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NCJ Number: 173306 Find in a Library
Title: Handbook of Crime and Punishment
Editor(s): M Tonry
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 803
Sponsoring Agency: Oxford University Press, Inc
New York, NY 10016
Publication Number: ISBN 0-19-511066-8
Sale Source: Oxford University Press, Inc
198 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book on crime and punishment treats crime as one of the most significant political issues in contemporary American society and provides a comprehensive overview of criminal justice, criminology, and crime control policies.
Abstract: Expansive in its coverage, the handbook presents material on crime and punishment trends and on timely policy issues. The latest research on the demography of crime is included. Weighty current problems, such as organized crime, white collar crime, family violence, sex offenders, youth gangs, and drug control, are examined. Processes and institutions that deal with accused and convicted criminals and punishment techniques are also investigated. While some articles emphasize American research findings and developments, other articles incorporate international research and offer a comparative perspective from other English-speaking countries and Western Europe. The 27 chapters of the handbook are organized according to the following parts: (1) context of crime and criminal justice; (2) topical crime problems; (3) crime causes--individual differences and economic conditions; (4) crime reduction--restorative justice, deterrence and incapacitation, crime prevention, and sex offender treatment; (5) preconviction processes and institutions--police, prosecution, and jails; (6) postconviction processes and institutions--juvenile courts, sentencing, probation and parole, and prisons; and (7) punishment--penal theories, intermediate sanctions, correctional treatment, and capital punishment. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Criminology overview texts
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Crime Causes; Crime prevention measures; Deterrence; Domestic assault; Drug regulation; Economic influences; Incarceration; Intermediate sanctions; Jails; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Parole; Police; Probation; Prosecution; Sentencing/Sanctions; Sex offenders
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