Toward a Criminiology of Religion: Comment on Johnson and Jang by Francis T. Cullen
Toward a Criminology of Religion: Comment on Johnson and Jang
by Francis T. Cullen
“Johnson and Jang make a persuasive case that religion is an empirically established predictor of antisocial conduct…a potentially useful target for change in interventions with offenders.”
“The study of religion should be an integral part of the criminological enterprise and vibrant subfield within our discipline. ”
Crime and Religion: Assessing the Role of the Faith Factor
Byron R. Johnson and Sung Joon Jang, Contemporary Issues in Criminological Theory and Research The Role of Social Institutions: Papers from the American Society of Criminology 2010 Conference, pp:117-150 (2010)
The annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology was held November 17-20, 2010. CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE THEORY, is an outstanding anthology of social institution-focused essays ideal for stimulating discussions and debates in the classroom. This collection features all 26 proposals and response essays presented November 17-20, 2011 at the American Society of Criminology’s 2010 annual meeting on the major social institutions – family, education, religion, the economy, and the political system – and features a lead paper and commentaries on the paper written by subject experts. The book’s concise format makes it an invaluable resource for those wanting to incorporate current research and critical thinking into their criminology and criminal justice curricula.