Geometries of Crime

How Young People Perceive Crime and Justice

  • Avi Brisman

About this book


This book explores how young people perceive the severity of crime and delinquency. It particularly addresses whom or what they consider to be the victims of crime and delinquency, how they analyze and assess appropriate responses by the criminal justice system, as well as their place within it. The book proposes tools for developing a more elaborate and robust understanding of what constitutes crime, identifying those affected by it, and what is deemed adequate or appropriate punishment. In so doing, it offers thick description of young peoples' conceptions of and experiences with crime, delinquency, justice and law, and uses this description to interrogate the role of the state in influencing - indeed, shaping - these perceptions.


Critical Criminology Crime and Society Criminological Theory Youth crime Young offenders Offending Criminal Justice community legal consciousness law legal cynicism legal socialization problem solving courts procedural justice youth brooklyn teenagers

Authors and affiliations

  • Avi Brisman
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Justice and SafetyCollege of Justice and Safety Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-54619-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54620-3
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