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NCJ Number: 158849 Find in a Library
Title: Frontiers of Criminality
Editor(s): I Loveland
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 286
Sponsoring Agency: Sweet and Maxwell
London, NW3 3PF, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-421-52630-0
Sale Source: Sweet and Maxwell
Marketing Director
100 Ave. Road
London, NW3 3PF,
United Kingdom
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book provides original insights into why and how forms of behavior become, or stop being, criminal, and explores how broad social and policy considerations underlie the criminalization and decriminalization of certain types of behavior.
Abstract: Two themes pervade this book: (1) focus on the role and nature of the state in criminalization and decriminalization processes; and (2) the variegated nature of the distinction between the public and private spheres of individual, group, and corporate behavior. This concern embraces not simply whether behavior should be regulated at all, but whether such regulation is best achieved through the ostensibly public mechanism of a criminal prosecution, or the apparently private vehicle of civil litigation, or through entirely informal processes of economic and social interaction. The ten contributors to this volume discuss, inter alia: (1) the War Crimes Act 1991; (2) State Reaction to Conscientious Objection; (3) The Criminalization Offenses against Intellectual Property; (4) The Fragmentation and Consolidation of Trading Standards Regulation; (5) Regulating Sexual Offenses Within the Home; (6) Modernity, Knowledge, and the Criminalization of Drug Usage; and (6) Squatting and the Recriminalization of Trespass. Footnotes, tables, index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Criminalization; Criminology theory evaluation; Decriminalization; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign judicial systems; Foreign laws; Policy analysis; Trespassing; United Kingdom (UK); World criminology
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