Category: open access

The Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture

By , October 25, 2009 9:59 pm

The Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture.

Volume 16 Issue 1

Sex and Violence in the Slasher Horror Film: A Content Analysis of Gender Differences in the Depiction of Violence and the Evolution of the Comics Code
Andrew Welsh

The Absence of Gay and Lesbian Police Officer Depictions in the First Three Decades of the Core Cop Film Genre: Moving Towards a Cultivation Theory Perspective
Franklin T. Wilson
Dennis R. Longmire
Warren Swymeler

Theoretical and Cultural Dimensions of the Warehouse Philosophy of Punishment
Barbara A. Rockell

Nihilism and Mistaken Identity: (Self)Hate Crime in The Believer
Paul J. Kaplan

Content Analysis of the 18-Year Evolution of Violence in Video Game Magazines
Monica K. Miller

The Seductions of Arson: Ritualized Political Violence and the Revelry of Arson
Matt Hinds-Aldrich

SSRN-Jeremy Bentham

By , September 27, 2009 10:38 am

Jeremy Bentham is associated in criminology with his invention of the ‘Panopticon.’ In many ways this appeared as the quintessential disciplinary institution, training subjects to be ‘docile’ and obedient. Yet Bentham’s classical criminology also stressed that actors are rational choice optimisers, and are to be seen as inventive and enterprising rather than servile and mindless. In part, the overemphasis on the Panopticon leads modern criminologists ignore this side of his thinking and to see Bentham as narrowly punitive and disciplinary. But in his later years he turned toward ‘pecuniary sanctions’, fines and damages, that he regarded as the optimal liberal sanction. Bentham outlined many of the advantages of monetary justice, and advocated their use in relation to almost every crime, in place of the more usual punishments. This chapter suggests a need to reconsider the contribution of Bentham to criminology and penology in terms of such later works and ideas rather than his advocacy of the Panopticon alone.

via SSRN-Jeremy Bentham by Pat O’Malley.

Academic Evolution: Is Open Scholarship Too Risky for Young Scholars?

By , August 15, 2009 11:40 pm
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If you follow the old model just to play it safe, saving up your ideas to share once they are in a perfected form and then burying them in toll-access publications, you might be visible to those few hundred people who happen to subscribe to that scholarly journal, but you are effectively invisible to the world. I know I would look for young scholars who have not simply published, but who have engaged multiple audiences. Prove yourself by leaving a visible trail of your thinking and of your various projects, formal or informal. As long as you make this a priority–to the point that it is natural for you to be constantly publicly engaged with your thinking–then any traditional publishing you do can complement or supplement this. But if the priority is the opposite, if you buy into the hype that the only real or substantial contributions you can make are through those highly limited and dimmed outlets of conventional peer-reviewed publishing, you will hobble yourself and simply become another agent of the moribund scholarly communications system.  I don’t think that things are that bleak. I think people are starting to wake up to the dignity of open scholarship. But you do have to take a stand, and you will not be very credible in making that stand if you wait until you have tenure. That will just prove that you were never really invested in being a public intellectual or an open scholar.

via Academic Evolution: Is Open Scholarship Too Risky for Young Scholars?.

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