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Description - A Suitable Amount of Crime by Nils Christie

Crime and punishment are social and cultural manifestations; they are closely bound up with people's perceptions of morality, norms and values. In this book, Nils Christie argues that crime is a fluid and shallow concept - acts that could be construed as criminal are unlimited and crime is therefore in endless supply. It should not be forgotten that there are alternatives, both in the definition of crime, and in responses to it. A Suitable Amount of Crime looks at the great variations between countries over what are considered 'unwanted acts', how many are constructed as criminal and how many are punished. It explains the differences between eastern and western Europe, between the USA and the rest of the world. The author laments the size of prison populations in countries with large penal sectors, and asks whether the international community has a moral obligation to 'shame' states that are punitive in the extreme. The book is written in an engaging and easily accessible style that will appeal to anyone interested in understanding contemporary problems of crime and punishment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415336116
ISBN-10: 0415336112
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Pages: 148
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nils Christie

Nils Christie is a world-renowned criminologist whose work has been published in 14 languages. This book brings together the author's years of experience studying crime and penal systems. It is written in an engaging and easily accessible style and will appeal to anyone interested in understanding contemporary problems of crime and punishment.

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