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NCJ Number: 115022 Find in a Library
Title: Uses of Criminology, the Rehabilitative Ideal, and Justice
Journal: Crime and Delinquency  Volume:34  Issue:3  Dated:(July 1988)  Pages:263-276
Author(s): K Polk; D C Gibbons
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 13
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Donald R. Cressey was a humanistic, liberal criminologist who was committed to the ideals and goals of science.
Abstract: Although he was first and foremost concerned with the advancement of basic criminological knowledge, he also endeavored to spell out some of the positive uses to which that knowledge might be put, particularly in his commentaries on the implications of the theory of differential association for correctional intervention and practice. He took a dim view of recent trends in criminology in which some have turned away from the basic task of pursuit of knowledge and toward advocacy of policies of terror directed at offenders and potential lawbreakers. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminal justice evaluation
Index Term(s): Criminal justice ideologies; Criminology; Rehabilitation
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