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Constitutive Criminology at Work: Applications to Crime and Justice

Constitutive Criminology at Work: Applications to Crime and Justice


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Constitutive Criminology at Work: Applications to Crime and Justice

Constitutive Criminology at Work reveals the value of applying postmodernist-informed constitutive criminology to issues of crime and justice. A holistic, integrated criminological theory, constitutive criminology takes serious account of the interrelated contributions of human agency and social forces and argues that crime is an integral part of the total material and cultural production of society. Consequently, analysis and control of crime cannot be separated from the wider structural and cultural contexts in which it is produced.

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ISBN-13: 9780791441947
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 08/28/1999
Series: SUNY series in New Directions in Crime and Justice Studies Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 322
Product dimensions: 5.93(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Stuart Henry is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology at Valparaiso University. He is also the author and editor of several books, including Essential Criminology (with Mark M. Lanier); and The Criminology Theory Reader (with Werner Einstadter).

Dragan Milovanovic is Professor of Criminal Justice at Northeastern Illinois University. He is the author and editor of several books, including, with Stuart Henry, Constitutive Criminology: Beyond Postmodernism. His other recent books are Postmodern Criminology; Chaos, Criminology and Social Justice: The New Orderly (Dis)Order; and Postmodern Criminology.

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Part 1: Constitutive Theory

Introduction: Postmodernism and Constitutive Theory
Stuart Henry and Dragan Milovanovic

Chapter 1. Constitutive Criminology: An Introduction to the Core Concepts
Andrew Bak

Part 2: Agency, Resistance, and Regulated Bodies in the Constitution of Crime

Chapter 2. Sex, Law and the Paradox of Agency and Resistance in the Everyday Practices of Women in the "Evergreen" Sex Trade
Lisa Sanchez

Chapter 3. Constitutive Theory and the Homeless Identity: The Discourse of a Community Deviant
Bruce A. Arrigo

Chapter 4. Constituting O. J.: Mass-Mediated Trials and Newsmaking Criminology

Chapter 5. Reconstituting the Monster: Images of Techno-Criminality at Century's End
Dion Dennis

Chapter 6. Bodies of Law: The Supreme Court, the Justices, and Death
John Brigham

Part 3: Societal Responses: Policing and Penology

Chapter 7. Taking It to the Streets: Policing and the Practice of Constitutive Criminology
James W. Williams

Chapter 8. Policing Modernity: Scientific- and Community-Based Violence on Symbolic Playing Fields
Victor E. Kappeler and Peter B. Kraska

Chapter 9. Agency and Choice in Women's Prisons: Toward a Constitutive Penology
Mary Bosworth

Chapter 10. Revisiting Jailhouse Lawyers: An Excursion into Constitutive Criminology
Jim Thomas and Dragan Milovanovic

Part 4: Institutional Transformation and Constitutive Justice

Chapter 11. Intentional Communities, the Fourth Way: A Constitutive Integration
Robert C. Schehr

Chapter 12. A Constitutive Theory of Justice: The Architecture of Affirmative Postmodern Legal Systems
T. R. Young

Conclusion: Constitutive Criminology Engages Its Critics—An Assessment
Stuart Henry and Dragan Milovanovic

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