Contemporary Masters in Criminology

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Reflecting a diversity of thought and intellectual power, this unique volume provides undergraduate students with an important historical context and demonstrates the continuity of many issues in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the American Society of Criminology, this volume contains previously published articles by the society's president-many of whom are the leading thinkers in the field. Articles examine the philosophy of punishment, policing, the ...

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Overview

Reflecting a diversity of thought and intellectual power, this unique volume provides undergraduate students with an important historical context and demonstrates the continuity of many issues in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the American Society of Criminology, this volume contains previously published articles by the society's president-many of whom are the leading thinkers in the field. Articles examine the philosophy of punishment, policing, the politics of crime and crime control, criminological theory, drug use, white-collar crime, female crime, the study of deviance, parole, prediction studies, and criminal justice policy.

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A collection of previously published articles by past presidents of the American Society of Criminology, for students of criminology and criminal justice. Topics include the philosophy of punishment, policing, the politics of crime and crime control, criminological theory, drug use, white-collar crime, female crime, the study of deviance, parole, prediction studies, and criminal justice policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475798319
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/28/2013
  • Series: Plenum Series in Crime and Justice
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Structuring Society: The Study of Deviant Behavior: Where the Action Is; A.J. Reiss, Jr. Class, Conflict, and Criminalization; A.T. Turk. Policing Society: Crime, the Criminal, and Society; W. Dienstein. Police and Human Relations and Management; J.P. Kenney. Trial by Jury: An Outmoded Relic? C.L. Newman. Varieties of Criminal Behavior: The DaytoDay Criminality of Heroin Addicts in Baltimore-A Study in the Continuity of Offense Rates; J.C. Ball, et al. The Homosexual as a Crime Victim; E. Sagarin, D.E.J. MacNamara. Sources of Crime: Criminal Behavior and Learning Theory; R.L. Akers, et al. Social Learning and Deviant Behavior: A Specific Test of a General Theory; R.L. Akers. Punishments, Treatment, and Prevention of Crime: The Just Desserts vs. the Medical Model; M.E. Wolfgang. Science and Politics as Criminologists' Vocations; D. Glaser. Halfway Houses and Parole: A National Assessment; E. Latessa, H.E. Allen. Introduction to Delinquency and Community: Creating Opportunities and Controls; A.D. Miller, L.E. Ohlin. Criminology as Public Policy: Assessment and Prediction Methods in Crime and Delinquency; D.M. Gottfredson. In Fear of Each Other; S. Dinitz. 6 additional articles. Appendixes. Index.

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