Criminology and Social Theory / Edition 1

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198299424
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David Garland is Professor of Law at New York University. Richard Sparks is Professor of Law at Keele University in the United Kingdom.

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