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By Professor Dee Cook

Felony and Social Justice presents a big perception into the connection among social inequality, crime, and criminalization. during this available and cutting edge account, Dee cook dinner examines the character of the connection among felony and social justice - either in conception and in perform. present social, fiscal, political, and cultural issues are dropped at endure, and modern examples are used all through to aid the coed to think about this courting.

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G. those where the boy remains with a lone mother) are no more criminogenic than intact harmonious families. qxd 2/15/2006 11:29 AM Page 41 • • • Constants and Dissonants • • • which may have differing effects upon ‘risks of delinquency’. There is, then, no straightforward positivistic relationship between crime and family formation itself, although lone parents (particularly mothers) continue to be constituted as a key element within the lexis and imagery of the criminogenic ‘problem family’. The ‘problem family’ is not only imagined – it is a product of distinct political and economic conditions and of welfare practices that have their origins in the emergence of modern industrial societies.

Qxd 2/15/2006 11:29 AM Page 34 • • • Criminal and Social Justice • • • crime have long been interconnected. But, historically, the term ‘poverty’ did not possess a unified or clearly defined status and it’s features were not economic alone: the factors that distinguished groups living in poverty were often moral ones. And so the ‘dangerous’ and ‘dishonest’ poor were seen almost as a ‘race apart’ from the respectable working poor. The former were not only distinguished by their economic dependency, but by the degrading lifestyle that was believed to accompany that dependency – a lifestyle that promoted habitual offending.

Qxd 2/15/2006 11:29 AM Page 34 • • • Criminal and Social Justice • • • crime have long been interconnected. But, historically, the term ‘poverty’ did not possess a unified or clearly defined status and it’s features were not economic alone: the factors that distinguished groups living in poverty were often moral ones. And so the ‘dangerous’ and ‘dishonest’ poor were seen almost as a ‘race apart’ from the respectable working poor. The former were not only distinguished by their economic dependency, but by the degrading lifestyle that was believed to accompany that dependency – a lifestyle that promoted habitual offending.

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