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Title:
History and crime : implications for criminal justice policy
Author:
Inciardi, James A.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills : Sage Publications, [1980]

©1980
Physical Description:
288 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780803914100

9780803914117
Format :
Book

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Summary

Using analytic tools adopted from social science -- comparative analysis, time series analysis, and other techniques -- historical analysis of crime offers insights relevant to today′s problems.

′...policy makers...should read and ponder the thirteen essays in History and Crime. They just might obtain sufficient insight about crime within a historical context and about past criminal sanctions to persuade them of the futility of coercive measures without an understanding of the causes of crime...History and Crime belongs in every library and in every classroom in which social history is taught.′ -- History, January 1982


Summary

Using analytic tools adopted from social science -- comparative analysis, time series analysis, and other techniques -- historical analysis of crime offers insights relevant to today′s problems.

′...policy makers...should read and ponder the thirteen essays in History and Crime. They just might obtain sufficient insight about crime within a historical context and about past criminal sanctions to persuade them of the futility of coercive measures without an understanding of the causes of crime...History and Crime belongs in every library and in every classroom in which social history is taught.′ -- History, January 1982