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Criminology: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Criminology: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Robert Heiner


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Criminology: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

This supplementary reader includes carefully selected readings that focus on crime and criminal justice in countries other than the United States. These readings offer specific cases and examples to add dimension and interest to the theories presented in the primary text used in the class. The level of analysis is an ideal entry point for students taking a first criminology course. A brief guide correlating each reading with the relevant chapters of four of the top selling criminology books is available.

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ISBN-13: 9780314063649
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/28/1995
Pages: 277
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: CRIME. 1. Lessons in Order, David H. Bayley. 2. Rising Crime Rates in the Czech Republic, L. Craig Parker. 3. The Sociocultural Approach in Controlling Violent Crime, Muhammad Mustofa. 4. Imaginary Constructions and Forensic Reconstructions of Fatal Violence Against Women, Alexander Butchart, Leonard B. Lerer and Martin Terre Blanche. 5. Physical Punishment of Children and Wifebeating in Cross-Cultural Perspective, David Levinson. 6. Prostitution and the Status of Women in South Korea, Robert Heiner. 7. Women and Crime in Europe, Frances Heidensohn. 8. Japanese Social Structure and White Collar Crime: Recruit Cosmos and Beyond, Harold Kerbo and Mariko Inoue. 9. The Ideology of Terrorism, William D. Perdue. 10. Conceptualizing Hate Crime in a Global Context, Mark S. Hamm. PART TWO: THE POLICE. 11. The Royal Ulster Constabulary: A Law Unto Themselves, Dermot Walsh. 12. "Extraordinary" Police Operations in Venezuela, Tosca Hernandez. 13. Why Us and Why? Some Reflections on Teaching Ethics to Police, David Massey. 14. Community Policing in Canada, Andre Normandeau. 15. Neighborhood Policing in West Berlin, John Brown. PART THREE: CONCEPTIONS OF JUSTICE AND SOCIETAL RESPONSES. 16. The Maori and the Criminal Justice System, Moana Jackson. 17. Criminal Law and the Legal System in Iran, Nader Entessar. 18. Criminal Justice with Chinese Characteristics, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. 19. Globocop? Time to Watch the Watchers, C. Douglas Lummis. 20. RX Drugs, "60 Minutes." 21. Alone Among its Peers: The United States Refusal to Join the International Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment, Lawrence D. Wood. PART FOUR: CORRECTIONAL SYSTEMS. 22. ConfrontingCrime: The Conservative Model, Elliott Currie. 23. Global Report on Prisons, Human Rights Watch. 24. The Case for Going Dutch: The Lessons of Post-War Penal Policy, David Downes. 25. The Mutter-Kind-Heim at Frankfurt Am Main: "Come Together-Go Together," Marie C. Douglas. 26. Some Effects of Extreme Overcrowding in Peruvian Prisons, Fred Zampa. 27. Community Corrections and the Nimby Syndrome, Shereen Benzvy-Miller.

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