Readings in Comparative Criminology
PUBLISHER: Southern Illinois University Press
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Truly global in perspective and unique in the field of criminolÂogy, this collection of essays from the scholars of many lands draws upon the talents of diverse disciplines as it seeks to form a basis for our understanding of crime in terms of the political, social, and economic forces that shape human behavior.
#147;Comparative criminology is the historical and cross-culÂtural study of crime and criminal justice,” according to Louise I. Shelley. #147;It analyzes the dynamics of criminality and the social response to criminality among different regions and cultures within one country and across countries and historical periods. It studies crime as a social phenomenon determined by the legal norms and customs of each society.”
Essays included in the first section of this anthology are #147;American Women and Crime,” Rita J. Simon; #147;Affluence and Adolescent Crime,” Jackson Toby; #147;Youth Crime in Post-IndusÂtrial Societies,” Paul C. Friday and Jerald Ha≥ #147;A Comparative Study of Youth Culture and Delinquency in Upper-Middle-Class Canadian and Swiss Boys,” Edmund W. Vaz and J. CasÂparis; and #147;Homicide in 110 Nations: The Development of the Comparative Crime Data File,” Dane Archer and Rosemary Gartner.
Essays in the second part of the book are #147;Contemporary Crime in Historical Perspective: A Comparative Study of LonÂdon, Stockholm, and Sydney,” T. R. Gurr; #147;The Modernization of Crime in Germany and France, 1830#150;1913,” Howard Zehr; #147;Urbanization and Crime: The Soviet Case in Cross-Cultural Perspective,” Louise I. Shelley; #147;A Cross-Cultural Study of CorÂrelates of Crime,” Margaret K. Bacon, Irvin L. Child, and HerÂbert Barry III; #147;The Case of August Sangret,” Wolf Middendorf; #147;Subcultures in Correctional Institutions in Poland and the United States,” Maria Los and Palmer Anderson; and #147;Crime and Delinquency Research in Selected European Countries,” Eugene Doleshal.
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/1/1981
CATEGORY: Social Science