Crime and Modernity: Continuities in Left Realist Criminology

Crime and Modernity: Continuities in Left Realist Criminology

by John Lea
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803975562

ISBN-13: 9780803975569

Pub. Date: 09/16/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Lea uses a historical approach to understand the changing relationships between criminality and other socio-economic processes, arguing that many of the changes occurring now "re-present" aspects of modern capitalist societies in their formative stages. His analysis seeks to consolidate the theoretical gains of the Left Realist criminology of the last two decades,…  See more details below

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Lea uses a historical approach to understand the changing relationships between criminality and other socio-economic processes, arguing that many of the changes occurring now "re-present" aspects of modern capitalist societies in their formative stages. His analysis seeks to consolidate the theoretical gains of the Left Realist criminology of the last two decades, which is grounded in the "square of crime"—a framework of interaction between offender, victim, the state and criminal justice agencies, and the publics and communities within which crime and crime control take place. The author has published a number of articles on crime and criminology in scholarly books and journals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803975569
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/16/2002
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgementsvii
1Practical Criminality1
2Modernisation and Crime Control24
3The Frontiers of Criminalisation52
4The Contradictions of Modernisation76
5The Disintegrating Society106
6Varieties of Normalisation134
7The Decomposition of Crime Control161
Bibliography192
Index209

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