Varieties of Criminology: Readings from a Dynamic Discipline / Edition 1

Varieties of Criminology: Readings from a Dynamic Discipline / Edition 1

by Gregg Barak
     
 

Whether criminologists position themselves in the left or right of the field, the reality common to their work involves a reconsideration of virtually all of our past theoretical journeys in criminology. This book captures the range of criminological thinking today, and provides a picture of a dynamic discipline in transition. Chapters consider contemporary

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Whether criminologists position themselves in the left or right of the field, the reality common to their work involves a reconsideration of virtually all of our past theoretical journeys in criminology. This book captures the range of criminological thinking today, and provides a picture of a dynamic discipline in transition. Chapters consider contemporary theoretical development and discussion, focusing on street crime, youth and identity, and crime and social control in relation to questions of gender, class, race, learning, and culture. While there is disagreement among the authors about whether criminologists are developing new theory or circulating old theory, their contributions in this reader demonstrate the emerging plurality in criminological discourse, revealing continuities and discontinuities between old and new.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275947743
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/23/1993
Series:
Criminology and Crime Control Policy Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Criminological Theory in the "Postmodernist" Era1
1Biological and Neuropsychiatric Approaches to Criminal Behavior15
2Crime and Psychology of Mind: A Neo-Cognitive View of Delinquency29
3Human Ecology and Social Disorganization Revisit Delinquency in Little Rock47
4Strain, Relative Deprivation, and Middle-Class Delinquency79
5Social Control, Family Structure, and Delinquency97
6The Collective Reality of Crime: An Integrative Approach to the Causes and Consequences of the Criminal Event117
7A Neofractionalist Model of Crime and Crime Control143
8Confronting the Agenda of Authority: Critical Criminology, Anarchism, and Urban Graffiti161
9Young People, Culture, and the Construction of Crime: Doing Wrong versus Doing Crime179
10Crime, Excitement, and Modernity189
11Gender and Justice: Feminist Contributions to Criminology213
12Law, Ideology, and Subjectivity: A Semiotic Perspective on Crime and Justice231
13Crime, Criminology, and Human Rights: Toward an Understanding of State Criminality253
References269
Index297
About the Contributors301

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