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NCJ Number: 163583 Find in a Library
Title: Problem of Crime
Editor(s): J Muncie; E McLaughlin
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 336
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications Ltd
London, EC2A 4PU, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7619-5005-2
Sale Source: Sage Publications Ltd
6 Bonhill Street
London, EC2A 4PU,
United Kingdom
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This is an interactive teaching text, part of a series that explores key issues in the study of crime and criminal justice systems.
Abstract: Seven authors contributed seven chapters: (1) The Construction and Deconstruction of Crime; (2) Crime and Social Order: Interrogating the Detective Story; (3) Crime, Order and Historical Change; (4) Dangerous Places: Crime and the City; (5) Dangerous Places: The Family as a Site of Crime; (6) Hidden and Respectable: Crime and the Market; and (7) Political Violence, Terrorism and Crimes of the State. The volume includes exercises to test understanding and develop critical thinking; comments that provide feedback and an opportunity for students to check their own responses; shorter questions to encourage reflection; and key concepts that are central to the study of criminology. In addition, most chapters contain short readings to aid in the application of central ideas and concepts to contemporary social developments and political ideologies. Figures, tables, references, index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Counselors; Crime causes theory; Crime control theory; Crime prevention measures; Crime Statistics; Criminal justice system analysis; England; History of corrections; History of criminal justice; Juveniles; Media coverage; Police; Politically motivated violent crimes; State sponsored terrorism; Terrorism/Mass Violence; White collar crime
Note: Crime, Order and Social Control Series of The Open University
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