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NCJ Number: 84231 Find in a Library
Title: Mad, the Bad, and the Different - Essays in Honor of Simon Dinitz
Author(s): I L Barak-Glantz; C R Huff
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 291
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: State-of-the-art assessments are provided in the areas of theoretical approaches to crime and deviance, forms of delinquent and criminal behavior, punishment and correction, interdisciplinary and comparative research in criminology, and special issues in criminology.
Abstract: Essays on theoretical approaches to crime and deviance consider (1) the tenets of classical criminology; (2) the revival of humanistic social science, an increased interest in symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, and ethnomethodology, and the rise of neo-Marxist sociology: (3) ethnomethodology and its contributions to an 'interpretive criminology;' and (4) an analysis of other alternatives to mainstream positivism. Eight essays on the forms of delinquent and criminal behavior cover delinquency prevention, the containment theory of deviance, female criminality, efforts to determine dangerousness, homicide in America, reactions to the questioning of the Mafia myth, recent developments in white-collar crime, and the pawnbroker as banker of the poor. The section on punishment and correction deals with the state-of-the-art in juvenile corrections and a review of recent research on the death penalty and deterrence. Essays on interdisciplinary and comparative research in criminology and deviance focus on sociopathic and other mentally ill offenders, services to schizophrenics, and psychiatric aspects of terrorism in Italy. The special issues in criminology considered are the sociology of law, the dismantling of an Ohio exemplary project using ex-offender parole aides, and a case for undergraduate experimental education in criminology and criminal justice. Notes accompany each chapter, and a subject index is provided. For individual entries, see NCJ 84232-43.
Index Term(s): Capital punishment; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Crime patterns; Criminology; Deviance; Ex-offenders; Female juvenile delinquents; Homicide; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Labeling theory; Mentally ill offenders; Paraprofessional personnel; Psychological theories; Research; Research methods; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Sutherland's theory; Terrorist profiles; Theory; White collar crime
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