• Offending and Desistance: The importance of social relations book cover

    Offending and Desistance

    The importance of social relations, 1st Edition

    By Beth Weaver

    In Offending and Desistance, Beth Weaver examines the role of a co-offending peer group in shaping and influencing offending and desistance, focusing on three phases of their criminal careers: onset, persistence and desistance. While there is consensus across the body of desistance research that…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26
    International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

  • Juvenile Justice in Britain and the United States: The Balance of Needs and Rights book cover

    Juvenile Justice in Britain and the United States

    The Balance of Needs and Rights, 1st Edition

    By Phyllida Parsloe

    This study, first published in 1978, compares the ways in which the systems in England, Scotland and the United States balance the necessity of meeting children’s needs against the protection of their rights. Three approaches to juvenile justice are identified; the criminal justice, the welfare,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sociological Aspects of Crime and Delinquency (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Sociological Aspects of Crime and Delinquency (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Michael Phillipson

    The field of crime and delinquency attracts a great deal of heated and partial opinion, prejudice and other forms of mal-thinking. When there is a scientific approach there tends to be a psychological explanation. This book, first published in 1971, is a corrective to both trends. It is a…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge Revivals

  • Criminal Behaviour from School to the Workplace: Untangling the Complex Relations Between Employment, Education and Crime book cover

    Criminal Behaviour from School to the Workplace

    Untangling the Complex Relations Between Employment, Education and Crime, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frank Weerman, Catrien Bijleveld

    This volume focuses on the complex relation between offending and the transition from school to the workplace: how employment and education are related to breaking the law and getting in contact with the criminal justice system. The contributors report results from several large scale and…

    Paperback – 2015-07-18
    Routledge Studies in Criminal Behaviour

  • Cultural Factors in Delinquency book cover

    Cultural Factors in Delinquency

    1st Edition

    Edited by R. H Ahrenfeldt, T. C. N. Gibbens

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have…

    Paperback – 2014-12-23

  • Why We Take Drugs: Seeking Excess and Communion in the Modern World book cover

    Why We Take Drugs

    Seeking Excess and Communion in the Modern World, 1st Edition

    By Tom Yardley

    In older cultures, the use of intoxicant drugs was integrated into the rhythms of social existence and bounded by rituals and taboos that ensured their dangerous forces were contained and channelled. In modern western societies, by contrast, the state and the institutions of society have washed…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10

  • Offending Girls: Young Women and Youth Justice book cover

    Offending Girls

    Young Women and Youth Justice, 1st Edition

    By Gilly Sharpe

    At the dawn of the twenty-first century, panic about girls’ offending in Britain reached fever pitch. No longer sugar and spice, a ‘new breed’ of girl, the hedonistic, violent, binge-drinking ‘ladette’, was reported to have emerged. At the same time, the number of young women entering the youth…

    Paperback – 2013-04-15

  • Serial Killers: Psychiatry, Criminology and Responsibility book cover

    Serial Killers

    Psychiatry, Criminology and Responsibility, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Biagi-Chai

    Francesca Biagi-Chai’s book - a translation from the French of Le Cas Landru - tackles the issue of criminal responsibility in the case of serial killers, and other 'mad' people who are nonetheless deemed to be answerable before the law. The author, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and senior psychiatrist…

    Paperback – 2012-08-20

  • Family Life and Youth Offending: Home is Where the Hurt is book cover

    Family Life and Youth Offending

    Home is Where the Hurt is, 1st Edition

    By Raymond Arthur

    The contention that young people commit offences due to inadequate parenting and parental difficulties has been an abiding feature of the debates on juvenile offending. Previously this evidence has been used to design prevention programmes for young offenders who have been processed by the criminal…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
    Routledge Advances in Criminology

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