Criminology & Criminal Justice

  • Carmine Spadafora Discusses Re-entry

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    Carmine Spadafora Discusses Re-entry

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    Carmine Spadafora discusses the challenges of re-entry for special populations, in particular youth, women and aboriginal people. He describes the problems that may lead to recidivism and highlights issues in the criminal justice system that lead to high incarceration rates.

  • The Challenges Confronting Contemporary Criminal Justice

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    The Challenges Confronting Contemporary Criminal Justice

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    Professor Joseph Schafer discusses the challenges confronting the contemporary criminal justice system. The criminal justice system has always been a source of controversy; it is difficult to come to a consensus on what behaviors should be criminalized. Schafer discusses crime reduction, the rights of the accused, and the goals of corrections.

  • Jeff Ferrell Discusses Cultural Criminology

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    Jeff Ferrell Discusses Cultural Criminology

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    Professor Jeff Ferrell explains cultural criminology as the intersection between cultural dynamics and crime and justice. It is concerned with understanding why crime occurs and how culture affects and is affected by crime. Ferrell discusses debates in the field, future directions, and challenges of researching cultural criminology.

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