1st Edition

The Criminology of Criminal Law

Edited By William S. Laufer, Freda Adler Copyright 1999
    557 Pages
    by Routledge

    558 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Criminology of Criminal Law considers the relation between criminal law and theories of crime, criminality and justice. This book discusses a wide range of topics, including: the way in which white-collar crime is defined; new perspectives on stranger violence; the reasons why criminologists have neglected the study of genocide; the idea of boundary crossing in the control of deviance; the relation between punishment and social solidarity; the connection between the notion of justice and modern sentencing theory; the social reaction to treason; and the association between politics and punitiveness.Contributors include Bonnie Berry, Don Gottfredson, David F. Greenberg, Marc Riedel, Jason Rourke, Kip Schlegel, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, Leslie T. Wilkins, Marvin E. Wolfgang, and Richard A. Wright. The Criminology of Criminal Law concludes with an analysis of the results of a study on the most cited scholars in the Advances in Criminological Theory series. This work will be beneficial to criminologists, sociologists, and scholars of legal studies.Advances in Criminological Theory is the first series exclusively dedicated to the dissemination of original work on criminological theory. It was created to overcome the neglect of theory construction and validation in existing criminological publications.

    Foreword Part 1 1. Criminology and Criminal Law: Science versus Policy and the Interaction of Science and Law 2. A Perspective on Stranger Violence 3. Researching and Conceptualizing Drunk Driving: An Invitation to Criminologists and Criminal Law Scholars 4. The Forgotten Criminology of Genocide 5. Criminologists as Expert Witnesses in Criminal Law Cases: The Growing Intersection between Criminology and Criminal Law 6. The Measurement of Police Delinquency 7. Police Enforcement of Quality-of-Life Offending: A Critique 8. Sanctioning Serious Juvenile Offenders: A Review of Alternative Models 9. From Individualization of the Offender to Individualization of the Victim: An Assessment of Wolfgang’s Conceptualization of a Victim-Oriented Criminal Justice System 10. Sentencing Disparity and Sentencing Guidelines Part 2 11. Punishment Policy and Commensurate Complexity 12. Measuring Justice: Unpopular Views on Sentencing Theory 13. Punishment, Division of Labor, and Social Solidarity 14. Back to the Future: A Reminder of the Importance of Sutherland in Thinking about White-collar Crime 15. The Social Reaction to Treason within a Pluralistic Society: The Pollard Affair 16. Technological and Other Changes: Boundary Crossings in the Control of Deviance 17. The Theoretical Development of “CPTED”: Twenty-five Years of Responses to C. Ray Jeffrey 18. Justifiable Homicide by Civilians 19. The Most-Cited Scholars and Works in Criminological Theory


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