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Deviance Among Physicians Fraud, Violence, and the Power to Prescribe

Deviance Among Physicians: Fraud, Violence, and the Power to Prescribe

1st Edition

By Thaddeus L. Johnson, Natasha N. Johnson, Christina Policastro
March 31, 2021

The concept of deviance is complex, given that norms vary considerably across groups, times, and places. Society tends to primarily recognize traditional portraits of deviants such as street-offenders and drug addicts. The label "deviant" is commonly cast upon society’s undesirables, but this ...

Immigration and School Safety

Immigration and School Safety

1st Edition

By Anthony A. Peguero, Jennifer M. Bondy
March 23, 2021

Immigration and School Safety utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to expose the complex relationship between immigration and school safety in the United States. It addresses not only individual, intrapersonal, and environmental factors but also distant-level conditions that are relevant to the ...

Unarmed and Dangerous Patterns of Threats by Citizens During Deadly Force Encounters with Police

Unarmed and Dangerous: Patterns of Threats by Citizens During Deadly Force Encounters with Police

1st Edition

By Jon Shane, Zoë Swenson
July 18, 2018

There is tremendous controversy across the United States (and beyond) when a police officer uses deadly force against an unarmed citizen, but often the conversation is devoid of contextual details. These details matter greatly as a matter of law and organizational legitimacy. In this short book, ...

Street Crime

Street Crime

1st Edition

By Simon Hallsworth
February 01, 2005

Street crime remains high on the public and political agenda, and is frequently the subject of media attention and concern. This book aims to provide a detailed and accessible account of the phenomenon, placing the subject in its theoretical, historical and political context. It addresses the ...

Murder

Murder

1st Edition

By Shani D'Cruze, Sandra L. Walklate, Samantha Pegg
July 02, 2015

This book seeks to unravel the issues associated with the crime of murder, providing a highly accessible account of the subject for people coming to it for the first time. It uses detailed case studies as a way of exemplifying and exploring more general questions of socio-cultural responses to ...

Safety Crimes

Safety Crimes

1st Edition

By Steve Tombs, Dave Whyte
September 01, 2007

Every year in the UK, hundreds of workers are killed just doing their jobs, thousands more die of illnesses caused by their work and tens of thousands suffer major injuries such as amputations, loss of sight, serious burns, and so on. Worldwide, two million people are killed by work each year. Yet ...

Armed Robbery

Armed Robbery

1st Edition

By Roger Matthews
April 01, 2002

Despite the significance of armed robbery in the criminal justice system, the media and in the public mind there has been little systematic research or writing on the subject beyond the popular accounts. In both the USA and the UK there remains a large gap in the literature on the subject, which ...

Burglary

Burglary

1st Edition

By Rob Mawby
February 24, 2011

Burglary has all the credentials as the 'folk crime of the new millennium', and is regularly identified as one of the crimes most feared by the public. Victims are particularly affected by burglary, and burglary is generally at the centre of crime prevention and community safety strategies. This ...

Car Crime

Car Crime

1st Edition

By Claire Corbett
June 01, 2003

Crime involving cars – whether involving offences by drivers or theft of and from cars – represents a substantial proportion of offences committed, and occupies an enormous amount of police time. But it is not always perceived as the serious crime that it is: many traffic offences cause enormous ...

Fraud

Fraud

1st Edition

By Alan Doig
September 01, 2006

Fraud remains one of the most important crimes and causes billions of pounds of losses each year, many thousands of people are employed to try to prevent it, but it has remained largely neglected in the literature. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the main issues involved in fraud, its...

State Crime

State Crime

1st Edition

By Alan Doig
February 18, 2011

This book provides an introduction to state crime, with a particular focus on the UK. The use of crime by the UK to achieve its policy and political objectives is an underdeveloped aspect of academic study of individual and institutional criminality, the exercise of political power, public ...

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