The Criminology of Criminal Law

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Freda Adler, William S. Laufer
Transaction Publishers, Dec 1, 2012 - Social Science - 535 pages
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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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A Critique
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Sentencing Disparity and Sentencing Guidelines
Punishment Policy and Commensurate Complexity
Unpopular Views on Sentencing Theory
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Punishment Division of Labor and Social Solidarity
A Reminder of the Importance
Boundary Crossings
Justifiable Homicide by Civilians
The MostCited Scholars and Works in Criminological Theory

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Freda Adler is distinguished professor emerita in the criminal justice program at Rutgers University, Newark. She is also a past president of the American Criminological Society. In addition to being co-editor of Transaction's Advances in Criminological Theory series, she is the author of numerous works, including Sisters in Crime: The Rise of the New Female Criminal and Criminology and the Criminal Justice System.

William S. Laufer is Julian Aresty Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School; director at the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Centre for Business Ethics Research; and professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Pennsylvania. He also serves as co-editor of Transaction's Advances in Criminological Theory series. His writings, which focus extensively on criminal behaviour and corporate criminal responsibility, have appeared in many professional journals, including American Criminal Law Review, and Vanderbilt Law Review.

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