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Hagan, John 1946-

Works: 106 works in 375 publications in 2 languages and 15,154 library holdings
Genres: History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HV6025, 364
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Most widely held works by John Hagan
Northern passage : American Vietnam War resisters in Canada by John Hagan( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than 50,000 draft-age American men and women migrated to Canada during the Vietnam War, the largest political exodus from the United States since the American Revolution. How are we to understand this migration three decades later? Was their action simply a marginal, highly individualized spin-off of the American antiwar movement, or did it have its own lasting collective meaning?" "John Hagan, himself a member of the exodus, searched declassified government files, consulted previously unopened resistance organization archives and contemporary oral histories, and interviewed American war resisters settled in Toronto to learn how they made the momentous decision. Canadian immigration officials at first blocked the entry of some resisters; then, under pressure from Canadian church and civil liberties groups, they fully opened the border, providing these Americans with the legal opportunity to oppose the Vietnam draft and military mobilization while beginning new lives in Canada. It was a turning point for Canada as well, an assertion of sovereignty in its post - World War II relationship with the United States."--Jacket
The many colors of crime : inequalities of race, ethnicity, and crime in America by Ruth D Peterson( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considering race and ethnicity as organising principles in why, how, where and by whom crimes are committed and enforced, this volume argues that dimensions of race and ethnicity condition the very laws that make certain behaviours criminal, and the determination of who becomes a victim of crime under which circumstances
Darfur and the crime of genocide by John Hagan( Book )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2004, the State Department gathered interviews from refugees in Chad that verified Colin Powell's U.N. and congressional testimonies about the Darfur genocide. Examining that survey, this book documents the Sudanese government's enlistment of Arab Janjaweed militias in destroying black African communities
Who are the criminals? : the politics of crime policy from the age of Roosevelt to the age of Reagan by John Hagan( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How Did the United States go from being a country that tries to rehabilitate street criminals and prevent white collar crime to one that harshly punishes common lawbreakers while at the same time encouraging corporate crime through a massive deregulation of business? Why do street criminals get stiff prison sentences, a practice that has led to the disaster of mass incarceration, while white collar criminals, who arguably harm more people, get slaps on the wrist, if they are prosecuted at all? In this book the author, one of America's leading criminologists provides new answers to these vitally important questions by telling how the politicization of crime in the twentieth century transformed and distorted crime policymaking and led Americans to fear street crime too much and corporate crime too little. The author argues that the recent history of American criminal justice can be divided into two eras, the age of Roosevelt (roughly 1933 to 1973) and the age of Reagan (1974 to 2008). A focus on rehabilitation, corporate regulation, and the social roots of crime in the earlier period was dramatically reversed in the later era. In the age of Reagan, the focus shifted to the harsh treatment of street crimes, especially drug offenses, which disproportionately affected minorities and the poor and resulted in wholesale imprisonment. At the same time, a massive deregulation of business provided new opportunities, incentives, and even rationalizations for white collar crime, and helped cause the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent recession. The time for moving beyond Reagan era crime policies is long overdue, he argues. The understanding of crime must be reshaped and we must reconsider the relative harms and punishments of street and corporate crimes. -- From book jacket
Mean streets : youth crime and homelessness by John Hagan( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mean Streets is a field study of young people who have left home and school and are living on the streets of Toronto and Vancouver. This book includes the personal narratives and explanatory accounts, in their own words, of some of the more than four hundred young people who participated in the summer-long study, which featured intensive personal interviews. The study examines why youth take to the streets, their struggles to survive on the street, their victimization and involvement in crime, their associations with other street youth, especially within "street families," their contacts with the police, and their efforts to leave the street and rejoin conventional society. Major theories of youth crime are analyzed and reappraised in the context of a new social capital theory of crime
Crime and inequality( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite a historical ideology of individual freedom and equal opportunity, Americans live in a society where the grim realities include glaring social and economic inequalities of class, race, age, and gender. Equally glaring are the realities of crime: a uniquely high rate of violent crime, an unevenness in the social and economic distribution of crime, a fear of crime that often restricts the activities of citizens, and a per capita prison population that is one of the highest in the world. The twelve papers in this volume seek to discover how and why inequality affects the patterning of crime and criminal justice, with special emphasis on important questions that have been ignored or have received inadequate attention. The contributors evaluate the merits of various theoretical ideas, debates, and controversies regarding crime and inequality; document the dynamics of inequality in varied crime settings; examine methodologies used in exploring the crime-inequality relationship; and set forth new research and policy agendas for future work
Justice in the Balkans : prosecuting war crimes in the Hague Tribunal by John Hagan( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Called a fig leaf for inaction by many at its inception, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia has surprised its critics by growing from an unfunded U.N. Security Council resolution to an institution with more than 1,000 employees and a $200 million annual budget. With Stobodan Milosevic now on trial and more than forty fellow indictees currently detained, the success of the Hague tribunal has forced many to reconsider the prospects of international justice. John Hagan's Justice in the Balkans is a powerful firsthand look at the inner workings of the tribunal as it has moved from an experimental organization initially viewed as irrelevant to the first truly effective international court since Nuremberg." "Justice in the Balkans brilliantly shows how an international social movement for human rights in the Balkans was transformed into a pathbreaking legal institution and a new transnational legal field. The Hague tribunal becomes, in Hagan's work, a stellar example of how individuals working with collective purpose can make a profound difference."--Jacket
Gender in practice : a study of lawyers' lives by John Hagan( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender in Practice demonstrates and explains how the structure of legal practice has changed in recent decades, often to the disadvantage of women. The issues addressed here, such as conflicts between careers and family, departures from practice, and barriers to women's promotions and earnings are of great importance to members of the profession. Looking at the careers of both men and women and using information culled from two surveys that include nearly two thousand lawyers, this revealing book traces occupational and personal experiences and analyzes these patterns in terms of work and gender. The findings are linked to practical proposals for change, some of which have already found a place in the profession
Structural criminology by John Hagan( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deterrence reconsidered : methodological innovations( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime and disrepute by John Hagan( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the context of the unique crime problems of the United States, John Hagan advances a new sociology of crime and disrepute that focuses on the criminal costs of social inequality. He connects the diversion of funding away from distressed communities in the USA to increased violence and lack of social mobility for disadvantaged groups which in turn result in the development of "deviance service centers" and "ethnic vice industries". Hagan further shows the important link between "crime in the streets" and "crime in the suites" and the difference betwee
The disreputable pleasures by John Hagan( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern criminology : crime, criminal behavior, and its control by John Hagan( Book )

14 editions published between 1885 and 1989 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminological controversies : a methodological primer by John Hagan( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lucid text addressed to students and scholars, this book explores some of the key controversies that have stimulated the scientific study of crime: disputes about the connections between gender, class, and crime; policing; the criminality of our cities; the role of peer groups in the causes of crime; and links between drugs and crime. In pursuing the resolution of key controversies surrounding these and other issues, the authors introduce students to fundamental methods of research and analysis. The book matches the methods of the field with important theoretical and empirical issues, giving students a sense of direct experience in criminological research and conveying the process and excitement of generating satisfying insights into important questions about crime
Quantitative criminology : innovations and applications( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International handbook of violence research by Wilhelm Heitmeyer( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research on violence in Western societies has increased in recent years. The reasons for this development are manifold ranging from the rise of certain patterns of violence, or a new sensitivity in the population, to a return of atavistic forms of violence, and a shift to new societal areas of violent activities. What has been missing to date, however, is a systematic overview of the relevant findings in various academic disciplines. The International Handbook of Violence Research aims to fill this gap. This important handbook: *brings
Victims before the law : the organizational domination of criminal law by John Hagan( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming justice : the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and local courts by Sanja Kutnjak Ivković( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume adds to prior literature about the ICTY by providing a comprehensive view of how people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia view and evaluate the ICTY
Iraq and the crimes of aggressive war : the legal cynicism of criminal militarism by John Hagan( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib to unnecessary military attacks on civilians, this book is an account of the violations of international criminal law committed during the United States invasion of Iraq. Taking stock of the entire war, it uniquely documents the overestimation of the successes and underestimation of the failings of the Surge and Awakening policies. The authors show how an initial cynical framing of the American war led to the creation of a new Shia-dominated Iraq state, which in turn provoked powerful feelings of legal cynicism among Iraqis, especially the Sunni. The predictable result was a resilient Sunni insurgency that re-emerged in the violent aftermath of the 2011 withdrawal. Examining more than a decade of evidence, this book makes a powerful case that the American war in Iraq constituted a criminal war of aggression"--
Internationales Handbuch der Gewaltforschung by Wilhelm Heitmeyer( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Forschung zur Gewalt in modernen westlichen Gesellschaften hat in den letzten Jahren zugenommen. Die Erklärungen dafür sind zahlreich: tatsächlicher Anstieg bei bestimmten Gewaltvarianten, neue Sensibilitäten, Rückkehr alter Gewaltformen, Verlagerung von Gewalt in andere gesellschaftliche Bereiche etc. Bisher fehlt jedoch ein systematischer Überblick über die tatsächlichen Entwicklungen. Das vorliegende Handbuch informiert umfassend über Gewalt als soziales Phänomen. Dabei wird fast allen Facetten dieses Themas Rechnung getragen: - Sozialstrukturelle Verhältnisse und Gewalt - Sozialisation und Lernen von Gewalt - Gewalterfahrungen und Gewalttätigkeit - Gewaltopfer - Gewalt in gesellschaftlichen Institutionen - Gewalt durch politische Gruppen - Gewaltdiskurse etc. In 62 Artikeln von Autorinnen und Autoren aus zehn Ländern liefert der Band ein komplexes, transdisziplinäres Bild eines Forschungsfeldes zwischen Ordnung, Zerstörung und Macht
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Northern passage : American Vietnam War resisters in Canada
Alternative Names
Hagan, John

Hagan, John L.

Hagan, John Lee 1946-

John Hagan American sociologist

John Hagan Amerikaans socioloog

John Hagan Master Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy, 1992-1998

John Hagan US-amerikanischer und kanadischer Kriminologe und Soziologe

ヘーガン, ジョン

English (218)

German (6)

The many colors of crime : inequalities of race, ethnicity, and crime in AmericaDarfur and the crime of genocideWho are the criminals? : the politics of crime policy from the age of Roosevelt to the age of ReaganMean streets : youth crime and homelessnessCrime and inequalityJustice in the Balkans : prosecuting war crimes in the Hague TribunalGender in practice : a study of lawyers' livesCrime and disrepute