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Ethnicity and Crime: A Sociological Analysis

Ethnicity and Crime: A Sociological Analysis Reza Ali Mohseni Abstract Social deviation, particularly criminal conduct, is one of the most prevalent phenomenons within human society. There is also support to conclude that there is a correlation between crime and ethnic group. To examine this more closely, one could say that crime is a function of […]

Determinants of Court Sentences for Crime committed by Police Officials: an Empirical Application of the Conceptual Framework for Police Deviance

Determinants of Court Sentences for Crime committed by Police Officials: an Empirical Application of the Conceptual Framework for Police Deviance Petter Gottschalk Abstract The great majority of individuals involved in policing are committed to honorable and competent public service and are consistently demonstrating integrity and accountability. However, in every police agency there exists at least a small […]

The Fall and Rise of Restorative Justice: A Historical Account of its Notion, Practices and Possible Lessons Learned

The Fall and Rise of Restorative Justice: A Historical Account of its Notion, Practices and Possible Lessons Learned Theo Gavrielides & John Winterdyk Abstract Much has been written on the theory and practice of restorative justice (hereafter RJ). It’s effectiveness for restoring communities, reintegrating offenders and healing victims has been outlined. However, very little research has […]

The Somalia Phenomenon: Peacemaking Theory, Asymmetric Policy, Restorative Justice, and Paradigm Paralysis when Combating Lawlessness in a Fragmented Nation

The Somalia Phenomenon: Peacemaking Theory, Asymmetric Policy, Restorative Justice, and Paradigm Paralysis when Combating Lawlessness in a Fragmented Nation Rick R. Ferrell and Robert D. Hanser Abstract A state of chaos and conflict has traditionally plagued the nation of Somalia. Most methods of conflict resolution have had little positive impact on the nation’s sense of stability. Because of […]

Identification of Potential Terrorism: The Problem and Implications for Law Enforcement in Pakistan

Identification of Potential Terrorism: The Problem and Implications for Law Enforcement in Pakistan Fasihuddin Abstract In South Asia, Pakistan is in a situation to prevent the growth of terrorist activities. In this context, it is necessary to identify and define certain important components of terrorism and characteristics of terrorists that have shown to be of relevance […]

The Perspectives of American Police Officers Regarding Suspect Interrogation and Interview Legislation

The Perspectives of American Police Officers Regarding Suspect Interrogation and Interview Legislation Hakan Can and Durant Frantzen Abstract Interrogations are a central component to criminal investigations, yet few studies have explored the views of police investigators toward interrogation techniques and policies. A random sample of law enforcement officers assigned to criminal investigations units in Texas was […]

Sector Policing in South Africa: Case Closed……or Not?

Sector Policing in South Africa: Case Closed……or Not? Christiaan Bezuidenhout Abstract Police agencies from many democratic countries struggle to introduce effective crime reducing strategies. They also make a great effort to build sound community relationships. This is also relevant in South Africa (SA) as the South African Police Service (SAPS) has undergone a paradigm shift […]

Examining Police Discretion and the Use of Firearms Involving the New York City Police Department

Examining Police Discretion and the Use of Firearms Involving the New York City Police Department James F. Albrecht Abstract The issue of police discretion has often been evaluated as a factor that may cause disparate impact against minority communities, particularly in the United States. The New York City Police Department, the largest municipal law enforcement agency […]