1st Edition

Inequality, Crime, And Social Control

ISBN 9780813320052
Published April 19, 1994 by Routledge
344 Pages

USD $58.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

This book brings together the most recent advances in theory and research on the relationship between social inequality and the control of criminal behavior, exploring the ways in which social class, race, gender, and age shape societal and organizational responses to crime.

Table of Contents

Crime & Society -- Preface -- Introduction -- Problems and Prospects in the Study of Inequality, Crime, and Social Control -- Directions for Theory -- The Theoretical Bases for Inequality in Formal Social Control -- Modeling the Conflict Perspective of Social Control -- Rethinking and Unthinking “Social Control” -- The Police: Symbolic Capital, Class, and Control -- Dimensions of Inequality -- Ethnicity: The Forgotten Dimension of American Social Control -- Gender and Punishment Disparity -- Gender, Class, Racism, and Criminal Justice: Against Global and Gender-Centric Theories, For Poststructuralist Perspectives -- Linkages Among Forms of Social Control -- Labor Markets and the Relationships Among Forms of the Criminal Sanction -- Gender, Race, and Social Control: Toward an Understanding of Sex Disparities in Imprisonment -- Lethal Social Control in the South: Lynchings and Executions Between 1880 and 1930 -- Double Jeopardy: The Abuse and Punishment of Homeless Youth -- Human Agency -- Eugenics, Class, and the Professionalization of Social Control -- Children in the Therapeutic State: Lessons for the Sociology of Deviance and Social Control -- Crime and the Social Control of Blacks: Offender/Victim Race and the Sentencing of Violent Offenders -- The Symbolic Punishment of White-Collar Offenders -- About the Book -- About the Editors and Contributors

View More