Crime and Justice, Volume 36

Crime, Punishment, and Politics in a Comparative Perspective

Edited by Michael Tonry

Crime and Justice, Volume 36
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Edited by Michael Tonry

400 pages | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2007
Paper $39.00 ISBN: 9780226808642 Published April 2008
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9780226808635 Published October 2007

The goal of Crime and Justice, Volume 36 is to advance the understanding of the determinants of penal policies in developed countries. The contributors explore the distinctive national differences in policy responses to rising crime rates, rapid social change, economic dislocation and increased ethnic diversity. Countries covered include Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Canada, Japan, France, Norway and the United States.

Michael Tonry

Determinants of Penal Policies
Michael Tonry

Comparative Penology in Perspective
Jean-Paul Brodeur

Visions of Penal Control in the Netherlands
David Downes

Penal Policy and Practice in Belgium
Sonja Snacken

Penal Policy in Scandinavia
Tapio Lappi-Seppälä

Punitive Trends and Stable Imprisonment Rates in Canada 
Cheryl Marie Webster and Anthony N. Doob

Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Japan
David T. Johnson

“Tough on Crime”: Penal Policy in England and Wales
Tim Newburn

Criminal Justice Policy in France: Illusions of Severity
Sebastian Roché

Pardons and Amnesties as Policy Instruments in Contemporary France
René Lévy

Comparing Penal Cultures: Child-on-Child Homicide in England and Norway
David A. Green

Review Quotes
Caryl Lynn Segal | Law and Politics Book Review
"This excellent eleven-article volume discusses penal policies in the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Canada, Scandinavia, France, and Japan, and it should appeal to political scientists. Michael Tonry’s opening article, followed by Jean-Paul Brodeur’s piece on comparative penology, establish high standards for the authors that follow. Nearly all the contributors rise to the occasion."
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