The Resource Is killing wrong? : a study in pure sociology, Mark Cooney, (electronic resource)

Is killing wrong? : a study in pure sociology, Mark Cooney, (electronic resource)

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Is killing wrong? : a study in pure sociology
Title
Is killing wrong?
Title remainder
a study in pure sociology
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Mark Cooney
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eng
Summary
From the Publisher: "Thou shalt not kill" is arguably the most basic moral and legal principle in any society. Yet while some killers are pilloried and punished, others are absolved and acquitted, and still others are lauded and lionized. Why? The traditional answer is that how killers are treated depends on the nature of their killing, whether it was aggressive or defensive, intentional or accidental. But those factors cannot explain the enormous variation in legal officials' and citizens' responses to real-life homicides. Cooney argues that a radically new style of thought-pure sociology-can. Conceived by the sociologist Donald Black, pure sociology makes no reference to psychology, to any single person's intent, or even to individuals as such. Instead, pure sociology explains behavior in terms of its social geometry-its location and direction in a multidimensional social space. Is Killing Wrong? provides the most comprehensive assessment of pure sociology yet attempted. Drawing on data from well over one hundred societies, including the modern day United States, it represents the most thorough account yet of case-level social control, or the response to conduct defined as wrong. In doing so, it demonstrates that the law and morality of homicide are neither universal nor relative but geometrical, as predicted by Black's theory
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1955-
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Cooney, Mark
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6515
LC item number
.C65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ProQuest Ebook Central
Series statement
Studies in pure sociology
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  • Murder
  • Homicide
  • Criminal psychology
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
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Is killing wrong? : a study in pure sociology, Mark Cooney, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface -- 1: Morality of homicide -- 2: Pure sociology -- 3: Vertical dimension -- 4: Organizational dimension -- 5: Radial dimension -- 6: Normative dimension -- 7: Cultural dimension -- 8: Relational dimension -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015.
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3443967
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL3443967
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10495597
  • (CaONFJC)MIL358544
  • (OCoLC)755633544
Label
Is killing wrong? : a study in pure sociology, Mark Cooney, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Preface -- 1: Morality of homicide -- 2: Pure sociology -- 3: Vertical dimension -- 4: Organizational dimension -- 5: Radial dimension -- 6: Normative dimension -- 7: Cultural dimension -- 8: Relational dimension -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC3443967
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL3443967
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10495597
  • (CaONFJC)MIL358544
  • (OCoLC)755633544

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