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Laurie Gould, Georgia Southern University and Matthew Page, University of Albany1-1-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Laurie A. Gould co-authored State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal.
Book Summary: Failed and fragile states often govern through the criminalization of otherwise inconsequential or tolerated acts. These weak states also frequently use kidnapping, murder, and other violent or oppressive tactics to maintain order and stay in power. State Fragility Around the World: Fractured Justice and Fierce Reprisal analyzes the path to state failure, one manifestation of which appears through the fragility and dysfunction of its criminal justice system. This book examines what happens when a government loses the ability, or ... Read more
Matt DeLisi and Michael G. Vaughn1-1-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Chad Posick co-authored “Empathy, Crime, and Justice” in the publication Handbook of Biosocial Criminology.
Book Summary: Biosocial criminology is an interdisciplinary field that aims to explain crime and antisocial behavior by exploring both biological factors and environmental factors. Since the mapping of the human genome, scientists have been able to study the biosocial causes of human behaviour with the greatest specificity.
After decades of almost exclusive sociological focus, criminology has undergone a paradigm shift where the field is more interdisciplinary and this book combines perspectives from criminology and sociology with contributions from fields such as ... Read more
Claire Renzetti, Raquel Kennedy Bergen, and Jeffrey L. Edleson1-1-2015
Jay S. Albanese1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Chad Posick co-authored “Victim Profiles” in the publication Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Lisa A. Eargle and Ashraf M. Esmail1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Laura E. Agnich co-authored “Framing Mass Gun Violence: A Content Analysis of Print Media Coverage of the Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedies” in the publication Gun Violence in American Society: Crime, Justice and Public Policy.
Craig J. Forsyth and Heith Copes1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Chad Posick authored “Deviant Places” in the publication Encyclopedia of Social Deviance.
W. Jennings, G. Higgins, D. Khey, and M. Maldanado-Molina1-1-2014
Georgia Southern University faculty member Laura E. Agnich authored “Alcohol Use and Crime” in the publication Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment.
Matthew Pate, University at Albany, State University of New York and Laurie A. Gould, Georgia Southern University1-1-2012
Georgia Southern University faculty member Laurie A. Gould co-authored Corporal Punishment Around the World.
Book Summary: This unique volume provides an insightful research-based overview of corporal punishment as implemented in a variety of venues and cultures. It is the first comprehensive analysis of practices that while often controversial, remain deeply ingrained in human culture.
Corporal Punishment defines what may be humanity's oldest form of punishment both historically and in its contemporary forms, then looks at how it is currently applied to children, students, the incarcerated, and in religious settings. A series of case studies examines corporal punishment in specific regions ... Read more
Mark A. R. Kleiman and James E. Hawdon1-1-2011
Georgia Southern University faculty member Laura E. Agnich authored “Methadone Control Act” and “Aviation Drug-Trafficking Control Act” in the publication Encyclopedia of Drug Policy.
Book Summary: Spanning two volumes of approximately 450 entries in an A-to-Z format, this encyclopedia explores the controversial drug war through the lens of varied disciplines. A full spectrum of articles explains topics from Colombian cartels and Mexican kingpins to television reportage; from "just say no" advertising to heroin production; and from narco-terrorism to more than $500 billion in U.S. government expenditures.