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The Resource Crime and justice in Scandinavia, edited by Michael Tonry and Tapio Lappi-Seppälä

Crime and justice in Scandinavia, edited by Michael Tonry and Tapio Lappi-Seppälä

Label
Crime and justice in Scandinavia
Title
Crime and justice in Scandinavia
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Tonry and Tapio Lappi-Seppälä
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume offers a comprehensive look at criminal justice policies, practices, and research in the Nordic countries. It shows why the Scandinavian criminal justice systems are as they are, how they are different fom those in other countries, and how they are changing. Topics range from the history of violence through juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, and sentencing to controversial contemporary policies on prostitution, victims, and organized crime. Compared to most developed countries, especially the United States, Scandinavian criminal justice systems are, and have long been humane. Punishments are moderate, prisons are small and orderly, and few people are locked up. As elsewhere in Europe, however, Scandinavian countries face social and political challenges. Populations are becoming more diverse, the region has been affected by the global recession, and conservative political parties have gained increased influence and are beginnning to politicize crime policy debates. Scandinavian approaches to to crime and punishment offer important lessons to scholars, citizens, and policy makers in other coutnries. Their present may be our future. More ominously if they sucuumb to the xenophobic and popuilist political pressures that exist everywhere, ours may be theirs
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tonry, Michael H
  • Lappi-Seppälä, Tapio
Series statement
Crime and justice : a review of research,
Series volume
v. 40
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Punishment
  • Organized crime
Label
Crime and justice in Scandinavia, edited by Michael Tonry and Tapio Lappi-Seppälä
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 673 pages
Isbn
9780226808826
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011027794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)713181625
Label
Crime and justice in Scandinavia, edited by Michael Tonry and Tapio Lappi-Seppälä
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 673 pages
Isbn
9780226808826
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011027794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)713181625

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