Developing Cultural Criminology: Theory and Practice in Papua New Guinea
Institute of Criminology, 2000 - Crime - 252 pages
What is an appropriate theoretical approach to criminology in the "Third World"? This book makes an argument for cultural specificity and the development of a cultural criminology appropriate to a particular country. It contains original criminological studies that apply these notions to Papua New Guinea, where law and order problems are rife, especially gang violence. A major strength of the volume is the inter-disciplinary authorship which include Stanley Cohen, Marilyn Strathern, Cyndi Banks, Sinclair Dineen, Henry Ivarature, Adam Reed, Karen Sykes, Richard Sikani, and Tony Crook. These distinguished criminologists and anthropologists contribute studies of crime and social issues in Papua New Guinea based on their original research. The book has chapters on: The Melanesian conception and meaning of violence Street begging in Port Moresby Drug control Raskol (criminal) gangs, education and the "problem" of youth The prison experience for a Melanesian Dispute settlement between mining companies and villagers State responses to violence through the criminal justice system and informal approaches to the resolution of crime, including the surrender of criminal gangs The collection emphasises that "Third World" criminology has been marginalised by being subsumed in the Western discourse on crime. As Professor Stanley Cohen writes in the preface, "it is a measure of the continuing ethnocentricity of western-dominated criminology that a volume of this sort, under this title, is still necessary."
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
action activity acts Angkaiyakmin Anthropology areas argues arrested assault Australian beggars begging behaviour Bolivip Bomana Boroko Boroko District Court Canberra cent Chimbu Province colonial concept context crash crime criminal justice cultural criminology cultural specificity Dinnen discipline and law dispute Domestic Violence drug Eastern Highlands Eastern Highlands Province economic ethnography father gang Government groups Gulf Province Highlands Province husband individual inmates Institute involved killed law and order Law Reform Commission live marijuana Melanesian ment modernisation National Capital District offender operation organisation OTML OTML's Papua New Guinea person perspective police political Port Moresby Post-Courier prison problems rape raskol raskol gangs relations relationship relatives reported schismogenesis settlement shame society sorcery strategies Strathern suggests Tabubil theory Third World Third World criminology tion underdevelopment University Press urban Vanimo victim village Waigani warders West New Britain Western wife women youth