Category Archives: Criminology & Criminal Justice

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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On Sage Insight: Crime among young Moroccan men in the Netherlands: Does their regional origin matter?

From European Journal of Criminology The aim of this study is to address an important question in the migration sociology of criminality. Unlike the first immigrant generation, the second generation is often characterized by high crime rates. It has now … Continue reading

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What’s the best crime or prison film ever made? Tell us for a chance to win a free copy of Media & Crime 3e

“The crime film is arguably the most enduring of all cinematic genres” says Yvonne Jewkes in the latest edition of her best-selling book Media & Crime. And to put this to the test we want to know your favourite! Tweet … Continue reading

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Mental health service needs in the prison boom: The case of children of incarcerated mothers

From Criminal Justice Policy Review As the number of incarcerated women in the United States has increased dramatically over the past several decades there have been growing concerns over the well-being of children of imprisoned mothers. Numerous studies have shown … Continue reading

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The Procedural Entrapment of Mass Incarceration

The Procedural Entrapment of Mass Incarceration: Prosecution, Race, and the Unfinished Project of American Abolition From Philosophy & Social Criticism More than 95 per cent of criminal convictions in the USA never go to trial, as the vast majority of … Continue reading

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Interpersonal conflict is the strongest predictor of community crime and misconduct

Special Issue: Reimagining Broken Windows: From Theory to Policy Guest editors: Brandon C. Welsh, Anthony A. Braga and Gerben J. N. Bruinsma From Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency Neighborhoods with more interpersonal conflict, such as domestic violence and … Continue reading

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