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By Donald Ray Cressey

ISBN-10: 9401183368

ISBN-13: 9789401183369

ISBN-10: 9401190151

ISBN-13: 9789401190152

This is a e-book approximately Edwin H. Sutherland's idea of fluctuate­ ential organization. I got my Ph. D. from Indiana college, the place I labored with Sutherland, and the quantity is made up mostly of my writings on differential organization through the years 1952-1963. even if, the amount is neither a festschrift nor a booklet of reprints. the unique fabrics have normally been rather seriously edited on the way to provide the amount coherence and that allows you to reduce repetition and redundancy. for instance, parts of 1 magazine article seem in Chapters I, IV and V; elements of a bankruptcy released in a contemporary publication look in Chapters I, II and III; and bankruptcy IX consists of 2 inter-related articles, released 8 years aside. bankruptcy I has no longer seemed somewhere else in its current shape, yet so much of it contains snippets culled from numerous of my articles and books and woven jointly in new shape. The ebook is meant basically for non-American readers, who customarily will not be as acquainted with Sutherland's conception (or with different sociological and social mental theories approximately delinquency, crime and corrections) as are american citizens. but a minimum of a nodding acquaintance with Sutherland's paintings is turning into more and more essential to an clever interpreting of the yankee literature in criminology.

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Accordingly, it is erroneous to state or imply that the theory is invalid because a category of persons-such as policemen, prison workers or criminologists-have had extensive association with criminal behaviour patterns but yet are not criminals. Second, it is commonly believed that Sutherland says persons become criminals because of an excess of associations with criminalsY Because of the manner in which the theory is stated, and because of the popularity of the "bad companions" theory of criminality in our society, this error is easy to make.

161-194); Donald R. Taft, Crimonology, Third Edition, New York: Macmillan, 1956, pp. 336-349, 754-755. 32 INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY Measuring Crime Rates The principal point made in most reports on the evaluation of the criminal statistics published by either local or central agencies is a negative one-the statistics are not reliable indexes of crime rates. After at least a quarter-century of articles of this sort, we are aware that the general statistics on crime seem to be among the most unsatisfactory of all social statistics.

Sutherland said: The manufacturers of practically every class of articles used by human beings have been involved in legal difficulties ... with more or less frequency during the last thirty years, including the manufacturers of the surgical instruments with which an infant may be assisted into the world, the bottle and nipple from which he may secure his food, the milk in his bottle, the blanket in which he is wrapped, the flag which his father displays in celebration of the event, and so on throughout life until he is finally laid away in a casket which was manufactured and sold under conditions which violated the law.

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