The Handbook of Crime and Punishment / Edition 1

The Handbook of Crime and Punishment / Edition 1

by Michael Tonry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195140605

ISBN-13: 9780195140606

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Crime is one of the most significant political issues in contemporary American society. Crime control statistics and punishment policies are subjects of constant partisan debate, while the media presents sensationalized stories of criminal activity and over-crowded prisons. In the highly politicized arena of crime and justice, empirical data and reasoned analysis

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Crime is one of the most significant political issues in contemporary American society. Crime control statistics and punishment policies are subjects of constant partisan debate, while the media presents sensationalized stories of criminal activity and over-crowded prisons. In the highly politicized arena of crime and justice, empirical data and reasoned analysis are often overlook or ignored. The Handbook of Crime and Punishment, however, provides a comprehensive overview of criminal justice, criminology, and crime control policy, thus enabling a fundamental understanding of crime and punishment essential to an informed public. Expansive in its coverage, the Handbook presents materials on crime and punishment trends as well as timely policy issues. The latest research on the demography of crime (race, gender, drug use) is included and weighty current problems (organized crime, white collar crime, family violence, sex offenders, youth gangs, drug abuse policy) are examined. Processes and institutions that deal with accused and convicted criminals and techniques of punishment are also examined. While some articles emphasize American research findings and developments, others incorporate international research and offer a comparative perspective from other English-speaking countries and Western Europe. Editor Michael Tonry, a leading scholar of criminology, introduces the 28 articles in the volume, each contributed by an expert in the field. Designed for a wide audience, The Handbook is encyclopedic in its range and depth of content, yet is written in an accessible style. The most inclusive and authoritative work on the topic to be found in one volume, this book will appeal to those interested in the study of crime and its causes, effects, trends, and institutions; those interested in the forms and philosophies of punishment; and those interested in crime control.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195140606
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Crime and Punishment in America Michael Tonry
Part I: The Context
1. Crime, Criminal Justice, and Public Opinion, Julian V. Roberts & Loretta J. Stalans
2. Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice, Janet L. Lauritsen & Robert J. Sampson
3. Gender, Crime, and Criminology, Kathleen Daly
Part II: Topical Crime Problems
4. Street Gangs, Malcolm W. Klein
5. White-Collar Crime, Neal Shover
6. Organized Crime, James B. Jacobs & Christopher Panarella
7. Family Violence, Richard J. Gelles
8. Drug Control, Robert MacCoun & Peter Reuter
Part III: Causes of Crime
9. Individual Differences and Offending, David P. Farrington
10. Communities and Crime, Per-Olof H. Wikstrom
11. Economic Conditions, Work, and Crime, Anne Morrison Piehl
Part IV: Crime Reduction
12. Restorative Justice, John Braithwaite
13. Deterrence and Incapacitation, Daniel S. Nagin
14. Crime Prevention, Trevor Bennett
15. Treatment of Sex Offenders, Vernon L. Quinsey
Part V: Pre-Conviction Processes and Institutions
16. American Policing, Lawrence W. Sherman
17. Prosecution, Candace McCoy
18. Jails, Richard S. Frase
Part VI: Post-Conviction Processes and Institutions
19. The Juvenile Court, Barry C. Feld
20. Senencing, Kevin R. Reitz
21. Probation and Parole, Joan Petersilia
22. Prisons, Roy D. King
23. Private Prisons, Richard W. Harding
Part VII: Punishment
24. Penal Theories, Andrew von Hirsch
25. Intermediate Sanctions, Michael Tonry
26. Correctional Treatment, Gerald G. Gaes
27. Capital Punishment, Roger Hood

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