Crime: International Perspectives, Socioeconomic Factors and Psychological Implications


Michael Harry Pearson (Editor)

Series: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections
BISAC: LAW026000

In this book, the authors discuss crime issues from an international perspective, with a focus on socioeconomic factors and psychological implications. Topics include a qualitative analysis of contemporary Australian prison exit issues including prisoner re-entry and prisoner reintegration; offender profiling; hate crime in the U.S. and its relevant factors; stories of rape victims struggles and survival; a European examination of youth sexual aggression and victimization; positive psychology, offender rehabilitation and restorative justice; the effects of crime on marriages, divorce and births to single mothers in bordering states of Mexico; a comparison of geospatial data concerning crime in China and in the U.S.; prosecution of while collar criminals; and the question of whether stigmatized minorities are over-represented in delinquency in France. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Getting Out and Falling Back: A Qualitative Analysis of Contemporary Australian Prison Exit Issues
(Marc A. Renton, Bond University, Robina, QLD, Australia)

Offender Profiling: A Review and Critique of the Approaches and Major Assumptions
(Shannon Vettor, Jessica Woodhams, Anthony R. Beech, University of Birmingham, UK)

Hate Crime and its Relevant Factors
(Wen Cheng, National Sun Yet-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Aftermath of Rape: Stories of Rape Victims’ Struggle and Survival
(Shahana Nasrin, Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Youth Sexual Aggression and Victimization: A European Agenda?
(Christian Diesen, Katrin Lainpelto, Ine Vanwesenbeeck, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, and others)

Another Push for Restorative Justice: Positive Psychology and Offender Rehabilitation
(Theo Gavrielides, Piers Worth, Independent Academic Research Studies (IARS) and the Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) Institute, Centre for Restorative Justice of Simon Fraser University, and Buckinghamshire New University, United Kingdom)

The Effects of Crime on Marriages, Divorces, and Births to Single Mothers in Bordering States of Mexico
(Mingming Pan, Benjamin Widner, Carl E. Enomoto, Department of Economics, Applied Statistics, and International Business, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA)

Comparison of Geospatial Data Concerning Crime in China and in the USA
(Xinyue Ye, Mark Leipnik, Computational Social Science Lab, Department of Geography, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA, and others)

Prosecution of White-Collar Criminals: Theoretical Perspectives on Defense Lawyers
(Petter Gottschalk, BI Norwegian Business School, Nydalsveien, Oslo, Norway)

Are Minorities Over-Represented in Crime? Twenty Years of Data in Isère (France)
(Mirta B. Gordon, Sebastian Roché, Marie-Aude Depuiset, Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble (LIG), UMR 5217, Grenoble, France)


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