Examining Crime and Justice around the World, 1st Edition

  • Janet P. Stamatel
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  • ISBN-10: 1440860602
  • ISBN-13: 9781440860607
  • DDC: 364
  • 424 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book discusses ten global "hot topics" in crime and punishment. Some are well- established within the field of criminology, such as patterns of criminal behavior, juvenile delinquency, drug trafficking, policing, and punishment; but others are emerging topics that have not been well studied globally, such as violence against women, hate crimes, and gun control. Within each topic, the book explores how eight countries experience the issue, highlighting similarities across different places as well as unique treatments of the problem. For example, the chapter on punishment addresses the widespread use of incarceration, but also considers different philosophies on its purpose and effectiveness in the face of large-scale criminal events. The country narratives provide historical context for the particular crime or punishment issue, current trends, and relevant statistical data for describing the extent of the issue and changes over time, with contemporary examples.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: Criminal Law and Criminal Behavior.
2: Violence Against Women.
3: Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Justice.
4: Hate Crimes.
5: Human Trafficking.
6: Drug Use and Drug Trafficking.
7: Mass Atrocities and International Justice.
8: Policing.
9: Gun Control.
10: Punishment.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author and Contributors.