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Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance Vol: 2

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20 Dec 2000
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
360 pages - 156 x 234 x 20mm
Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance


Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance" is an annual series of volumes that publishes scholarly work in criminology and criminal justice studies, sociology of law, and the sociology of deviance and social control. These are very broad topics, and the series reflects this breadth. The series includes theoretical contributions, critical reviews of literature, empirical research, and methodological innovations. The series especially showcases "big picture" pieces that review and critically reconceptualize what is known and what remains to be understood about broad directions of research and theorizing about crime, justice, law, deviance, and social control. In addition, the series showcases a diversity of methodological approaches. "Volume 2" demonstrates such methodological diversity by presenting quantitative studies, ethnographies and discourse analyses. Through an application of these methodologies, the authors examine sanctions, crime and fear and legal and social control organizations and processes. The volume concludes with four chapters contributing to theory development.
List of Contributors. Preface. Thanks to Reviewers. Quantitative Studies of Sanctions, Crime and Fear. When does race matter? An analysis of conditions under which race affects sentence severity (C. Spohn, M. DeLone). Implications of ghetto-related behavior for a community and crime model: defining the process of cultural attenuation (B.D. Warner, P.W. Rountree). Policing, Culture and fear of crime in the Korean American community (Min Sik Lee). Ethnographies of Legal and Social Control Organizations. Markets for legal services and the rise of franchise law firms (J. L. Van Hoy). Transformation of the oral tradition of the police subculture through the introduction of information technology (A. J. Meehan). A duty to kill: an occupational perspective from the front lines of a killing institution (E. McLin). Discursive Analyses of Legal and Social Control Processes. Legitimating murder? An analysis of newspaper coverage of violence at abortion clinics (M.B.W. Doran, G. Cavender). Reading Prisons: a metaphoric-organizational approach (B.A. Arrigo, C. Williams). Impeachment work in the Menendez brothers' murder trial: the interactional achievement of facticity, credibility and accountability (S. Burns). Contributions to Theory Development. Deficiencies in the sociology of sex work (R. Weitzer). Crime in high places: a criminological perspective on the Clinton case (D.O. Friedrichs). Beyond black and white: ethnoviolence between oppressed groups (B. Perry). Explaining violence, substance abuse and persistent violence among men: elaborating a side-by-side integrative model of four theoretical perspectives (R.S. Katz).

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