Crime and Crime Control: A Global View / Edition 1

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Overview

Are crime rates rising or falling around the world? Are specific types of crime more prevalent in some cultures than others? Do different cultures vary greatly in their attitudes toward crime prevention? Students will find answers to these and similar questions in this unique resource of 15 case studies exploring the problems of crime and crime control in different countries, ranging from Germany to Ghana, to around the world. Cross-cultural comparisons examine the history, the public perceptions, contemporary problems, and the future of crime and crime control in each country. The comparisons also provide readers with the opportunity to discover both the many differences and the many similarities that exist among the different cultures in their rates of crime, forms of prevention, and attitudes toward it.

Each of the 15 chapters opens with a brief overview, which includes the type of government and the living environment of the country to introduce readers to the population. The countries were chosen to represent every region of the world and to provide as broad a picture as possible when exploring the issues presented by the problem of crime and different cultures' efforts to control it. The user-friendly format of the volume, with each chapter following the same outline, makes it easy for readers to compare specific aspects among the 15 cultures. These different views of the crime problem around the world and what it means to different people will help students to understand it in a broad sense as a social issue that affects all of humanity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313306815
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2000
  • Series: A World View of Social Issues
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1400L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

GREGG BARAK is Professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Gregg Barak

Brazil (Developing Nation-State) by Emillio E. Dellasoppa

China (Developing Nation-State) by Mark Gaylord

Germany (Developed Nation-State) by Hans-Jorg Albrecht and Raymond Teska

Ghana (Post-Traditional Nation-State) by Chris Abotchie and Obi N. Ignatius Ebbe

India (Developing Nation-State) by S. George Vicentnathan

Iran (Developing Nation-State) by Hamid R. Kusha

Navajo Nation (Post-Traditional Nation-State) by Jon'a F. Meyer and James Zion

Netherlands (Developed Nation-State) by Henk van de Bunt and Ineke Haen Marshall

New Zealand (Developed Nation-State) by George Pavlich

Nigeria (Post-Traditional Nation-State) by Obi N. Ignatius Ebbe

Poland (Developing Nation-State) by Wojciech Cebulak and Emil Plywaczewski

Russia (Developing Nation-State) by William Alex Pridemore

Taiwan (Developed Nation-State) by Mayling Maria Chu

United Kingdom (Developed Nation-State) by Nic Groombridge

United States (Developed Nation-State) by Gary Feinberg

Index

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