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Big House on the PrairieRise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

Big House on the Prairie: Rise of the Rural Ghetto and Prison Proliferation

John M. Eason

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226410203
eISBN:
9780226410487
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226410487.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book represents a new approach to the study of punishment by explaining the causes and consequences of the prison boom from the perspective of the rural, southern towns most directly affected by ... More

Citizens, Cops, and PowerRecognizing the Limits of Community

Citizens, Cops, and Power: Recognizing the Limits of Community

Steve Herbert

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226327303
eISBN:
9780226327358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327358.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Politicians, citizens, and police agencies have long embraced community policing, hoping to reduce crime and disorder by strengthening the ties between urban residents and the officers entrusted with ... More

High-Profile CrimesWhen Legal Cases Become Social Causes

High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Lynn S. Chancer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book starts by considering the following: O. J. Simpson, the Central Park jogger, Bensonhurst, William Kennedy Smith, and Rodney King. These names mean more than crimes and criminals, more than ... More

Pockets of CrimeBroken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Pockets of Crime: Broken Windows, Collective Efficacy, and the Criminal Point of View

Peter K. C. St. Jean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226774985
eISBN:
9780226775005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226775005.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Why, even in the same high-crime neighborhoods, do robbery, drug dealing, and assault occur much more frequently on some blocks than on others? One popular theory is that a weak sense of community ... More

Policing Contingencies

Policing Contingencies

Peter K. Manning

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226503516
eISBN:
9780226503523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226503523.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Despite constant calls for reform, policing in the United States and Britain has changed little over the past thirty years. This book draws on decades of fieldwork to investigate how law enforcement ... More

Seven ShotsAn NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and Its Aftermath

Seven Shots: An NYPD Raid on a Terrorist Cell and Its Aftermath

Jennifer C. Hunt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226360904
eISBN:
9780226360911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226360911.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

On July 31, 1997, a six-man Emergency Service team from the NYPD raided a terrorist cell in Brooklyn and narrowly prevented a suicide bombing of the New York subway that would have cost hundreds, ... More

Windows Into the SoulSurveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Windows Into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology

Gary T. Marx

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226285887
eISBN:
9780226286075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286075.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Queen Elizabeth (1503-1633) did not want “to make windows into men’s hearts and secret thoughts.” Yet as ruler she needed information about her subjects. Today’s surveillance society brings the same ... More

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