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NCJ Number: NCJ 241530     Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 33 (Crime and Punishment in Western Countries, 1980-1999)
  Editor(s): Michael Tonry ; David P. Farrington
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 420
  Annotation: This book - Volume 33 in the “Crime and Justice” series - contains essays on patterns and trends in six crimes and related sentencing (“punishment”) in the following eight Western countries: England, Wales, Scotland, United States, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada, and Australia.
Abstract: The six offenses examined for each country are burglary, vehicle theft, assault, robbery, rape, and homicide. In addition to individual essays on each country, with England and Wales addressed together, an introductory essay provides an overview of the volume, and three essays consider cross-national patterns in crime rates, cross-national measures of punitiveness, and cross-national comparisons of crime rates in four countries: England and Wales (combined), the United States, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Trends in the commission of each of the six offenses are examined for the years 1981-99. Data on each offense are derived from both police records and victim surveys. The “punishment” for each offense considers conviction rate, prison sentence, sentence length, and time served in prison. Each essay also considers issues in relation to the impact of the risk for and severity of punishment for the six offenses. Data tables, figures, and references accompany the essays.
Main Term(s): Foreign crime statistics
Index Term(s): Assault and battery ; Burglary ; Homicide ; Rape ; Robbery ; Motor Vehicle Theft ; Offense statistics ; Punishment ; Comparative analysis ; Trend analysis ; Deterrence effectiveness ; Cross cultural comparisons ; Conviction rates ; Sentencing statistics ; England ; Sweden ; Canada ; Switzerland ; Australia ; Scotland ; Wales ; United States of America
Publication Number: ISBN 0-226-80871-8
Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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