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

Contributors
Introduction: Crime and Punishment in America3
1Crime, Criminal Justice, and Public Opinion31
2Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice58
3Gender, Crime, and Criminology85
4Street Gangs111
5White-Collar Crime133
6Organized Crime159
7Family Violence178
8Drug Control207
9Individual Differences and Offending241
10Communities and Crime269
11Economic Conditions, Work, and Crime302
12Restorative Justice323
13Deterrence and Incapacitation345
14Crime Prevention369
15Treatment of Sex Offenders403
16American Policing429
17Prosecution457
18Jails474
19The Juvenile Court509
20Sentencing542
21Probation and Parole563
22Prisons589
23Private Prisons626
24Penal Theories659
25Intermediate Sanctions683
26Correctional Treatment712
27Capital Punishment739
Index777

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