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AIC crime & criminal justice information service: July 2010

A selection of new key reports, books, journal articles and websites. All items are available on interlibrary loan through the JV Barry Library. Please contact your own library for assistance.

Alcohol and violence

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Assaultive behavior in bars : a gendered comparison / Jessie L Krienert and Donna Vandiver
    Violence and victims 24(2) 2009: 232-247
    Summary: Women are younger than their male counterparts and more likely to use a weapon during a barroom altercation. Additionally, while barroom assault is intrasexual in nature, women are more likely than men to assault outside their sex.
  • Drinking and informal social control : five studies from gender, alcohol and culture : an international study (GENACIS)
    Contemporary drug problems 36(1/2) Spring/Summer 2009: 7-135
    Summary: Five articles and an introduction on whether and how family and society influence drinking and alcohol-related harms.
  • Impaired and incapacitated rape victims : assault characteristics and post-assault experiences / Heather Littleton, Amie Grills-Taquechel and Danny Axsom
    Violence and victims 24(4) 2009: 439-458
    Summary: This study evaluated the assault and postassault experiences of nonimpaired, impaired, and incapacitated college rape victims. The three groups differed in several assault characteristics, including threats by the assailant, resistance by the victim, andrelationship with the assailant. Impairment and incapacitation were associated with self-blame, stigma, and problematic alcohol use.
  • Nightlife violence: a gender-specific view on risk factors for violence in nightlife settings: a cross-sectional study in nine European countries / Suzanne Schnitzer
    Journal of interpersonal violence 25(6) Jun 2010: 1094-1112
    Summary: Results show that the likelihood of having been involved in a physical fight in nightlife increases with younger age, drunkenness, and increasing preference for tolerant venues for both genders. To develop effective violence prevention measures in nightlife, considerations need to be made regarding the demographic composition of patrons in addition to wider structural elements.
  • On- and off-premise drinking choices among Indigenous Australians : the influence of socio-spatial factors / Maggie Brady / Maggie Brady
    Drug and alcohol review 29(4) Jul 2010: 446-451
  • Prevention of alcohol and other drug problems in culturally and linguistically diverse communities / Jessica L Browne and Andre M N Renzaho
    Prevention research quarterly. Jun 2010:1-13
  • Raising the bar : a safer Victoria / Mark Tesoriero
    Police life : the Victoria Police magazine. Jun 2010:18-19
    Summary: In a bid to curb the rise of alcohol-related incidents, Taskforce Razon was formed in April 2008 to conduct liquor licensing duties across the state of Victoria.
  • Safety in numbers : valuing our people / Chelsea Arnold
    Police life : the Victoria Police magazine. Jun 2010:26-27
    Summary: Victorian Police patrols on trains, at stations and surrounding areas, together with widespread CCTV coverage, have led to a 9.2 per cent decrease in crime in the past year.
  • Subtypes of alcohol and intimate partner violence : a latent class analysis / Keith Klostermann, Theresa Mignone and Rui Chen
    Violence and victims 24(5) 2009: 563-576
    Summary: One of this study's classification had males who had perpetrated more days of violence, relapsed to violence faster, more frequently relapsed to alcohol, and had a higher percentage of males identified as meeting diagnostic criteria for antisocial personality disorder compared to those in class 2.
  • The differential risk factors of physically forced and alcohol- or other drug-enabled sexual assault among university women / Christopher Krebs
    Violence and victims 24(3) 2009: 302-321
    Summary: Risk factors for experiencing incapacitated sexual assault are similar experiences before college, and substance use behaviors during college. Risk factors for physically forced assault are similar experiences before college, but not college substance use.
  • The expression of low self-control as problematic drinking in adolescents : an integrated control perspective / Joseph A Baker
    Journal of criminal justice 38(3) May/Jun 2010: 237-244
    Summary: This article focuses on the role of an adolescent's level of social attachment to adults where delinquency is an expression of self-control. It applies established criminological theories to the issue.

Crime prevention

Books/reports

  • Alcohol interlocks under the Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 (Qld) / Nicolee Dixon
    Queensland Parliamentary Library, 2010
  • Bullying interventions in schools : six basic approaches / Ken Rigby
    ACER Press, 2010
    Summary: Aims to promote an understanding of what methods exist to address actual cases of bullying and when and how they can best be applied.
  • Community resilience and national security : an agenda for the future : address to the Australian National University National Security College / Robert McClelland
    The Minister, 2010
    http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/www/ministers/mcclelland.nsf/Page/Speeches_2010_13July2010-CommunityResilienceandNationalSecurityAnAgendafortheFuture
  • Glassing and bans on glassware under Queensland's Liquor Act 1992 / Nicolee Dixon, Karen Sampford and Elizabeth Young
    Queensland Parliamentary Library, 2010
  • National Youth Policing Model / Australian Government
    Australian Government, 2010
    Summary: Includes a summary of jurisdictional programs directed at violence and anti-social behaviour by young people
    http://www.ag.gov.au/www/agd/rwpattach.nsf/VAP/(966BB47E522E848021A38A20280E2386)~National+Youth+Policing+Model.PDF/$file/National+Youth+Policing+Model.PDF
  • The crime reducing effect of education / Stephen Machin, Olivier Marie and Suncica Vujic
    Centre for Economic Performance, 2010
    Summary: Findings show that improving education can yield significant social benefits and can be a key policy tool in the drive to reduce crime
    http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/dp0979.pdf

Journal articles

  • A twenty-first century graffiti classification system : a typological tool for prioritizing graffiti removal / Myra F Taylor, Robin Cordin and Joseph Njiru
    Crime prevention and community safety 12(3) Jul 2010: 137-155
  • Aging and risk : physical and sexual abuse of elders in Canada / Karl Brozowski and David R Hall
    Journal of interpersonal violence 25(6) Jul 2010: 1183-1199
    Summary: Women, Aboriginal Canadians, and elders who are divorced, living in urban areas with low income have a higher risk of physical or sexual abuse.
  • Debating policing research : a research council for crime and justice? / Ken Pease and Jonathan Shepherd
    CJM : criminal justice matters no. 80 Jun 2010: 2-5
    Summary: Ken Pease and Jonathan Shepeherd make a case for evidence-based policing research in the medical model, and respond to comments by Robert Reiner, Peter Squires and Louise Westmarland.
  • Evaluating awareness of registered sex offenders in the neighborhood / Sarah Craun
    Crime and delinquency 56(3) Jul 2010: 414-435
    Summary: Studies local awareness of a sex offender regiser and the registration of an offender as living nearby.
  • Nightlife violence: a gender-specific view on risk factors for violence in nightlife settings: a cross-sectional study in nine European countries / Suzanne Schnitzer
    Journal of interpersonal violence 25(6) Jun 2010: 1094-1112
    Summary: Results show that the likelihood of having been involved in a physical fight in nightlife increases with younger age, drunkenness, and increasing preference for tolerant venues for both genders. To develop effective violence prevention measures in nightlife, considerations need to be made regarding the demographic composition of patrons in addition to wider structural elements.
  • Offender trajectories, crime trends, and costs : an invited policy essay on studying the costs of crime across offender trajectories / Robert M O'Brien
    Criminology and public policy 9(2) May 2010: 313-319
    Summary: This arrticle is related those of Cohen et al and Ludwig in the same issue. It further discusses methods of estimating the cost of crime using 'top-down', 'bottom-up', trajectory and 'willingness-to-pay' approaches.
  • Operations Response Unit / Maria Carnovale
    Police life : the Victoria Police magazine. Jun 2010:12-15
  • Preventing anti-social behaviour on public transport : an alternative route? / Stephen Moore
    Crime prevention and community safety 12(3) Jul 2010: 176-193
    Summary: It is suggested that travellers and policy-makers define anti-social behaviour and crime separately and use the strategies of reciprocity, respect and tolerance developed from a campaign in London to develop approaches that stress social cohesion
  • Preventing child maltreatment / Christina Paxson and Ron Haskins
    Future of children 18(2) Fall 2009: whole issue
    Summary: In light of the toll that maltreatment takes on child well-being, as well as its high financial costs, the expert contributors to this volume explore the vexing question of how to prevent child abuse and neglect and how maltreatment might have been averted before it came to the attention of CPS.
  • Prevention of alcohol and other drug problems in culturally and linguistically diverse communities / Jessica L Browne and Andre M N Renzaho
    Prevention research quarterly. Jun 2010:1-13
  • Raising the bar : a safer Victoria / Mark Tesoriero
    Police life : the Victoria Police magazine. Jun 2010:18-19
    Summary: In a bid to curb the rise of alcohol-related incidents, Taskforce Razon was formed in April 2008 to conduct liquor licensing duties across the state of Victoria.
  • Safety in numbers : valuing our people / Chelsea Arnold
    Police life : the Victoria Police magazine. Jun 2010:26-27
    Summary: Victorian Police patrols on trains, at stations and surrounding areas, together with widespread CCTV coverage, have led to a 9.2 per cent decrease in crime in the past year.
  • Securing our streets / Mark Tesoriero
    Police life : the Victoria Police magazine. Jun 2010:8-9
    Summary: Police in Victoria, since December 2007, have issued 2492 banning notices that restrict inividuals from re-entering a designated entertainment district for up to 24 hours. These may be issued upon suspicion of an offence, or because of disorderly or drunken behaviour.
  • Tackling teenage knife crime / Alfred Hitchcock
    Policing : a journal of policy and practice 4(2) 2010: 149-151
    Summary: The author, the head of the British 'Tackling Knives Action Programme' reflects on the mission of this programme and its outcomes, and draws upon it as a model approach for future police partnerships
  • The costs of crime / Jens Ludwig
    Criminology and public policy 9(2) May 2010: 307-311
    Summary: The main implication for crime prevention of the cost of crime literature is that resources would be better targeted using trajectory methods, policing or early childhood interventions.

Web Sites

  • Fraud protection guidelines for merchants / Australian Payments Clearing Association
    http://www.apca.com.au/Public/apca01_live.nsf/ResourceLookup/Fraud_Protection_Guidelines_for_Merchants.pdf/$File/Fraud_Protection_Guidelines_for_Merchants.pdf
  • Reentry programs database / Council of State Governments (US). Justice Center, United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Assistance
    Summary: The database offers descriptions of reentry programs and initiatives from across the US highlighting promising efforts that may provide valuable ideas for policymakers to consider or build upon as they develop their own initiatives.
    http://reentrypolicy.org/reentry-program-examples/reentry-programs-start

Cybercrime

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • CrimTrac proceeds with development of child protection system [and] In focus
    On Trac 3(2) 2010: 3-4, 8-9
  • Sexting ; risky actions and overreactions / Art Bowker and Michael Sullivan
    FBI law enforcement bulletin 79(7) Jul 2010: 27-31
    Summary: Police and court responses to juvenile sexting need to take into consideration the context, victims and offenders.
  • The effect of self-control on victimization in the cyberworld / Adam Bossler and Thomas J Holt
    Journal of criminal justice 38(3) May/Jun 2010: 227-236
    Summary: This study found that self-control was related to forms of cybercrime victimisation where the victimisation is non random and affected by individual choice, but this is limited to whether it affects with whom the person associates.
  • The use of actuarial risk assessment measures with UK internet child pornography offenders / Jody Osborn
    Journal of aggression, conflict and peace research 2(3) Jul 2010: 16-24
    Summary: Reconviction rates for internet sex offenders are lower than for contact child sex offenders. An adapted version of Risk Matrix 2000 was found to be a realistic measure.

Drugs and crime

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Assessing community support for harm reduction services : comparing two measures / Max Hopwood
    Drug and alcohol review 29(4) Jul 2010: 385-391
    Summary: Explores whether survery information and design can influence participants' responses about drug use and harm reduction.
  • Clan labs : illicit drugs on our doorstep
    Blueprint no. 29 Jun 2010: 20-21
    Summary: The increase in the use of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) worldwide over the past 20 years is evidenced by the number of police arrests for ATS related offences: 9592 in 20003-04 compared with 16047 in 2007-08
  • Comparison of heroin-assisted treatment and abstinence-oriented residential treatment in Switzerland based on patient characteristics / Miriam Gerlich
    Contemporary drug problems 36(1/2) Spring/Summer 2009: 327-343
    Summary: Conclusions are that residential abstinence needs to be better adapted to the needs of nonopioid and younger addicts, while heroin treatment takes care of older clients with more health problems and former crime involvement. Referral practice should consider this situation.
  • Consuming e : ecstasy use and contemporary social life / Anna Olsen
    Contemporary drug problems 36(1/2) Spring/Summer 2009: 175-191
  • Drug fight is something to rave about / Maria Carnovale
    Police life : the Victoria Police magazine. Jun 2010:28-29
    Summary: Police in Victoria are enlisting the help of event organisers and trialling innovative measures to keep drugs out of reach at dance parties.
  • Leisure time activities that predict initiation, progression and reduction of cannabis use : a prospective, population-based panel survey / Michael Schaub
    Drug and alcohol review 29(4) Jul 2010: 378-384
    Summary: Initial and follow-up survey of more than 5,000 participants to see what effect leisure time activities and the people associated with them have on initiation, progression and reduction of cannabis use.
  • llicit drugs policy through the lens of regulation / Alison Ritter
    International journal of drug policy 21(4) Jul 2010: 265-270
  • Managing and sustaining your juvenile drug court / Jacqueline van Wormer and Faith Lutze
    Juvenile and family court journal 61(2) Spring 2010: 45-53
    Summary: Growth in juvenile drug courts has left practitioners struggling to implement strategies. This article introduces the juvenile drug court development cycle to focus on collaboration, team dunamics and decision making.
  • MDMA use among a group of friends in Oslo, Norway, between self-development and social participation : dilemmas of a pharmaceutical normalcy? / Per Kristian Hilden
    Contemporary drug problems 36(1/2) Spring/Summer 2009: 137-173
    Summary: This article focuses on the ways in which legitimacy is built for the use of MDMA (ecstasy) in a small group of friends in Norway to illustrate the increasingly, skilled, knowledgeable and considered manner in which young people are taking up drugs.
  • Prescription drug abuse : an epidemic dilemma / Robert L DuPont
    Journal of psychoactive drugs 42(2) Jun 2010: 127-132
    Summary: Looks at the nonmedical use of prescription drugs as a major public health problem, particularly with young people, ovedose deaths, and drug driving.
  • Substance use monitoring systems and international alcohol and drug monitoring systems
    Contemporary drug problems 36(3/4) Fall/Winter 2009: Whole issue
    Summary: This issue presents a series of articles on the design and use of drug monitoring systems in Europe, Australia, Canada, South Africa and America.
  • The Australian Illicit Drug Reporting System : monitoring trends in illicit drug availability, use and drug-related harm in Australia 1996-2006 / Wayne D Hall and Louisa Degenhardt
    Contemporary drug problems 36(3/4) Fall/Winter 2009: 643-661
  • The dark side of sniffng : paint colour affects intoxication experiences among adolescent inhalant users / Michael Takagi, Murat Yucal and Dan Lubman / Michael Takagi, Murat Yucel and Dan I Lubman
    Drug and alcohol review 29(4) Jul 2010: 452-455
  • Using random judge assignments to estimate the effects of incarceration and probation on recidivism among drug offenders / Donald Green and Daniel Winik
    Criminology 48(2) May 2010: 357-387
    Summary: The findings suggest that, at least among those facing drug-related charges, incarceration and supervision seem not to deter subsequent criminal behavior.

Evaluation

Books/reports

Book chapters

  • Ban on purchase of sexual services : an evaluation : summary
    Swedish Government, 2010
    Summary: In a model subsequently followed by other countries, Sweden prosecutes purchasers of sexual services, rather than providers. The report investigated how the provision has worked in practice and what effects the ban has had on the prevalence of prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes.
    http://www.regeringen.se/content/1/c6/14/91/42/ed1c91ad.pdf

Journal articles

  • Evaluating anti-money laundering initiatives : a country perspective / Dulacha Barako and Alistair M Brown
    Australasian evaluation studies 9(1) 2009: 16-23
    Summary: Evaluates the effectiveness of anti-money laundering legislation in Kenya by examining the awareness and attitudes of stakeholders.

Serials

Web Sites

  • Smart policing : data, analysis, solutions / United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Assistance
    Summary: The Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) website provides innovative and evidence-based law enforcement resources to the law enforcement community.
    http://www.smartpolicinginitiative.com/index.html

Financial crime

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Combating the financing of terrorism : a history and assessment of the control of 'threat finance' / Michael Levi
    British journal of criminology 50(4) Jul 2010: 650-669
  • Evaluating anti-money laundering initiatives : a country perspective / Dulacha Barako and Alistair M Brown
    Australasian evaluation studies 9(1) 2009: 16-23
    Summary: Evaluates the effectiveness of anti-money laundering legislation in Kenya by examining the awareness and attitudes of stakeholders.
  • Patent infringement in Australia : results from a survey / Kimberlee Weatherall and Elizabeth Webster
    Federal law review 38(1) 2010: 21-70
  • PEPs : let's get serious / Joy Geary
    Journal of money laundering control 13(2) 2010: 103-108
    Summary: Outlines better options for management of politically exposed persons and problems experienced by low-capacity entities in implementing a risk-based approach to anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism
  • The financial institution as a racketeering enterprise : RICO and beyond / Frank Cihlar
    Journal of money laundering control 13(2) 2010: 125-131
    Summary: This paper introduces Section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 which deals with Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations

Web Sites

  • Fraud protection guidelines for merchants / Australian Payments Clearing Association
    http://www.apca.com.au/Public/apca01_live.nsf/ResourceLookup/Fraud_Protection_Guidelines_for_Merchants.pdf/$File/Fraud_Protection_Guidelines_for_Merchants.pdf

Homicide

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Homicide and violent delinquency in France : an overview framed within an international context / Catherine Blatier
    Aggression and violent behavior 15(4) Jul/Aug 2010: 261-266
  • Homicide convictions in different age-groups : a national clinical survey / Isabelle M Hunt
    Journal of forensic psychiatry and psychology 21(3) June 2010: 321-335
    Summary: Targeting substance and alcohol misuse and street violence may reduce homicide risk in younger people. Preventing homicide among the elderly might be best achieved through more specialised GP training to improve recognition and treatment of depression.
  • Poverty, infant mortality, and homicide rates in cross-national perspective : assessments of criterion and construct validity / Steven F Messner
    Criminology 48(2) May 2010: 509-537
    Summary: Investigates infant mortality as a proxy for poverty, then compares relationships between poverty and homicide in 16 advanced nations.
  • The role of deviant sexual fantasy in the etiopathogenesis of sexual homicide : a systematic review / Robert Maniglio
    Aggression and violent behavior 15(4) Jul/Aug 2010: 294-302

Indigenous justice

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Intellectual disability, Aboriginal status and risk of re-offending in young offenders on community orders / Dianna T Kenny and Matthew Frize
    Indigenous law bulletin 7(18) May/Jun 2010: 14-18
  • Judges' attitudes about and experiences with sentencing circles in intimate-partner abuse cases / Joanne Belknap and Courtney McDonald
    Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice 52(3) Jul 2010: 369-398
    Summary: Interviews with 27 judges find cautious support for restorative justice, tempered by serious concerns.
  • Life sentence / Victoria Laurie
    . :33-37
  • Mutant messages 3 : Victoria's Indigenous family violence plan / Kyllie Cripps and Leanne Miller
    Indigenous law bulletin 7(18) May/Jun 2010: 10-13
  • On- and off-premise drinking choices among Indigenous Australians : the influence of socio-spatial factors / Maggie Brady / Maggie Brady
    Drug and alcohol review 29(4) Jul 2010: 446-451

Web Sites

  • Closing the Gap Clearinghouse / Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Australian Institute of Family Studies
    Summary: The Clearinghouse provides access to a collection of quality information on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage. This will provide policy makers and program managers with an evidence base for achieving the Closing the Gap targets and related Indigenous reforms. Indigenous Australians will benefit through the delivery of policies and services which address Indigenous disadvantage more effectively.
    http://www.aihw.gov.au/closingthegap/

Juvenile justice

Books/reports

Conference Papers

Journal articles

  • Intellectual disability, Aboriginal status and risk of re-offending in young offenders on community orders / Dianna T Kenny and Matthew Frize
    Indigenous law bulletin 7(18) May/Jun 2010: 14-18
  • Managing and sustaining your juvenile drug court / Jacqueline van Wormer and Faith Lutze
    Juvenile and family court journal 61(2) Spring 2010: 45-53
    Summary: Growth in juvenile drug courts has left practitioners struggling to implement strategies. This article introduces the juvenile drug court development cycle to focus on collaboration, team dunamics and decision making.
  • Race, code of the street, and violent delinquency : a multilevel investigation of neighborhood street culture and individual norms of violence / Eric Stewart and Ronald Simons
    Criminology 48(2) May 2010: 569-605
    Summary: The study outlined in this article drew on Elijah Anderson’s (1999) code of the street perspective to examine the impact of neighborhood street culture on violent delinquency.
  • Reoffending as a measure of effectiveness of youth justice intervention : a critical note / Tim Bateman
    Safer communities 9(3) Jul 2010: 28-35
  • Risk factors for delinquency in adolescent and young adult females : a European review / Thessa M L Wong, Anne-Marie Slotboom and Catrien Bijleveld
    European journal of criminology 7(4) July 2010: 266-284
    Summary: Females seem to be more affected by social context factors, such as negative life events and physical abuse by parents. Also, internalizing problems were more prominent than males.
  • Tackling teenage knife crime / Alfred Hitchcock
    Policing : a journal of policy and practice 4(2) 2010: 149-151
    Summary: The author, the head of the British 'Tackling Knives Action Programme' reflects on the mission of this programme and its outcomes, and draws upon it as a model approach for future police partnerships
  • The dark side of sniffng : paint colour affects intoxication experiences among adolescent inhalant users / Michael Takagi, Murat Yucal and Dan Lubman / Michael Takagi, Murat Yucel and Dan I Lubman
    Drug and alcohol review 29(4) Jul 2010: 452-455
  • The impact of a custodial sentence on the siblings of young offenders : matching services to needs / Rosie Meek
    Prison service journal no. 190 Jul 2010: 26-31
    Summary: Young people face a significant impact relating to the imprisonment of a sibling, which, without support, can lead to severe problems
  • Transitions to adulthood
    CJM : criminal justice matters no. 80 Jun 2010: 14-43
    Summary: Several articles on young adulthood, contact with the criminal justice system, social inclusion and the damage that crime prevention policy can cause.
  • Unstructured socializing, collective efficacy, and violent behavior among urban youth / David Maiimon and Chris Browning
    Criminology 48(2) May 2010: 443-474
    Summary: thin urban communities, and whether neighbourhood collective efficacy modifies the impact of unstructured socialising on violence.Using two Chicago studies, examines whether neighbourhood social characteristics shape opportunities for the development of unstructured socialising with peers among adolescents, whether unstructured socialising leads to an increase in violent behavior wi
  • Untangling race and class effects on juvenile arrests / Michael Tapia
    Journal of criminal justice 38(3) May/Jun 2010: 255-265
    Summary: This study showed that racial minority status increased arrest risk for high SES youth significantly more than it did for low SES youth.
  • Youth justice in Canada : theoretical perspectives of youth probation officers / Raymond R. Corrado
    Canadian journal of criminology and criminal justice 52(3) Jul 2010: 397-426
    Summary: Youth probation officers prefer a more eclectic approach, such as corporatist and modified justice, when trying to apply the Young Offenders Act.

People trafficking

Books/reports

Book chapters

  • Ban on purchase of sexual services : an evaluation : summary
    Swedish Government, 2010
    Summary: In a model subsequently followed by other countries, Sweden prosecutes purchasers of sexual services, rather than providers. The report investigated how the provision has worked in practice and what effects the ban has had on the prevalence of prostitution and human trafficking for sexual purposes.
    http://www.regeringen.se/content/1/c6/14/91/42/ed1c91ad.pdf
  • Trafficking in persons to Europe for sexual exploitation
    UNODC, 2010
    http://www.unodc.org/documents/publications/TiP_Europe_EN_LORES.pdf

Journal articles

  • Doors wide shut : barriers to the successful delivery of victim services for domestically trafficked minors in a southern U.S. metropolitan area / Joan A Reid
    Women and criminal justice 20(1-2) Jan-Jun 2010: 105-126
    Summary: Because of their misidentification, few domestic victims were accessing victim services. Victim-centered protocols for child sex trafficking criminal cases were lacking, leading to a failure in prosecution of sex traffickers.
  • Human trafficking : the local becomes global / Frances P Bernat and Tatyana Zhilina
    Women and criminal justice 20(1-2) Jan-Jun 2010: 2-9
    Summary: Introducing this special issue of the journal, with definitions, conditions and causes, and an overview of the US Trafficking in Persons Report.
  • International news coverage of human trafficking arrests and prosecutions : a content analysis / Erin Denton
    Women and criminal justice 20(1-2) Jan-Jun 2010: 10-26
    Summary: This study looked at 191 incidents where the trafficking act and the actors involved was reported in the popular media, and assessed the implications of how trafficking is framed. The results of this study indicate the need for a better understanding of all actors, including female human trafficking offenders and male trafficked individuals.
  • Measures against human trafficking in Japan / Minoru Yokoyama
    Women and criminal justice 20(1-2) Jan-Jun 2010: 27-39
    Summary: This article examines how the Japanese laws were improved and discusses the measures implemented to fight human trafficking through the development of Japan's Action Plan to Cope With Human Trafficking.
  • Methodological and ethical challenges to conducting human trafficking studies : a case study of Korean trafficking and smuggling for sexual exploitation to the United States / Kyung-Seok Choo, Joon Oh Jang and Kyungshick Choi
    Women and criminal justice 20(1-2) Jan-Jun 2010: 167-185
    Summary: This article reveals the various methodological challenges and ethical issues related to studying active Korean traffickers and smugglers as well as Korean victims in the U.S. sex industry.
  • Migrant smuggling / Yuji Tamura
    Journal of public economics vol. 94 2010: 540-548
    Summary: Economic modelling shows that apprehension of smugglers at the border is more effective than inland, particularly in removing the option of exploiting/trafficking their migrants.
  • Taking trafficking to court / May-Len Skilbrei
    Women and criminal justice 20(1-2) Jan-Jun 2010: 40-56
    Summary: This article analyzes sex trafficking court cases in Norway and how judges debate the boundaries that need to be drawn between trafficking and others crimes or situations.
  • The 'unbroken marriage' : trafficking and child labour in Europe / Mario Vinkovic
    Journal of money laundering control 13(2) 2010: 87-102
    Summary: The trafficking of children should be identified as a cause of the worst forms of child labour, in particular of sexual exploitation. The development of a supranational criminal law framework is important to children's protection and rights.
  • Understanding the complexities of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation : the case of Southeast Asia / Ashley Blackburn, Robert W Taylor and Jennifer E Davis
    Women and criminal justice 20(1-2) Jan-Jun 2010: 105-126
    Summary: Presented here are findings from observations and interviews with government officials, nongovernmental organization workers, and women and children involved in the sex industry in Cambodia and Thailand.

Recidivism and desistance

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • A short history of the investigation into the ending of the criminal career / Stephen Farrall
    Safer communities 9(3) Jul 2010: 9-16
  • An exploration of the mechanisms underlying the development of repeat and one-time violent offenders / Jemma C Chambers
    Aggression and violent behavior 15(4) Jul/Aug 2010: 310-323
  • Deterrence and deterrability / Bruce A Jacobs
    Criminology 48(2) May 2010: 417-441
    Summary: Deterrability refers to the offender's capacity and/or willingness to calculate risks and rewards prior to offending. The author contends that little scholarship has attended to the situated meaning of deterrability.
  • Developing an offender problem profile / Chris Fox
    Safer communities 9(3) Jul 2010: 17-27
    Summary: Developing offender profiles to reduce reoffending
  • Intellectual disability, Aboriginal status and risk of re-offending in young offenders on community orders / Dianna T Kenny and Matthew Frize
    Indigenous law bulletin 7(18) May/Jun 2010: 14-18
  • Offender trajectories, crime trends, and costs : an invited policy essay on studying the costs of crime across offender trajectories / Robert M O'Brien
    Criminology and public policy 9(2) May 2010: 313-319
    Summary: This arrticle is related those of Cohen et al and Ludwig in the same issue. It further discusses methods of estimating the cost of crime using 'top-down', 'bottom-up', trajectory and 'willingness-to-pay' approaches.
  • Participation and frequency during criminal careers across the life span / Hanno Petras, Paul Nieuwbeerta and Alex R Piquero
    Criminology 48(2) May 2010: 607-637
    Summary: The study outlined in this article assessed the participation-frequency debate and the place of each in the decline in the age-crime curve.
  • Predicting criminal recidivism in adult male offenders : researcher versus parole officer assessment of dynamic risk / Natalie J Jones and Shelley L Brown
    Criminal justice and behavior 37(8) Aug 2010: 860-882
    Summary: The strongest prediction model combined the research-based time-dependent dynamic factors with parole based static items, thus offering provisional support for the inclusion of prospectively rated dynamic factors in risk assessment protocols.
  • Reducing domestic violence and other criminal recidivism : effectiveness of a multilevel batterers intervention program / Martha Coulter and Carla VandeWeerd
    Violence and victims 24(2) 2009: 139-152
    Summary: the literature on batterer recidivism.This study, which included male victims, found that recidivism rates were substantially lower for participants who completed the programs when compared to those who did not and that the re-arrest rates were substantially lower than are generally found in
  • Reoffending as a measure of effectiveness of youth justice intervention : a critical note / Tim Bateman
    Safer communities 9(3) Jul 2010: 28-35
  • Reoffending following custody : improving outcomes / Jackie Lowthian
    Safer communities 9(3) Jul 2010: 36-47
  • Risk factors for delinquency in adolescent and young adult females : a European review / Thessa M L Wong, Anne-Marie Slotboom and Catrien Bijleveld
    European journal of criminology 7(4) July 2010: 266-284
    Summary: Females seem to be more affected by social context factors, such as negative life events and physical abuse by parents. Also, internalizing problems were more prominent than males.
  • The costs of crime / Jens Ludwig
    Criminology and public policy 9(2) May 2010: 307-311
    Summary: The main implication for crime prevention of the cost of crime literature is that resources would be better targeted using trajectory methods, policing or early childhood interventions.
  • The rise of biocriminology : capturing observable bodily economies of 'criminal man' / Kevin Walby and Nicolas Carrier
    Criminology and criminal justice : an international journal 10(3) Aug 2010: 261-285
    Summary: Discusses new interest in locating sources of criminality inside the body and in preventing criminality by forecasting it through observation of bodily characteristics.
  • Using random judge assignments to estimate the effects of incarceration and probation on recidivism among drug offenders / Donald Green and Daniel Winik
    Criminology 48(2) May 2010: 357-387
    Summary: The findings suggest that, at least among those facing drug-related charges, incarceration and supervision seem not to deter subsequent criminal behavior.

Web Sites

  • Reentry programs database / Council of State Governments (US). Justice Center, United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Assistance
    Summary: The database offers descriptions of reentry programs and initiatives from across the US highlighting promising efforts that may provide valuable ideas for policymakers to consider or build upon as they develop their own initiatives.
    http://reentrypolicy.org/reentry-program-examples/reentry-programs-start

Serious and organised crime

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Combating the financing of terrorism : a history and assessment of the control of 'threat finance' / Michael Levi
    British journal of criminology 50(4) Jul 2010: 650-669
  • Macro networks, collectives, and business processes : an integrated approach to organized crime / Toine Spapens
    European journal of crime, criminal law and criminal justice 18(2) 2010: 185-215
    Summary: Presenting an integrated approach to organised crime combining functionalist, economic, and social-network theories. Criminal macro networks, collectives and the business process are examined.
  • Punishing corruption in the public and the private sector : the legal framework of the European Union in the international scene and the Greek legal order / M Kaiafa-Gbandi
    European journal of crime, criminal law and criminal justice 18(2) 2010: 139-183
    Summary: This article looks at EU interventions to combat corruption and suggests improvements for the Greek legal system.

Sexual assault

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Classes of childhood sexual abuse and women's adult couple relationships / Bronwyn Watson and W Kim Halford / Bronwyn Watson and W Kim Halford
    Violence and victims 25(4) 2010: 518-535
  • Evaluating awareness of registered sex offenders in the neighborhood / Sarah Craun
    Crime and delinquency 56(3) Jul 2010: 414-435
    Summary: Studies local awareness of a sex offender regiser and the registration of an offender as living nearby.
  • Examining charging agreement between police and prosecutors in rape cases / David Holleran
    Crime and delinquency 56(3) Jul 2010: 385-403
    Summary: Most research to date has looked at prosecutorial decisions about proceeding with a rape case, but this article suggests that the charge is also important. This can be inflluenced by police charging decisions.
  • Impaired and incapacitated rape victims : assault characteristics and post-assault experiences / Heather Littleton, Amie Grills-Taquechel and Danny Axsom
    Violence and victims 24(4) 2009: 439-458
    Summary: This study evaluated the assault and postassault experiences of nonimpaired, impaired, and incapacitated college rape victims. The three groups differed in several assault characteristics, including threats by the assailant, resistance by the victim, andrelationship with the assailant. Impairment and incapacitation were associated with self-blame, stigma, and problematic alcohol use.
  • Prevention frameworks / Haley Clark, Kirsty Duncanson and Antonia Quadara
    Aware : ACSSA newsletter no. 22 2009: 7-12
    Summary: Analyses recent policy approaches to sexual assault prevention as informed by a feminist analysis of sexual violence and community psychology, public health, and human rights approaches to the issue
  • Prosecuting child sexual abuse : the importance of evidence type / Wendy A Walsh
    Crime and delinquency 56(3) Jul 2010: 436-454
    Summary: Finds that the presence of a corroborating witness, child disclosure, offender confession or additional adverse report on the offender makes a case more likely to proceed to court in cases of child sexual abuse.
  • Rape reporting : 'classic rape' and the behavior of law / Jody Clay-Warner and Jennifer McMahon-Howard
    Violence and victims 24(6) 2009: 723-743
    Summary: This is the first comprehensive multivariate test of Classic Rape predictions among a nationally representative sample of victims, as well as the first test of Black's predictions for rape reporting. These findings lend greater support to the Classic Rapeperspective than to Black's model.
  • Responding to sexual assault within the Navy : an interview with Chief Petty Officer Angela Ballard / Haley Clark and Angela Ballard
    Aware : ACSSA newsletter no. 22 2009: 76-78
  • Sexting ; risky actions and overreactions / Art Bowker and Michael Sullivan
    FBI law enforcement bulletin 79(7) Jul 2010: 27-31
    Summary: Police and court responses to juvenile sexting need to take into consideration the context, victims and offenders.
  • Sexual assault in men : a population-based study of Virginia / Saba W Masho and Lisa Anderson
    Violence and victims 24(1) 2009: 98-110
    Summary: The study found a lifetime prevalence of 12.9% among men, with 94% assaulted for the first time before the age of 18. Regression analysis showed that male victims of sexual violence were 3.4 times more likely to be depressed and 2.4 times more likely to ideate suicide. However, only 15.4% sought counseling.
  • Sexual assault in the US military : a review of the literature and recommendations for the future / Jessica A Turchik
    Aggression and violent behavior 15(4) Jul/Aug 2010: 267-277
  • Sexual revictimization and interpersonal effectiveness / Megan Kearns and Karen Calhoun
    Violence and victims 25(4) 2010: 504-517
    Summary: Findings support the hypothesis that interpersonal functioning, particularly in sexual situations, is related to sexual revictimisation in adolescence and adulthood.
  • Stemming the flow : challenges for policing adult sexual assault with regard to attrition rates and under-reporting of sexual offences / S Caroline Taylor and Leigh Gassner
    Police practice and research 11(3) Jun 2010: 240-255
  • Taking sexual assault services to rural areas / Helen Wilson and John McCormack
    Women against violence : an Australian feminist journal no. 22 2010: 50-54
    Summary: Analyses a research project carried out by the manager of South Western Centre Against Sexual Assault in the regional centre of Warrnambool Victoria
  • The differential risk factors of physically forced and alcohol- or other drug-enabled sexual assault among university women / Christopher Krebs
    Violence and victims 24(3) 2009: 302-321
    Summary: Risk factors for experiencing incapacitated sexual assault are similar experiences before college, and substance use behaviors during college. Risk factors for physically forced assault are similar experiences before college, but not college substance use.
  • The role of deviant sexual fantasy in the etiopathogenesis of sexual homicide : a systematic review / Robert Maniglio
    Aggression and violent behavior 15(4) Jul/Aug 2010: 294-302
  • Towards a guide to best practice in conducting actuarial risk assessments with sex offenders / Leam A Craig
    Aggression and violent behavior 15(4) Jul/Aug 2010: 278-293