The portrayal of drug use in the media
By: Trace Ramsey
There are a lot of different perspectives on drugs as a whole. Most are in the general direction of horrid, but there are a few opinions in the media that sway towards the other end of the spectrum. The movies, for instance, give a positive...
By: Erin M. Ritz
Cultural criminology is a recently developed field of research which combines aspects of cultural studies, sociology and criminology. Specifically, it addresses the effects of popular culture, media and subcultures on criminal behavior. Jeff Ferrell, a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona...
How suburbs changed the United States
By: Christyl Rivers
Blame it all on Beaver Cleaver. The iconic fifties situation comedy was all about life in suburban America, and the American Dream that centered on a nuclear family, with a male breadwinner, two kids, and a smiling housewife who, if she was desperate, was hiding...
A brief history of criminology
By: Cathy A Montville
Criminology encompasses the far-reaching study of crime, and people who commit crime. The history of criminology is as intriguing as the concept itself. Over time, ongoing expert studies and theories pertaining to criminal behavior expanded immensely. Interestingly, it appears the science, which is criminology, remains...
Classical criminology explained
By: Srikanth Radhakrishna
Classical criminology came into existence during the middle of the eighteenth century as a result of an aversion towards the barbaric system of justice and punishment of those days. Utopian and social contract writers Jeremy Bentham and Cesare Beccaria were the main proponents of this...
Classical criminology explained
By: Christine Zibas
The Classical School of Criminology dates back to the end of the feudal system in Europe. During the Enlightenment, many philosophers (none more than Italian Cesare Beccaria) began to think of crime and punishment in a new way. Under the old system, a felon was...
By: Sandra Piddock
Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals, and the way that society deals with and responds to the problem. It's a social science which can encompass and incorporate many disciplines, including psychological studies, law, history and anthropology. Since ancient times, prominent thinkers have...
By: Olivia Kay
One school of thought of criminology is the conflict theory. The conflict theory is centered around the idea that people commit crimes because of underlying social and economic issues. For example, people steal food from a store because they or members of their family are...
By: Sandra Piddock
Classical criminology is the term applied to the theories on crime and punishment espoused by 18th century European Enlightenment thinkers such as Cesare Beccaria (1738 - 1794) and Jeremy Bentham (1748 - 1832). They believed that crime arose from social conditions; criminals were made, not...
By: Jennifer Boyd
A criminologist is someone who studies crime and criminal behaviors in an attempt to understand the methodology behind the people who commit the crimes and why they feel compelled to do so. A criminologist in essence will analyze criminal behavior and the methods employed during...

 

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