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From the Publisher"A cosmopolitan collection characterized by freshness ofperspective. Critical sociological insight on crime at its best."
John Braithwaite, Australian NationalUniversity
"If The Blackwell Companion to Criminology is read widelyand carefully, and absorbed thoroughly – as it most certainlyshould be – it will shake criminology out of its intellectualsloth and parochialism."
Gilbert Geis, University of California
"The Blackwell Companion to Criminology is acomprehensive reference work designed for those interested in thestudy of crime, and its causes, effects, trends, andinstitutions... Taken together, this edited book is a welcomecontribution, and essential reading for those studying elements ofcriminology and criminal justice."
The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
"Many of these essays are brimming with powerful reasoning andvitally informative details … Strengths lie in the analysesof such topics as modern genocide, juvenile crime, femaleoffenders, elite offenders, international outlaw networks,globalization effects on crime trends, and informationtechnologies. Also beneficial are the tightly reasoned critiques ofhow crime is communicated to the public and targeted by stateagencies. As they explore cutting-edge questions in criminology,readers will find sophisticated theoretical scholarship, especiallyregarding modern and postmodern frameworks, feminism, criticalcultural studies, and neo-Marxism … Summing Up:Essential.”
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“A welcome addition … well written and …generally sophisticated, challenging, and provocative …offers much needed diversity, depth, and breadth … globalapproach is timely.”
Criminal Justice Review