Category Archives: Criminology & Criminal Justice

On SAGE Insight: A right to clean air in EU law?

Article title: A right to clean air in EU law? Using litigation to progress from procedural to substantive environmental rights From Environmental Law Review European environmental non-governmental organisations (‘NGOs’) increasingly resort to litigation as a tool to protect the environment. … Continue reading

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Free Webinar: Why Do They Do It? Tips for Teaching Intro Criminology

If you’re a criminology professor, you may be wondering how you can more fully engage your students. Whether you’ve been teaching for 20 years or 2 years, it’s likely that you’ve encountered challenges in your classroom. Join SAGE author and … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Meaning of Ending Life in Prison

Special Section: End of Life in Correctional Settings in France, Switzerland, UK, and the United States From Journal of Correctional Health Care The ending of life in custody should be controversial. Deaths in prison raise issues of accountability, legitimacy, and … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Race and policing in historical context

Article title: Race and policing in historical context: Dehumanization and the policing of Black people in the 21st century From Theoretical Criminology Criminologists have devoted considerable effort to understanding Black Americans’ relationship with the police over the last half-century. Yet, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue on Crimmigration in Europe

Guest Editor: Maartjevan der Woude , Vanessa Barker , and Joannevan der Leun From European Journal of Criminology The current wave of mass migration – the largest and most visible since the Second World War – has thrown the international … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Psychological Distress Among Older Prisoners

Article title: Psychological Distress Among Older Prisoners: Associations With Health, Health Care Utilization, and the Prison Environment From Journal of Correctional Health Care Physical and functional health issues among older prisoners may be difficult to address in an environment designed for … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Impact of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 on Trends in Federal Sex Trafficking Cases

From Criminal Justice Policy Review Trafficking of individuals for forced labor and illegal sexual activity is a serious crime that has received increasing attention in recent years from the media, victim advocacy groups, policymakers, and law-enforcement officials. Attention has been … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Improper Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Article title: A Mixed-Method Analysis of Reports on 100 Cases of Improper Prescribing of Controlled Substances From Journal of Drug Issues Improper prescribing of controlled substances (IPCS) contributes to opioid addictions and deaths by overdose. This article advances understanding of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Culture, Empathy, Gender, and Domestic Violence Predict Animal Abuse in Adolescents

Article title:  “It’s a Dog’s Life”: Culture, Empathy, Gender, and Domestic Violence Predict Animal Abuse in Adolescents— Implications for Societal Health From Journal of Interpersonal Violence This study investigated the ramifications of animal abuse in an environment wherein the national … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Reporting rape: Victim perspectives on advocacy support in the criminal justice process

From Criminology and Criminal Justice Concerns about the criminal justice response to rape have prompted the development of victim advocacy services. This article draws upon a study evaluating an innovative advocacy model introduced in Scotland to assist reporting rape to … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The Effect of Police Body-Worn Cameras on Citizens’ Complaints Against the Police

Article title: “Contagious Accountability” – A Global Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effect of Police Body-Worn Cameras on Citizens’ Complaints Against the Police From Criminal Justice and Behavior Police body-worn cameras (BWCs) are becoming a common feature in the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Theorizing institutional scandal and the regulatory state

From Theoretical Criminology The UK is experiencing a proliferation of public sector institutional scandals. Following a succession of scandals involving the banking sector politicians’ expenses, state surveillance and  phone-hacking by journalists, Britain’s public institutions—the BBC, the National Health Service, the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Hate Crime Legislation Shapes Gay and Lesbian Target Groups: An Analysis of Social Construction, Law, and Policy

  From Criminal Justice Policy Review  Analyzing the effectiveness of hate crime laws and assessing their impacts is necessary, yet neglected.  This article is the first to attempt to quantitatively assess the impacts of hate crime laws on included social … Continue reading

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14 ways to connect criminal justice studies to real-world reform: Part 2

“How do you encourage your students to connect what they learn in class to real-world issues related to criminal justice reform?” This is the question we posted to the 2016 SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award winners before they … Continue reading

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14 ways to connect criminal justice studies to real-world reform: Part 1

In March, 14 criminal justice scholars and SAGE Junior Faculty Professional Development Teaching Award winners traveled to Denver to attend the SAGE Professional Development Teaching Workshop. Kicking off the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) annual meeting, the workshop provided … Continue reading

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