Criminology, Civilisation and the New World Order

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Psychology Press, 2006 - Political Science - 410 pages

Expertly authored by the co-editor of the best-selling text Cultural Criminology Unleashed, this book re-examines criminology in a global context. Wide-ranging and up-to-date, it covers the topics of colonialism and post-colonialism, genocide, state control, the impact of September 11th and the post-9/11 world.

Exploring the relationship between a modern discipline and modernity, it reworks the history and composition of criminology in light of September 11th and the prevalence of genocide in modernity. Analizing statistics, anthropology and the everyday assumptions of criminology's history, this text addresses the political and scholarly grip on the territorial state and the absence of a global criminology.

Rejecting the prevalent belief that September 11th and the responses it evoked were exceptions that either destroyed or revealed the absence of global legal order, the author argues that, in fact, they confirm the nature of the world order of modernity.

A compelling and topical volume, this is a must read for anyone interested or studying in the areas of criminology and criminal justice.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
September 11 Sovereignty and
15
Relating Visions Patterns of Integration and Absences
39
Criminal Statistics Sovereignty and the Control
61
The Lombrosian Moment Bridging the Visible
99
Civilising the Congo Which Story Whose Truth
139
A Living Lesson in the Museum of Order The Case
177
Contingencies of Encounter Crime and Punishment
213
A Reflected Gaze of Humanity Reflections
249
Teaching the Significance of Genocide and
279
Enlightenment Wedding Guests and Terror
309
Notes
327
References
377
Index
405
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Wayne Morrison is a member of the School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London and Director of the University of London's External Undergraduate Programmes for Law.

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