Understanding Criminology

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jun 1, 2007 - Education - 200 pages
The book examines the development of criminological theory over the past twenty five years, with detailed analysis of the relationship between criminological theorizing, criminal justice, social justice, and politics.
 

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Contents

understanding some key features of criminology
1
Chapter 2 Perspectives in criminological theory
17
Chapter 3 Understanding right realism
38
Chapter 4 Understanding left realism
59
Chapter 5 Gendering the criminal
83
Chapter 6 Crime politics and welfare
105
Chapter 7 Criminal victimization politics and welfare
119
new directions for criminology?
145
Glossary
161
References
164
Index
177
Back cover
189
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Sandra Walklate is currently Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool having held previous posts at Manchester Metropolitan University, Keele, Salford and Liverpool John Moores. Her current publications include Imagining the Victim of Crime (2007) Open University Press/MacGraw-Hill and an edited collection with Gabe Mythen entitled Beyond the Risk Society: Critical Reflections on Risk and Human Security (2006) also with the Open University Press/MacGraw-Hill. She is currently compiling The Handbook of Victims and Victimology for Willan Publishing.

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