Constitutive Criminology at Work

Author: Stuart Henry
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791441938
Release Date: 1999-08-12
Genre: Social Science

Provides the first applications of constitutive criminology, a theoretical framework inspired by postmodernism, to specific areas of criminological practice.

Constitutive criminology

Author: Stuart Henry
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 0803975848
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

Constitutive Criminology offers an affirmative, holistic approach to the study of crime. Taking as its starting point that individuals not only shape the world but are shaped by it, this book argues that the behaviours of those who offend and victimize others cannot be understood in isolation from the society of which they are a part.Instead of setting out to identify factors that cause offending, constitutive criminology examines the co-production of crime by human subjects and by the social and organizational structures that humans develop. The implications are, first, that crime must be deconstructed as a recurrent discursive process and, secondly, that conscious attempts must be made at reconstruction with a view to preventing recurrence. In constrast with the sceptical versions of postmodernism that pervade the social sciences and humanities Stuart Henry and Dragan Milovanovic focus on reconstruction and redirection. Drawing together disparate perspectives,they analyze a number of key themes, including: human nature and behaviour; society and social order; the role of the law; the definitions of crime; crime causation; and justice policy and practice.

Postmodern Criminology

Author: Dragan Milovanovic
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0815324561
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Law

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 In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays.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.

Key Perspectives in Criminology

Author: Tierney John
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335240586
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Social Science

Key Perspectives in Criminology is not simply a dictionary of criminology, but a welcome introduction for those with a genuine interest in the terms, concepts, themes and debates in the field.

Understanding Deviance

Author: David M. Downes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199569830
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

'Understanding Deviance' provides an indispensable guide to the major themes and theories which have come to form the sociology of crime and deviance, from their origins in the research of the University of Chicago sociology department in the 1920s to the most recent work in cultural criminology.

Advancing Critical Criminology

Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739112538
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Law

Advancing Critical Criminology constitutes a timely addition to the growing body of knowledge on critical criminology scholarship. DeKeseredy and Perry have assembled a volume that provides scholars with an in-depth review of the extant literature on several major branches of criminology as well as examples of how critical criminologists apply their theoretical perspectives to substantive topics, such as drugs, interpersonal violence, and rural crime. Accordingly, this work is divided into two main sections: overviews of theories and applications. Each chapter provides a summary of work in a specific area, along with suggestions for moving the field forward. This reader is unique in its choice of topics, which have often been overlooked in the past. An expert collection of international scholars, Advancing Critical Criminology is certain to stimulate lively debates and generate further critical social scientific work in this field.

Marxism and Criminological Theory

Author: Mark Cowling
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230234710
Release Date: 2008-11-03
Genre: Political Science

This volume looks at Marxist thought in criminology, the work of Willem Bonger, Georg Rusche and Otto Kircheimer, and assesses the role of Marxist analysis in areas such as Critical Criminology and Left Realism. Arguing that Marxism is relevant in the post-Soviet era, it offers a 'toolkit' of Marxist theories and how to use them.

Talking about Crime and Criminals

Author: Don C. Gibbons
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106017098242
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Crime.

Focuses on contemporary criminology theory about the causes of crime. This work outlines different theories and discusses: whether crime is homogenous; the social-structural processes in criminality; whether biosocial factors must be incorporated; and feminist criminology.

Critical Criminology at the Edge

Author: Dragan Milovanovic
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 0275968286
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Law

Introduces key emerging perspectives in postmodern analysis and discusses their application in criminology, law, and social justice.

What is crime

Author: Stuart Henry
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110171407
Release Date: 2001-02
Genre: Social Science

In What Is Crime?, the first book-length treatment of the topic, contributors debate the content of crime from diverse perspectives: consensus/moral, cultural/relative, conflict/power, anarchist/critical, feminist, racial/ethnic, postmodernist, and integrational. Henry and Lanier synthesize these perspectives and explore what each means for crime control policy. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Institutionalizing Restorative Justice

Author: Ivo Aertsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134016662
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Genre: Social Science

This new book aims to explore the key issues and debates surrounding the question of the incorporation and institutionalisation of restorative justice within existing penal and criminal justice systems, an increasingly pressing issue given the rapid spread of restorative justice worldwide at both national and international levels. In doing so it aims to build bridges between those concerned with the practical institutionalisation of restorative justice on the one hand, and those engaged in more theoretical aspects of penal development and analysis on the other. It offers conceptual tools and a theoretical framework to help make sense of these developments, reflecting expertise drawn from analysis of developments in Europe, North America and Australasia.

Criminological Theory

Author: J. Robert Lilly
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412936323
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science

The Fourth Edition of this highly successful text moves readers beyond often-mistaken common-sense understandings of crime by providing a rich introduction to how major scholars analyze crime. Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences, Fourth Edition shows the real-world relevance of theory by illuminating how ideas about crime play a prominent role in shaping crime-control policies and compelling students to apply theories to the contemporary milieu.

Criminological Theory

Author: Werner J. Einstadter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742542912
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Designed for upper-level senior and graduate criminological theory courses, this text thoroughly examines the ideas and assumptions underlying each major theoretical perspective in criminology. It lays bare theorists' ideas about human nature, social structure, social order, concepts of law, crime and criminals, the logic of crime causation and the policies and criminal justice practices that follow from these premises. The book provides students with a clear critical, analytic overview of criminological theory that enable enformed evaluative comparisons among different theorists.

Philosophy crime and criminology

Author: Bruce A. Arrigo
Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
ISBN: UOM:39015063314143
Release Date: 2006-04-21
Genre: Literary Criticism

Philosophy, Crime, and Criminology represents the first systematic attempt to unpack the philosophical foundations of crime in Western culture. Utilizing the insights of ontology, epistemology, aesthetics, and ethics, contributors demonstrate how the reality of crime is informed by a number of implicit assumptions about the human condition and un-stated values about civil society.Charting a provocative and original direction, editors Bruce A. Arrigo and Christopher R. Williams couple theoretically oriented chapters with those centred on application and case study. In doing so, they develop an insightful, sensible, and accessible approach for a philosophical criminology in step with the political and economic challenges of the twenty-first century. Revealing the ways in which philosophical conceits inform prevailing conceptions of crime, Philosophy, Crime, and Criminology is required reading for any serious student or scholar concerned with crime and its impact on society and in our lives.