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NCJ Number: 119060 Find in a Library
Title: Analysing Informal Mechanisms of Crime Control: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Editor(s): M Findlay; U Zvekic
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 343
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
10127 Torino, Italy
Publication Number: ISBN 92-9078-005-3
Sale Source: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Torino,
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Italy
Annotation: This is a study in policy-relevant theorizing and analysis, drawing on comparative material from 10 countries on culturally specific informal mechanisms of crime control.
Abstract: Part I consists of theorizing regarding formalization and crime control. Part II summarizes presentations of empirical material on various examples of informal crime control. The countries represented are Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, China, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, the Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, and countries in West Africa. The informal crime control mechanisms explored for these countries are family, religion, politics, school, labor (work place), public security organization, citizens associations and the volunteer probation officer, conciliation, and therapeutic communities. Part III attempts an analysis that is both cross-cultural and internally consistent. The key concepts of formalized social control serve as pointers for assessing the extent to which certain mechanisms could be said to be formalized. 73 references. For individual chapters, see NCJ 119061-68.
Main Term(s): Informal social control
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Crime control theory; Cross-cultural comparisons
Note: Publication No. 31.
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