New Crimes and New Solutions: International Journal of Criminology
Edited by Alain Bauer
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Is using the humanities and social sciences (psychology, sociology,law, etc.) to understand the crime, the criminal, the victim, criminality, and society’s reaction to crime ascience? A crime is the unique combination of a perpetrator, a victim, and a set of circumstances. Its individual and quantitative analysis requires scientific methods and specific intellectual and technical abilities.
Emile Durkheim emphasizes that “[…] A number of acts can be observed, all with the external characteristic that once accomplished, they provoke this particular reaction from society known as punishment. We make of them a group sui generis, on which we impose a common rubric. We call any punished act a crime and make crime thus defined the focus of a dedicated science: criminology.”