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By Louis J. Gesualdi

A peacemaking method of criminology is a humane, nonviolent, and clinical method of the remedy of crime and the criminal. This choice of twenty-two essays presents a entire creation to a peacemaking method of criminology.

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Second, they suggest that a system of regulatory codes and administrative agencies need to be created to monitor corporate conduct and respond to criminal violations. Third, the authors stress the necessity to develop internationally agreed upon standards of conduct. Fourth, they point out that the American public has to show less tolerance to those convicted of white-collar crime. 8 Overall, Rosoff, Pontell and Tillman’s work Profit without Honor: WhiteCollar Crime and the Looting of America exemplifies a peacemaking approach to criminology by setting the record straight on the damaging effects of white-collar crime.

Logically speaking, if the black single female headed household is a major cause of America’s high crime rates, these rates would have increased, not decreased. These statistics alone refute Moynihan and Wilson’s assessment of what causes crime. However, there are other statistics which clear the name of black single mothers. Contrary to the picture presented by rates of arrests, convictions and imprisonment, there is no significant difference in the overall illegal drug use 27 28 Chapter 8 between whites and blacks.

NOTES 1. Originally published as Louis Gesualdi, “Don’t Blame Mom for Crime,” The Humanist, (May/June 1998): 3. 2. Daniel P. Moynihan, “Defining Deviance Down,” The American Scholar (Winter 1993). 3. James, Q. Wilson, “What to do about Crime,” Commentary (September 1994). 4. Richard P. S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D. : Government Printing Office, 1993 and 1970, and J. R. G. Cashion, Sociology (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1985). 5. S. Bulletin, Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, Criminal Victimization, 1993, 1989, and Richard P.

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