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Social Dynamics of Crime and Control [electronic resource] : New Theories for a World in Transition

Author/Creator:
Karstedt, Susanne.
Publication:
Oxford : Hart Publishing Limited, 2000.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (280 p.)
Series:
Oñati International Series in Law and Society
Oñati International Series in Law and Society
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Subjects:
Criminology -- Sociological aspects.
Social control.
Crime.
Local subjects:
Criminology. (search)
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book assembles essays by leading scholars in their fields of criminology and socio-legal studies. John Braithwaite, John Hagan, Jack Katz, Nicola Lacey, Michael Levi, Joan McCord, Dario Melossi, Steven Messner and Richard Rosenfeld explore new directions in contemporary theorising about the impact of social and cultural dynamics on crime and social control. These essays have in common that they transcend disciplinary boundaries by combining criminological and socio-legal perspectives; in so doing they bring fresh perspectives to the analysis of crime in market societies and in the global
Contents:
Half Title Page; Foreword; Preface; Contents; List of Contributors; 1. Introduction: Social Change as a Challenge for Criminological Theory; Part I: Crime and the Social Dynamics of Markets; 2. Market Dominance, Crime and Globalisation; 3. Subterranean Sources of Subcultural Delinquency Beyond the American Dream; 4. Knights of Crime: The Success of ""Pre-Modern"" Structures in the Illegal Economy; 5. Extortion, Corruption and Trust: A Structural-Constructionist Perspective; Part II: Social Dynamics and the Limits of Legal Control; 6. Republican Theory, the Good Society and Crime Control
7. After the Welfare State: Whither Informal Law?8. Shaming and the Regulation of Fraud and Business ""Misconduct"": Some Preliminary Explorations; 9. Multinational Firms as Agents of Civic Virtues; Part III: Cultural Dynamics: Contexts of Crime and Control; 10. Translating Social Control: Reflections on the Comparison of Italian and North-American Cultures Concerning Social Control, with a Few Consequences for a ""Critical"" Criminology; 11. ""Community"" and Governance: A Cultural Comparison; 12. The Gang Myth; 13. Explaining the Absence of Violence: A Comparative Approach
Part IV: The Individual in a Dynamic Society: Challenges and Changes14. Desistance from Crime: Life History, Turning Points and Implications for Theory Construction in Criminology; 15. A Theory of Motivation and the Life Course; 16. Variation, Selection and Stabilisation: An Evolutionary Theory of Crime and Control; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Contributor:
Bussmann, Kai-D.
ISBN:
1-281-04196-3
9786611041960
1-84731-314-0
OCLC:
476111295