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NCJ Number: 91350 Find in a Library
Title: Spain (From International Handbook of Contemporary Developments in Criminology, Volume 2, P 553-570, 1983, Elmer H Johnson, ed. - See NCJ-91322)
Author(s): M C delRosal; E Bucigalupo
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Greenwood Publishing Group
Westport, CT 06881-5007
Sale Source: Greenwood Publishing Group
88 Post Road West
P.O. Box 5007
Westport, CT 06881-5007
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines the development of criminology in Spain, with attention to the theories of criminalization and criminality, and institutes of criminology.
Abstract: Until 1930, Spanish criminology was strongly influenced by moral philosophy and cultural science which opposed the concepts of positivist criminology. By royal decree, the School of Criminology was established at the University of Madrid in 1903. Its mission was predominantly instructional. Spanish criminology is now being institutionalized in schools of law, but it is not required for the law degree. Although long-range investigations are included in the assignments of degree candidates at the Institute of Criminology of Madrid, the dominant tendency in research approach is empirical-phenomenological, with attention directed primarily to drug trafficking, juvenile delinquency, and prostitution. To bring research into the criminological mainstream, the institute has emphasized investigations with theoretical perspectives that require empirical data drawn from the Spanish situation. Seventy-five notes and 36 bibliographic entries are provided.
Index Term(s): Criminology; Spain
Note: Translated by Muriel Nixon Canfield
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