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Readings in Comparative Criminology 9780809309382

Readings in Comparative Criminology

ISBN-10: 0809309386
ISBN-13: 9780809309382
PUBLISHER: Southern Illinois University Press
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Truly global in perspective and unique in the field of criminol­ogy, 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-cul­tural 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-Indus­trial 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. Cas­paris; 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 Lon­don, 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 Cor­relates of Crime,” Margaret K. Bacon, Irvin L. Child, and Her­bert 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.


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