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NCJ Number: 157582 Find in a Library
Title: Inequality and Republican Criminology (From Crime and Inequality, P 277-305, 1995, John Hagan and Ruth D. Peterson, eds. - See NCJ-157570)
Author(s): J Braithwaite
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
Sale Source: Stanford University Press
Stanford, CA 94305
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter discusses the concept of republican criminology, and argues that the struggle for equality and checking of power is central to republican political theory.
Abstract: Republican theory holds that the most serious crime problems are those that society is in the best position to reduce; the changes needed to effect these reductions have gained attention and momentum in some Western countries, such as Australia, since the mid-1970's. Republicans are morally committed to both political and economic equality and to community involvement in disapproving of criminality (shaming). These commitments leads to support for certain progressive social movements as a means of responding to crime problems. The author concludes that people who are involved in drunk driving, white-collar crimes, domestic violence, or drug offenses will more likely be deterred by societal shaming than by a State law enforcement policy.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Australia; Deterrence; Political influences; Social control
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