Category Archives: Criminology & Criminal Justice

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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On SAGE Insight: Comparing the Effects of Maternal and Paternal Incarceration on Adult Daughters’ and Sons’ Criminal Justice System Involvement

Article title: Comparing the Effects of Maternal and Paternal Incarceration on Adult Daughters’ and Sons’ Criminal Justice System Involvement A Gendered Pathways Analysis From Criminal Justice and Behavior This analysis compares the effects of maternal and paternal incarceration on adult … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Challenges to the effective policing of gun crime in Europe

Article title: The detection and policing of gun crime: Challenges to the effective policing of gun crime in Europe From European Journal of Criminology Despite a shared understanding across the European Union (EU) that access to firearms by the general … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The sociology of sexual harassment and assault – a selection of free articles

The issue of sexual assault, the deceit, the gender stereotypes and the level of taboo surrounding the topic, has once again hit our mainstream news agenda. Yet what is less talked about in these debates is the resulting impact that … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Are We Really Colour-blind? The Normalization of Mass Female Incarceration

From Race and Justice The sharp rise in female incarceration rates in both the United States and New Zealand has received increased attention. Even more pressing are the racial disparities among imprisoned females. It has been well established that the … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Targeting night-time economy venues when promoting rape prevention discourse

Article title: Location, libation and leisure: An examination of the use of licensed venues to help challenge sexual violence From Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal Anti-rape campaign messages have increasingly targeted men in order to educate them on the … Continue reading

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