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A suitable amount of crime

A suitable amount of crime

Author: Nils Christie
Publisher: London ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Italian

A Suitable Amount of Crime looks at the great variations between countries over what are considered 'unwanted acts', how many are constructed as criminal and how many are punished.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nils Christie
ISBN: 0415336112 9780415336116
OCLC Number: 799522317
Description: x, 137 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface: Roots 1. Crime Does Not Exist 2. Mono-Cultures 3. The Use-Value of Crime 4. Incarceration as an Answer 5. State or Neighbours? 6. No Penal Law? 7. Answers to Atrocities 8. When is Enough, Enough?
Responsibility: Nils Christie.


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"Reflections by a world-renowned criminologist on crime and penal systems....A wise and humane overview of the big questions on penal policy too often not addressed, if ever." - Future Survey

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