Connecting Sociology to Our Lives

This brief glimpse into the scope of white-collar crime should help us to understand that white-collar crime costs society far more than street crimes; this is true both in terms of loss of life and total dollars.

Author: Tim Delaney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317262145

Category: Education

Page: 450

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Many introductory texts claim to make sociology relevant to student interests. Perhaps no other text has done this so completely - and engagingly - as Connecting Sociology to Our Lives. Tim Delaney not only uses popular and contemporary culture examples, he explains sociology thoroughly within the frame of the contemporary culture of students - a culture shaped by political, economic, and environmental trends just as much as by today's pop stars. This book will help academics to engage their students in sociology through the prism of their own culture. It involves students in critical thinking and classroom discussion through the book's many 'What Do You Think?' inserts, and will inspire them to careers with the book's unique chapter, 'Sociology's Place in Society: Completing the Connection'.

Writing Our Lives

Yet I felt that I had come too late for the warm literary group life around the News . ... And we of the News felt ourselves to be at the epicenter of this crime of intellect , for two of our reporters , Mulroy and Goldstein , broke the ...

Author: Steven Joel Rubin

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827603932

Category: History

Page: 380

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Twenty-eight selections from the writings of some of the best-known American-Jewish novelists, dramatists, critics, and historians span the social and cultural history of American Jews in the twentieth century. Often joyous, occasionally tragic, they provide a fascinating record—from immigration to assimilation, from life in the ghetto to the current movement by many to recapture their Jewish identity. At once personal and historical, the selections are poignant and moving testimonies to the perseverance of the American-Jewish people.

Crime and Everyday Life

Our lives are not random, so why should crime be so? Indeed, our patterned behavior creates opportunities for crime. Ridding yourself of the notion that crime is random is the first step in understanding how crime clusters.

Author: Marcus Felson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412936330

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Previous editions of Crime and Everyday Life have been popular with students and instructors for the author's clear, concise writing style and his unique approach to crime causation. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. By emphasizing that routine everyday activities set the stage for illegal activities (for example stolen goods sold in a legal business setting), Marcus Felson challenges the conventional wisdom and offers a unique perspective and novel solutions for reducing crime. Students in introductory criminology and criminal justice courses will discover that simple and inexpensive changes in the physical environment and patterns of everyday activity can often produce substantial decreases in crime rates. Insightful, yet fun to read, this new edition of Crime and Everyday Life is sure to provoke students to look at the causes and control of crime with a fresh perspective.

Speaking for Our Lives

It is ironic that his life would be taken in such a violent way, considering the fact that Matthew wanted to dedicate his life to creating a world of peace and promoting human rights. He did not die in vain. His death shook us by our ...

Author: Robert B Ridinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317766346

Category: History

Page: 940

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Read the words they risked everything for! This landmark volume collects more than a hundred years of the most important public rhetoric on gay and lesbian subjects. In the days when homosexuality was mentioned only in whispers, a few brave souls stood up to speak for the rights of sexual minorities. In Speaking for Our Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights (1892-2000), their stirring words have finally been gathered together, along with the political manifestoes, broadsheets, and performance pieces of the gay and lesbian liberation movement. Speaking for Our Lives comprises speeches and manifestoes prompted by events ranging from demonstrations to funerals. Scholars and researchers will appreciate the brief commentary introducing each piece, which discusses the author, the occasion, and the political and social contexts in which it first appeared. You’ll find the words of a broad variety of individuals and groups, including: the Victorian humanist and crusader Robert Ingersoll key groups such as the Mattachine Society, Homosexual Law Reform Society, Gay Activists Alliance, and International Gay Association activists and educators Robin Morgan, Joseph Bean, and Dr. Franklin Kameny, artists and journalists of the movement, such as John Eric Larsen, Joan Nestle, Barbara Grier, and Jim Kepner elected officials, including Bella Abzug, Ed Koch, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Gerry Studds, Tammy Baldwin, and Bill Clinton Many of these documents have long been out of print. Speaking for Our Lives makes these noteworthy texts readily available to the broader public they deserve. This book preserves an essential part of twentieth-century history.

Constructing Crime

All three women are established crime writers; yet, compared with their crime fiction, their life writing has received less critical and scholarly attention. However, thischapter demonstrates that the life writing of Paretsky, ...

Author: C. Gregoriou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230392083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

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Crime and criminals are a pervasive theme in all areas of our culture, including media, journalism, film and literature. This book explores how crime is constructed and culturally represented through a range of areas including Spanish, English Language and Literature, Music, Criminology, Gender, Law, Cultural and Criminal Justice Studies.

The Fight for Our Lives

normal life, Luke's anger exploded. He was mad at his father for stupidly bragging about the guns, mad at the police for not stopping the crime, but he was mostly mad at himself. He had been useless in defending his mother.

Author: Eric Wright

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781638678328

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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The Fight For Our Lives By: Eric Wright The author, Eric Wright, has created an action packed suspense novel based on the polarizing topic of gun control. This fictional book is loosely based on real gun massacres that occurred in the United States. The sensitive portrayal of characters that suffered tragedies helps us to understand the impact of unregulated gun control. Their reactions turn to violence and revenge on their perceived enemies. The dramatic conclusion is sure to shock and evoke an emotional response. “The crowd was stunned. They came to this pro-gun rally with the intention of protecting their constitutionally protected rights. Many in the crowd were law abiding avid recreational hunters; some carried guns for self-protection, and some just loved collecting them. They were secure in their beliefs and had facts to support their rights. They believed the Founding Fathers were God like and wrote the Second Amendment to protect them. None of these beliefs seemed pertinent at this particular moment. This man’s loss really hit home. They all had mothers and many had daughters or sons. Many could not help but forming a mental image of a loved one in a pool of blood. Reasoning gave way to emotions, which usually drive human behavior. This man’s emotional portrayal of his loss created a reasonable doubt in the pro-gun crowd’s belief. Quietly the crowd dispersed without further debate.”

National Crime Prevention Institute Manual

It affects our every day lives , our children , our homes , and our neighbors . Crime is being forced , not only upon the individual , but on the community as a whole . Therefore , we must meet crime on that basis as an individual and ...

Author: National Crime Prevention Institute (University of Louisville)


ISBN: MINN:20000003305121

Category: Crime prevention

Page: 487

View: 935


Dreams that Change Our Lives

As I began to take my spiritual life seriously, my mask began to melt. As a consequence, I began to have recurring dreams that took me back to the scene of the crime. These dreams would include a variety of scenarios with the boy who ...

Author: Robert J. Hoss

Publisher: Chiron Publications

ISBN: 9781630514310

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 289

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Have you ever awakened from a dream that left you feeling stunned—a dream so vivid or impactful—so unexpected—that it changes your life from that point forward? Imagine you could ask a question of a dream character, or the dream itself, and watch as a profoundly surprising response appears. Suppose you could take action in your dream to eliminate a recurring nightmare, heal a relationship, or even a physical ailment. The 100 dreamers in this book have! These are what might be called big dreams, stories of life changing guidance, insight and healing; some that reach beyond the senses and even beyond death. They are presented as guideposts along our life's journey, and introduced by 22 internationally acclaimed experts, psychologists, researchers, and best-selling authors from the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD): Deirdre Barrett, Susannah Benson, Kelly Bulkeley, Laurel Clark, Gayle Delaney, Marcia Emery, Patricia Garfield, Robert Gongloff, Bob Haden, Robert Hoss, Ed Kellogg, Stanley Krippner, Justina Lasley, Jacquie E. Lewis, Tallulah Lyons, Wendy Pannier, Alan Siegel, Carlyle Smith, Gregory Scott Sparrow, Jeremy Taylor, Robert Waggoner and Kelly Sullivan Walden.

Our Times Our Lives

In the meantime more citizens of Breda lost their lives, which also included my doctor. Dr. Vennekamp and his wife were both physicians. Mother had gone there for her headaches at the recommendation from our family doctor.

Author: Eve Otto

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595335633

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 637

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Eve Otto explains, "When I began writing this book, I had in the back of my mind that those who are young now might someday be interested in what life was like when their grandparents were growing up -- how life changed drastically with the coming of World War II in Europe and the turbulent years that followed... the traumas of our emigration to America with our three young children and the difficult adjustments we had to make. My book, then, is sort of a legacy to them."

Carjacked The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

Because American conservatives tend to believe that television and newspapers have a liberal bias, they view talk radio as their counterbalancing political and social voice, which they believe to be otherwise repressed.55 And talk radio ...

Author: Catherine Lutz

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230102194

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Carjacked is an in-depth look at our obsession with cars. While the automobile's contribution to global warming and the effects of volatile gas prices are is widely known, the problems we face every day because of our cars are much more widespread and yet much less known -- from the surprising $14,000 per year that the average family pays each year for the vehicles it owns, to the increase in rates of obesity and asthma to which cars contribute, to the 40,000 deaths and 2.5 million crash injuries each and every year. Carjacked details the complex impact of the automobile on modern society and shows us how to develop a healthier, cheaper, and greener relationship with cars.