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Criminology as Peacemaking

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ISBN-10: 0253206596

ISBN-13: 9780253206596

Edition: 1991

Authors: Harold E. Pepinsky, Richard Quinney

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Criminology has traditionally been a military science, a science of war. "The criminal element" is the enemy. Repression and restraint are the primary tools of criminal justice, and criminologists study how to make those tools effective in the "war on crime." We are beginning to realize that this is a war against ourselves and one that we are losing. Our inability to make peace with crime and criminals is reflected in the paucity of our daily personal relations, where we live by domination and discipline, where forgiveness and mercy are seen as naive surrender to victimization. The essays in this volume propose peacemaking as an effective alternative to the "war" on crime. They range from…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 5/22/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English