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Legalizing Cannabis: Experiences, Lessons and Scenarios

Legalizing Cannabis: Experiences, Lessons and Scenarios

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Tom Decorte, Simon Lenton, Chris Wilkins
March 09, 2020

The book explores how we should evaluate the models of cannabis legalization as they have been implemented in several jurisdictions in the past few years; the specific models for future cannabis legalization that have been developed and how similar or different they are they from the models already...

The Human Factor of Cybercrime

The Human Factor of Cybercrime

1st Edition

Rutger Leukfeldt, Thomas J. Holt
October 28, 2019

Cybercrimes are often viewed as technical offenses that require technical solutions, such as antivirus programs or automated intrusion detection tools. However, these crimes are committed by individuals or networks of people which prey upon human victims and are detected and prosecuted by criminal...

Medical Misinformation and Social Harm in Non-Science Based Health Practices: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Medical Misinformation and Social Harm in Non-Science Based Health Practices: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

1st Edition

Anita Lavorgna, Anna Di Ronco
October 23, 2019

Fraudulent, harmful, or at best useless pharmaceutical and therapeutic approaches developed outside science-based medicine have boomed in recent years, especially due to the commercialisation of cyberspace. The latter has played a fundamental role in the rise of false ‘health experts’, and in the...

Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks

Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks

1st Edition

Vincenzo Ruggiero
August 22, 2019

This collection explores organized crime and terror networks and the points at which they intersect. It analyses the close relationships between these criminalities, the prevalence and ambiguity of this nexus, the technological elements facilitating it, and the financial aspects embedded in this...

Private Security and Domestic Violence: The Risks and Benefits of Private Security Companies Working With Victims of Domestic Violence

Private Security and Domestic Violence: The Risks and Benefits of Private Security Companies Working With Victims of Domestic Violence

1st Edition

Diarmaid Harkin
August 13, 2019

Private companies are increasingly involved with the security of domestic violence victims. This has manifested in a number of ways, including private security companies working in partnership with domestic violence services, the proliferation of security-technology companies that seek a market...

Changing Narratives of Youth Crime: From Social Causes to Threats to the Social

Changing Narratives of Youth Crime: From Social Causes to Threats to the Social

1st Edition

Bernd Dollinger
July 19, 2019

In recent years, western societies have experienced a fundamental transformation in the way crime is understood and dealt with. Against the backdrop of a current great interest in narratives in criminology, this book draws on a narrative perspective to explore this transformation. Drawing on data...

Human Enhancement Drugs

Human Enhancement Drugs

1st Edition

Katinka van de Ven, Kyle J. D. Mulrooney, Jim McVeigh
June 19, 2019

Despite increasing interest in the use of human enhancement drugs (HEDs), our understanding of this phenomenon and the regulatory framework used to address it has lagged behind. Encompassing public health, epidemiology, neuroethics, sport science, criminology, and sociology, this book brings...

The Myth of the ‘Crime Decline’: Exploring Change and Continuity in Crime and Harm

The Myth of the ‘Crime Decline’: Exploring Change and Continuity in Crime and Harm

1st Edition

Justin Kotzé
April 03, 2019

The Myth of the ‘Crime Decline’ seeks to critically interrogate the supposed statistical decline of crime rates, thought to have occurred in a number of predominantly Western countries over the past two decades. Whilst this trend of declining crime rates seems profound, serious questions need to be...

Execution by Family: A Theory of Honor Violence

Execution by Family: A Theory of Honor Violence

1st Edition

Mark Cooney
March 21, 2019

Across many parts of the world, violence inflicted in the name of family honor is attracting an increasing amount of attention. Family honor violence, otherwise known as honor-based violence, is physical force inflicted primarily on women for conduct defined as dishonorable. This book explores...

Cybercrime Through an Interdisciplinary Lens

Cybercrime Through an Interdisciplinary Lens

1st Edition

Thomas J. Holt
March 05, 2019

Research on cybercrime has been largely bifurcated, with social science and computer science researchers working with different research agendas. These fields have produced parallel scholarship to understand cybercrime offending and victimization, as well as techniques to harden systems from...

Domestic Violence in International Context

Domestic Violence in International Context

1st Edition

Diana Scharff Peterson, Julie A. Schroeder
March 05, 2019

Domestic violence does not discriminate and is prevalent throughout the word regardless of race, age or socio-economic status. Why, then, do reactions and response differ so widely throughout the world? While some countries work diligently to address the matter through prevention and training,...

Cybercrime and its victims

Cybercrime and its victims

1st Edition

Elena Martellozzo, Emma A Jane
March 05, 2019

The last twenty years have seen an explosion in the development of information technology, to the point that people spend a major portion of waking life in online spaces. While there are enormous benefits associated with this technology, there are also risks that can affect the most vulnerable in...

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