New Directions in Criminological Theory

New Directions in Criminological Theory

Details

Author(s)
Steve Hall, Simon Winlow
Format
Paperback | 358 pages
Dimensions
159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 590g
Publication date
05 Aug 2012
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
Willan Publishing
Publication City/Country
Cullompton, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
1 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Halftones, black and white; 2 Tables, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1843929139
ISBN13
9781843929130
Bestsellers rank
2,227,099

Description

This edited collection brings together established global scholars and new thinkers to outline fresh concepts and theoretical perspectives for criminological research and analysis in the 21st century. Criminologists from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia evaluate the current condition of criminological theory and present students and researchers with new and revised ideas from the realms of politics, culture and subjectivity to unpack crime and violence in the precarious age of global neoliberalism.

These ideas range from the micro-realm of the `personality disorder' to the macro-realm of global `power-crime'. Rejecting or modifying the orthodox notion that crime and harm are largely the products of criminalisation and control systems, these scholars bring causes and conditions back into play in an eclectic yet thematic way that should inspire students and researchers to once again investigate the reasons why some individuals and groups elect to harm others rather than seek sociability. This collection will inspire new criminologists to both look outside their discipline for new ideas to import, and to create new ideas within their discipline to reinvigorate it and further strengthen its ability to explain the crimes and harms that we see around us today.

This book will be of particular interest to academics and both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of criminology, especially to those looking for theoretical concepts and frameworks for dissertations, theses and research reports.


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