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NCJ Number: 32734 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Criminology
Author(s): S Schafer
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 303
Sponsoring Agency: Reston Publishing Co, Inc
Reston, VA 22090
Sale Source: Reston Publishing Co, Inc
Box 547
Reston, VA 22090
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The selective emphasis of this textbook is on the principles and guiding ideas of the field of criminology.
Abstract: Its intention is to enable the reader to understand the basic thoughts and fundamental facts and problems of criminology without getting bogged down in statistics and temporary theories. The book is divided into two sections, the nature of crime and the control of crime. The former covers such areas as the concept and extent of crime and the development of the crime problem as we know it today. The book includes complete discussions on the topics of forms of criminal expression and sociologic orientations. There is a chapter on collective criminology and political crimes. The second section of the work includes coverage of punishments, the death penalty, and imprisonment. The final chapter describes the status of flexible institutions of sentencing and punishment. A twelve-page list of suggested readings and an alphabetical index are appended. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Course materials; Criminology overview texts; Survey texts
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