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Child Pornography - Crime, Computers and Society (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Ian O'Donnell, Claire Milner Child Pornography - Crime, Computers and Society (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Ian O'Donnell, Claire Milner
R2,421 Discovery Miles 24 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the enduring appeal of child pornography and its ramifications for criminal justice systems around the world. It is based on an extensive review of academic literature and newspaper coverage, a trawl of websites frequented by those with a sexual interest in children, a survey of how police investigate these offences, examination of prosecutors' decisions, and interviews with judges. It provides a framework for understanding the contemporary nature of this problem, especially the harms it causes, its intimate relationship with new technologies and the challenges it poses to law enforcement authorities. The internet plays a pivotal role. Its sheer size, the anarchic way it grows, the lack of any boundaries to its expansion and its disregard for national borders make it a legal environment without parallel. An unwavering focus on the threat of sexual abuse has contributed to the emergence of a context where routine dealings with children are viewed through a 'paedophilic' lens. This can have the unfortunate consequence of distracting attention from more urgent concerns (such as poverty and neglect), which make children vulnerable to sexual exploitation. In this way an emphasis on the sexualisation of children could be said to aggravate the problem that it sets out to address. The book: provides a comprehensive analysis of child pornography issues in all of their complexity, including legal, psychological, criminal justice and social perspectives. presents significant volume of original empirical data gathered from police, prosecutors and judges. includes new qualitative and quantitative information set against a background of shifting international developments. The analysis is explicitly comparative. draws on a variety of sources including support groups for paedophiles, newspaper coverage of court cases involving child pornography, victim testimony and police operations.

Justice, Mercy, and Caprice - Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland (Hardcover): Ian O'Donnell Justice, Mercy, and Caprice - Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland (Hardcover)
Ian O'Donnell
R1,718 Discovery Miles 17 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Justice, Mercy, and Caprice is a work of criminal justice history that speaks to the gradual emergence of a more humane Irish state. It is a close examination of the decision to grant clemency to men and women sentenced to death between the end of the civil war in 1923 and the abolition of capital punishment in 1990. Frequently, the decision to deflect the law from its course was an attempt to introduce a measure of justice to a system where the mandatory death sentence for murder caused predictable unfairness and undue harshness. In some instances the decision to spare a life sprang from merciful motivations. In others it was capricious, depending on factors that should have had no place in the government's decision-making calculus. The custodial careers of those whose lives were spared repay scrutiny. Women tended to serve relatively short periods in prison but were often transferred to a religious institution where their confinement continued, occasionally for life. Men, by contrast, served longer in prison but were discharged directly to the community. Political offenders were either executed hastily or, when the threat of capital punishment had passed, incarcerated for extravagant periods. This book addresses issues that are of continuing relevance for countries that employ capital punishment. It will appeal to scholars with an interest in criminal justice history, executive discretion, and death penalty studies, as well as being a useful resource for students of penology.

Coercive Confinement in Ireland - Patients, Prisoners and Penitents (Hardcover): Eoin Sullivan, Ian O'Donnell Coercive Confinement in Ireland - Patients, Prisoners and Penitents (Hardcover)
Eoin Sullivan, Ian O'Donnell
R1,934 Discovery Miles 19 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an overview of the incarceration of tens of thousands of men, women and children during the first fifty years of Irish independence. Psychiatric hospitals, mother and baby homes, Magdalen homes, Reformatory and Industrial schools, prisons and Borstal formed a network of institutions of coercive confinement that was integral to the emerging state. The book provides a wealth of contemporaneous accounts of what life was like within these austere and forbidding places as well as offering a compelling explanation for the longevity of the system and the reasons for its ultimate decline. While many accounts exist of individual institutions and the factors associated with their operation, this is the first attempt to provide a holistic account of the interlocking range of institutions that dominated the physical landscape and, in many ways, underpinned the rural economy. Highlighting the overlapping roles of church, state and family in the maintenance of these forms of social control, this book will appeal to those interested in understanding twentieth-century Ireland: in particular, historians, legal scholars, criminologists, sociologists and other social scientists. These arguments take on special importance as Irish society continues to grapple with the legacy of its extensive use of institutionalisation. -- .

Crime Control in Ireland - The Politics of Intolerance (Paperback): Ian O'Donnell, Eoin O'Sullivan Crime Control in Ireland - The Politics of Intolerance (Paperback)
Ian O'Donnell, Eoin O'Sullivan; Volume editing by Carol Coulter
R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Public and political interest in issues of crime and punishment in Ireland has grown substantially in recent years. However, the debate tends to be poorly informed and rarely rises above the level of hollow rhetoric. This is an area where important decisions are made in a vacuum. Rhetoric and reaction, rather than reason and principle, are the primary forces shaping criminal justice policy.Over the past five years the official crime rate has declined sharply. This has been offered as support for the politics of zero tolerance. However there is a range of alternative explanations which are rarely discussed but equally plausible. The reduction in recorded crime has been accompanied by a major redirection of criminal justice policy." The War on Crime" explores why a punitive political consensus has emerged at a time when, according to the Garda statistics, society has become much safer. The book provides a radical critique of criminal statistics, locates Irish crime patterns in a European context and suggests a new framework for analyzing trends in crime and its management.

McCollum's Run (Paperback): Patrick Ian O'Donnell McCollum's Run (Paperback)
Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Wrathful Vintage (Paperback): Patrick Ian O'Donnell A Wrathful Vintage (Paperback)
Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Death of an Oysterman (Paperback): Patrick Ian O'Donnell Death of an Oysterman (Paperback)
Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ortega Night (Paperback): Patrick Ian O'Donnell Ortega Night (Paperback)
Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Of Doggerel and the Dean (Paperback): Patrick Ian O'Donnell Of Doggerel and the Dean (Paperback)
Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Final Words (Paperback): Patrick Ian O'Donnell Final Words (Paperback)
Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Illicit Cargo (Paperback): Patrick Ian O'Donnell Illicit Cargo (Paperback)
Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Cold Case Closure - A Police Procedural Novel (Paperback): Chuck Gaylor, Patrick Ian O'Donnell Cold Case Closure - A Police Procedural Novel (Paperback)
Chuck Gaylor, Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hollywood Cadets - Black-Foxe Military Institute 1928-1968 (Hardcover): Patrick Ian O'Donnell Hollywood Cadets - Black-Foxe Military Institute 1928-1968 (Hardcover)
Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hollywood Cadets - Black-Foxe Military Institute 1928-1968 (Paperback): Patrick Ian O'Donnell Hollywood Cadets - Black-Foxe Military Institute 1928-1968 (Paperback)
Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Wrathful Vintage - A Phil and Paula Oxnard Mystery (Paperback): Patrick Ian O'Donnell A Wrathful Vintage - A Phil and Paula Oxnard Mystery (Paperback)
Patrick Ian O'Donnell
R338 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R48 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Maliciously destroyed grape vines combined with the shotgun murder of a vineyard manager present P.I. Phil Oxnard with a double barreled mystery. The investigation takes him and his wife Paula from Southern California's Temecula Valley to the vineyards of the Sierra foothills in search of evidence that will vindicate a young man accused of murder.

Criminal Justice History - Themes and Controversies (Hardcover): Ian O'Donnell, Finbarr McAuley Criminal Justice History - Themes and Controversies (Hardcover)
Ian O'Donnell, Finbarr McAuley
R1,785 Discovery Miles 17 850 Out of stock

This volume collects 12 previously published articles on the history of criminal justice in Ireland prior to the foundation of the State in 1922. All deal with broad questions relating to crime and society rather than narrower issues of criminal law and procedure. Topics include, for example, the cr

Child Pornography - Crime, Computers and Society (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Ian O'Donnell, Claire Milner Child Pornography - Crime, Computers and Society (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Ian O'Donnell, Claire Milner
R795 R718 Discovery Miles 7 180 Save R77 (10%) Out of stock

This book explores the enduring appeal of child pornography and its ramifications for criminal justice systems around the world. It is based on an extensive review of academic literature and newspaper coverage, a trawl of websites frequented by those with a sexual interest in children, a survey of how police investigate these offences, examination of prosecutors' decisions, and interviews with judges. It provides a framework for understanding the contemporary nature of this problem, especially the harms it causes, its intimate relationship with new technologies and the challenges it poses to law enforcement authorities. The internet plays a pivotal role. Its sheer size, the anarchic way it grows, the lack of any boundaries to its expansion and its disregard for national borders make it a legal environment without parallel. An unwavering focus on the threat of sexual abuse has contributed to the emergence of a context where routine dealings with children are viewed through a 'paedophilic' lens. This can have the unfortunate consequence of distracting attention from more urgent concerns (such as poverty and neglect), which make children vulnerable to sexual exploitation. In this way an emphasis on the sexualisation of children could be said to aggravate the problem that it sets out to address. The book: provides a comprehensive analysis of child pornography issues in all of their complexity, including legal, psychological, criminal justice and social perspectives. presents significant volume of original empirical data gathered from police, prosecutors and judges. includes new qualitative and quantitative information set against a background of shifting international developments. The analysis is explicitly comparative. draws on a variety of sources including support groups for paedophiles, newspaper coverage of court cases involving child pornography, victim testimony and police operations.

Prison Violence - Conflict, power and vicitmization (Hardcover): Kimmett Edgar, Ian O'Donnell, Carol Martin Prison Violence - Conflict, power and vicitmization (Hardcover)
Kimmett Edgar, Ian O'Donnell, Carol Martin
R1,505 R1,327 Discovery Miles 13 270 Save R178 (12%) Out of stock

Prisons are dangerous places, and assaults, threats, theft and verbal abuse are pervasive - attributable both to the characteristics of the captive population and to an institutional sub culture which promotes violence as a means of resolving conflicts. Yet the crimes perpetrated by prisoners on other prisoners have attracted little interest, and criminological research has contributed little to an understanding of situations in which violence arises in penal institutions. This book seeks to remedy this, and to address and answer a number of key questions: how do features of the prison social setting shape conflicts?; what social norms guide the decision to use violence?; what are the personal and social consequences of spending months or years in places where distrust and anxiety are normal?; how do staff respond to the dangers that are part of daily life in many prisons?; is it possible to identify factors associated with risk and resilience?; and what methods of handling conflicts do prisoners use that could prevent violence? Prison Violence adopts a distinctive approach to answering these questions, and is based on extensive research, including interviews with both victims and perpetrators of prison violence; it pioneers a conflict-centred approach, seeking to understand the pathways into and out of situations where there is potential for violence, focusing on interpersonal and institutional dynamics rather than on individual psychological factors.

Prison Violence - The Dynamics of Conflict, Fear and Power (Paperback): Kimmett Edgar, Ian O'Donnell, Carol Martin Prison Violence - The Dynamics of Conflict, Fear and Power (Paperback)
Kimmett Edgar, Ian O'Donnell, Carol Martin
R999 Discovery Miles 9 990 Out of stock

Prisons are dangerous places, and assaults, threats, theft and verbal abuse are pervasive - attributable both to the characteristics of the captive population and to an institutional sub culture which promotes violence as a means of resolving conflicts. Yet the crimes perpetrated by prisoners on other prisoners have attracted little interest, and criminological research has contributed little to an understanding of situations in which violence arises in penal institutions. This book seeks to remedy this, and to address and answer a number of key questions: how do features of the prison social setting shape conflicts?; what social norms guide the decision to use violence?; what are the personal and social consequences of spending months or years in places where distrust and anxiety are normal?; how do staff respond to the dangers that are part of daily life in many prisons?; is it possible to identify factors associated with risk and resilience?; and what methods of handling conflicts do prisoners use that could prevent violence? Prison Violence adopts a distinctive approach to answering these questions, and is based on extensive research, including interviews with both victims and perpetrators of prison violence; it pioneers a conflict-centred approach, seeking to understand the pathways into and out of situations where there is potential for violence, focusing on interpersonal and institutional dynamics rather than on individual psychological factors.

Prisoners, Solitude, and Time (Hardcover): Ian O'Donnell Prisoners, Solitude, and Time (Hardcover)
Ian O'Donnell
R1,859 Discovery Miles 18 590 Out of stock

Examining two overlapping aspects of the prison experience that, despite their central importance, have not attracted the scholarly attention they deserve, this book assesses both the degree to which prisoners can withstand the rigours of solitude and how they experience the passing of time. In particular, it looks at how they deal with the potentially overwhelming prospect of a long, or even indefinite, period behind bars. While the deleterious effects of penal isolation are well known, little systematic attention has been given to the factors associated with surviving, and even triumphing over, prolonged exposure to solitary confinement. Through a re-examination of the roles of silence and separation in penal policy, and by contrasting the prisoner experience with that of individuals who have sought out institutional solitariness (for example as members of certain religious orders), and others who have found themselves held in solitary confinement although they committed no crime (such as hostages and some political prisoners), Prisoners, Solitude, and Time seeks to assess the impact of long-term isolation and the rationality of such treatment. In doing so, it aims to stimulate interest in a somewhat neglected aspect of the prisoner's psychological world. The book focuses on an aspect of the prison experience - time, its meanderings, measures, and meanings - that is seldom considered by academic commentators. Building upon prisoner narratives, academic critiques, official publications, personal communications, field visits, administrative statistics, reports of campaigning bodies, and other data, it presents a new framework for understanding the prison experience. The author concludes with a series of reflections on hope, the search for meaning, posttraumatic growth, and the art of living.

Coercive Confinement in Ireland - Patients, Prisoners and Penitents (Paperback): Eoin Sullivan, Ian O'Donnell Coercive Confinement in Ireland - Patients, Prisoners and Penitents (Paperback)
Eoin Sullivan, Ian O'Donnell
R533 Discovery Miles 5 330 Out of stock

This book provides an overview of the incarceration of tens of thousands of men, women and children during the first fifty years of Irish independence. Psychiatric hospitals, mother and baby homes, Magdalen homes, reformatory and industrial schools, prisons and borstal formed a network of institutions of coercive confinement that was integral to the emerging state. The book, now available in paperback after performing superbly in hardback, provides a wealth of contemporaneous accounts of what life was like within these austere and forbidding places as well as offering a compelling explanation for the longevity of the system and the reasons for its ultimate decline. While many accounts exist of individual institutions and the factors associated with their operation, this is the first attempt to provide a holistic account of the interlocking range of institutions that dominated the physical landscape and, in many ways, underpinned the rural economy. Highlighting the overlapping roles of church, state and family in the maintenance of these forms of social control, this book will appeal to those interested in understanding twentieth-century Ireland: in particular, historians, legal scholars, criminologists, sociologists and other social scientists. -- .

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