Existentialist Criminology

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Author: Don Crewe,Ronnie Lippens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134034334

Category: Law

Page: 320

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Existentialist Criminology captures an emerging interest in the value of existentialist thought and concepts for criminological work on crime, deviance, crime control, and criminal justice. This emerging interest chimes with recent social and cultural developments - as well as shifts in their theoretical consideration - that are oriented around contingency and unpredictability. But whilst these conditions have largely been described and analysed through the lens of complexity theory, post-structuralist theory and postmodernism, there exploration by critical criminologists in existentialist terms offers a richer and more productive approach to the social and cultural dimensions of crime, deviance, crime control and, more broadly, of regulation and governance. Covering a range of topics that lend themselves quite naturally to existentialist analysis - crime and deviance as becoming and will, the existential openness of symbolic exchange, the internal conversations that take place within criminal justice practices, and the contingent and finite character of resistance - the contributions to this volume set out to explore a largely untapped reservoir of critical potential.

A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Criminology

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Author: Ronnie Lippens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446202461

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the “Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap” series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks. In Studying Criminology, the author explores the interplay between philosophical and criminological theories to provide a stimulating and insightful overview of the subject. It offers students a fresh way of thinking about crime, giving them an opportunity to develop their understanding and to hone their critical skills. Suitable for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of Criminology and anybody interested in the field of Criminological studies.

Crime, Governance and Existential Predicaments

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Author: James Hardie-Bick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023034318X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

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This collection focuses on the existential predicaments and choices that underpin current debates and developments in the governance of crime and criminal justice and argues for the relevance of existentialist thought for enhancing a critical and philosophically inspired criminological imagination.

Criminology

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Author: Chris Hale,Keith Hayward,Azrini Wahidin,Emma Wincup

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691290

Category: Law

Page: 560

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Criminology is a broad-ranging and stimulating introduction that is ideal for undergraduates approaching the subject for the first time. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field and includes a range of learning features designed to help students engage with the material covered.

Crime, Deviance and Doping

Fallen Sports Stars, Autobiography and the Management of Stigma

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Author: M. Yar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137403756

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

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Yar examines the autobiographies of fallen sports stars, exploring their fall from grace and the stigma it entails. Drawing upon sociological and criminological perspectives, it illuminates how fallen stars use confessional acts of story-telling to seek forgiveness, vindication and redemption.

Theoretical Criminology from Modernity to Post-Modernism

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Author: Wayne Morrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113542702X

Category: Law

Page: 540

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This book incorporates many of the exciting debates in the social sciences and philosophy of knowledge concerning the issues of modernity and post-modernism. It sets out a new project for criminology, a criminology of modernity, and offers a sustained critique of theorizing without a concern for social totalities. This book is designed to place criminological theory at the cutting edge of contemporary debates. Wayne Morrison reviews the history and present state of criminology and identifies a range of social problems and large scale social processes which must be addressed if the subject is to attain intellectual commitment. This book marks a new development in criminological texts and will serve a valuable function not only for students and academics but for all those interested in the project of understanding crime in contemporary conditions.

Social Justice

A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communism

Page: N.A

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Expanding the Criminological Imagination

Critical Readings in Crimonology

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Author: Alana Barton

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: 9781843921561

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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This book brings together a series of writings on the problems facing contemporary criminology, highlighting the main theoretical priorities of critical analysis and their application to substantive case studies of research in action. Its main aim is to establish the conceptual and practical foundations for a new generation of studies in criminology, and to set a new agenda for critical criminology. Each chapter will critically assess the main conceptual and empirical problems they have encountered in their research, and to bring to life the key theoretical debates within the discipline. This book will be essential reading for students seeking an understanding of the nature of the discipline of criminology and criminological research.

Postmodern Criminology

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Author: Dragan Milovanovic

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815324560

Category: Law

Page: 266

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

Escape Routes: Contemporary Perspectives on Life After Punishment

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Author: Senior Research Fellow Institute of Stephen Farrall,Stephen Farrall,Richard Sparks,Shadd Maruna,Mike Hough,Professor of Social Policy Mike Hough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136859594

Category: Law

Page: 288

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Escape Routes: Contemporary Perspectives on Life After Punishment addresses the reasons why people stop offending, and the processes by which they are rehabilitated or resettled back into the community. Engaging with, and building upon, renewed criminological interest in this area, Escape Routes nevertheless broadens and enlivens the current debate. First, its scope goes beyond a narrowly-defined notion of crime and includes, for example, essays on religious redemption, the lives of ex-war criminals, and the relationship between ethnicity and desistance from crime. Second, contributors to this volume draw upon a number of areas of contemporary research, including urban studies, philosophy, history, religious studies, and ethics, as well as criminology. Examining new theoretical work in the study of desistance and exploring the experiences of a number of groups whose experiences of life after punishment do not usually attract much attention, Escape Routes provides new insights about the processes associated with reform, resettlement and forgiveness. Intended to drive our understanding of life after punishment forward, its rich array of theoretical and substantive papers will be of considerable interest to criminologists, lawyers, and sociologists.

The Future of Criminology

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Author: Rolf Loeber,Brandon C. Welsh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199917957

Category: Law

Page: 304

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The Future of Criminology takes stock of the major advances and developments that have taken place in the past several decades and asks where the field of criminology is headed. In thirty-three brief essays, the field's leading scholars provide their views into the future of what needs to be done in research, policy, and practice in the discipline.

The Other Side of Criminology

An Inversion of the Concept of Crime

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Author: Gerardus Petrus Hoefnagels

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401744955

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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Didactically, a textbook of criminology should start at the beginning. The learning process, also an emotional process, begins in criminology with the concepts, views, emotions, attitudes and ideas we have regarding crime and criminals. Exploration of these underlying factors is one of the aims of the present book. We can free our thinking only by being aware of the significance of our own feelings and thoughts about a phenomenon like crime. 'That is the basic problem confronting us. In scien tific thinking implicit postulates as to the sensus communis, unless recognized and 1 neutralized, grow into idols.' The fight against crime is one example of such an idol. Crimes and criminals exist only by virtue of reactions to certain forms of be havior. For this reason this book will begin by examining the reactions of society to crime. Criminology is primarily a science of others than offenders. In this sense I invert criminology. The history of criminology is not so much a history of offenders, 2 as a history of the reactions of those in power.

Criminology

An Integrated Approach

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Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742547131

Category: Social Science

Page: 379

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Barak provides the first integrated analysis of crime, criminal justice, and criminology through a global lens, revealing the importance of a global perspective for the study of crime and justice in the 21st century. While moving seamlessly from the micro bio-psychological, interactive-social process to the macro cultural-structural forces that shape crime and our responses to it, the author presents the reader with a feast of the latest criminological ideas in this sumptuous tome.

Abstracts on Criminology and Penology

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

Page: N.A

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Bimonthly. Abstracts of journal articles and monographs. Covers material from psychiatric literature as well as from criminological sources. Entries arranged in classified order. Author, subject indexes.

What is Criminology About?

Philosophical Reflections

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Author: Don Crewe,Ronnie Lippens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317686373

Category: Law

Page: 214

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Since its inception, criminology has had trouble answering the question of what it is about. But although many consider the answer to this question to be self-evident, this book pursues the provocative possibility that criminology does not know what the object of its study is; it merely knows what it is called. Aiming to foster dissent among those who claim to know what criminology is about – and those who don’t – writers from different schools of thought come together in this collection to answer the question "what is criminology about?" Building on a resurgence of interest in the nature of the object of criminology, their responses aim to deepen, and to expand, the current debate. This book will, then, be of considerable interest to contemporary proponents and students of criminology and law.