Becoming Criminal

The Socio-Cultural Origins of Law, Transgression, and Deviance

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Author: D. Crewe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137307714

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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This book consists of a fundamental deconstruction and reconstruction of the key concepts of Criminology and The Sociology of Law, providing a coherent expression of the relationships between these newly constructed concepts and thus a radically new statement of the relationship between society, crime and the law.

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.

The Relativity of Deviance

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Author: John Curra

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483377350

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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This engaging and informative book, by award-winning sociologist and criminologist John Curra, offers a valuable perspective on attitudes and behaviors labeled as deviant. The Relativity of Deviance, Fourth Edition, explores the meanings and constructions of social deviance and social reactions to it, he answers such questions as: What is deviance? What comprises deviant behavior? How are deviants treated? How is deviance socially constructed and socially sustained? Why is the same attitude, behavior, or condition praised in one situation and condemned in another? Through insightful and thought-provoking examples and informed accounts, the author illustrates that deviance cannot be explained or understood in terms of absolutes or essential characteristics nor can it be explained or understood apart from its social setting. This book approaches sex, violence, theft, drugs, suicide, rape, and mental disorders in a way that shows the critical role of sociocultural factors and social reactions in constructions of deviance and crime.

Transgressive Imaginations

Crime, Deviance and Culture

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Author: M. O'Neill,L. Seal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369065

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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This book focuses upon the breaking of rules and taboos involved in 'doing crime', including violent crime as represented in fictive texts and ethnographic research. It includes chapters on topics of urgent contemporary interest such as asylum seekers, sex work, serial killers, school shooters, crimes of poverty and understandings of 'madness'.

Criminology

A Sociological Introduction

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Author: Eamonn Carrabine,Paul Iganski,Maggy Lee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415281676

Category: Law

Page: 428

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Covering all the major areas of the subject, this introduction to criminology features specific topics such as the history and theory of criminology and categories of crime.

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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An Introduction to Criminological Theory

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Author: Marilyn McShane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135632731

Category: Reference

Page: 300

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Social consequences of modernization in Communist societies

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Author: Mark George Field,American Council of Learned Societies. Planning Group on Comparative Communist Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

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Law and society

a critical perspective

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Author: Tullio Caputo

Publisher: Harcourt Brace

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 330

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Urban Excess and the Law

Capital, Culture and Desire

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Author: Christopher Stanley

Publisher: Cavendish Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 226

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This book sets out to confront the complexities of everyday life in contemporary urban culture from the perspective of the relationship between law, desire and transgression. Operating within an analysis of the political imperative of deregulation and the tensions inherent in the politics and ethics of neo-liberal economics, the book raises questions and possibilities regarding justice, community and dissent. It operates within an interdisciplinary framework and draws upon social theory, cultural geography, critical criminology and urban sociology. The book will be of interest to academics and students of criminology, sociology of law, cultural studies and urban sociology. It will also appeal to those whose interest is of a more general nature.