The Criminology of Criminal Law

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Routledge, Jul 5, 2017 - Social Science - 557 pages
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.

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Part I
A Perspective on Stranger Violence
Researching and Conceptualizing Drunk Driving
The Forgotten Criminology of Genocide
Criminologists as Expert Witnesses in Criminal
Police Enforcement of QualityofLife Offending
Sanctioning Serious Juvenile Offenders
From Individualization of the Offender
Punishment Division of Labor and Social Solidarity
Back to the Future
The Social Reaction to Treason within a Pluralistic
Technological and Other Changes
The Theoretical Development of CPTED
Justifiable Homicide by Civilians
The MostCited Scholars and Works
Author Index

Sentencing Disparity and Sentencing Guidelines
Punishment Policy and Commensurate Complexity
Measuring Justice

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