Criminal Justice Politics in CanadaBook - 1987
The study of social control has long been of academic interest. Group living requires the establishment of social and legal norms to govern behaviour, and societies seek to prevent violations of these norms by imposing penalties on those who break the rules. One form of legal violation is categorized as 'crime,' and the perpetrators as 'criminals.' Many criminologists study these rule-breakers to find out why they step outside the mores and laws of their society.
Publisher: Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 1987
Branch Call Number: 364.971 STA
Characteristics: xii, 253 p. : ill. ; 23 cm