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Criminology and public policy : putting theory to work

Author: Hugh D Barlow; Scott H Decker
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2010.
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Examines the links between criminological theory and criminal justice policy and practice.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Criminology and public policy.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009018647
(OCoLC)320187851
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh D Barlow; Scott H Decker
ISBN: 9781439900086 1439900086
OCLC Number: 607552538
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 292 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction to part one : putting criminological theory into practice / Hugh D. Barlow and Scott H. Decker --
Control balance theory and social policy / Charles R. Tittle --
Controlling crime : recommendations from general strain theory / Robert Agnew --
The normal crime rate, the economy, and mass incarceration : an institutional anomie perspective on crime control policy / Richard Rosenfeld and Steven F. Messner --
A general theory of crime and public policy / Alex R. Piquero --
Nothing is as practical as a good theory : social learning theory and the treatment and prevention of delinquency / Ronald L. Akers --
Routine precautions, criminology, and crime prevention / Marcus Felson and Ronald V. Clarke --
Introduction to part two : impact theory and policy on key criminological issues / Hugh D. Barlow and Scott H. Decker --
Decision making by persistent thieves and crime control policy / Neal Shover and Heith Copes --
Theories of gang behavior and public policy / Jean McGloin and Scott H. Decker --
State crime theory and control / Dawn L. Rothe and David Kauzlarich --
Theories of white-collar crime and public policy / Nicole Leeper Piquero and Andrea Schoepfer --
Drug law and violent retaliation / Scott Jacques and Richard Wright --
Feminist criminology : beyond the slaying of demons / Marie Griffin --
Critical race perspectives : explaining the differential treatment of racial minorities by the criminal justice system / Katharine Tellis, Nancy Rodriguez, and Cassia Spohn --
Problem-solving restorative justice : from incidents and cases to community building and collective outcomes in a new response to youth crime / Gordon Bazemore and Rachel Boba.
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