A peacemaking approach to criminology is a humane, nonviolent, and scientific approach to the treatment of crime and the offender. It looks at crime as just one of the many types of suffering that exemplify human life. According to peacemaking criminologists, efforts to put a stop to such suffering need to take into account a main rebuilding of America's social institutions-such as the economic system and the criminal justice system-so that they no longer create suffering. In short, the U.S. as a society pays no notice to prevention but rather embraces the tenets of imprisonment and punishment. A peacemaking approach to criminology deals with prevention of crime and rehabilitation of offenders and involves principles of social justice and human rights. This collection of twenty-two essays provides a comprehensive introduction to a peacemaking approach to criminology.
Louis J. Gesualdi is an associate professor of sociology in the College of Professional Studies, St. John's University. He received his PhD in sociology from Fordham University in 1988. He is the author of The Italian/American Experience: A Collection of Writings; The Italian Immigrants in Connecticut, 1880-1940; The Religious Acculturation of the Italian American Catholics; and booklets on Italian Americans. Altogether, he has published over eighty works.
Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 What Is A Peacemaking Perspective to Criminology? Chapter 2 Restoring Justice: A Discussion Chapter 3 A Look at The Color of Justice Chapter 4 Bohm's Deathquest: A Brief Aspect Chapter 5 Youth Living in Poverty Chapter 6 Steinberg's Ethnic Myth: An Explanation Chapter 7 A Review of Steinberg's Turning Back Chapter 8 The Black Single Female Headed Family and Crime Chapter 9 Popular Notions of Affirmative Action: A Criticism Chapter 10 Kappeler, Blumberg and Potter's The Mythology of Crime and Criminal Justice: A Brief Discussion Chapter 11 A Look into Simon and Hagan's White-Collar Deviance Chapter 12 A Brief Examination of Messner and Rosenfeld's Crime and the American Dream Chapter 13 Reiman's The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: A Review Chapter 14 Rosoff, Pontell and Tillman's Profit without Honor: A Brief Analysis Chapter 15 Tillman's Broken Promises: A Brief Examination Chapter 16 An Examination of Simon's Elite Deviance Chapter 17 A Review of Coleman's The Criminal Elite Chapter 18 Exploitation of Third World Labor Chapter 19 The Work of John Augustus: Peacemaking Criminology Chapter 20 The Popular Notion about Teenage Violence Chapter 21 Peacemaking Acts and Programs to Cut Adult and Teen Crime Chapter 22 A Development of Economic Democracy References Index