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Crime Types and Criminals


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CHAPTER 1. Introduction Criminology Fads and Fashions in Crime The Emergence of Criminology Crime and Deviance Sumner's Types of Norms Mala in Se and Mala Prohibita Social Change and the Emergence of Law Consensus vs. Conflict Model of Law Crime and Criminal Law Who Defines Crime? Criminological Definitions of Crime The Crime Problem The Cost of Crime Summary Key Concepts Review Questions CHAPTER 2. General Characteristics of Crime and Criminals Caution in Interpreting Crime Data International Variations in Crime The Prevalence of Crime Trends in Crime Age and Crime Gender Differences in Criminality Social Class and Crime Race and Crime Regional Variation in Crime Urban/Rural Differences Institutions and Crime The Family and Crime Education and Crime Religion and Crime War and Crime Economy and Crime Mass Media and Crime Criminal Typologies A Critique of Typologies A Defense of Typologies Criminal Behavior Systems Theoretical Range and Criminological Explanation Summary Key Concepts Review Questions CHAPTER 3. An Overview of Theory in Criminology Theory Major Theoretical Approaches Demonological Theory Classical and Neo-Classical Theory Ecological Theory Forerunners of Modern Criminological Thought Economic Theory Biological Theory Psychological Theory Mainstream Sociological Theory Critical Sociological Theory Integrated Theories of Crime Summary Key Concepts Review Questions CHAPTER 4. Violent Crime History of Violence in the United States Murder and Mayhem Types of Murders: Multicide Victim Precipitation Typology of Violent Offenders Legal Aspects Homicide and Assault Statistics Patterns and Trends in Violent Crime Workplace Violence School Violence Guns Sexual Assault Acquaintance Rape Amir vs. Brownmiller Rape as a Violent Act Sexual Harassment Robbery Conklin's Typology of Robbers Domestic Violence Child Abuse Spouse Abuse Elder Abuse Kidnapping Criminal Careers of Violent Offenders Culture of Violence Subculture of Violence Career Criminals/Violent Predators Societal Reaction Summary Key Concepts Review Questions CHAPTER 5. Property Crime: Occasional, Conventional and Professional Introduction Occasional Property Crimes Shoplifting Vandalism Motor Vehicle Theft Check Forgery Conventional Property Crimes Burglary Fencing Operations Stings Larceny/Theft Arson -- A Special-Category Offense Criminal Careers of Occasional and Conventional Property Criminals Societal Reaction Professional Crime The Concept of "Professional Crime" Characteristics of Professional Crime Argot A Model of Professional Crime Edelhertz's Typology Scams Big Cons Maurer's The Big Con Identity Theft Ponzi Schemes Pyramid Schemes Religious Cons Boosters Cannons Professional Burglars The Box Man The Professional Fence Paper Hangers Professional Robbers Professional Arsonists Professional Auto Theft Rings Professional Killers Criminal Careers of Professionals Societal Reaction Summary Key Concepts Review Questions CHAPTER 6. White Collar Crime: Occupational and Corporate White Collar Crime -- The Classic Statement Related Concepts The Measurement and Cost of Occupational and Corporate Crime The History of Corporate, Organizational, and Occupational Crime Legal Regulation Occupations and the Law Organizations and the Law Occupational Crime Crimes by Employees Crimes by Employees Against Individuals (the Public) Crimes by Employees Against Employees Crimes by Employees Against Organizations Crimes by Individuals (or Members of Occupations) Corporate Crime Crimes by Organizations/Corporations Against Individuals (the Public) Crimes by Organizations Against Employees Crimes by Organizations (Corporations) Against Organizations Criminal Careers of Occupational and Organizational Offenders Societal Reaction Why the Leniency in Punishment? Summary Key Concepts Review Questions CHAPTER 7. Political Crime and Terrorism Ideology Political Crime: A Definition Legal Aspects The Nuremburg Principle The Universal Declaration of Human Rights International Law Crimes by Government Secret Police Human Rights Violations Genocide Crimes by Police Illegal Surveillance, Disruption, and Experiments Scandal Crimes Against Government Protest and Dissent Assassination Espionage Political "Whistleblowing" Terrorism The Oklahoma City Bombing Criminal Careers of Political Criminals The Doctrine of Raison d'Etat Terrorism and Social Policy Societal Reaction Summary Key Concepts Review Questions CHAPTER 8. Organized Crime Organized Crime: A Problematic Definition Sources of Information on Organized Crime Types of Organized Crime (Generic Definitions) The Organized Crime Continuum Street Gangs International Organized Crime Yakuza Chinese Triad Societies Russian Organized Crime The Nature of Organized Crime Ethnicity and Organized Crime Money Laundering Drug Trafficking Colombian Cartels The Underground Empire Theories of the Nature of Syndicate Crime in the United States The Cosa Nostra Theory (The Cressey Model) The Patron Theory (The Albini Model) The Italian-American Syndicate (LAS) The Classic Pattern of Organized Crime Strategic and Tactical Crimes Illegal Businesses and Activities Big Business and Government A Brief History of Organized Crime in the United States Before 1930 The Luciano Period The Genovese Period The Appalachian Meetings The Gambino Period The Commission Trials Other Developments Criminal Careers of Organized Criminals Public and Legal Reaction Drug Control Strategies Investigative Procedures Laws and Organized Crime Summary Key Concepts Review Questions CHAPTER 9. Public Order Crime Introduction Nuts, Guts, Sluts, and "Preverts" Broken Windows Prostitution Types of Prostitution Massage Parlors Johns Underaged Prostitutes Homosexual Behavior Sexual Offenses Paraphilia Nonvictimless Sexual Offenses Sexual Predators Characteristics of Sex Offenders Drug Abuse Drugs and History Drug Use in the United States: The Drug Dip? Drug Abuse and Crime Drunkenness The Prohibition Experiment Special Populations Societal Reaction Overcriminalization Decriminalization Summary Key Concepts Review Questions CHAPTER 10. Computer Crime and the Future of Crime Computer Crime Types of Computer Crime Argot of Computer Crime Online Predators Cyberterrorism The Future of Crime Predicting the Future of Crime: Methods Other Crime Predictions Crimewarps The Future of Digital Crime Other Predictions British Home Office Predictions Summary Key Concepts Review Questions

About the Author

Frank E. Hagan is a native of the North Side of Pittsburgh and has earned degrees at Gannon, Maryland, and Case Western Reserve. He is the director of the James V. Kinnane Graduate Program in Administration of Justice and is the author of eight books. These are Deviance and the Family (with Marvin B. Sussman), Introduction to Criminology (10th edition), Crime Types and Criminals, Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology (9th edition), Essentials of Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Political Crime, White Collar Deviance (with David Simon), and The Language of Research (with Pamela Tontodonato). He is also the author or coauthor of many journal articles and articles in edited volumes. A recipient of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Fellow Award (2000), he was also awarded the Teacher's Excellence Award by Mercyhurst University in 2006. His major interests are research methods, criminology and organized crime, white-collar crime, and political crime and terrorism.

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