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The Handbook of Crime and Punishment - Michael Tonry

The Handbook of Crime and Punishment

By: Michael Tonry (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2000
ISBN: 9780195140606
Number Of Pages: 832

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Crime is one of the most significant political issues in contemporary American society. Crime control statistics and punishment policies are subjects of constant partisan debate, while the media presents sensationalized stories of criminal activity and over-crowded prisons. In the highly politicized arena of crime and justice, empirical data and reasoned analysis are often overlook or ignored. The Handbook of Crime and Punishment, however, provides a comprehensive overview of criminal justice, criminology, and crime control policy, thus enabling a fundamental understanding of crime and punishment essential to an informed public. Expansive in its coverage, the Handbook presents materials on crime and punishment trends as well as timely policy issues. The latest research on the demography of crime (race, gender, drug use) is included and weighty current problems (organized crime, white collar crime, family violence, sex offenders, youth gangs, drug abuse policy) are examined. Processes and institutions that deal with accused and convicted criminals and techniques of punishment are also examined. While some articles emphasize American research findings and developments, others incorporate international research and offer a comparative perspective from other English-speaking countries and Western Europe. Editor Michael Tonry, a leading scholar of criminology, introduces the 28 articles in the volume, each contributed by an expert in the field. Designed for a wide audience, The Handbook is encyclopedic in its range and depth of content, yet is written in an accessible style. The most inclusive and authoritative work on the topic to be found in one volume, this book will appeal to those interested in the study of crime and its causes, effects, trends, and institutions; those interested in the forms and philosophies of punishment; and those interested in crime control.

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The volume provides an overview of areas ranging from the political context in which crime occurs and criminal justice policy reactions take place to specific subject, the etiology of crime, crime reduction strategies, and punishment debates. The articles do a good job of highlighting measurement and methodological weaknesses in the literature. They also cite cross national comparisons where appropriate note the evolution of punishment policies, and generally provide a historical framework for the current state of crime and criminal justice affairs.--Choice

Introduction: Crime and Punishment in AmericaMichael Tonry: Part I: The Context 1: Julian V. Roberts & Loretta J. Stalans: Crime, Criminal Justice, and Public Opinion 2: Janet L. Lauritsen & Robert J. Sampson: Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice 3: Kathleen Daly: Gender, Crime, and Criminology Part II: Topical Crime Problems 4: Malcolm W. Klein: Street Gangs 5: Neal Shover: White-Collar Crime 6: James B. Jacobs & Christopher Panarella: Organized Crime 7: Richard J. Gelles: Family Violence 8: Robert MacCoun & Peter Reuter: Drug Control Part III: Causes of Crime 9: David P. Farrington: Individual Differences and Offending 10: Per-Olof H. Wikstrom: Communities and Crime 11: Anne Morrison Piehl: Economic Conditions, Work, and Crime Part IV: Crime Reduction 12: John Braithwaite: Restorative Justice 13: Daniel S. Nagin: Deterrence and Incapacitation 14: Trevor Bennett: Crime Prevention 15: Vernon L. Quinsey: Treatment of Sex Offenders Part V: Pre-Conviction Processes and Institutions 16: Lawrence W. Sherman: American Policing 17: Candace McCoy: Prosecution 18: Richard S. Frase: Jails Part VI: Post-Conviction Processes and Institutions 19: Barry C. Feld: The Juvenile Court 20: Kevin R. Reitz: Senencing 21: Joan Petersilia: Probation and Parole 22: Roy D. King: Prisons 23: Richard W. Harding: Private Prisons Part VII: Punishment 24: Andrew von Hirsch: Penal Theories 25: Michael Tonry: Intermediate Sanctions 26: Gerald G. Gaes: Correctional Treatment 27: Roger Hood: Capital Punishment

ISBN: 9780195140606
ISBN-10: 0195140605
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 832
Published: 1st November 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.7  x 5.28
Weight (kg): 1.17

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