Category Archives: Criminology & Criminal Justice

On SAGE Insight: #MeToo: Disclosure and Response to Sexual Victimization on Twitter

From Journal of Interpersonal Violence Sexual violence is a pervasive public health problem, with one in five women experiencing attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. Sexual victimization is associated with a range of serious physical and psychological consequences The … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Gang glocalization: How the global mediascape creates and shapes local gang realities From Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal This article introduces the concept of ‘gang glocalization’ to capture the processes by which global media myths and … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: College Campus Sexual Assault and Female Students With Disabilities

From Journal of Interpersonal Violence College campus sexual assault is well-documented as a pervasive problem among U.S. colleges and universities, with female college students at the greatest risk. Although high rates of sexual assault affecting college women have been well-documented, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Gangs in School: Exploring the Experiences of Gang-Involved Youth

From Youth Violence and Juvenile JusticePublished in Association with Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Concern regarding the presence of gangs and gang activity in America’s schools is not a new phenomenon. Reports of the existence of gangs in urban schools … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Psychopathology of Stalking Offenders

Article title: Psychopathology of Stalking Offenders: Examining the Clinical, Demographic, and Stalking Characteristics of a Community-Based Sample From Criminal Justice and Behavior This study examined the correlates of stalking behavior and psychopathology among stalking offenders assessed using a rigorous diagnostic … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Solo and Multi-Offenders Who Commit Stranger Kidnapping

Article title: Solo and Multi-Offenders Who Commit Stranger Kidnapping: An Assessment of Factors That Correlate With Violent Events From Journal of Interpersonal Violence Stranger kidnapping is a relatively rare phenomenon, though estimates vary. The annual number of reported kidnappings ranges … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Prevalence and Predictors of Violence Against Women in Pakistan

From Journal of Interpersonal Violence Pakistani women live in a culture of silence. Across investigations, only one third of women will report intimate partner violence to a family member. When combining high prevalence rates with a low likelihood of reporting, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: School variation in offending

Article title: School variation in offending: A macro-level strain approach From European Journal of Criminology This study analyses the variance in crime between schools from a contextual strain perspective applied in Stockholm. Since the millennium, Western criminology has been characterized … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Race and the Association Between Police Stops and Depression Among Young Adults

Article title: Race and the Association Between Police Stops and Depression Among Young Adults: A Research Note From: Race and Justice Police stops are stressful experiences that may be harmful for health. When considered from the perspective of stress research … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Isolating the effect of eviction on criminal convictions

Article title: Isolating the effect of eviction on criminal convictions – Results from a Swedish study From Acta Sociologica On an individual level, criminal offending is linked to resource deficiencies. Since evictions tend to affect society’s weakest groups, we would … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The ‘ideal perpetrator’: The French National Railways and the social construction of accountability

From Security Dialogue While countless individuals, organizations, and companies made the Holocaust possible, for the past decade the French National Railways company (Société nationale des chemins de fer français, SNCF) has been one of the few entities finding itself embroiled … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Toward an “Age of Imposed Use”? Evidence-Based Crime Policy in a Law and Social Science Context

From Criminal Justice Policy Review Marking Evidence week with access to this must-read article  Central to the evidence-based paradigm is the explicit goal to increase the influence of scientific research on public policy. One of the major developments of the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Policing unacceptable protest in England and Wales

Article title: Policing unacceptable protest in England and Wales: A case study of the policing of anti-fracking protests From Critical Social Policy Following the death of Ian Tomlinson, a 47-year-old newspaper vendor, at protests against the G20 meeting in London … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: State Efforts to Keep Guns from High-Risk Persons

Article title: Background Checks for all Gun Buyers and Gun Violence Restraining Orders: State Efforts to Keep Guns from High-Risk Persons From The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics Despite an upsurge of public interest in gun violence prevention, the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Criminalizing Sexual Harassment

From The Journal of Criminal Law This article explores the differences between sexual behavior in the workplace and in the public domain. Arguments against criminalising sexual harassment because of incompatibility with the principles of criminal law are shown to be … Continue reading

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