Publisher description for Implementing criminal justice policies / edited by Merry Morash.

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We have little knowledge about crime because even criminologists tend to 'confuse the problem of crime with the problem of the criminal'. We look for something particular to the offender or something in the way the offender is treated to explain crime - poverty, class, genetic predisposition. How to study crime without isolating a group or class of offenders to study? Contributors discuss the things that create this mould -- the restrictions placed on research funding, the restrictions researchers place on themselves, the misapplication of concepts from other schools of thought -- and ways to break away from old ideas and limitations.


Harold E PepinskyIntroduction Part One: The Criminological Mold Dennis R LongmireThe New Criminologist's Access to Research Support: Open Arms or Closed Doors? Part Two: The Need to Break the Mold Harold E PepinskyToward a Science of Confinement, Out of the Fallacy of the Counterroll, in Criminology Part Three: New Premises - from the General to the Specific Robert M BohmCapitalism, Socialism, and Crime John BraithwaiteParadoxes of Class Bias in Criminological Research Arnold Anderson-The Social Construction of 'Terrorism' Sherman Joseph HarrisonNew Evidence in Psychopharmacology as as it Relates to Critical Criminology Part Four: New Directions - from the Specific to the General Norman K DenzinNotes on Criminology and Criminality Henry N PontellSystem Capacity and Criminal Justice: Theoretical and Substantive Considerations David O FriedrichsWeberian Conceptions of Rationality and Legitimacy: Transcending Parochialism in Criminological Theory

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Law enforcement -- United States.