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NCJ Number: 97729 Find in a Library
Title: Critical Criminology, Traditional Crime, and Public Policy
Journal: Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare  Volume:11  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1984)  Pages:252-293
Author(s): R C Kramer
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 42
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Critical criminologists have often ignored the serious problem of traditional or common street crime. As a result, crime prevention policy has been forfeited to the political right or to those who advocate ineffective liberal reforms. This paper argues that critical criminology can make a contribution to the formulation of public policy concerning traditional crime.
Abstract: Recent theoretical developments within the critical perspective on crime, as well as a variety of supporting data, are reviewed and specific policy recommendations to reduce traditional crime are offered. These progressive recommendations constitute an important alternative to the individualistic approaches (liberal or conservative) which now dominate crime prevention policy. (Publisher abstract)
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Criminology; Research uses in policymaking; Theory
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