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Criminology and Social Theory By Edited by David Garland (Professor of Law, School of Law and Department of Sociology, New York University)

Criminology and Social Theory
by Edited by David Garland (Professor of Law, School of Law and Department of Sociology, New York University)

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This collection reflects upon the ways in which crime and its control feature in the political and cultural landscapes of contemporary societies. The book discusses the meaning of crime and punishment in late-modern society.
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Criminology and Social Theory by Edited by David Garland (Professor of Law, School of Law and Department of Sociology, New York University)

Contemporary criminology inhabits a rapidly changing world. The speed and profundity of these changes are echoed in the rapidly developing character of criminology's subject-matter, whether it is crime rates, crime policy, or the practices of policing, prevention and punishment. The questions that animate this book concern the challenges that are posed for criminology by the economic, cultural, and political transformations that have marked late twentieth-century social life. In this unique collection of essays, a diverse group of distinguished social theorists reflect upon the intellectual challenges and opportunities presented to criminology by recent transformations in the social and intellectual landscapes of contemporary societies. As each essay in its different way reveals, crime and punishment have ceased to be topics that can be contained within the bounds of any specialized discipline. Crime and punishment now play such integral roles in the politics of contemporary societies, are so densely entangled with our daily routines, so deeply lodged in our emotional lives, so vividly represented in our cultural imagination, that they easily escape any analytical box, however capacious, that criminology may develop for their containment. Several of the most persuasive sociological accounts of the present give a prominent place in their analysis to crime, fear of crime, and the calculations of risk and measures of repression to which these give rise. This collection offers a series of powerful and provocative accounts of how crime and its control mesh with the underlying social and political dynamics shaping contemporary society. It raises a series of profound questions about the political and ethical frames through which these problems ought best to be governed.

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Criminology and Social Theory Reviews


Up-to-date, yet accessible exposition of criminological theory * Dr Yvonne Jewkes, Coventry University *
The essays provide a good overview of a broad spectrum of the subject. * Paul Okojie, Manchester Metropolitan University *
A tidy and very well priced volume giving access to overarching themes and issues in criminology. * Dr D. A. Holmes, Manchester Metropolitan University *

About Edited by David Garland (Professor of Law, School of Law and Department of Sociology, New York University)


David Garland is Professor of Law at New York University and Richard Sparks is Professor of Law at Keele University

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GOR001651479
Criminology and Social Theory by Edited by David Garland (Professor of Law, School of Law and Department of Sociology, New York University)
Edited by David Garland (Professor of Law, School of Law and Department of Sociology, New York University)
Clarendon Studies in Criminology
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2000-08-17
234
0198299427
9780198299424
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