Thursday, September 30, 2010

Journal of Marriage and Family 72(5)

Research Reviews

Aging and Family Life: A Decade Review
Merril Silverstein and Roseann Giarrusso

Marriage and Child Well-Being: Research and Policy Perspectives
Susan L. Brown

Children's Living Arrangements

Children With Nonresident Parents: Living Arrangements, Visitation, and Child Support
Susan D. Stewart

Sex Differences in Parenting Behaviors in Single-Mother and Single-Father Households
Mikaela J. Dufur, Nyssa C. Howell, Douglas B. Downey, James W. Ainsworth and Alice J. Lapray

Single Custodial Fathers' Involvement and Parenting: Implications for Outcomes in Emerging Adulthood
Jacinta Bronte-Tinkew, Mindy E. Scott and Emily Lilja

Changes in Externalizing and Internalizing Problems of Adolescents in Foster Care
Lenore M. McWey, Ming Cui and Andrea L. Pazdera

Marriage and Intimate Unions

Economic Factors and Relationship Quality Among Young Couples: Comparing Cohabitation and Marriage
Jessica Halliday Hardie and Amy Lucas

The Reproductive Context of Cohabitation in the United States: Recent Change and Variation in Contraceptive Use
Megan M. Sweeney

Patterns of Change in Marital Satisfaction Over the Newlywed Years
Justin A. Lavner and Thomas N. Bradbury

Marital Conflict Behaviors and Implications for Divorce Over 16 Years
Kira S. Birditt, Edna Brown, Terri L. Orbuch and Jessica M. McIlvane

Just the Two of Us? How Parents Influence Adult Children's Marital Quality
Corinne Reczek, Hui Liu and Debra Umberson

Intergenerational Relationships and Union Stability in Fragile Families
Robin S. Högns and Marcia J. Carlson

Selection, Alignment, and Their Interplay: Origins of Lifestyle Homogamy in Couple Relationships
Oliver Arránz Becker and Daniel Lois

Homogamy and Intermarriage of Japanese and Japanese Americans With Whites Surrounding World War II
Hiromi Ono and Justin Berg

Union Dissolution and Mobility: Who Moves From the Family Home After Separation?
Clara H. Mulder and Michael Wagner

Work and Family

The Within-Job Motherhood Wage Penalty in Norway, 1979–1996
Trond Petersen, Andrew M. Penner and Geir Høgsnes

Nonstandard Work and Marital Instability: Evidence From the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
Ariel Kalil, Kathleen M. Ziol-Guest and Jodie Levin Epstein

Duration of Leave and Resident Fathers' Involvement in Infant Care in Australia
Amanda Hosking, Gillian Whitehouse and Janeen Baxter

Work Characteristics and Parent-Child Relationship Quality: The Mediating Role of Temporal Involvement
Anne Roeters, Tanja Van Der Lippe and Esther S. Kluwer

Time With Children, Children's Well-Being, and Work-Family Balance Among Employed Parents
Melissa A. Milkie, Sarah M. Kendig, Kei M. Nomaguchi and Kathleen E. Denny

Parenthood, Gender and Work-Family Time in the United States, Australia, Italy, France, and Denmark
Lyn Craig and Killian Mullan

Of General Interest

It Takes a Village (Perhaps a Nation): Families, States, and Educational Achievement
Patrick Heuveline, Hongxing Yang and Jeffrey M. Timberlake

Unanticipated Educational Consequences of a Positive Parent-Child Relationship
Ruth N. López Turley, Matthew Desmond and Sarah K. Bruch

Micro- and Macrolevel Determinants of Women's Employment in Six Arab Countries
Niels Spierings, Jeroen Smits and Mieke Verloo

Kin and Youths in the Social Networks of Youth-Headed Households in Namibia
Mónica Ruiz-Casares

Buffering Effects of a Family-Based Intervention for African American Emerging Adults
Gene H. Brody, Yi-fu Chen, Steven M. Kogan, Karen Smith and Anita C. Brown

Men's and Women's Pathways to Adulthood and Their Adolescent Precursors
Sabrina Oesterle, J. David Hawkins, Karl G. Hill and Jennifer A. Bailey

Journal of Marriage and Family, October 2010: Volume 72, Issue 5

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Journal of Criminal Justice 38(5)

The total effects of boot camps that house juveniles: A systematic review of the evidence
Benjamin Meade, Benjamin Steiner

School disorder, victimization, and general v. place-specific student avoidance
Ryan Randa, Pamela Wilcox

Death penalty views in China, Japan and the U.S.: An empirical comparison
Shanhe Jiang, Eric G. Lambert, Jin Wang, Toyoji Saito, Rebecca Pilot

Exploring the utility of entitlement in understanding sexual aggression
Leana Allen Bouffard

Sense-making and secondary victimization among unsolved homicide co-victims
Paul B. Stretesky, Tara O'Connor Shelley, Michael J. Hogan, N. Prabha Unnithan

Suicide by Cop: Police shooting as a method of self-harming
Vivian B. Lord, Michael W. Sloop

“Shaping history” or “Riding the wave”?: President Bush's influence on the public opinion of terrorism, homeland security, & crime  
Joshua Hill, Willard M. Oliver, Nancy E. Marion

Street youths’ control imbalance and soft and hard drug use
Stephen W. Baron

Routine activities as determinants of gender differences in delinquency
Katherine B. Novak, Lizabeth A. Crawford

Groups, gangs, and delinquency: Does organization matter?
Martin Bouchard, Andrea Spindler

The impact of political entity on confidence in legal authorities: A comparison between China and Taiwan
Yung-Lien Lai, Liqun Cao, Jihong Solomon Zhao

Social disorganization, marriage, and reported crime: A spatial econometrics examination of family formation and criminal offending
Jeremy R. Porter, Christopher W. Purser

Understanding gender-specific intimate partner homicide: A theoretical and domestic service-oriented approach
Amy Reckdenwald, Karen F. Parker

To execute or not to execute? Examining public support for capital punishment of sex offenders
Christina Mancini, Daniel P. Mears

The co-implementation of Compstat and community policing
James J. Willis, Stephen D. Mastrofski, Tammy Rinehart Kochel

Assessing the perceived benefits—criminal offending relationship
Thomas Baker, Alex R. Piquero

Anticipated shaming and criminal offending
Cesar J. Rebellon, Nicole Leeper Piquero, Alex R. Piquero, Stephen G. Tibbetts

The stalking victim's decision to contact the police: A test of Gottfredson and Gottfredson's theory of criminal justice decision making
Bradford W. Reyns, Christine M. Englebrecht

It's not the time they spend, it's what they do: The interaction between delinquent friends and unstructured routine activity on delinquency: Findings from two countries
Robert Svensson, Dietrich Oberwittler

Exploring the link between self-control and partner violence: Bad parenting or general criminals
Brian K. Payne, George E. Higgins, Brenda Blackwell

Sex offender residence restriction laws: Parental perceptions and public policy
Christina Mancini, Ryan T. Shields, Daniel P. Mears, Kevin M. Beaver

The validity of criminal justice contacts reported by inmates: A comparison of self-reported data with official prison records
Jennifer Roberts, William Wells

A review of the life-events calendar method for criminological research
James E. Sutton

Differentiating identity theft: An exploratory study of victims using a national victimization survey
Heith Copes, Kent R. Kerley, Rodney Huff, John Kane

An empirical examination of AMBER Alert ‘successes’
Timothy Griffin

Do you get what you pay for? Type of counsel and its effect on criminal court outcomes
Richard D. Hartley, Holly Ventura Miller, Cassia Spohn

Adolescent school-based sexual victimization: Exploring the role of opportunity in a gender-specific multilevel analysis
Marie Skubak Tillyer, Pamela Wilcox, Brooke Miller Gialopsos

Reexamining the effect of christian denominational affiliation on death penalty support
Kevin H. Wozniak, Andrew R. Lewis

Cost-benefit analysis of reducing crime through electronic monitoring of parolees and probationers
Stuart S. Yeh

Journal of Criminal Justice, September 2010: Volume 38, Issue 5

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Critical Criminology 18(3)

Toward an Interpretive Criminal Justice
John P. Crank and Blythe Bowman Proulx
This paper presents the academic field of criminal justice as an interpretive social science. The opening section discusses academic criminal justice from scientific and interpretive perspectives, arguing that the terminology of “justice” is essentially contested. The second section presents the key implication of a contested core terminology: that an interpretive approach is the best way to develop the academic field of criminal justice. Section three reviews central elements of the Gadamerian tradition, with an eye towards its application to the field of criminal justice. The fourth section considers two issues pertinent to an interpretive criminal justice—the problem of interpretation in a field where professional practice is destructive to other normative systems, and the contribution of an interpretive criminal justice to public policy.

Overlooked and Overshadowed: The Case of Burundi
Kara Hoofnagle and Dawn L. Rothe
In east-central Africa, nestled between Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda is Burundi. From the onset of independence in 1961, Burundi has had a history of internal armed conflicts, ethnic tensions and civil unrest in the form of crimes against humanity, massive and systematic rape, and other gross human rights violations that have resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths. Nonetheless, there has been relatively little attention paid to these types of crimes by criminologists. Political discourse and subsequent media reports suggest that the cause of the violence in Burundi is rooted in reappearing ethnic tensions between two ethnic groups. Yet, the origins and continued enactment of the conflict is far more complex. In this paper, the authors draw upon the extant state crime literature to both conceptually frame, and theoretically illuminate, the crimes against humanity and other gross human rights violations that have occurred.

Presidential Candidates and State Crime: Views of Some U.S. College Students
Josh Klein and Cathryn Lavery
This is a preliminary investigation of hawkish public opinion, understood as criminogenic in that it provides political support for state crimes of aggressive militarism. Our critical criminology approach treats public support for, or acceptance of, state aggression as part of criminogenic political culture. Despite growing interest among critical criminologists in broader perspectives on state crime and the politics of culture, there has been no work on this topic. Our survey of 53 criminal justice students at a liberal arts college finds both hawkish (militarist) and dovish (peaceful) beliefs and preferences regarding U.S. policy and the two major 2008 presidential candidates, Obama and McCain. We investigate whether authoritarianism helps explain hawkish opinions, but find little evidence for that expectation. We find evidence of respondent underestimation of the hawkishness of U.S. politics. We also find extensive evidence of dovish policy preferences, such as approval of diplomacy, a major attraction to Obama.

Scientific Method and the Crimes of the Powerful
Kristian Lasslett
Over the past six decades researchers interested in the crimes of the powerful have developed a respectable body of literature. Owing to the empirical and theoretical richness of these contributions, the crimes of the powerful sub-field is ready for critical interventions to be made on the plane of scientific method. Moreover, such interventions have become increasingly necessary owing to the disciplinary hegemony of an orthodox empiricist approach which erects a problematic boundary between empirical representations of the crimes of the powerful and theoretical explanation. To aid a critique of this approach, this paper will employ the scientific framework of classical Marxism to decipher the peculiar problems which flow out of the orthodoxy’s method. It will be concluded that while classical Marxism offers a more rigorous framework for penetrating analyses of the crimes of the powerful, orthodox scholars have nevertheless made significant contributions which should also be utilised in future research.

Engendering Imprisonment: The State and Incarcerated Female Subjects in Taiwan
Hua-Fu Hsu
In International feminist perspectives in criminology, Rafter and Heidensohn in International feminist perspectives in criminology: Engendering a discipline. Open University Press, Buckingham, (1995: 4) contended that current mainstream criminology was the most masculine of all social sciences. A look at arguments about penal development confronts us with the fact that most historical studies are not gender-specific. Whether female offenders were victimized or acted as their own agents in the penal institutions can be determined with reference to two considerations: first, women prisoners have persistently been treated differently from their male contemporaries; second, female offenders have typically been burdened with formal penalties and informal gender disciplines as punishments for their wrongdoings. The relationship between women and the state provides some clues regarding how penal institutions, which are authorized to act for the state in imposing penalties, treat female offenders and why women’s imprisonment has taken the forms that are evident historically. This study traces the unique political and social conditions of Taiwan’s history to determine what reformations penal institutions have sought to enforce upon female prisoners and which body-types of female inmates have been ‘docile’, ‘obedient’, and ‘useful’ to the state. From the establishment of women’s care homes and the practice of separating the genders in penal institutions, to the implementation of independent women’s prisons, the state in Taiwan has played a dominant role in penal reforms in various historical contexts. This investigation aims to provide a critical and unique perspective of the penalization of women.

Critical Criminology, September 2010: Volume 18, Issue 3

Sociological Theory 28(3)

More than a Game: Sociological Theory from the Theories of Games
Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom and David R. Gibson
Sociologists are fond of game metaphors. However, such metaphors rarely go beyond casual references to generic games. Yet games are little social systems, and each game offers a distinctive perspective on the relationship between rules and constraints, on the one side, and emergent order, on the other. In this article, we examine three games—chess, go, and (Texas hold ‘em) poker—for sociological insights into contested social arenas such as markets, warfare, politics, and the professions. We describe each game's rules and emergent properties, and then offer a brief theorization of the social world through the “lens” of that game. Then we show how a study of the three games advances the sociology of strategy by enriching ideas about skill, position, and strategic dilemma.

Routine, Reflexivity, and Realism
Margaret S. Archer
Many scholars continue to accord routine action a central role in social theory and defend the continuing relevance of Bourdieu's habitus. Simultaneously, most recognize the importance of reflexivity. In this article, I consider three versions of the effort to render these concepts compatible, which I term “empirical combination,”“hybridization,” and “ontological and theoretical reconciliation.” None of the efforts is ultimately successful in analytical terms. Moreover, I argue on empirical grounds that the relevance of habitus began to decrease toward the end of the 20th century, given major changes in the structures of the advanced capitalist democracies. In these circumstances, habitual forms prove incapable of providing guidelines for people's lives and, thus, make reflexivity imperative. I conclude by arguing that even the reproduction of natal background is a reflexive activity today and that the mode most favorable to producing it—what I call “communicative reflexivity”—is becoming harder to sustain.

Explaining Religious Market Failure: A Gendered Critique of the Religious Economies Model
Evelyn Bush
According to the religious economies model, religious supply in open religious economies should adapt to the demands of diverse market niches. This proposition is inconsistent with the finding that, although women constitute the majority of religious consumers, the majority of the religions produced in the American religious marketplace favor men's interests relative to women's. Three modifications to the religious economies model are suggested to account for this contradiction. The first modification is a respecification of “religious capital” that takes into account unequal distributions of power among producers of religious value and their differential effects on the beneficiaries and targets of religious norms. The second modification theorizes religion's linkages to other social institutions as sources of cost and benefit that are taken into account by religious entrepreneurs. The third modification accounts for status-based discrimination and unequal distributions of capital as sources of constraint that influence the production of religious supply. Several directions for future research are proposed.

The Missing Key: Institutions, Networks, and the Project of Neoclassical Sociology
Marc Garcelon
The diversity of contemporary “capitalisms” underscores the need to supplant the amorphous concept of structure with more precise concepts, particularly institutions and networks. All institutions entail both embodied and relational aspects. Institutions are relational insofar as they map obligatory patterns of “getting by and getting along”—institutional orders—that steer stable social fields over time. Institutions are simultaneously embodied as institutional paradigms, part of a larger bodily agency Pierre Bourdieu called habitus. Institutions are in turn tightly coupled to networks between various people based on, but not reducible to, strategic interests. Yet social interaction sometimes exceeds institutional boundaries, giving rise to disjunctive fields and underscoring the prominence of institutional failures in the unfolding of antagonistic relations such as warfare. Such disjunctive fields can be tracked in relation to some transnational networks at the global level without assuming developmental convergence. This last point underscores the meaning of neoclassical sociology, which eschews assumptions of developmental convergence at the global level.

Sociological Theory, September 2010: Volume 28, Issue 3