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Handbook on Crime

Edited by: Fiona Brookman , Mike Maguire , Harriet Pierpoint , Trevor Bennett

Print publication date:  February  2010
Online publication date:  February  2010

Print ISBN: 9781843923725
eBook ISBN: 9781843929680
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781843929680
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Book description

The Handbook on Crime is a comprehensive edited volume that contains analysis and explanation of the nature, extent, patterns and causes of over 40 different forms of crime, in each case drawing attention to key contemporary debates and social and criminal justice responses to them. It also challenges many popular and official conceptions of crime.

This book is one of the few criminological texts that takes as its starting point a range of specific types of criminal activity. It addresses not only 'conventional' offences such as shoplifting, burglary, robbery, and vehicle crime, but many other forms of criminal behaviour - often an amalgamation of different legal offences - which attract contemporary media, public and policy concern. These include crimes committed not only by individuals, but by organised criminal groups, corporations and governments. There are chapters on, for example, gang violence, hate crime, elder abuse, animal abuse, cyber crime, identity theft, money-laundering, eco crimes, drug trafficking, human trafficking, genocide, and global terrorism. Many of these topics receive surprisingly little attention in the criminological literature.

The Handbook on Crime will be a unique text of lasting value to students, researchers, academics, practitioners, policy makers, journalists and all others involved in understanding and preventing criminal behaviour.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Domestic burglary Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Vehicle crime Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Shoplifting Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Understanding and tackling stolen goods markets Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Income tax evasion and benefit fraud Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Theft and fraud by employees Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Fakes Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Scams Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Credit fraud Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Identity theft and fraud Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Cybercrime Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Homicide Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Domestic violence Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Street robbery Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Stealing commercial cash: from safe-cracking to armed robbery Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Youth gang crime Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Violence in the night-time economy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Hate crime Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Stalking and harassment Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Arson Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Blackmail, kidnapping and threats to kill Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Elder abuse Download PDF
Chapter  23:  School bullying: risk factors, theories and interventions Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Institutional abuse and children’s homes Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Animal abuse Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Sexual offences against adults Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Sexual offences against children Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sex work Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Drug- and alcohol-related crime Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Drug supply and possession Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Drug trafficking Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Corporate financial crimes Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Middle-range business crime: rogue and respectable businesses, family firms and entrepreneurs Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Human trafficking Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Money laundering Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Extortion Download PDF
Chapter  37:  State crime Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Genocide and ‘ethnic cleansing’ Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Torture Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Crimes of the global state Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Political protest and crime Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Terrorism Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Eco-crime and air pollution Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Corporate violence and harm Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Driving offences Download PDF
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Part_6 Download PDF
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