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NCJ Number: 202276 Find in a Library
Title: Male Crime and Deviance: Exploring Its Causes, Dynamics, and Nature
Author(s): R. Barri Flowers
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 372
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-07400-3
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Publisher: http://www.ccthomas.com 
Type: Curriculum
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook analyzes the causes, dynamics, and nature of male crime and aggression.
Abstract: Written for both undergraduate and graduate level students, this textbook takes a multidisciplinary approach to male criminality. The study of crime and criminals has typically either focused specifically on female deviance or has offered a general analysis of crime that presumes, by and large, a male offender. This textbook explicitly analyzes male criminality, rather than implicitly studying it through a general analysis of crime. The relationship between male aggression and masculinity is explored, as is the role of testosterone and other biological factors that may play a role in male crime and violence. The textbook is divided into seven parts. Part 1 examines the biological, psychological, sociological, and cultural and masculinity theories that attempt to explain male aggression, crime, and violence. Part 2 concentrates on the dynamics of male crime and violence. Gender differences in criminal behavior are examined, as well as racial and ethnic differences in male crime. The arrest patterns and the characteristics of male inmates in adult and juvenile correctional facilities are also explored. Part 3 focuses on male crime of violence; chapters are devoted to examinations of homicide, forcible rape, domestic violence, stalking, hate crimes, workplace violence, and terrorism. Part 4 explores property offenses, such as robbery, motor vehicle theft, and carjacking. Part 5 examines male sex offenses and includes analyses of incest, child sexual abuse, prostitution-related crimes, and explores the relationship between pornography and male violence. Part 6 looks at juvenile male crime and delinquency, with a focus on youth gangs and school crime and violence. Part 7 outlines Federal legislation designed to combat criminal and violent behavior, including the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the Violence Against Women Act of 2000, and the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, amended in 1978. The textbook is appropriate for coursework in criminal justice, criminology, sociology, psychology, law enforcement, and other related areas of study. References, index
Main Term(s): Crime analysis; Male offenders
Index Term(s): Criminal justice overview texts; Criminology overview texts; Federal legislation; Male juvenile delinquents; Property crimes; Violence
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