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NCJ Number: 66046 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY IN CANADA
Corporate Author: Prentice-Hall Canada, Inc
Marketing Director
Canada
Editor(s): E W VAZ; A Q LODHI
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 400
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall Canada, Inc
Scarborouth, Ontario M1P 2J7, Canada
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall Canada, Inc
Marketing Director
1870 Burchmont Road
Stn Scarborough
Scarborouth, Ontario M1P 2J7,
Canada
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THIS ANTHOLOGY PRESENTS ARTICLES ON THREE ASPECTS OF CRIMINOLOGY IN CANADA: NATIONAL CRIME STATISTICS, THEORIES OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, AND CRIMES IN THE FORM OF MARKET TRANSACTIONS.
Abstract: THE FIRST GENERAL TOPIC IS DEVOTED TO THE SOURCES OF INFORMATION IN CRIMINOLOGY, WITH ARTICLES NOT ONLY CITING CANADIAN CRIME STATISTICS BUT ALSO EVALUATING DATA COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION METHODS. THE POSSIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A QUALITATIVE CRIME INDEX MEASURING THE SERIOUSNESS OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES IS EXAMINED. ONE STUDY USES CRIME AND PUNISHMENT STATISTICS TO QUESTION THE ASSUMPTION THAT INCREASING CRIME RATES AND LENIENT SENTENCES ARE AN OBVIOUS TREND. THE SECOND MAJOR SUBJECT, JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, IS REPRESENTED BY ARTICLES THAT PROBE AND EXPLAIN THE SOCIAL CONDITIONS SURROUNDING CRIME AND DELINQUENCY. CAUSAL THEORIES CONCERN POLICE ATTITUDES AND THE LABELING PROCESS, THE MIDDLE-CLASS YOUTH CULTURE, THE CONCEPT OF ROLE COMMITMENT, AND THE DEVELOPMENTAL GROWTH OF A DELINQUENT OR CRIMINAL SELF-CONCEPT. PAPERS ON CRIME AS A FORM OF MARKET TRANSACTION FOCUS ON VARIOUS TYPES OF CRIMINALS, SUCH AS LOWER-CLASS ADOLESCENT MALES IN A SHORT-TERM OCCUPATION, DRUG TRAFFICKERS, BANK ROBBERS, PROSTITUTES, AND ROUNDERS. DRUG USE AMONG CANADIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IS ANALYZED. A STUDY OF CORPORATE CRIME, WHICH INVESTIGATES THE CORPORATE CRIMINAL RECORD AND THE GOVERNMENT'S ENFORCEMENT OF COMBINES LAWS, FINDS THAT THE LARGEST CORPORATIONS DISPLAY A CRIMINAL-FREE RECORD ALTHOUGH THEY ENGAGE IN MUCH CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. TABULAR DATA ARE INCLUDED; REFERENCES FOLLOW EACH ARTICLE. (MRK)
Index Term(s): Canada; Crime Statistics; Data collections; Drug abuse; Juvenile delinquency theory; Labeling theory; Larceny/Theft; Prostitution; Robbery; Subculture theory; White collar crime; Youthful offenders
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