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Title Epidemiological criminology : theory to practice / edited by Eve Waltermaurer and Timothy A. Akers.
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 260 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge frontiers of criminal justice ; 11
Routledge frontiers of criminal justice ; 11.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version record.
Subject Epidemiology.
Criminology -- Research -- Methodology.
Criminal statistics.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Part I. Integrating criminology and public health through theory and methods -- Part II. Special populations in crime and health -- Part III. Intersection of criminological and public health policy and practice.
Introduction: framing the evolution of a new paradigm -- Part I. Integrating criminology and public health through theory and methods -- Section I.1: The intersection of crime and health from a social process and social structural perspective: -- 1. Understanding health disparities in an age of mass imprisonment -- Introduction -- Race and class inequality in health and incarceration -- Invisible inequality and health -- Future trends -- References -- 2. Applying criminology theory to understand health outcomes -- Introduction -- Social disorganization and health -- Labeling theory and health -- Conclusion -- References -- 3. The social interaction between crime, incarceration, sexual risk behavior, and community-level epidemiology -- Introduction -- Social structure and incarceration -- Offender release and community reentry -- Offender community reentry and sexual risk behaviors -- Tying it all together: community-level effects of incarceration and reentry on health -- Note -- References -- Section I.2: Applying criminological and public health methods to understanding the intersection between crime and health outcomes: -- 4. Criminological epidemiology or epidemiological criminology: integrating national surveillance systems -- Introduction -- Defining epidemiological criminology -- Existing national surveillance systems integrating crime and health -- Moving forward toward national surveillance of epidemiological criminology outcomes -- Conclusion -- References -- 5. Applying epidemiological criminology to understand the health outcomes of police officers -- Introduction -- Why policing is a risk factor for illness -- Health conditions associated with policing -- Challenges with measuring health conditions among police -- Police morbidity and mortality prevention -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- 6. Epidemiological criminology: at the crossroads of youth violence prevention -- Introduction -- Issues, controversies, problems -- Strengths and weaknesses of a public health approach to violence prevention -- Strengths and weaknesses of a criminology approach to violence prevention -- Epidemiological criminology response to violence prevention -- Future trends -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Part II. Special populations in crime and health -- Section II. 1: Race, class, and gender influences on the intersection between crime and health: -- 7. The multiple risks for US black males: a priority case for criminogenic disparities research -- Introduction -- Effects of barriers to employment opportunity on health and crime -- Effects of reduced social networks on health and crime -- Masculinity-related stress -- Improving the health and criminogenic experience for US black males -- References -- 8. Crime and victimization among Latinas -- Introduction -- Latinas as offenders -- Latinas as victims -- Latina prisoners -- The epidemiological criminology response -- Conclusion -- References -- 9. The health crisis among incarcerated women and girls -- Introduction -- Physical health -- Mental health -- Healthcare outreach to women offenders -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Section II. 2: Victimization and health among vulnerable populations: -- 10. The epidemiology of elderly victimization -- Introduction -- Homicide victimization -- Non-lethal violent victimization -- Victimizations against the elderly living in institutions -- Conclusion -- References.
11. The epidemiological criminology of child victimization: the evolution of hybrid gang families and violence -- Introduction -- Gangs and family -- Case study, Baltimore, Maryland -- Methods -- Findings -- Implications -- Conclusion -- References -- 12. Health consequences of intimate partner violence -- Introduction -- Health outcomes of IPV victims -- IPV and death -- IPV and injury -- Psychological impact of IPV -- Other physical health consequences -- Special issues for IPV victims in the medical care setting -- Health effects of IPV victimization on men -- Conclusion -- References -- 13. Youth and school violence: an epidemiological criminology perspective -- Copyright notice -- Introduction -- Factors associated with youth and school violence -- Preventing youth violence -- Commonalities among public health and criminology approaches to school-based violence prevention -- References -- Section II. 3: Prisoners and health: -- 14. Chronic disease and mental health within correctional facilities -- Introduction -- Correctional health data sources -- Chronic health outcomes among inmates -- Mental health outcomes among inmates -- Implications for epidemiological criminology -- References -- 15. Infectious diseases in state prisons -- Introduction -- HIV prevalence among incarcerated individuals -- Hepatitis C prevalence among incarcerated individuals -- Risk factors for HIV and HCV among inmates -- Transmission of HIV and HCV in prison -- Testing for HIV and HCV in state prisons -- Treatment of HIV and HCV in prison -- Prison prevention programs and linkage to care upon release -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 16. Epidemiological criminology and penitentiary deviate sexual offense behaviors -- Introduction -- Identification of the problem -- Application of epidemiological criminology -- Implications for correctional staff interventions -- References -- Part III. Intersection of criminological and public health policy and practice -- Section III. 1: The implications of criminal justice law and policy on health outcomes: -- 17. Leveraging technology to enhance corrections-health/human service information sharing and offender reentry -- Introduction -- The community corrections condition -- Drugs, mental health, and justice-involved individuals -- The need for continuity and improved justice-health collaboration -- Information-sharing frameworks -- HIPAA, a common barrier to interagency information sharing -- Conclusion -- References -- 18. Criminal justice system reform as interventions to eliminate racial/ethnic health disparities in the United States -- Introduction -- Reforms and interventions to improve health outcomes -- Reforms and interventions that worsen health outcomes -- Addressing health disparities in the criminal justice system -- Reducing health disparities among ex-incarcerated individuals -- Solutions and recommendations -- References -- 19. Health and social policy: an evidence-based imperative for epidemiological criminology -- Introduction -- Defining evidence-based policy -- Challenges faced in implementation of EBP -- Rationale for the integration of evidence: public health and criminal justice -- Epidemiological criminology -- Applications and further discussion -- Future trends -- Conclusion -- Note -- References -- Section III. 2: Moving forward toward improved outcomes in crime and health: -- 20. A guide to violence prevention within the juvenile justice system: applying the epidemiological criminology framework -- Introduction -- Early childhood home visitation -- Firearm prevention laws -- Interventions to reduce psychological harm from traumatic events -- School-based violence prevention programs -- Therapeutic foster care -- Juvenile transfer to adult criminal courts -- Conclusions and recommendations -- References -- 21. Cure Violence: a disease control approach to reduce violence and change behavior -- Introduction -- The public health approach to reducing urban violence -- Norm change -- Theories on influencing behavior -- A public health approach to violence -- in practice -- Interrupt transmission -- The National Institute of Justice/Northwestern evaluation of Cure Violence -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 22. Why and how neighborhoods matter for health: an epidemiological criminology framework -- Introduction -- Neighborhood effects on crime and health -- Developing an epidemiological criminology framework for studying neighborhood effects -- Solutions and recommendations -- Conclusion.
Summary "Epidemiological criminology is an emerging paradigm which explores the public health outcomes associated with engagement in crime and criminal justice. This book engages with this new theory and practice-based discipline drawing on knowledge from criminology, criminal justice, public health, epidemiology, public policy, and law to illustrate how the merging of epidemiology into the field of criminology allows for the work of both disciplines to be more interdisciplinary, evidence-based, enriched and expansive. This book brings together an innovative group of exemplary researchers and practitioners to discuss applications and provide examples of epidemiological criminology. It is divided into three sections; the first explores the integration of epidemiology and criminology through theory and methods, the second section focuses on special populations in epidemiological criminology research and the role of race, ethnicity, age, gender and space as it plays out in health outcomes among offenders and victims of crime, and the final section explores the role policy and practice plays in worsening and improving the health outcomes among those engaged in the criminal justice system. Epidemiological Criminology is the first text to bring together, in one source, the existing interdisciplinary work of academics and professionals that merge the fields of criminology and criminal justice to public health and epidemiology. It will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of criminology, epidemiology, and public health, as well as clinical psychologists, law and government policy analysts and those working within the criminal justice system."--Publisher's website.
Other Author Waltermaurer, Eve, editor.
Akers, Timothy A., 1961- editor.
Other Title Print version: Epidemiological criminology. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2013 9780415504966