ISBN 9788175332201,Crime, Justice And Society : An Introduction To Sociology

Crime, Justice And Society : An Introduction To Sociology


Dr Shweta



Md Publications Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788175332201

ISBN-10 8175332204

Hard Back

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)

Social Sciences

Societies define crime as the breach of one or more rules or laws for which some governing authority or force may ultimately prescribe a punishment while justice is the concept of moral rightness based on ethics, rationality, law, natural law, fairness, religion and/or equity. Justice concerns the proper ordering of things and persons within a society. When society deems informal relationships and sanctions, insufficient to establish and maintain a desired social order, there may result more formalized systems of social control imposed by a government, or by a sovereign state. The book examines how these social realities affect the meanings and intentions of justice, law, policing, judicial processing, punishment, victimization, and media representations of crime and crime control.