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NCJ Number: 92777 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and Punishment in America - A Historical Bibliography
Editor(s): G Schlachter
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 355
Sponsoring Agency: ABC-Clio Information Services
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Sale Source: ABC-Clio Information Services
2040 Alameda Padre Serra
Box 4397
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
United States of America
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bibliography, designed to offer immediate and thorough access to the literature of crime and criminal justice in American history is a compendium of 1,396 abstracts of articles published during 1973-82.
Abstract: The abstracts were drawn from the data base of ABC-Clio Information Services, which includes abstracts of articles from over 2,000 journals in 42 languages, published in 90 countries. Each of the eight chapters covers a particular aspect of crime or criminal justice. The first chapter offers abstracts of both general articles on crime and articles on criminal organizations. Several chapters examine particular kinds of criminal activity: crimes of violence; crimes against property; riots, public disturbances, and civil disobedience; political crimes and corruption; and 'victimless' crimes such as gambling, prostitution, and narcotics use. One chapter focuses on the criminal justice system's role in the maintenance of order and the establishment of guilt. The final chapter includes studies of penal institutions and reform, the death penalty, punishments as rehabilitation or retribution, and the history of internment and prisoner-of-war camps in the United States. Subject and author indexes are provided.
Index Term(s): Criminal justice overview bibliography
Note: ABC-Clio Research Guide, Number G
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