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Rafter, Nicole Hahn 1939-

Works: 32 works in 192 publications in 2 languages and 13,672 library holdings
Genres: History  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Nicole Hahn Rafter
Shots in the mirror : crime films and society by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminologist Nicole Rafter analyses the source of the appeal of crime films, and their role in popular culture. She argues that crime films both reflect and shape our ideas about fundamental social, economic and political issues
Encyclopedia of women and crime by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers women as offenders, victims, criminologists, criminal lawyers, reformers and workers in the criminal justice system
Prisons in America : a reference handbook by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Co-authored by Debra L. Stanley
Judge, lawyer, victim, thief : women, gender roles, and criminal justice by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating born criminals by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

But Creating Born Criminals is much more than a look at the past. It is an exploration of the role of biological explanation as a form of discourse and of its impact upon society. While The Bell Curve and other recent books have stopped short of making eugenic recommendations, their contentions point toward eugenic conclusions, and people familiar with the history of eugenics can hear in them its echoes. Rafter demonstrates that we need to know how eugenic reasoning worked in the past and that we must recognize the dangers posed by the dominance of a theory that interprets social problems in biological terms and difference as biological inferiority
The criminal brain : understanding biological theories of crime by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively, up-to-date overview of the newest research in biosocial criminology. What is the relationship between criminality and biology? Nineteenth-century phrenologists insisted that criminality was innate, inherent in the offender’s brain matter. While they were eventually repudiated as pseudo-scientists, today the pendulum has swung back. Both criminologists and biologists have begun to speak of a tantalizing but disturbing possibility: that criminality may be inherited as a set of genetic deficits that place one at risk to commit theft, violence, or acts of sexual deviance. But what do these new theories really assert? Are they as dangerous as their forerunners, which the Nazis and other eugenicists used to sterilize, incarcerate, and even execute thousands of supposed “born” criminals? How can we prepare for a future in which leaders may propose crime-control programs based on biology? In this second edition of The Criminal Brain, Nicole Rafter, Chad Posick, and Michael Rocque describe early biological theories of crime and provide a lively, up-to-date overview of the newest research in biosocial criminology. New chapters introduce the theories of the latter part of the 20th century; apply and critically assess current biosocial and evolutionary theories, the developments in neuro-imaging, and recent progressions in fields such as epigenetics; and finally, provide a vision for the future of criminology and crime policy from a biosocial perspective. The book is a careful, critical examination of each research approach and conclusion. Both compiling and analyzing the body of scholarship devoted to understanding the criminal brain, this volume serves as a condensed, accessible, and contemporary exploration of biological theories of crime and their everyday relevance. -- Provided by publisher
Partial justice : women in state prisons, 1800-1935 by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal man by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cesare Lombroso is widely considered the founder of criminology. His theory of the "born" criminal dominated European and American thinking about the causes of criminal behavior during the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth. This volume offers English-language readers the first critical, scholarly translation of Lombroso's Criminal man, one of the most famous criminological treatises ever written. The text laid the groundwork for subsequent biological theories of crime, including contemporary genetic explanations--Cover
White trash : the eugenic family studies, 1877-1919( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses several family genetic studies including the Jukes, Kallikaks and Zeros
Partial justice : women, prisons, and social control by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary Research on crime, prisons, and social control has largely ignored women. Partial Justice, the only full-scale study of the origins and development of women's prisons in the United States, traces their evolution from the late eighteenth century to the present day. It shows that the character of penal treatment was involved in the very definition of womanhood for incarcerated women, a definition that varied by race and social class. Rafter traces the evolution of women's prisons, showing that it followed two markedly different models. Custodial institutions for women literally grew out of men's penitentiaries, starting from a separate room for women. Eventually women were housed in their own separate facilities-a development that ironically inaugurated a continuing history of inmate neglect. Then, later in the nineteenth century, women convicted of milder offenses, such as morals charges, were placed into a new kind of institution. The reformatory was a result of middle-class reform movements, and it attempted to rehabilitate to a degree unknown in men's prisons. Tracing regional and racial variations in these two branches of institutions over time, Rafter finds that the criminal justice system has historically meted out partial justice to female inmates. Women have benefited in neither case. Partial Justice draws in first-hand accounts, legislative documents, reports by investigatory commissions, and most importantly, the records of over 4,600 female prisoners taken from the original registers of five institutions. This second edition includes two new chapters that bring the story into the present day and discusses measures now being used to challenge the partial justice women have historically experienced."--Provided by publisher
Criminal woman, the prostitute, and the normal woman by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminology goes to the movies : crime theory and popular culture by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a look at classics like Psycho and Double Indemnity to recent films like Traffic and Thelma & Louise, Nicole Rafter and Michelle Brown show that criminological theory is produced not only in the academy, through scholarly research, but also in popular culture, through film. Criminology Goes to the Movies connects with ways in which students are already thinking criminologically through engagements with popular culture, encouraging them to use the everyday world as a vehicle for theorizing and understanding both crime and perceptions of criminality. The first work to bring a systematic and
International feminist perspectives in criminology : engendering a discipline( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In hun verschillende multiculturele bijdragen betogen de auteurs dat het feministisch perspectief de conventionele criminologie ingrijpend veranderd heeft, bijvoorbeeld ten aanzien van geweld binnen het gezin en kindermishandeling. Bevat de volgende bijdragen: Feminist criminology in Australia / door Christine Alder; Agenda-ing gender : feminism and the engendering of academic criminology in South Africa / door Desiree Hansson; Feminist perspectives and their impact on criminology and criminal justice in Britain / door Frances Heidensohn; Feminist politics, crime, law and order in Italy / door Tamar Pitch; The place and status of feminist criminology in Germany, Denmark, Norway and Finland / door Marie-Andrée Bertrand; What it's like for women : criminology in Poland and Eastern Europe / door Monika Plated; Canadian criminology and the woman question / door Dorothy E. Chunn and Robert Menzies; From patriarchy to gender : feminist theory, criminoloy and the challenge of diversity / door James W. Messerschmidt; The 'dark figure' of criminology : towards a black and multi-ethnic feminist agenda for theory and research / door Kathleen Daly and Deborah J. Stephens; Crime through gender's prism : feminist criminology in the United Sates / door Dorie Klein
The crime of all crimes : toward a criminology of genocide by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cambodia. Rwanda. Armenia. Nazi Germany. History remembers these places as the sites of unspeakable crimes against humanity, and indisputably, of genocide. Yet, throughout the twentieth century, the world has seen many instances of violence committed by states against certain groups within their borders--from the colonial ethnic cleansing the Germans committed against the Herero tribe in Africa, to the Katyn Forest Massacre, in which the Soviets shot over 20,000 Poles, to anti-communist mass murders in 1960s Indonesia. Are mass crimes against humanity like these still genocide? And how can an understanding of crime and criminals shed new light on how genocide--the "crime of all crimes"--Transpires? In The Crime of All Crimes, criminologist Nicole Rafter takes an innovative approach to the study of genocide by comparing eight diverse genocides--large-scale and small; well-known and obscure--through the lens of criminal behavior. Rafter explores different models of genocidal activity, reflecting on the popular use of the Holocaust as a model for genocide and ways in which other genocides conform to different patterns. For instance, Rafter questions the assumption that only ethnic groups are targeted for genocidal "cleansing," and she also urges that actions such as genocidal rape be considered alongside traditional instances of genocidal violence. Further, by examining the causes of genocide on different levels, Rafter is able to construct profiles of typical victims and perpetrators and discuss means of preventing genocide, in addition to delving into the social psychology of genocidal behavior and the ways in which genocides are brought to an end. A sweeping and innovative investigation into the most tragic of events in the modern world, The Crime of All Crimes will fundamentally change how we think about genocide in the present day."--Publisher's description
The origins of criminology : a reader by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminology is a unique field of study which purports to bring scientific knowledge to the world of crime and criminals. Tracing the intellectual origins of criminology to physiognomy, phrenology, and evolutionary theories, this book demonstrates criminology's background in new attitudes toward science and the development of scientific methodologies applicable to social and mental phenomena. The book brings together a collection of 19th-century texts from the key originators of the practice of criminology - selected, introduced
Searching the criminal body : art/science/prejudice( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in Prison, 1800-1935 : Tennessee, New York, and Ohio by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection focused on problems in the women's correctional system over a 135-year period. More specifically, it examined the origins and development of prisoner and sentencing characteristics in three states. Demographic data on female inmates cover age, race, parents' place of birth, prisoner's occupation, religion, and marital status. Other variables include correctional facilities, offenses, minimum and maximum sentences, prior commitments, method of release from prison, and presence of crime partners
La donna delinquente ; la prostituta e la donna normale by Cesare Lombroso( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime films and society by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal Brain, Second Edition : Understanding Biological Theories of Crime by Nicole Hahn Rafter( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Encyclopedia of women and crime
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Hahn Rafter, Nicole 1939-

Hahn Rafter, Nicole 1939-2016

Nicole Hahn Rafter American criminologist

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Rafter, Nicole 1939-

Rafter, Nicole 1939-2016

Rafter, Nicole H.

Rafter, Nicole H. 1939-

Rafter, Nicole H. 1939-2016

래프터, N.H. 1939-

래프터, 니콜 한 1939-

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Encyclopedia of women and crimePrisons in America : a reference handbookThe criminal brain : understanding biological theories of crimeCriminal manPartial justice : women, prisons, and social controlCriminal woman, the prostitute, and the normal womanCriminology goes to the movies : crime theory and popular cultureInternational feminist perspectives in criminology : engendering a discipline