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NCJ Number: 10817 Find in a Library
Title: PROBLEM OF CRIME
Author(s): R QUINNEY
Date Published: 1970
Page Count: 233
Sponsoring Agency: Ditchley Foundation
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Ditchley Foundation
230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON CRIME AND SOCIETY'S RESPONSE TO THE PROBLEM.
Abstract: IN THE INITIAL CHAPTERS OF THIS TEXT THE AUTHOR PRESENTS A BRIEF HISTORY OF CRIMINOLOGY, AND DISCUSSES THE MEANING OF CRIME, FOCUSING ON THE NATURE OF LAW AND THE ROLE OF LAW IN SOCIETY. THE FOLLOWING CHAPTER EXAMINES CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF CRIME, INCLUDING THE ACCURACY OF CRIMINAL STATISTICS, AND THE PREMISES OF CAUSAL EXPLANATION. ADDITIONAL MATERIAL LOOKS AT CRIME IN AMERICA AND THE FUTURE OF CRIME. THE AUTHOR NOTES THAT 'OUR RESPONSE TO CRIME REFLECTS THE GOALS AND IDEALS OF OUR SOCIETY, AND IMPORTANT ISSUES OF ETHICS AND POLITICS ARE EVIDENT BY OUR ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL INDIVIDUAL CONDUCT BY CRIMINAL LAW'.
Index Term(s): Behavioral and Social Sciences; Crime Causes; Criminology; Public Attitudes/Opinion; Social conditions; Sociology
Note: HV 6025 .Q55
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