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NCJ Number: 36069 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINOLOGY - A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (ISSUED IN 2 NUMBERED VOLUMES)
Editor(s): D H CHANG
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 1080
Sponsoring Agency: Carolina Academic Press
Durham, NC 27701
Sale Source: Carolina Academic Press
700 Kent Street
Durham, NC 27701
United States of America
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: COLLECTION OF PAPERS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE CRIMINOLOGISTS WITH NEW APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF CRIME AND DELINQUENCY USING THE CROSS-CULTURAL OR COMPARATIVE METHOD.
Abstract: THIS MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF COMPARATIVE CRIMINOLOGY IS PERHAPS THE FIRST TO DEAL EXCLUSIVELY WITH CROSS-CULTURAL APPROACHES TO CRIME. THE STUDY ENABLES STUDENTS OF CRIMINOLOGY - INCLUDING WELFARE WORKERS, CORRECTION EXPERTS, JUVENILE SPECIALISTS, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS - TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE IDEAS OF FIFTEEN RENOWNED CRIMINOLOGISTS, WHO ANALYZE CRIME AND REHABILITATION IN ELEVEN COUNTRIES. THE ANALYSIS SPANS BOTH DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING NATIONS, EAST AND WEST, NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERES. THE INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER DEFINES THE THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY OF CRIME, AND IN ITSELF CONSTITUTES A 'MINI-CRIMINOLOGY'COURSE. THE INDIVIDUAL DISCUSSIONS OF THE VARIOUS NATIONAL APPROACHES TO CRIME OFFER A UNIQUE MEANS OF INTRODUCING THE STUDENT TO NEW IDEAS. EACH AUTHOR DISCUSSES HIS OWN COUNTRY'S EFFORTS, EXPLAINING IN DETAIL LAW ENFORCEMENT METHODS AND CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS ADOPTED. THE ARTICLES ARE NOT CURSORY DISCUSSIONS, BUT RATHER IN-DEPTH ANALYSES AVERAGING 100 PAGES EACH. THE RESULT IS A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF CRIMINOLOGY AROUND THE WORLD. THE MATERIAL IS PRESENTED SYSTEMATICALLY, WITH EACH CONTRIBUTOR DISCUSSING THE SAME TOPICS: CRIMINAL LAW, CRIME STATISTICS, THEORIES OF CRIME CAUSATION, PENAL PHILOSOPHY, THE FUNCTION OF THE COURTS, THE ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES, THE FUNCTION OF PRISON, PROBATION AND PAROLE, AND GENERAL SOCIAL POLICIES. OF PARTICULAR INTEREST IS THE CONTRIBUTION ON CZECHOSLOVAKIA, A RARE DISCUSSION OF THE STATE OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIME PREVENTION IN A SOCIALIST STATE BY AN INSIDER. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Argentina; Canada; Comparative analysis; Criminology; Cross-cultural comparisons; Czechoslovakia; Ethiopia; Germany; International cooperation; Italy; Japan; Malaysia; Philippines; United States of America; Venezuela
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