Criminological Perspectives: Essential Readings / Edition 2

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'This second edition is an excellent updated collection. The volume's fifty essays provide invaluable sources for academics, students and practitioners interested in enduring and new criminological issues and concerns' - SCOLAG Legal Journal

'In its acumen and choice of readings it is simply the best accompanying reader for an undergraduate criminological theory course' -

Dr Colin Webster, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Teeside

'This is by far the most comprehensive and enjoyable reader in criminological theory. It is both international in its scope and historical in its depth. This is a must for a student beginning the subject or a postgraduate wanting to be reminded how criminology at its best can be so intellectually exhilarating. For the writer here are all the core articles you need for quick reference, for the teacher this is one book you can recommend with the knowledge that it can be used across topics whilst presenting the student with the width of perspective which is the basis of a sound education in the social sciences' - Jock Young, Visiting Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York

'Provides an excellent and comprehensive introduction to the critical issues and debates that are revitalising contemporary criminology. This genuinely international text will be an invaluable resource for both students and lecturers alike' - Professor Adam Crawford, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, Department of Law, University of Leeds

The Second Edition of this highly successful and internationally acclaimed Reader, now fully revised and updated, provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the depth and diversity of criminological thinking. The carefully selected readings which cover the most significant theoretical and empirical work in the field, provide access to the core perspectives that underpin criminology and promote fresh debate at the interface of the different perspectives.

The Reader is organised into six sections: Part One: Criminological Formations; Part Two: Crime Causation; Part Three: Criminalisation; Part Four: Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention; Part Five: Discipline and Governance; Part Six: Criminological Transformations.

It contains new readings on:

· social control theory

· opportunity theory

· gender and crime control

· race and criminalisation

· the governance of crime

· psycho-social criminology

· cultural criminology

· global criminology.

In order to guide readers through the different perspectives, the text has a substantial introduction. Each part of the reader is also prefaced by a concise introduction that identifies the significance of each article.

The Second Edition of Criminological Perspectives offers the most comprehensive guide to the major topics and areas of debate that constitute contemporary criminology. It will be essential reading for students of criminology, criminal justice studies, socio-legal studies, sociology, social policy and social work.

Criminological Perspectives: Essential Readings is the set book for The Open University course Crime, Order and Social Control (D315).

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Theorizing Crime and Criminal Justice
PART ONE: PAST TENSE: CRIMINOLOGICAL FORMATIONS
On Crimes and Punishments - Cesare Beccaria
Panopticon or, Inspection-House - Jeremy Bentham
Of the Development of the Propensity to Crime - Adolphe Quetelet
The Criminal Type in Women and Its Atavistic Origin - Cesare Lombroso and William Ferrero
Causes of Criminal Behavior - Enrico Ferri
Criminality and Economic Conditions - Willem Bonger
The Normal and the Pathological - Emile Durkheim
Law and Authority - Peter Kropotkin
PART TWO: THE PROBLEM OF CRIME I: CAUSATION
Genetic Factors in the Etiology of Criminal Behavior - Sarnoff A Mednick, William F Gabrielli Jr and Barry Hutchings
Personality Theory and the Problem of Criminality - H J Eysenck
Explanations of Crime and Place - Anthony E Bottoms and Paul Wiles
The Underclass - Charles Murray
Relative Deprivation - John Lea and Jock Young
The Generality of Deviance - Travis Hirschi and Michael R Gottfredson
The Routine Activity Approach as a General Crime Theory - Marcus Felson
Seductions and Repulsions of Crime - Jack Katz
The Etiology of Female Crime - Dorie Klein
Explaining Male Violence - Lynne Segal
PART THREE: THE PROBLEM OF CRIME II: CRIMINALIZATION
Techniques of Neutralization - Gresham M Sykes and David Matza
Outsiders - Howard Becker
Towards a Political Economy of Crime - William J Chambliss
The New Criminology - Ian Taylor, Paul Walton and Jock Young
Crime, Power and Ideological Mystification - Steven Box
Race and Criminalization - Angela Y Davis
Black Americans and the Punishment Industry
The Theoretical and Political Priorities of Critical Criminology - Phil Scraton and Kathryn Chadwick
Critical Criminology and the Concept of Crime - Louk H C Hulsman
The Need for a Radical Realism - Jock Young
PART FOUR: CRIME CONTROL I: CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIME PREVENTION
On Deterrence - James Q Wilson
Giving Criminals Their Just Deserts - Andrew von Hirsch
The Value of Rehabilitation - Francis T Cullen and Karen E Gilbert
'Situational' Crime Prevention - Ronald V G Clarke
Theory and Practice
Social Crime Prevention Strategies in a Market Society - Elliot Currie
Abolitionism and Crime Control - Willem De Haan
Reintegrative Shaming - John Braithwaite
Broken Windows - James Q Wilson and George L Kelling
The Police and Neighborhood Safety
PART FIVE: CRIME CONTROL II: DISCIPLINE AND GOVERNMENTALITY
The Carceral - Michel Foucault
From the Panopticon to Disney World - Clifford D Shearing and Phillip C Stenning
The Development of Discipline
The New Penology - Malcolm M Feeley and Jonathan Simon
Governmentality - Michel Foucault
Risk, Power and Crime Prevention - Pat O'Malley
'Governmentality' and the Problem of Crime - David Garland
Foucault, Criminology, Sociology
Spatial Governmentality and the New Urban Social Order - Sally Engel Merry
Controlling Gender Violence through Law
PART SIX: FUTURE TENSE: CRIMINOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATIONS
Feminist Approaches to Criminology or Postmodern Woman Meets Atavistic Man - Carol Smart
Different Ways of Conceptualizing Sex/Gender in Feminist Theory and Their Implications for Criminology - Kathleen Daly
The Global Criminal Economy - Manuel Castells
Beyond Blade Runner - Mike Davis
Urban Control: The Ecology of Fear
Human Rights and Crimes of the State - Stanley Cohen
The Culture of Denial
The Exclusive Society - Jock Young
Social Exclusion, Crime and Difference in Late Modernity
The Risk Society in an Age of Anxiety - Wendy Hollway and Tony Jefferson
Situating Fear of Crime
Cultural Criminology - Jeff Ferrell
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