Comparative Deviance: Perception and Law in Six Cultures

Comparative Deviance: Perception and Law in Six Cultures

by Graeme R. Newman, Marvin E. Wolfgang

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412807692
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Graeme Newman (Editor, Translator) is distinguished teaching professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York-Albany, and was a consultant for the Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention Division of the United Nations. Marvin E. Wolfgang was professor of criminology at the University of Pennsylvania and president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He is known best for expanding the fi eld of criminology by studying data and patterns of crime and violence instead of focusing on psychological studies of the criminal mind.

Graeme Newman (Editor, Translator) is distinguished teaching professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York-Albany, and was a consultant for the Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention Division of the United Nations.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition     ix
Preface     xvii
Foreword   Martin Wolfgang     xix
Paradigmatic Origins of the Research     1
Deviance, the Public and the Criminal Law     9
Foundations of Deviance Perception     28
Measuring Perceptions of Deviance Cross-Culturally     52
The Sampling of Cultures     69
Comparative Perceptions of Deviance     113
The Structure of Deviance Perception     154
Sociological Correlates of Deviance Perception     188
The Criminal Law and Its Sanctions in Six Cultures     212
Subcultural Perceptions of Deviance     249
Conclusions: Towards Unity ... and Diversity     277
References     299
Appendix     317
Index     322

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