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NCJ Number: NCJ 151662     Find in a Library
Title: Principles of Criminology
Author(s): E H Sutherland ; D R Cressey ; D F Luckenbill
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 704
  Annotation: This volume integrates theoretical and empirical research into a comprehensive presentation of the principles of criminology.
Abstract: The first part examines the facts related to crime and juvenile delinquency and relates them to Sutherland's theories of differential association and differential social organization. The factual data examined include variations of crime and delinquency rates with age, sex, race, socioeconomic status, education, and other variables, as well as the incidence among criminals and juvenile delinquents of various physical, psychological, and social characteristics and processes. Differential association theory and alternative theories of crime causation are evaluated with respect to their comparative capacity to account for the facts. The second part of the volume examines facts regarding the control of crime and juvenile delinquency and relates them to sociological and psychological theories of punishment and intervention as well as to differential association and differential social organization theories. The discussion focuses on corporal punishment, imprisonment, probation, and group therapy as societal reactions to crime. The conflict between punishment and treatment of criminals is document, as are the consequences of this conflict for the organization and operation of police, courts, probation departments, parole agencies, and prisons. The implications of differential association and differential social organization theories for correctional administration and for rehabilitation are explored. Index and more than 1,500 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime control theory ; Crime causes theory ; Crime prevention planning
Publication Number: ISBN 0-930390-69-5
Sale Source: General Hall, Inc
5 Talon Way
Six Hills, NY 11746
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: 11th edition. The Reynolds Series in Sociology
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