Accession Number : ADA257125


Title :   Policy Relevance and the Future of Criminology


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Petersilia, Joan


Report Date : Feb 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : We have prospered by following the time-honored academic mode. But criminology has reached a point at which we need to rethink what is valued in the academic scheme of things. As I said earlier, our field is defined by a major social phenomenon-crime-and the system and agencies established to address that phenomenon. That is not true of the basic academic fields that generated the model. I think the time has come to tailor that model rather than emulating what is more appropriate to less-applied fields. Review committees should accept so-called community service as a valid contribution to criminology-or at the very least not penalize those who engage in it.


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , *CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM , *CRIMINOLOGY , POLICIES , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE