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NCJ Number: 122328 Find in a Library
Title: Relativism and Cross-Cultural Criminology: A Critical Analysis
Journal: Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency  Volume:27  Issue:1  Dated:(February 1990)  Pages:5-29
Author(s): G C Leavitt
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 26
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The use of cross-cultural analysis in criminology has been limited despite the theoretical acceptance of its advantages.
Abstract: The scarcity of cross-cultural criminological research and theory can largely be explained by the relativistic propositions embedded in criminological treatises. A critical analysis of relativism in criminology reveals that the concept is poorly developed and understood and not a plausible barrier to cross-culturally derived generalizations. 3 notes, 52 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Comparative criminology; Cross-cultural analyses
Index Term(s): Criminology theory evaluation
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