Essays Tagged: "Criminology"

Law and Government: Criminology. What do you think is a) the principal strength and b) the principal weakness of subcultural theories?

t, but this should not detract from the fact that subcultural theories are a duly respected area of criminology.The principal strength of subcultural theories is their recognition of group involvement ... ain segments of youth feel rejected by society, and respond, not individually, but as a group.Other criminology theories seem to underestimate the role of both peers and peer pressure in delinquency. ...

(4 pages) 193 1 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Are Criminals Born or made

mpt to conclude which of these theories holds the most weight, and why.Called 'The father of Modern Criminology', Cesare Lombroso believed that particular physical characteristics or attributes could ...

(8 pages) 561 3 4.3 Sep/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Sociology Career Essay

iology is a field that you should be highly specialized in one area. The most well known fields are criminology and a professor at a university or college.The nature of being a sociologist is being ve ...

(3 pages) 207 1 3.9 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

1971 Attica Prison Riots

uding showers, education and vocational training.The attica prision riots was an important event in criminology for many reasons. One reason is this event united 1,000 different prisoners to rebel. It ... plan where I would control the prisoners from gettting out of hand.The Attica Prison Riots changed criminology. It showed us that the government can make pooor decisions and criminals can take over a ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

It's about the increase of female criminals as a result of changing gender roles in society today.

Criminology 1100Women and Crimeprepared forMr. ElechiDate: 1999 November 20 WOMEN AND CRIMECriminolo ...

(6 pages) 184 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

The best and worst theories that discribe why crimes happen (eg biological, psychological and sociological.

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the three major theories of criminology. This paper will talk about the theories that best and worst describe why crime happens. ...

(3 pages) 223 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Critically compare and contrast traditional marxist and functionalist perspectives on crime.

urkheim but adopted his theory on 'Anomie' and made it his own. Michelle Deluce Tutor: Joanne Green CRIMINOLOGYPage 1CRITICALLY COMPARE AND CONTRAST FUNCTIONALIST AND TRADITIONAL MARXIST PERSPECTIVES ... those of others. Durkheim had a belief in crime and deviance notMichelle Deluce Tutor: Joanne Green CRIMINOLOGYPage 2just being the makeup of a few 'sick' individuals but is part of society and perfor ...

(10 pages) 412 1 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"How to sweep beggars from our streets" by David Marsland

CRITICALLY ASSESS NEW RIGHT CRIMINOLOGYBEGGARSQ.1Read Item A. To what extent does Marsland's analysis fit the right realist appr ...

(2 pages) 34 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Feminist writers.

THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF FEMINIST RESEARCHQ1. Overall, what aspect of criminology has been 'exposed' by feminist writers?Feminist writers have managed to achieve many thi ... feminist writers?Feminist writers have managed to achieve many things and to also demonstrate that criminology is dominated by men in all areas. Practically all of the theories within criminology hav ... rded levels of female crime and the nature of sociological theories of deviance. In the teaching of criminology males have dominated even though a vast majority of students were in fact female. Femini ...

(5 pages) 77 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

How feminist thought contributes to criminology. Then analyzing the issue of prostitution from a feminist perspective.

Feminist thought contributes to criminology in major ways. Depending on what school of thought you look at. If you're looking at the ... nd gender interaction and men's capitalism." (Schmidt 207)All these feminist thoughts contribute to criminology because they all say how women are oppressed. "Rita Simon argued that until the 1970s wo ...

(2 pages) 84 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Walklate (1998: vi) suggests Feminism and Criminology may be contradictions in terms. To what extent do you agree with her?

"Criminology is an applied discipline which, searches for the causes of crime in order to eradicate t ... dequately cover all aspects or subcategories of feminism in relation to its contradictory nature to criminology therefore this essay will be based around liberal feminism and particularly the debate o ... , as brought to light by Adler, 1975. The essay will critically assess why feminist perspectives in criminology are relevant and detail the use of them in relation to female offending.In any discussio ...

(7 pages) 84 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Sociology : Criminology. Criminological theory and research

Criminology can be defined as the multidisciplinary study of crime (Bartol, 1999, p. 3). As the defi ... thropology, biology, neurology, political science and economics (Bartol, 1999 p. 4). Over the years criminology has been dominated by three disciplines - sociology, psychology and biology. Criminology ... tions will be examined in the following essay, however there will be a focus on sociological theory.Criminology not only progresses by the development of coherent and comprehensive theories about crim ...

(10 pages) 433 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Cause of Crime

ed to our countries or other countries with consistent criminal activity?This topic is important to Criminology because one can study the origins of crime and how crime can be stopped before it can be ... end on the severity of the crimes that inhibit the society? These questions could pose a problem in Criminology and cause conflict amongst theorist and policy makers.In discussing this topic, I have r ...

(2 pages) 108 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Why People Commit Crime: A Strain Theory Perspective

Why People Commit Crime: A Strain Theory PerspectiveSOCI150 CriminologyDeviance, criminal behavior and wrong doings; why do they occur? People don't just wake u ... 002. Understanding Latino Delinquency. New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing.Schmalleger, Frank. 2002. Criminology Today. Prentice Hall (3rd ed.): Upper Saddle River, NJ

(9 pages) 273 1 4.6 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

This is an analysis of an article i read on airline pricing.Very economical:-)

and a well-acclaimed author. He has also published many other articles on numerous topics, such as Criminology. The title for this article is called "Calling for Perspective on Low-Cost Airlin ...

(2 pages) 65 0 5.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

UBC versus SFU

medicine, psychology and commerce, while SFU is famous for its programs in business administration, criminology and First Nation Studies. Although it has been said that SFU'S business program is consi ...

(1 pages) 16 0 1.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Statutory Rape.

According to the "criminology textbook", the term "statutory rape" refers to sexual relations between an underage mino ... to help us think before we act and to make us better citizens for the benefit of society.Works citedcriminology eighth edition by Larry J. SiegelIndiana code on statutory rape law revised 1981Encarta: ...

(3 pages) 101 3 4.3 Aug/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Free Will vs Determinism.

vironment, socio-economic status and the laws of nature (Bartol, 1995). This debate is important to Criminology as it holds the key to prediction of risk and therefore prediction of crime. There are t ... be seen as an act of free will. It states that every event is directly caused and it is the aim of criminology to uncover the causes of criminal behaviour, with the possibility of being able to predi ...

(6 pages) 141 0 4.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Are gangs in America an example of symbolic interaction?

Symbolic interaction is defined from a sociological and criminology perspective. Symbolic interaction examines how individuals and groups interact, focusing ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Criminological theories - Durkheim, Beccaria, Lombroso

Criminology is a field that has been researched prolong. Most of the information explaining crime an ... eorists exploring the relevance and relationship between the positivist and the classical school of criminology. Finally, a critique of the theories of C. Lombroso and M. de Beccaria will be provided ... e, after discussing crime in punishment I noticed that there are many differences between classical criminology and positivism. I view positivism as opposed to the classical concept of free will. It d ...

(8 pages) 329 0 4.6 Aug/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law