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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Chapter 2 Perspectives in criminological theory
Chapter 3 Understanding right realism
Chapter 4 Understanding left realism
Chapter 5 Gendering the criminal
Chapter 6 Crime politics and welfare
Chapter 7 Criminal victimization politics and welfare
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