Trouble in the Heartland: Challenges Confronting Rural Jails
Ruddell, Rick; Mays, G. Larry (2011-12)
There has been very little scholarship on the roles and functions of rural jails in the United States. This study examines some of the key challenges facing these small correctional institutions, using data from two ...
Social Structure and Informal Social Control in Rural Communities
Li, Yuh-Yuh (2011-12)
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between social structure and crime in rural counties of the United States. Social structures are assumed to be associated with informal control of crime, and as ...
Theorising Illegal Rural Enterprise: Is everyone at it?
McElwee, Gerard; Smith, Rob; Somerville, Peter (2011-12)
Illegal entrepreneurship in the rural is under researched and scrutinised, yet it occupies a distinctive space in entrepreneurship practice in terms of how it is construed and how it is enacted. This is a theoretical ...
Donnermeyer, Joseph F.; Barclay, Elaine; Phillips, Daniel W.; Weisheit, Ralph; Wood, Darryl S. (2011-12)
Predictors of Fear and Risk of Terrorism in a Rural State
May, David C.; Herbert, Joe; Cline, Kelly; Nellis, Ashley (2011-12)
This article examines attitudes about terrorism utilizing criminological literature about fear of crime and perceived risk of victimization and data from a statewide survey of 1,617 adults in Kentucky. Measures of both ...
Telephoning Fish: An Examination of the Creative Deviance Used by Wildlife Violators in the United States
Green, Egan K. (2011-12)
Wildlife poachers throughout the world have developed innovative techniques to commit their crimes and evade arrest by law enforcement. By taking advantage of technological advances as well as legitimate wildlife management ...
The Influence of Rapid Social Change on Civic Community and Perceptions of Crime and Disorder
Brown, Timothy (2011-12)
This study examines the effects of rapid social change brought on by industrial restructuring to nine small town/rural communities located in Southern Louisiana. Social change is often found to have negative impacts on ...