Criminological Perspectives: Essential Readings / Edition 2

Criminological Perspectives: Essential Readings / Edition 2

by Eugene McLaughlin, John Muncie, Gordon Hughes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761941436

ISBN-13: 9780761941439

Pub. Date: 02/24/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Reflecting a multitude of criminological perspectives, this volume provides an accessible set of original readings to familiarize criminology students with the eclectic nature of criminological knowledge and to illustrate key theoretical positions. The volume begins with articles on the origins of criminology, revealing "starting points" ranging from classicist

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Reflecting a multitude of criminological perspectives, this volume provides an accessible set of original readings to familiarize criminology students with the eclectic nature of criminological knowledge and to illustrate key theoretical positions. The volume begins with articles on the origins of criminology, revealing "starting points" ranging from classicist interpretations of the function of law to Marxist, sociological, and anarchist critiques of law and the social order. The 51 chapters offer a variety of topics such as criminal type in women and its atavistic origin; the generality of deviance; race and criminalization; the value of rehabilitation; and sex and gender in feminist theory and their implications for criminology. This revised second edition contains a new preface. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761941439
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/24/2003
Series:
Published in association with The Open University Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
612
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionx
Introduction: Theorizing crime and criminal justice1
Part IPast tense: Criminological formations11
1On crimes and punishments15
2Panopticon, or, the inspection-house, &C.25
3Of the development of the propensity to crime32
4The criminal type in women and its atavistic origin47
5Causes of criminal behavior52
6Criminality and economic conditions58
7The normal and the pathological65
8Law and authority69
Part IIThe problem of crime I: Causation73
9Genetic factors in the etiology of criminal behavior77
10Personality theory and the problem of criminality91
11Explanations of crime and place110
12The underclass127
13Relative deprivation142
14The generality of deviance151
15The routine activity approach as a general crime theory160
16Seductions and repulsions of crime167
17The etiology of female crime182
18Explaining male violence211
Part IIIThe problem of crime II: Criminalization227
19Techniques of neutralization231
20Outsiders239
21Toward a political economy of crime249
22The new criminology257
23Crime, power and ideological mystification271
24Race and criminalization: Black Americans and the punishment industry284
25The theoretical and political priorities of critical criminology294
26Critical criminology and the concept of crime310
27The need for a radical realism316
Part IVCrime control I: Criminal justice and crime prevention329
28On deterrence333
29Giving criminals their just deserts341
30The value of rehabilitation350
31'Situational' crime prevention: Theory and practice357
32Social crime prevention strategies in a market society369
33Abolitionism and crime control381
34Reintegrative shaming393
35Broken windows: The police and neighborhood safety400
Part VCrime control II: Discipline and governmentality413
36The carceral417
37From the Panopticon to Disney World: The development of discipline424
38The new penology434
39Governmentality447
40Risk, power and crime prevention449
41'Governmentality' and the problem of crime: Foucault, criminology, sociology456
42Spatial governmentality and the new urban social order: Controlling gender violence through law467
Part VIFuture tense: Criminological transformations485
43Feminist approaches to criminology or postmodern woman meets atavistic man489
44Different ways of conceptualizing sex/gender in feminist theory and their implications for criminology502
45The global criminal economy516
46Beyond Blade Runner: Urban control. The ecology of fear527
47Human rights and crimes of the state: The culture of denial542
48The exclusive society: Social exclusion, crime and difference in late modernity561
49The risk society in an age of anxiety: Situating fear of crime571
50Cultural criminology579
Name index594
Subject index598

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