Front Page Titles (by Subject) Social Science, Law & Criminal Justice - Literature of Liberty, Autumn 1980, vol. 3, No. 3
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Social Science, Law & Criminal Justice - Leonard P. Liggio, Literature of Liberty, Autumn 1980, vol. 3, No. 3 
Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought was published first by the Cato Institute (1978-1979) and later by the Institute for Humane Studies (1980-1982) under the editorial direction of Leonard P. Liggio.
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Social Science, Law & Criminal Justice
“Social Science Influence and Its Inter-Relationship With the Criminal Justice System: Law and Institutional Practice.” Journal of Constitutional and Parliamentary Studies (India) 11 (January-March 1977):50–74.
The social climate of the 1960s modified the social order and the institutions of social order. One modification emphasized law as an instrument for ameliorating social problems. Radical or critical criminology emerged out of the sociohistorical events that influenced this intellectual climate of the 1960s and early 1970s.
Radical or critical criminology presents the prospect of making a profound impact on academic, popular, and judicial thought about crime and society. It has shifted the focus away from crime, the criminal, and criminality toward a focus on agencies and agents who deal with crime. From this perspective criminal law and its enforcement function as instruments for the control of one social class by another. This new perspective has helped focus attention on how the normative content of criminal law is internalized in different segments of society, how norm holding is related to behavior, and the nature of the legal, social, and administrative apparatus designed for the control of crime.
The author reviews the broader arena of social science and court decisions which have influenced criminal justice; noncourt influences of social science on the criminal justice system; the relevance of the victim; post-adjudicatory processes; the judicial concept of the sentencing role; the philosophy of social reconstruction; the irrelevance of justice; the sociology of law; public attitudes and policy implementation; as well as models of criminal justice.