Understanding Criminology: Current Theoretical Debates

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Jun 1, 2007 - Social Science - 188 pages
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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 Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool. She previously held posts at Manchester Metropolitan University, Keele, Salford and Liverpool John Moores Universities. She is author ofImagining the Victim of Crime(2007) and an edited collection with Gabe Mythen entitledBeyond the Risk Society: Critical Reflections on Risk and Human Security(2006), both with Open University Press.

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