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NCJ Number: 136200 Find in a Library
Title: Criminology: A Reader's Guide
Editor(s): J Gladstone; R Ericson; C Shearing
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 275
Sponsoring Agency: University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-919584-67-5
Sale Source: University of Toronto
Centre of Criminology
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Ten essays, written by scholars associated with the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto (Canada), address recent criminological issues and topics and provide a guide to the literature of the field.
Abstract: Four essays on crime, policing, and punishment review research on these topics that pertain to England from 1550 to 1850 (end of the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution), the history of Canadian criminal justice from 1750 to 1920, trends in forms of policing, and trends and findings of penological research. Four essays focus on law reform and policy. A survey of the literature on politics and crime discusses political crime, policing, and justice; criminal policymaking and development; criminology and criminal policy; and politics in the administration of justice. Other essays on law reform and policy analyze the assumptions underlying Canadian narcotics law, consider the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and examine how mental disorder is addressed in the Canadian criminal justice system. Two essays on social hierarchies, crime, and justice feature discussions of feminist perspectives on criminology and the evolution and current status of juvenile delinquency theory and juvenile justice in Canada. For individual essays, see NCJ 136201-10. Chapter reading lists
Main Term(s): Criminology overview texts
Index Term(s): Canada; Drug laws; Feminism; Juvenile codes; Political policing; Right to Due Process
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