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Defensible Space  

Robert I. Mawby

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Apr 2017
While the term “defensible space” is widely referenced in literature on situational crime pre vention and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, it is commonly mentioned in ... More

Detecting Healthcare Fraud and Abuse in the United States  

Paul Jesilow and Bryan Burton

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Sep 2017
Healthcare fraud involves wide-ranging illegal behaviors. It includes such activities as individual physicians who bill insurance companies or the government for services that were never ... More

Developmental Targeted Prevention of Conduct Disorder  

Frank Vitaro and Richard E. Tremblay

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Dec 2016
Traditionally, the term targeted prevention refers to interventions designed to prevent the development of adjustment problems in individuals by reducing risk factors or by implementing ... More

Documentaries about Crime and Criminal Justice  

Jamie Bennett

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Apr 2017
Documentary films have significant appeal because of their claim to represent truth and authenticity. Within the criminal justice system, they are important not only because of the public ... More

Drugs and Popular Culture  

Dimitri A. Bogazianos

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Mar 2017
While criminological analyses of drugs and popular culture often focus on media constructions of drug scares and epidemics, they also draw from a wide range of interrelated influences, ... More

Environmental Crime  

Carole Gibbs and Rachel Boratto

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Mar 2017
Environmental crime is a complex and ambiguous term for several reasons. It is sometimes used as an umbrella term for crimes related to biodiversity, wildlife, animals, natural resources, ... More

False Confessions in Popular Culture  

Rebecca Pfeffer

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Mar 2017
Stories involving false confessions can be emotional and moving, as they appeal to our innate desire for justice. As such, stories of false confessions can be powerful tools in books, ... More

Fear of Crime  

Nicole Rader

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Mar 2017
Fear of crime has been a serious social problem studied for almost 40 years. Early researchers focused on operationalization and conceptualization of fear of crime, specifically focusing ... More

Feminist Criminology and the Visual  

Kathryn Henne and Rita Shah

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Sep 2016
In response to the limitations of mainstream criminology, feminist and visual criminology offer alternative approaches to the study of crime, deviance, justice institutions, and the people ... More

Feminist Themes in Television Crime Dramas  

Nancy C. Jurik and Gray Cavender

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Jun 2017
The academic literature notes that male-centered protagonists dominated the crime genre (novels, film, television) for many years. However, beginning in the 1970s, when women began to ... More

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