Overarching Views of Crime and Deviancy

Rethinking the Legacy of the Utrecht School

Edited by: Ferry de Jong

On October 1, 1934, Willem P.J. Pompe (1893-1968), Professor of Criminal Law at Utrecht University between 1928 and 1963, founded the 'Criminological Institute' (Criminologisch Instituut) within the Faculty of Law of Utrecht University. Pompe initiated a rather influential academic movement, based on multidisciplinary cooperation between jurists, criminologists, and psychiatrists. This academic movement is commonly referred to as 'the Utrecht School,' which had its heyday in the 1950s. In 1974, 40 years after its formation, the Institute was renamed after its founder: the Willem Pompe Instituut voor Strafrechtswetenschappen, and another 40 years later, in 2014, the Institute celebrated its 80th anniversary. This volume is published in recognition of the festive occasion. The central theme chosen for this collection is cross-border research in the fields of criminal law, penitentiary law, criminology, and forensic psychology/psychiatry. The first section consists of contributions that primarily address the history and research tradition of the Institute. The other sections each contain a number of contributions that represent the current state of the research activities at the Institute, and cover a variety of contemporary issues in general criminal law and criminal procedure, regulatory criminal law, European criminal law, juvenile criminal law, penitentiary law, forensic psychology/psychiatry, and criminology. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO [Subject: Criminology, Penology, Forensic Psychology, Criminal Law, European Law]

Publication Date: 11/24/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789462366169

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