The Handbook of Crime and Punishment

Paperback | October 15, 2000

EditorMichael Tonry

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Crime is one of the most significant political issues in contemporary American society. Crime control statistics and punishment policies are subjects of constant partisan debate, while the media presents sensationalized stories of criminal activity and over-crowded prisons. In the highlypoliticized arena of crime and justice, empirical data and reasoned analysis are often overlook or ignored. The Handbook of Crime and Punishment, however, provides a comprehensive overview of criminal justice, criminology, and crime control policy, thus enabling a fundamental understanding of crimeand punishment essential to an informed public. Expansive in its coverage, the Handbook presents materials on crime and punishment trends as well as timely policy issues. The latest research on the demography of crime (race, gender, drug use) is included and weighty current problems (organizedcrime, white collar crime, family violence, sex offenders, youth gangs, drug abuse policy) are examined. Processes and institutions that deal with accused and convicted criminals and techniques of punishment are also examined. While some articles emphasize American research findings anddevelopments, others incorporate international research and offer a comparative perspective from other English-speaking countries and Western Europe. Editor Michael Tonry, a leading scholar of criminology, introduces the 28 articles in the volume, each contributed by an expert in the field. Designedfor a wide audience, The Handbook is encyclopedic in its range and depth of content, yet is written in an accessible style. The most inclusive and authoritative work on the topic to be found in one volume, this book will appeal to those interested in the study of crime and its causes, effects,trends, and institutions; those interested in the forms and philosophies of punishment; and those interested in crime control.

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Crime is one of the most significant political issues in contemporary American society. Crime control statistics and punishment policies are subjects of constant partisan debate, while the media presents sensationalized stories of criminal activity and over-crowded prisons. In the highlypoliticized arena of crime and justice, empirical...

Michael Tonry is Sonosky Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota. He is the author or editor of several well-regarded books on crime and punishment.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:October 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195140605

ISBN - 13:9780195140606

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Introduction: Crime and Punishment in AmericaMichael Tonry: Part I: The Context1. Julian V. Roberts and Loretta J. Stalans: Crime, Criminal Justice, and Public Opinion2. Janet L. Lauritsen and Robert J. Sampson: Minorities, Crime, and Criminal Justice3. Kathleen Daly: Gender, Crime, and CriminologyPart II: Topical Crime Problems4. Malcolm W. Klein: Street Gangs5. Neal Shover: White-Collar Crime6. James B. Jacobs and Christopher Panarella: Organized Crime7. Richard J. Gelles: Family Violence8. Robert MacCoun and Peter Reuter: Drug ControlPart III: Causes of Crime9. David P. Farrington: Individual Differences and Offending10. Per-Olof H. Wikstrom: Communities and Crime11. Anne Morrison Piehl: Economic Conditions, Work, and CrimePart IV: Crime Reduction12. John Braithwaite: Restorative Justice13. Daniel S. Nagin: Deterrence and Incapacitation14. Trevor Bennett: Crime Prevention15. Vernon L. Quinsey: Treatment of Sex OffendersPart V: Pre-Conviction Processes and Institutions16. Lawrence W. Sherman: American Policing17. Candace McCoy: Prosecution18. Richard S. Frase: JailsPart VI: Post-Conviction Processes and Institutions19. Barry C. Feld: The Juvenile Court20. Kevin R. Reitz: Senencing21. Joan Petersilia: Probation and Parole22. Roy D. King: Prisons23. Richard W. Harding: Private PrisonsPart VII: Punishment24. Andrew von Hirsch: Penal Theories25. Michael Tonry: Intermediate Sanctions26. Gerald G. Gaes: Correctional Treatment27. Roger Hood: Capital Punishment

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"Carefully reviews the latest empirical evidence on crime and the operations of the criminal justice system. Almost all the authors are highly respected household names in criminology, reflecting the high quality of the book....An impressive collection...."--Contemporary Sociology