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NCJ Number: 158304 Find in a Library
Title: Socialist Humanism and the Problem of Crime
Journal: Crime, Law and Social change  Volume:23  Issue:2  Dated:(1995)  Pages:147-156
Author(s): R Quinney
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 10
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: Crime is understood as a problem of human existence, based on assumptions about the intersubjectivity of social reality and the need for an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to criminology.
Abstract: The view of crime as a problem of human existence is based on the relativity of human things, modes of having and being in contemporary society, the interdependence of all things, and the way of peace. The ideas of Erich Fromm are applied to the development of a peacemaking criminology, particularly in the context of social action. The author emphasizes the link between the individual's inner peace and the world's outer peace, human existence and reality, divergence between capitalism and social perspectives, and the importance of truth and knowledge in a peacemaking criminology. 25 references
Main Term(s): Criminology theory evaluation
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Sociological analyses
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