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ISBN 9780415627979
Published March 20, 2012 by Routledge
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Book Description

This book brings together an influential group of academics and researchers to review key areas of research, theory and methodology within criminology and criminal justice, and to identify the most important new challenges facing the discipline. The contributors focus on the three central themes of punishment and criminal justice, location and mobility, and perpetrators and criminal careers, on which much cutting edge research within criminology has been taking place. A particular strength of the book is its multidisciplinary and international approach, with contributors drawn from Europe, the UK and the United States.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction  1. Challenges for criminological and criminal justice research, Gerben Bruinsma and Rolf Loeber  2. Criminology and criminal justice in Europe, Michael Tonry  Part 2: Punishment and Criminal Justice  3. Risk assessment and criminal law: closing the gap between criminal law and criminology, Ybo Buruma  4. Actuarial justice and the modern state, Malcolm M. Feeley  5. Punishment, retribution and communication, R. Antony Duff  6. Of crimes and punishment, Hans F.M. Crombag  7. The weakest link: human rights and the criminal offender in modern democratic government, Franklin E. Zimring  8. European trends and transatlantic inspiration: youth offending and juvenile justice, Peter H. van der Laan  9. Reflections on the relationship between transnational policing and organized crime, James Sheptycki  Part 3: Location and Mobility  10. The emergence of crime places in crime prevention, David Weisburd  11. The journey to crime, George F. Rengert  12. Decision models underlying the journey to crime, Henk Elffers  13. Transnational organized crime: new directions for empirical research and public policy, Henk van de Bunt and Edward Kleemans  Part 4: Perpetrators and Criminal Careers  14. Analysis of criminal careers, Alfred Blumstein  15. The development of aggression: causes and trajectories, Willem Koops and Bram Orobio de Castro  16. A semi-parametric, group-based approach for analysing trajectories of development: a non-technical overview, Daniel S. Nagin  17. Peers, crime and the life course, Mark Warr  18. The changing role of delinquent peers in childhood and adolescence: issues, findings and puzzles, Frank M. Weerman

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Biography

Gerben Bruinsma is Director of the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

Henk Elffers is Co-ordinator of Research at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

Jan De Keijser also works at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.