The Social Construction of Crime and Crime Control

@article{Rafter1990TheSC,
  title={The Social Construction of Crime and Crime Control},
  author={Nicole Hahn Rafter},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  year={1990},
  volume={27},
  pages={376 - 389}
}
  • N. Rafter
  • Published 1 November 1990
  • Law, Sociology
  • Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
A number of disciplines have been deeply affected in recent years by constructionism, an approach that analyzes the processes by which social information is produced, disseminated, “verified,” and “disconfirmed.” Criminal justice too has developed a constructionist tradition, albeit mainly through attracting scholars from other fields into its terrain. This article traces the accumulation of the constructionist tradition within criminal justice by examining work in four areas: social histories… 
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