordinary citizens that increase vulnerability to criminals. The integration of these approaches yields testable models that have greater predictive power than could be obtained by lo...(Read More)
 
 
The Struggle for Control
The Struggle for Control (March 1993)
A Study of Law, Disputes, and Deviance
Pat Lauderdale - Author
Michael Cruit - Author

"A brilliant synthesis of sensitive and insightful case studies and the development of hypotheses and a multi-level model of 'dispute management.' It is this difficult combination that makes this work a distinctive and powerful contribution to this relatively unexplored , yet increasingly important, domain of research." -- Ray Corrado, Criminology, Simon Fraser University

This book offers a study of deviance and dispute management in a compar...(Read More)
 
 
Inventing Criminology
Inventing Criminology (March 1993)
Essays on the Rise of 'Homo Criminalis'
Piers Beirne - Author

This book traces the intellectual history of criminology, analyzing the influence of early classical European concepts of criminality and the development of positivist methodologies. It is an original and carefully researched work, adding significantly to our knowledge of the history of criminology. From Cesare Beccaria's Dei delitti e delle pene to Charles Goring's The English Convict , Beirne offers refreshing and challenging insig...(Read More)
 
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