Crime, Shame and Reintegration / Edition 1

Crime, Shame and Reintegration / Edition 1

by John Braithwaite
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521356687

ISBN-13: 9780521356688

Pub. Date: 04/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book, a contribution to general criminological theory, suggests that the key to why some societies have higher crime rates than others lies in the way different cultures go about the social process of shaming wrongdoers. Shaming can be counterproductive, making crime problems worse. But when shaming is done within a cultural context of respect for the offender

Overview

This book, a contribution to general criminological theory, suggests that the key to why some societies have higher crime rates than others lies in the way different cultures go about the social process of shaming wrongdoers. Shaming can be counterproductive, making crime problems worse. But when shaming is done within a cultural context of respect for the offender, it can be extraordinarily powerful, efficient, and just form of social control.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521356688
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Whither criminological theory?; 2. The dominant theoretical traditions: labeling, subcultural, control, opportunity and learning theories; 3. Facts a theory of crime ought to fit; 4. The family model of the criminal process: reintegrative shaming; 5. Why and how does shaming work?; 6. Social conditions conducive to reintegrative shaming; 7. Summary of the theory; 8. Testing the theory; 9. Reintegrative shaming and white collar crime; 10. Shaming and the good society; References; Index.

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