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Uses and Abuses of Criminal Statistics

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Edited by: Ken Pease

ISBN13: 9781855214088
ISBN: 1855214083
Published: February 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Part of a series aiming to bring together the most significant journal essays in contemporary criminology, criminal justice and penology, this volume concentrates on the works available on criminal statistics throughout the world, drawing from a variety of sources and disciplines.

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Observer magazine 17th Feb 1991; research - who needs it?; historical trends in violent crime; why does crime decrease?; surveying crime - findings from the 1992 British Crime Survey; a cross-national comparison of victims of crime; crime and consumption; when violence is rewarded or punished - the impact of mass media stories on homicide; multiple victimization - its extent and significance; what is different about high crime areas?; hot spots of predatory crime - routine activities and the criminology of place; the prevalence of convictions; criminal careeers in London and Stockholm - a cross-national comparative study; a reconviction predictor for probationers; delinquent generations; drugs and crime; unemployment and criminal involvement; severe sentences - no deterrent to crime?; police cautioning of juveniles in London; feminists' extravaganzas; standardizing prosecutions; the use of suspended sentences; prison size, overcrowding, prison violence and recidivism; does correctional treatment work? - a clinically relevant and psychologically informed meta-analysis; graphs on Daily Mirror May 9th, page 6; the national crime survey design; current trends in attitudes about law and order - who's leading the conservative wave; drinking drivers - the limits to deterrence; prevention as cumulative protection - effects of early family support and education on chronic delinquency and its risks. (Part contents)