Crime and Punishment in Western Countries, 1980-1999 (Crime and Justice Series)

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The eight essays in this volume provide comprehensive, up-to-date summaries of crossnational crime trends in Australia, Canada, England, Wales, the Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. This book is an essential resource for sociologists, psychologists, criminal lawyers, justice scholars, and political scientists who seek an interdisciplinary approach to crime, its causes, and its repercussions. The contributors to this volume are Marcelo F. Aebi, Catrien C. J. H. Bijleveld, Alfred Blumstein, Carlos Carcach, Philip J. Cook, Mark Irving, Darrick Jolliffe, Nataliya Khmilevska, Martin Killias, Philippe Lamon, Patrick A. Langan, Asheley Van Ness, Paul R. Smit, David J. Smith, and Brandon Welsh.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226808710
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press Journals
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Series: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 411
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Tonry is director of the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University and the Sonosky Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota. David P. Farrington is professor of psychological criminology at Cambridge University.

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Table of Contents


Punishment and Crime across Space and Time
Michael Tonry and David P. Farrington

Crime and Punishment in England and Wales, 1981–1999
David P. Farrington and Darrick Jolliffe

Crime and Punishment in Scotland, 1981–1999
David J. Smith

Crime and Punishment in the United States, 1981–1999
Patrick A. Langan

Crime and Punishment in the Netherlands, 1980–1999
Catrien C. J. H. Bijleveld and Paul R. Smit

Crime and Punishment in Switzerland, 1985–1999
Martin Killias, Philippe Lamon, and Marcelo F. Aebi

Crime and Punishment in Canada, 1981–1999
Brandon C. Welsh and Mark H. Irving

Crime and Punishment in Australia, 1980–2000
Carlos Carcach

Cross-National Patterns in Crime Rates
Philip J. Cook and Nataliya Khmilevska

Cross-National Measures of Punitiveness
Alfred Blumstein, Michael Tonry, and Asheley Van Ness

Cross-National Comparisons of Crime Rates in Four Countries, 1981–1999
David P. Farrington and Darrick Jolliffe

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