The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy

Paperback | August 26, 2011

EditorMichael Tonry

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Much of the scholarly literature and principal books on criminal justice and crime control policy take the operations of the criminal justice system, the causes of crime and delinquency, theories about crime and justice, and crime prevention as the central topics for study and policy analysis.But law enforcement and public officials create policy responses to specific crimes, not broad categories of offenses. In order to develop the most effective policies, one needs to understand why particular crimes occur and what approaches might best prevent them or minimize the harm they cause.Taking this fresh perspective, The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy offers a comprehensive examination of crimes as public policy subjects. Michael Tonry, a leading authority on criminology, has brought together the most distinguished active scholars in the field to present a wide-rangingoverview and analysis of violent and sexual crimes, property crimes, transactional crimes, transnational crimes, and crimes against morality. The crimes investigated range from often-discussed offenses (homicide, auto theft, sexual violence) to those that only recently began to receive attention(child abuse, domestic violence, environmental crimes); it includes new crimes (identity theft, cybercrime) as well as age-old crimes (drug abuse, gambling, prostitution). Written in a straightforward and accessible manner, each chapter explains why crimes happen, how often, and what we know aboutefforts to prevent or control them.Aimed at a wide audience of scholars, students, and policy makers, the Handbook is the definitive reference work on crimes and public policy responses to them.

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Much of the scholarly literature and principal books on criminal justice and crime control policy take the operations of the criminal justice system, the causes of crime and delinquency, theories about crime and justice, and crime prevention as the central topics for study and policy analysis.But law enforcement and public officials cr...

Michael Tonry is Sonosky Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota Law School, and Senior Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Free University Amsterdam, and visiting professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is the author or editor of more than 40 books...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 6.69 × 9.61 × 1.42 inPublished:August 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part IViolent and Sexual Crime1. Richard Rosenfeld: Homicide and Serious Assaults2. Lisa L. Sample: Sexual Violence3. Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig: Firearm Violence4. Philip J. Cook: Robbery5. Denise A. Hines: Domestic Violence6. Kathleen Malley-Morrison and Denise A. Hines: Child AbusePart IIProperty Crime7. Wim Bernasco: Burglary8. Michael Cherbonneau and Richard Wright: Auto Theft9. Michael Levi: Financial Crimes10. Heith Copes and Lynne Vieraitis: Identity TheftPart IIITransactional Crime11. Neal Shover and Jennifer Scroggins: Organizational Crime12. James Finckenauer: Organized Crime13. Peter Cleary Yeager and Sally S. Simpson: Environmental Crime14. Michael Levi and Peter Reuter: Money Laundering15. Valerie Braithwaite: Tax EvasionPart IVTransnational Crime16. Edward R. Kleemans: Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking17. Laura Dugan: Terrorism18. A. J. G. Tijhuis: Traffi cking in Cultural Artifacts19. Samuel C. McQuade III: CybercrimePart VCrimes against Morality20. Robert J. MacCoun and Karin D. Martin: Drugs21. Valerie Jenness: Hate Crimes22. Jody Miller: Prostitution23. Michael Tonry and Harriet Bildsten: Antisocial Behavior24. John Dombrink: Gambling