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NCJ Number: 134405 Find in a Library
Title: Politics of Crime Control
Editor(s): K Stenson; D Cowell
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 239
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications Ltd
London, EC2A 4PU, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8039-8342-5
Sale Source: Sage Publications Ltd
6 Bonhill Street
London, EC2A 4PU,
United Kingdom
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The two parts of this book address the control and prevention of crime in practice and alternative approaches to crime prevention and control.
Abstract: The introductory chapter examines the scope of crime, criminal behavior, law and order, problems involved in defining key crime terms, and crime prevention and control. Subsequent chapters focus on the politics of crime in the United States, recent shifts in crime prevention programs and activities in Great Britain, contrasting political constructions of crime prevention in France and Great Britain, and the politics of prostitution and drug control. Chapters in the second part of the book look at freedom, responsibility, and justice and the criminology of the "New Right"; left realism and crime control priorities; theoretical and political priorities of criminal criminology; violence against women and children and the contradictions of crime control under patriarchy; and abolitionism and crime control. Particular attention is paid to radical criminology; the emphasis of some crime control strategies on community control; crime causes such as unemployment and poverty; and public morality and human suffering and to racial aspects of police, criminal justice, and penal institutions. References
Main Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Political influences
Index Term(s): Critical criminology; Foreign crime prevention; France; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Radical criminology; United States of America
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