Criminology: A Reader

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Yvonne Jewkes, Gayle Letherby
SAGE, May 29, 2002 - Social Science - 408 pages
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This reader provides a comprehensive introduction for students studying criminology at undergraduate level. Not only does the book include 34 essential readings, but also editorial commentary with section introductions, study questions, and suggestions for further reading.

The reader will provide a thorough grounding in issues related to the study of crime, the criminal justice system, and social control. In their selection the editors have sought to indicate crime's varied and conflicting history as well as its current debates. The mixture of historical and more recent readings shows a variety of perspectives.

The Reader will be an essential sourcebook for students and teachers in the fields of criminology, criminal justice studies, the sociology of crime and deviance, socio- legal studies, social policy, criminal law and social work.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Approaching the Study of Crime Historical and Definitional Issues
5
Chapter 1 Victorian boys we are here
7
Chapter 2 Perspectives in criminology theory
19
Chapter 3 Definitions of deviance
36
Chapter 4 Ten points of realism
42
Chapter 5 Psychology and criminal behaviour
56
Chapter 6 The development of feminist perspectives on crime
66
Chapter 19 Youth and crime
235
Chapter 20 The myth of girl gangs
247
Chapter 21 Ordinary experiences
251
the faliure of victimology
262
The Criminal Justice System
275
Chapter 23 Cop culture
276
key issues in criminal justice
288
Chapter 25 The trial
301

Mythologies of Crime
79
Chapter 7 Crime power and ideological mystification
81
Chapter 8 The social construction of official statistics
96
Chapter 9 Corporate crime official statistics and the mass media
105
a criminologal perspective
116
the creation of the mods and rockers
130
Chapter 12 The ultimate neighbour from hell? stranger danger and the media framing of paedophiles
145
a critical criminology of market societies
159
Crime and Social Stratification
167
Chapter 14 Bias in the criminal justice system
169
Chapter 15 Crime culture and community
198
Chapter 16 White collar and corporate crime
209
Chapter 17 The race and crime debate
219
Chapter 18 From Scarman to Stephen Lawrence
225
Chapter 26 The injudiciary
315
Chapter 27 Justifications and purposes of imprisonment
321
Chapter 28 The closed emotional world of the security wing
335
Crime Control and the Future
351
some theories and speculations
353
Chapter 30 Social control
363
Chapter 31 Smile youre on TV
371
Chapter 32 Theyre watching you
376
Chapter 33 Land of the free
381
cybercrime and the politics of hacking
387
Author Index
399
Subject Index
402
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About the author (2002)

Professor Yvonne Jewkes joined the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Brighton in January 2016 as Research Professor in Criminology. Prior to that she was Professor of Criminology at the University of Leicester (2007-2015).

Her main current research interest is the impact of prison architecture, design and technology on the lives of prisoners and prison staff. She has recently written on the theme of ‘doing prison research differently’ and about the role of emotion and auto-ethnography in prison research. She is also researching the potential role of computer-mediated technologies on the everyday lives and future prospects of prisoners; and the particular problems that face elderly inmates, from the poor design of prisons to end-of-life healthcare. A theme which has underpinned much of her previous work is that of self and identity: how masculinity is 'performed' in men’s prisons; how lifers manage their identity through a disrupted lifecourse; how new communication technologies permit individuals to create, transform, play with, or steal identities and how researchers gain from being attuned to the emotional and auto-ethnographic aspects of their work

She is also known for her work on media and crime and is the author of the bestselling Media and Crime (now in its third edition) and the forthcoming Media and Crime in the USA (co-authored with Travis Linnemann).
 

 

 

Gayle Letherby, BA (Hons), PhD, AcSS is Professor Sociology and Director of the Institute of Health and Community at Plymouth University. She researches and writes in a variety of areas including reproductive and non/parental identity; working and learning in higher education; crime and deviance and travel mobilities. She is also interested in all things methodological, particularly feminist approaches, auto/biography and wider concerns relating to the politics of the research process and product.

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