Crime, Justice And Society
Societies define crime as the breach of one or more rules or laws for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a punishment while justice is the concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, fairness, religion and/or equity. Justice concerns the proper ordering of things and persons within a society. When society deems informal relationships and sanctions, insufficient to establish and maintain a desired social order, there may result more formalized systems of social control imposed by a government, or by a sovereign state. The book examines how these social realities affect the meanings and intentions of justice, law, policing, judicial processing, punishment, victimization, and media representations of crime and crime control.
Dr. Shweta achived BA and MA in sociology and subsequently PhD in same discipline from Patna University and qualified for UGC-NET Examination conducted by the University Grant Commission. Presently she is a Councilor in Indira Gandhi Open University, Study Centre and Nalanda Open Universityand associated with Magadha Mahila College, Patna University in teaching capacity. She has attended several seminars and symposiums and had papers published in Ideal Research Review 1999, 2006 and Hindustan Research Review 2009.
Preface V 1. Perspectives on the Problem of Crime --Pg. 1 2 .Methods and Theories --Pg. 69 3. Individualistic Explanations of Criminal Behaviour V 111 4. Patterns of Criminality and Victimization --Pg. 147 5. Gender and Crime --Pg. 163 6. Punishment and Prisons --Pg. 175 7. Sexual Violence --Pg. 193 8. Political and Governmental Crime --Pg. 229 Bibliography --Pg. 281 Index --Pg. 287