Delinquency, crime, and social process / Donald R. Cressey, David A. Ward.

; Ward, David A., compiler
New York : Harper and Row, 1969.

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Other Authors Cressey, Donald R. 1919-1987,
Ward, David A.,
Subjects Crime.
Crimes et criminels.
Criminalité - Aspect social.
Criminalité -- Aspect social.
Gesellschaft.
Kriminalität.
USA.
Description xv, 1151 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1969.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Book on criminological research studies and theories in the areas of crime, delinquency and social process. The emphasis in this book, however, is not exclusively on the problems of explaining what statistical distributions of crime and delinquency mean and how individuals become criminals and delinquents. The reader should be aware that as one examines statistical distributions of delinquency and crime rates and offender characteristics one must pay close attention to variables that relate to the settings and circumstances under which the statistics were collected. Once social scientists simply analyzed the available statistical facts. The datum for study is the process by which the statistical information is assembled, not just the final assembly. For example, arrest statistics are often used as the basis of generalizations about the social class distribution of delinquency and crime, but there is systematic underreporting of crimes of respectable segments of the society. Thus, among the selections reprinted in this book are research studies, descriptive accounts, and essays devoted to the illegal activities of businessmen, labor union officials, physicians, politicians, policemen, and middle-class youngsters. The theoretical framework of this book is designed to make these violations just as understandable as the criminal violations of persons in the lower socioeconomic class.
Contents Part 1. Crime in America. 1. Crime in America / The President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice -- Part 2. The definition of behavior as "criminal." 1. Plains Indian law in development : the Comanche / E. Adamson Hoebel -- 2. Morals and the criminal law / Richard C. Fuller -- 3. White-collar crime and social structure / Vilhelm Aubert -- 4. Crime and the commercial revolution / Jerome Hall -- 5. Deviance and public policy / Edwin M. Schur -- Part 3. The administration of justice as a selective process. 1. Court records, undetected delinquency and decision-making / Maynard L. Erickson and Lamar T. Empey -- 2. Police encounters with juveniles / Irving Piliavin and Scott Briar -- 3. Police discretion not to invoke the criminal process : low-visibility decisions in the administration of justice / Joseph Goldstein -- 4. Noninvocation of the criminal law by police / Wayne R. LaFave -- 5. White-collar crime and the criminal process / The President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice -- 6. Pleading guilty for considerations : a study of bargain justice / Donald J. Newman -- 7. Acquittal of the guilty to control police enforcement methods / Donald J. Newman -- Part 4. The epidemiology of delinquency and crime. 1. Social structure and anomie / Robert K. Merton -- 2. Affluence and adolescent crime / Jackson Toby -- 3. Illegitimate means, anomie, and deviant behavior / Richard A. Cloward -- 4. Lower class culture as a generating milieu of gang delinquency / Walter B. Miller -- 5. White-collar criminality / Edwin H. Sutherland -- 6. Juvenile delinquency in the middle-class youth culture / Edmund W. Vaz -- 7. Delinquency and community action in nonmetropolitan areas / Kenneth Polk -- 8. Socio-economic class and area as correlates of illegal behavior among juveniles / John P. Clark and Eugene P. Winninger -- 9. Class position, peers and delinquency / Maynard L. Erickson and Lamar T. Empey.
Part 5. Crime and delinquency as products of interaction. 1. A sociological theory of criminal behavior / Edwin H. Sutherland and Donald R. Cressey -- 2. Psychoanalysis and crime / David Feldman -- 3. The skills and training of the pickpocket / David W. Maurer -- 4. A vocabulary of motive for law violations / Frank E. Hartung -- 5. Delinquent stereotypes of probable victims / Herman Schwendinger and Julia Schwendinger -- 6. Becoming a marihuana user / Howard S. Becker -- 7. Apprenticeships in prostitution / James H. Bryan -- 8. Criminality theories and behavioral images / Daniel Glaser -- 9. A differential association-reinforcement theory of criminal behavior / Robert L. Burgess and Ronald L. Akers -- 10. Epidemiology and individual conduct / Donald R. Cressey -- Part 6. Societal reactions to deviant behavior. 1. Deviance and the responses of others / Howard S. Becker -- 2. Societal reactions to deviant behavior : problems of theory and method / John I. Kitsuse -- 3. Primary and secondary deviation / Edwin M. Lemert -- 4. The labeling process / Stanton Wheeler and Leonard S. Cottrell, Jr., with the assistance of Anne Romasco -- 5. Delinquency and moral character / Carol Werthman -- Part. 7. The development and maintenance of delinquent subcultures. 1. A general theory of subcultures / Albert K. Cohen -- 2. The evolution of delinquent subcultures / Richard A. Cloward and Lloyd E. Ohlin -- 3. Perceived opportunities, gang membership, and delinquency / James F. Short, Jr., Ramon Rivera, and Ray A. Tennyson -- 4. Violent crime in city gangs / Walter B. Miller -- 5. Delinquent subcultures : theory and recent research / Lamar T. Empey -- 6. The sociology of the deviant act : anomie theory and beyond / Albert K. Cohen -- Part 8. Formal and informal organizations of delinquents and criminals. 1. The differentiation of delinquent subcultures / Richard A. Cloward and Lloyd E. Ohlin -- 2. Patterns of deliquent subculture behavior / Irving Spergel -- 3. Cats, kicks, and color / Harold Finestone -- 4. Worlds of drug use on the street scene / Alan G. Sutter -- 5. Different types of pickpocket mobs / David W. Maurer -- 6. The activities and location of organized criminals / The President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice -- 7. The national and local structures of organized crime / Donald R. Cressey -- 8. The incredible electrical conspiracy / Richard Austin Smith -- Part 9. Symbiotic relationships between criminals and others. 1. The numbers racket / Ted Poston -- 2. Gambling and political corruption / John A. Gardiner, with the assistance of David J. Olson -- 3. The respectables / Robert F. Kennedy -- 4. The business of sex / Columbia Broadcasting System -- 5. The social integration of queers and peers / Albert J. Reiss, Jr. -- 6. The mark / David W. Maurer -- 7. Victim-precipitated criminal homicide / Marvin E. Wolfgang -- Part 10. Loners in a criminal world. 1. Sexual aggression against adult females / Paul H. Gebhard, John H. Gagnon, Wardell B. Pomeroy, and Cornelia V. Christenson -- 2. Physician narcotic addicts / Charles Winick -- 3. The behavior of the systematic check forger / Edwin M. Lemert -- 4. The white-collar thief / Frank E. Hartung -- 5. Role theory, differential association, and compulsive crimes / Donald R. Cressey.
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