Geometries of Crime: How Young People Perceive Crime and Justice

Title

Geometries of Crime: How Young People Perceive Crime and Justice

Files

Department

Justice Studies

Description

This book explores how young people perceive the severity of crime and delinquency. It particularly addresses whom or what they consider to be the victims of crime and delinquency, how they analyze and assess appropriate responses by the criminal justice system, as well as their place within it. The book proposes tools for developing a more elaborate and robust understanding of what constitutes crime, identifying those affected by it, and what is deemed adequate or appropriate punishment. In so doing, it offers thick description of young peoples' conceptions of and experiences with crime, delinquency, justice and law, and uses this description to interrogate the role of the state in influencing - indeed, shaping - these perceptions.

ISBN

978-1-137-54620-3

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City

London

Keywords

crime, sociology, juveniles, attitudes, justice studies

Disciplines

Criminology and Criminal Justice | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance