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NCJ Number: 62630 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: MAINSTREAM CRIMINOLOGY - MORE NEW THAN OLD
Journal: CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:17  Issue:3  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1979)  Pages:323-329
Author(s): W V PELFREY
Corporate Author: Sage Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Sage Publications, Inc
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 78-NI-AX-0050
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS STUDY EXPLORES THE TENDENCY OF ACADEMIC CRIMINOLOGY AND OTHER CRIME RELATED AREAS TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE NEW CRIMINOLOGY AS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE TRADITIONAL PERSPECTIVE.
Abstract: A TOTAL OF 761 PERSONS BELIEVED TO BE ACADEMICIANS WITHIN THE CRIME-RELATED DISCIPLINE MADE UP THE RANDOM SAMPLE AND WERE GIVEN A QUESTIONNAIRE. ALTHOUGH MANY SPECIFIC AREAS WERE EXAMINED, THE CORE OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE WAS DIRECTED TOWARDS THE RESPONDENT'S GENERAL IMPRESSIONS AND TENDENCIES CONCERNING THE NEW CRIMINOLOGY--A PERSPECTIVE WHICH INCLUDE RADICAL, CRITICAL AND POWER/CONFLICT, CRIMINOLOGY AND THE MARXIAN THEORY OF CRIMINALITY. OVER 80 PERCENT OF THE RESPONDENTS INDICATED THAT THE NEW CRIMINOLOGY AS A PERSPECTIVE HAD DEFINITE POTENTIAL AND OVER 57 PERCENT SAW THE NEW CRIMINOLOGY AS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL CRIMINOLOGY. RESULTS THEREFORE CONFIRMED THAT MAINSTREAM CRIMINOLOGY HAS SLIPPED ITS TRADITIONAL BOUNDARIES AND THE NEW CRIMINOLOGY IS GAINING ACCEPTANCE. REFERENCES ARE GIVEN. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice education; Criminology; Social change; Theory
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