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A suitable amount of crime

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

Regularly the media reminds us that while crime rates fall, fear of crime remains and prison populations soar. How can these apparent contradictions be so? This study looks at the great variations  Read more...


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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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