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NCJ Number: 98873 Find in a Library
Title: Crime and the Family
Author(s): A J Lincoln; M A Straus
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 266
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 15 papers on the connection between crime and the family provide an interdisciplinary analysis and results of recent empirical research on the nature of crime within, by, and against families.
Abstract: Three introductory papers present a conceptual framework for understanding crime and the family, present the basic ideas and methods of criminology and victimology with respect to family-related crime, and review three general categories of theories about crime causation in relation to family-related crime. Five papers on crime within the family consider research on both nonviolent and violent crime, parental child-stealing, marital rape and pertinent legislation. Papers on crime by the family examine the family as a criminal organization and training ground, the criminal tribes of India, and the familial transmission of criminality. The final three papers discuss crime against the family in terms of victimization of multiple family members, the psychological impact of political persecution and torture on the families of victims, and families' reactions to burglaries. Data tables, notes, reference lists, and an index are supplied. For individual papers, see NCJ 98874-98887.
Index Term(s): Criminology; Family offenses; Victimization
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