Crime and Justice, Volume 36: Crime, Punishment, and Politics in a Comparative Perspective

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The goal of Crime and Justice, Volume 36 is to advance the understanding of the determinants of penal policies in developed countries. The contributors explore the distinctive national differences in policy responses to rising crime rates, rapid social change, economic dislocation and increased ethnic diversity. Countries covered include Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Canada, Japan, France, Norway and the United States.

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Overview

The goal of Crime and Justice, Volume 36 is to advance the understanding of the determinants of penal policies in developed countries. The contributors explore the distinctive national differences in policy responses to rising crime rates, rapid social change, economic dislocation and increased ethnic diversity. Countries covered include Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Canada, Japan, France, Norway and the United States.

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Law and Politics Book Review - Caryl Lynn Segal
"This excellent eleven-article volume discusses penal policies in the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Canada, Scandinavia, France, and Japan, and it should appeal to political scientists. Michael Tonry's opening article, followed by Jean-Paul Brodeur's piece on comparative penology, establish high standards for the authors that follow. Nearly all the contributors rise to the occasion."
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Meet the Author

Michael Tonry is director of the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University and Sonosky Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Michael Tonry

Determinants of Penal Policies
Michael Tonry

Comparative Penology in Perspective
Jean-Paul Brodeur

Visions of Penal Control in the Netherlands
David Downes

Penal Policy and Practice in Belgium
Sonja Snacken

Penal Policy in Scandinavia
Tapio Lappi-Seppälä

Punitive Trends and Stable Imprisonment Rates in Canada 
Cheryl Marie Webster and Anthony N. Doob

Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Japan
David T. Johnson

“Tough on Crime”: Penal Policy in England and Wales
Tim Newburn

Criminal Justice Policy in France: Illusions of Severity
Sebastian Roché

Pardons and Amnesties as Policy Instruments in Contemporary France
René Lévy

Comparing Penal Cultures: Child-on-Child Homicide in England and Norway
David A. Green

Index

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