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NCJ Number: 34298 Find in a Library
Title: WHOSE LAW, WHAT ORDER - A CONFLICT APPROACH TO CRIMINOLOGY
Editor(s): W J CHAMBLISS; M MANKOFF
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 270
Sponsoring Agency: John Wiley and Sons
New York, NY 10158
Sale Source: John Wiley and Sons
Managing Editor
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United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COLLECTION OF FOURTEEN ESSAYS WHICH PRESENT THE PERSPECTIVES OF CONFLICT CRIMINOLOGISTS ON SUCH TOPICS AS THE THEORIES OF CRIME, CRIMINAL LAWS, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Abstract: THE FIRST FOUR SELECTIONS ARE CONCERNED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEGAL NORMS IN WESTERN SOCIETY. THEY DISCUSS THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CONTEXT WITHIN WHICH LEGAL CATEGORIES AND SPECIFIC LEGISLATION HAVE EVOLVED. THE NEXT SEVERAL ARTICLES CONSIDER THE NATURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION GIVEN TO THE SOURCES OF DISCRETIONARY BEHAVIOR EMPLOYED TO SHIELD SOME LAWBREAKERS WHILE EXPOSING OTHERS. FINALLY, GENERAL THESES REGARDING THE NATURE OF THE AMERICAN CRIME PROBLEM ARE EXAMINED; SPECIAL ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CRIME AND THE STRUCTURE OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL ECONOMY AND CULTURE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Conflict theory; Crime causes theory; Criminal codes; Criminology; Economic influences; Law enforcement; Laws and Statutes; Police discretion; Political influences
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