Eight USF faculty members named new AAAS Fellows
(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) Eight University of South Florida professors whose research has set a global standard in a range of disciplines from environmental sciences to health and aging studies, and from chemistry to criminology, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Male sexual victimization: examining variation in the probability of weapon use and victim injury - Dierenfeldt R, Balemba S.
The sexual victimization of adult males remains an understudied subject within criminology. Prior research has generally been restricted to descriptive analysis of small clinical samples and inmate populations. Using general strain theory (GST), this study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Bicycle parking security and built environments - Chen P, Liu Q, Sun F.
The lack of secure bicycle parking is a serious but often neglected issue that discourages bicycling. Classical environment criminology theories try to explain the pattern of bicycle theft but provide limited insights into the relationship between crime an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UNISON and National Police Chiefs ’ Council to tackle worrying levels of sexual harassment
Police chiefs have pledged to act over high levels of sexual harassment among police staff working for forces in England and Wales, as set out in a report published today (Thursday) by UNISON, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the University of Surrey. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) says the report highlights some ‘outdated and unacceptable behaviour’ that must be ‘rooted out’. Details include some police staff (4%) being pressurised into having sex with colleagues, or being told that sexual favours could result in preferential treatment (8%). The findi...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release ben priestley Christina McAnea harassment London School of economics NAtional police Chiefs' council police staff Source Type: news

How people view crime depends on the politics of when they were growing up
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the British Journal of Criminology indicates that the different political periods in which people 'came of age' has an important influence on their perception of crime, even decades later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An overview of existing criminological research on school violence and bullying behaviour : a review through secondary document analysis - Hesselink A.
School violence is a socio-cultural occurrence and a concern for South Africa (as it is in many other countries) that justifies global attention. In South Africa, much has been written in the field of criminology on school violence and bullying behaviour. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, and age on criminal punishment - Steffensmeier D, Painter-Davis N, Ulmer J.
Race, ethnicity, gender, and age are core foci within sociology and law/criminology. Also prominent is how these statuses intersect to affect behavioral outcomes, but statistical studies of intersectionality are rare. In the area of criminal sentencing, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The case for a victimology of nonhuman animal harms - Flynn M, Hall M.
For the last twenty years 'victimology', the study of crime victims and victimisation has developed markedly. Like its 'parent' discipline of criminology, however, very little work has been done in this field around the notion of environmental victimisatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

We fought tooth and toenail: exploring the dynamics of romantic relationships among sex offenders who have desisted - Lytle R, Bailey DJS, Bensel T.
Recent research into desistance processes in criminology has identified various explanations and factors in the decision to end criminal careers. One of these life events, shown to generally promote desistance, has been the presence of a romantic relations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

'Why have we funded this research?' On politics, research and newsmaking criminology - Murray K.
In recent years, the value, or otherwise, of newsmaking criminology has generated considerable debate within academia. On the one hand, critics have argued that such approaches risk devaluing academic enterprise, for instance, privileging style over substa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Pubertal development, social factors, and delinquent involvement among South Korean male adolescents - Kweon HS, Yun I, Park J, Kim SG.
Despite the growing attention paid by Western criminologists to the effects of pubertal timing on youthful misconducts, criminology in the Asian context has been slow to incorporate both pubertal timing and its interplay with other social risk factors into... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Criminology, gender and risk: the dilemmas of northern theorising for southern responses to intimate partner violence - Walklate S.
Criminology's unitary, unifying and gendered embrace of risk is rooted in Northern theorising. This understanding of risk not only takes its toll on the discipline; it also has consequences for the practices associated with risk: risk assessment. Such prac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

War stories and occupying soldiers: a narrative approach to understanding police culture and community conflict - Kurtz DL, Upton L.
Narrative theory and methods are gradually finding a place in the study of crime and its control. However vibrant narrative criminology has been to this point, narrative scholars have somewhat ignored policing, both in terms of the language and grammar of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Queer penalities: the criminal justice paradigm in lesbian and gay anti-violence politics - Russell EK.
Building upon the renewed attention to the ways in which criminology may be 'queered' (or not), this article explores how a criminal justice paradigm has influenced lesbian and gay politics through an investigation of anti-homophobic research and lobbying ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Emotions in criminological theory: insights from social psychology - Dippong J, Fitch C.
A number of scholars have noted that emotional processes have been undertheorized in criminology. Although criminologists have explored how various emotions facilitate or inhibit crime, few formal theories of crime clearly address the role of emotional pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Feminist and queer criminology: a vital place for theorizing LGBTQ youth - Kahle L.
Creating safe environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ) youth has become a significant public health concern. Despite the disparities in the risk factors associated with identifying as a member of the LGBTQ ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Using environmental criminology theories to compare 'youth misuse of fire' across age groups in New South Wales - Pooley K, Ferguson CE.
Youth misuse of fire is a substantive community concern. Despite evidence which indicates youths account for a significant proportion of all deliberately lit fires within Australia, an absence of up-to-date, contextually specific research means the exact s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"It's going to be extra fun!": analysis of an atypical case of teen homicide as leisure behavior - Williams DJ, Vincent J.
Recently, scholars in literary criminology and leisure sciences have begun to explore the role of broader leisure culture in potentially shaping fantasy development, planning, preparation, and execution in specific cases of expressive homicide. This brief ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Deconstructing criminology's origin stories - Carrington K, Hogg R.
The global production of knowledge is grossly skewed to the northern Anglophone world (Hogg et al. in International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 6(1), 1-7, 2017; Connell 2007). It should be no surprise therefore that criminology's origi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Event locations in extra-familial child sexual molestation cases: the Istanbul example - G önültaş BM, Şahin B.
A great deal of attention has been devoted to sexual molestation cases, both in theory and in practice. Child molesters are versatile and are not easily identified. Various theories and tactics, the most contemporary of which is environmental criminology, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Criminologist, student team build database on US school shootings
(University of Texas at Dallas) A criminologist and her students at The University of Texas at Dallas are creating a database that tracks shootings at K-12 schools in the United States going back to 1990.Dr. Nadine Connell, associate professor of criminology in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, said the National Institute of Justice project aims to fill a need for reliable data on gun violence on school campuses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding recovery from a family perspective: A survey of life in recovery for families
The findings are the first large-scale evidence of the experience of recovery for the people close to those with alcohol problems, conducted by the Family Life in Recovery project led by the Department of Law and Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University and Adfam. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First of its kind study reveals far-reaching benefits of recovery for families of dependent drinkers
This study is important in illustrating not only the impact of dependency on many areas of family life but also the restorative effects of recovery for the user, their families and communities. The research shows the importance of policies that promote recovery for substance users, and clearly indicates the benefits of including the family in the journey of recovery and reintegration.” Vivienne Evans, Chief Executive of Adfam, said: “This report is an invaluable addition to a growing body of knowledge about the impact of substance misuse on families. It supports and adds weight to Adfam’s 30-year mission ...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - February 26, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Julie Symes Tags: News addiction recovery Source Type: news

Understanding recovery from a family perspective: A survey of life in recovery for families
Conclusion Family members of people in addiction and recovery have important things to say, and yet their voices are rarely heard. While there is a well-established research evidence base showing the impact of addiction on the lives of drinkers (and other substance users) themselves, this is the first piece of work that illustrates the impact – across multiple domains – on family members around dependent drinkers. The effect of living with a family member who is dependent on alcohol or other substances is substantial and long-lasting: over 70% of participating family members reporting lifetime emotional or ment...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - February 26, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Hotspots vs. harmspots: shifting the focus from counts to harm in the criminology of place - Weinborn C, Ariel B, Sherman LW, O' Dwyer E.
The prevailing pattern in much of the social sciences, including geography and criminology, relies on count data. "Hotspots" -- geospatial areas with disproportionally more crime than the rest of the city -- are usually identified by the number of events i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Community and the crime decline: the causal effect of local nonprofits on violent crime - Sharkey P, Torrats-Espinosa G, Takyar D.
Largely overlooked in the theoretical and empirical literature on the crime decline is a long tradition of research in criminology and urban sociology that considers how violence is regulated through informal sources of social control arising from resident... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

The criminology of homicidal ideation: associations with criminal careers and psychopathology among federal correctional clients - DeLisi M, Tahja K, Drury AJ, Caropreso D, Elbert M, Heinrichs T.
Homicidal ideation is a clinical construct that is almost entirely absent from the criminological literature. The current study examines the criminology of homicidal ideation using archival data from a population of federal supervised release felons from t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Utilizing alternate models for analyzing count outcomes - Rydberg J, Carkin DM.
Although ordinary least squares (OLS) regression was once a common tool for modeling discrete count outcomes in criminology and criminal justice, the past several decades have seen an increasing reliance on regression techniques specifically designed for s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Practitioner views on the impacts, challenges, and barriers in supporting older survivors of sexual violence - Bows H.
Despite half a century of research on both sexual violence and elder abuse, the intersection between the two remains largely unexplored. Using theoretical lenses of feminist criminology and critical feminist gerontology, this article explores the intersect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Perceived group threat, perceived injustice, and self-reported right-wing violence: an integrative approach to the explanation right-wing violence - Pauwels LJR, Heylen B.
The present study aims at explaining individual differences in self-reported political violence. We integrate key concepts from the field of criminology that are conceptually related to social identity theory (Flemish identity, feelings of group superiorit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Routine activities and criminal victimization: the significance of gendered spaces - Savard DM, Kelley TM, Merolla DM.
Gender is arguably the most prominent correlate of criminal victimization. Few studies, however, examine gender-specific dynamics that might help advance criminology's understanding of the persistent gender gap in criminal victimization. We attempt to help... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Correlates of repeat victimization and sex differences in South Korean youth - Lee B, Jo Y.
This study is to explore the applicability of five criminologica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Researchers call for true picture of domestic violent crime
(Lancaster University) Plans for Home Office Counting Rules to count coercive and controlling behaviour as 'non-injurious violent crime' capped at one crime per victim -- even though statistics show one in 20 victims can experience more than 10 domestic violence crimes a year -- will mask the true extent of the problem.The warning comes in a new paper, 'Untangling the concept of coercive control: theorising domestic violent crime', just published in the journal, Criminology and Criminal Justice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Spiritual criminology: the case of jewish criminology - Ronel N, Ben Yair Y.
Throughout the ages and in most cultures, spiritual and religious thinking have dealt extensively with offending (person against person and person against the Divine), the response to offending, and rehabilitation of offenders. Although modern criminology ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Psychocultural mechanisms of the propensity toward criminal homicide: a multidimensional view of the Culture of Honor - Souza MGTC, Souza BC, Roazzi A, da Silva ES.
INTRODUCTION: Theory of the Culture of Honor is one of the few models in criminology specifically geared toward homicide. It proposes that, in certain societies, men must never show weakness and are required to react violently to any perceived threats to t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

#respect: applying Anderson's code of the street to the online context - Henson B, Swartz K, Reyns BW.
Anderson's work on street codes has become a seminal piece in cultural criminology. Today, it is frequently argued that street-oriented cultural beliefs are strongly linked to criminal offending. While numerous studies have found support for this link, res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A comprehensive investigation of youth deviance: theoretical distinction by deviant behavior sub-types - Kim J, Lee Y, Leban L.
Scholars have critiqued the field of criminology as focusing too heavily on positioning theories against one another in competition to reveal a "general theory of crime." Such an approach assumes that the same factors influence all forms deviance, which is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Delinquency prevention for individual change: Richard Clarke Cabot and the making of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study - Welsh BC, Zane SN, Rocque M.
Richard Clarke Cabot (1868-1939) designed and directed one of criminology's most well-known delinquency prevention programs and the field's first randomized controlled experiment: the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study (CSYS). This paper aims to develop an h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Can we predict long-term community crime problems? The estimation of ecological continuity to model risk heterogeneity - Taylor RB, Ratcliffe JH, Perenzin A.
OBJECTIVES:In small-scale, intra-urban communities, do fundamental demographic correlates of crime, proven important in community criminology, link to next year's crime levels, even after controlling for this year's crime levels? If they do, it would imply... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The criminology of wrongful conviction - Leo RA.
This article reflects on the author's 2005 article, "Rethinking the Study of Miscarriages of Justice," which sought to describe what scholars empirically knew at that time about the phenomenon, causes, and consequences of wrongful convictions in America. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Can we predict long-term community crime problems? The estimation of ecological continuity to model risk heterogeneity - Taylor RB, Ratcliffe JH, Perenzin A.
OBJECTIVES:In small-scale, intra-urban communities, do fundamental demographic correlates of crime, proven important in community criminology, link to next year's crime levels, even after controlling for this year's crime levels? If they do, it would imply... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The criminology of wrongful conviction - Leo RA.
This article reflects on the author's 2005 article, "Rethinking the Study of Miscarriages of Justice," which sought to describe what scholars empirically knew at that time about the phenomenon, causes, and consequences of wrongful convictions in America. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

#respect: applying Anderson's code of the street to the online context - Henson B, Swartz K, Reyns BW.
Anderson's work on street codes has become a seminal piece in cultural criminology. Today, it is frequently argued that street-oriented cultural beliefs are strongly linked to criminal offending. While numerous studies have found support for this link, res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A comprehensive investigation of youth deviance: theoretical distinction by deviant behavior sub-types - Kim J, Lee Y, Leban L.
Scholars have critiqued the field of criminology as focusing too heavily on positioning theories against one another in competition to reveal a "general theory of crime." Such an approach assumes that the same factors influence all forms deviance, which is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Delinquency prevention for individual change: Richard Clarke Cabot and the making of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study - Welsh BC, Zane SN, Rocque M.
Richard Clarke Cabot (1868-1939) designed and directed one of criminology's most well-known delinquency prevention programs and the field's first randomized controlled experiment: the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study (CSYS). This paper aims to develop an h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The law of crime concentration: an application and recommendations for future research - Levin A, Rosenfeld R, Deckard M.
OBJECTIVE We address four outstanding empirical questions related to the "law of crime concentration" (Weisburd in Criminology 53:133-157, 2015): (1) Is the spatial concentration of crime stable over time? (2) Do the same places consistently rank among tho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Why we should think some more. A response to 'When you're boxing you don't think so much': pugilism, transitional masculinities and criminal desistance among young Danish gang members - Jump D.
This paper forms part of a discussion with scholars working in the field of criminology and youth crime, in particular those who are interested in sport, gender, and desistance from violence. Furthermore, this paper challenges previous work into the sport ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Similar sentences, similar crimes? Using deep sample analysis to examine the comparability of homicides and punishments by victim-offender relationship - Dawson M, Sutton D.
Perspectives in sociology of law and criminology provide theoretical justification for expecting victim-offender relationship to affect sentencing. Screening devices used by court actors may consider factors not directly related to the crime, but grounded ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What is the evidence? Preventing psychological violence in the workplace - Schindeler E, Reynald DM.
Although criminology has actively engaged with psychological violence in the context of domestic violence and child abuse, it has been slower coming to the fore when it comes to such violence in the workplace. This is despite the well-documented human, org... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Assessing the validity of the law of crime concentration across different temporal scales - Haberman CP, Sorg ET, Ratcliffe JH.
OBJECTIVEsThe present study examined if Weisburd's (Criminology 53(2):133-157, 2015) law of crime concentration held across different theoretically relevant temporal scales.METHODSThe cumulative percentages of Philadelphia, PA USA street blocks and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news