Understanding Criminology: Current Theoretical Debates
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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understanding some key features of criminology
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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