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Beyond Rape: Reconceptualizing Gender-Based Violence During Warfare  

Gabrielle Ferrales and Suzy Maves McElrath

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
Gender-based violence is one of the oldest sustaining features of war but has received significant scholarly attention only in the past two decades. Much of this work, however, focuses ... More

Case Study: Black Homicide Victimization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  

Sara K. Thompson

Most criminological theory and research on the black homicide victimization is grounded in the American context, which raises important generalizability issues given the exceptional level ... More

Child Abuse  

Kathleen Malley-Morrison and Denise A. Hines

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article summarizes current knowledge concerning child abuse in the United States. It discusses major approaches to assess the incidence and prevalence of child abuse, including the ... More

Choosing Street Crime  

Richard Wright and Volkan Topalli

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
People who commit burglary, robbery, carjacking, and other serious predatory street crimes are disproportionately young, poor, and male. Notwithstanding the strong link between these ... More

Contemporary Gang Ethnographies  

Scott H. Decker and David Pyrooz

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Nov 2012
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Dec 2012
Until the middle of the twentieth century, research on gangs was ethnographic in nature, with a strong journalistic approach. However, there has been a shift in the ethnographic study of ... More

Crime Trends  

Eric Baumer

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article discusses key methodological issues that are germane to understanding some of the parameters for developing a sound knowledge base on temporal crime patterns. It then surveys ... More

Domestic Violence  

Denise A. Hines

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article presents data on the prevalence of domestic violence and trends over time. It discusses five major analytical frameworks that have been employed to understand domestic ... More

Firearm Violence  

Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article begins by characterizing the nature and scope of the gun violence problem, including a discussion of the potential benefit from use of guns in self-defense. The next section ... More

Gender, Sex, and Intimate-Partner Violence in Historical Perspective  

Randolph Roth

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
Violence involving intimate partners may appear at first glance to be an intractable problem. But the character and incidence of intimate-partner violence have varied dramatically among ... More

Guns and Crime  

Charles Wellford

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Sep 2011
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Sep 2012
This article explores the role that guns play in American society and especially in crime. Section I discusses the possession and use of firearms. Sections II and III examine guns as ... More

Hate Crimes  

Valerie Jenness

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
Hate crime is a product of civil right, disabilities rights, and crime victims' movements. This article primarily focuses on criminal justice concerns related to hate crime. Assessments of ... More

Histories of Interpersonal Violence in Europe and North America, 1700–Present  

Richard McMahon

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May 2016
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Jul 2016
Do changes in patterns of violence in Europe and North America from the eighteenth century to the present day reflect an increasing marginalization of interpersonal violence in social and ... More

Homicide and Serious Assaults  

Richard Rosenfeld

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article considers cultural meanings, empirical patterns, theoretical explanations, and social responses connected with homicide and aggravated assault. It addresses homicide and ... More

Intimate-Partner Violence  

Stacey Lynne Williams, Daniel Kevin McKelvey, and Irene Frieze

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
Despite decades of research on intimate-partner violence (IPV), debates and unanswered questions abound in the literature, to which many disciplines—psychology, sociology, criminal ... More

Rape and domestic sexual assault  

Lisa L. Sample and Emily C. Radar

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
The way in which we define rape and domestic sexual assault, the rates at which it occurs, the motives for offending, and the legislative and criminal justice responses have varied across ... More

Riots, Space, and Place  

Peter Baudains and Shane D. Johnson

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter reanalyzes data concerning the 2011 riots in Greater London. The authors extended prior work in a number of directions, using variables more representative of the areas in ... More

Robbery  

Philip J. Cook

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This article provides a description of trends and patterns in robbery using police statistics and statistics from crime surveys. The focus is on data of robbery rate trends for the United ... More

The role of policy in preventing sexual violence  

Richard Wright

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Jan 2017
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Jul 2017
This essay focuses on the role of law and policy in sexual assault and offending. Comparing and contrasting U.S., Canadian, and European policy approaches, the review examines how various ... More

Sex Offender Management and Treatment  

Roxanne Lieb

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Apr 2012
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Sep 2012
This article studies the development of punishment policies for sex offenders. It observes the difficulty of creating treatment and management strategies for the surveillance of sex ... More

Sex, Gender, and Homicide: Contemporary Trends and Patterns  

Rosemary Gartner and Maria Jung

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May 2014
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Jul 2014
Although homicide is less common than other types of violent crime, research on its relationship to sex and gender is relevant to key debates within criminology over the value of general ... More

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