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NCJ Number: 148397 Find in a Library
Title: INEQUALITY, CRIME, AND SOCIAL CONTROL
Editor(s): G S Bridges; M A Myers
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 342
Sponsoring Agency: Westview Press, Inc
Boulder, CO 80301
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8133-2005-4
Sale Source: Westview Press, Inc
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5500 Central Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume contains papers developed from an April 1992 meeting, cosponsored by the University of Georgia and the American Sociological Association, at which 20 scholars discussed inequality, crime, and social control in society.
Abstract: The four sections of this book address the major concerns sociologists have in this area. Following the introductory section, the second part examines the state of sociological theories of crime, inequality, and social control, highlighting new directions for theoretical development. The next section addresses the question of how inequality is conceptualized in theory and research, followed by an analysis of the State of knowledge about relationships among forms of control and whether there exist common patterns in these relationships. The final section explores how the values and beliefs of individuals and groups are transformed into law and policy that produce inequality in the imposition of social control. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Social control theory
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