Criminology and Social Theory / Edition 1

Criminology and Social Theory / Edition 1

by David Garland
     
 

In this unique collection of essays, a diverse group of distinguished social theorists reflect upon the intellectual challenges and opportunities presented to criminology by recent transformations in the social and intellectual landscapes of contemporary societies. As each essay in its different way reveals, crime and punishment have ceased to be topics that can be

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In this unique collection of essays, a diverse group of distinguished social theorists reflect upon the intellectual challenges and opportunities presented to criminology by recent transformations in the social and intellectual landscapes of contemporary societies. As each essay in its different way reveals, crime and punishment have ceased to be topics that can be contained within the bounds of any specialized discipline. Crime and punishment now play such integral roles in the politics of contemporary societies, are so densely entangled with our daily routines, so deeply lodged in our emotional lives, so vividly represented in our cultural imagination, that they easily escape any analytical box, however capacious, that criminology may develop for their containment.

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ISBN-13:
9780198299424
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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