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NCJ Number: 157570 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Inequality
Editor(s): J Hagan; R D Peterson
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 382
Sponsoring Agency: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8047-2404-0
Sale Source: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines issues of social and economic inequality, crime, and criminal justice, and their linkages.
Abstract: Several chapters discuss racial inequality in the American criminal justice system, focusing on the disproportionate representation of young black males in official and unofficial crime statistics, and on the macrolevel relationships between race, joblessness, community structure, and crime. Another chapter deals with the social and economic subordination of youth to explain age patterns of delinquency and crime. Three essays deal explicitly with correlations between gender and crime, from both current and historical perspectives. One author assesses the issue of crime, inequality, and justice in Eastern Europe. The final chapters explore technological, environmental, and philosophical aspects of crime and inequality that will affect future crime prevention and control efforts. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Crime causes theory
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Eastern Europe; Economic analysis of crime; Racial discrimination
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