Social Censure and Critical Criminology

Author: Anthony Amatrudo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781349952212
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Genre: Social Science

This edited collection focuses on the sociology of 'social censure' – the sociological term advocated by Colin Sumner in his seminal writing of the 1980s and 1990s. Social censure has become increasingly important in contemporary criminological writing. This can especially be seen in recent writing on gender and race and also in terms of the way that the state's relationship to crime is now understood. This collection addresses a deficit in the published literature and both revisits themes from an earlier era and looks forward to the development of new writing that develops Sumner’s seminal work on social censure. The contributors are drawn from leading scholars from across the Social Sciences and Law and they address a wide range of issues such as: race, youth justice, policing, welfare, and violence. The resulting volume is an interdisciplinary text which will be of special interest to scholars and students of Critical Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies, as well as those interested in the operation of the criminal justice system and criminological theory.

Criminal Actions and Social Situations

Author: Anthony Amatrudo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137457318
Release Date: 2018-01-24
Genre: Social Science

This book develops a more nuanced, and technically rigorous, account of persons and groups in the context of intentional action and responsibility. Until now criminologists have taken groups as fairly straightforward associations and neglected the technical – and problematic – issues of how intention and action both structure membership and action. Amatrudo also assesses the often-overlooked fleeting nature of many groups and the overstated continuity of group membership, and this book has radical implications for the way we describe criminal groupings e.g. “criminal” groups with their loose bonds but tight sense of intentionality from criminogenic groups with their tight bonds and loose sense of intentionality. A key issue investigated here is the implications involved for people incarcerated on joint criminal enterprise charges and gang membership-related charges; and this timely topic will be of great interest to academics and students of Criminology, Law, Sociology and a variety of other Social Sciences. The volume will also be useful for lawyers, social workers, community workers and others involved in the criminal justice system.

The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime

Author: Murray Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317311072
Release Date: 2017-12-01
Genre: Social Science

The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime brings together original and international state of the art contributions of theoretical, empirical, policy-related scholarship on the intersection of perceptions of crime, victimisation, vulnerability and risk. This is timely as fear of crime has now been a focus of scholarly and policy interest for some fifty years and shows little sign of abating. Research on fear of crime is demonstrative of the inter-disciplinarity of criminology, drawing in the disciplines of sociology, psychology, political science, history, cultural studies, gender studies, planning and architecture, philosophy and human geography. This collection draws in many of these interdisciplinary themes. This collections also extends the boundaries of fear of crime research. It does this both methodologically and conceptually, but perhaps more importantly it moves us beyond some of the often repeated debates in this field to focus on novel topics from unique perspectives. The book begins by plotting the history of fear of crime’s development, then moves on to investigate the methodological and theoretical debates that have ensued and the policy transfer that occurred across jurisdictions. Key elements in debates and research on fear of crime concerning gender, race and ethnicity are covered, as are contemporary themes in fear of crime research, such as regulation, security, risk and the fear of terrorism, the mapping of fear of crime and fear of crime beyond urban landscapes. The final sections of the book explore geographies of fear and future and unique directions for this research.

Criminal Justice Research in an Era of Mass Mobility

Author: Andriani Fili
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351980074
Release Date: 2018-05-08
Genre: Social Science

We live in an era of mass mobility where governments remain committed to closing borders, engaging with securitisation discourses and restrictive immigration policies, which in turn nurture xenophobia and racism. It is within this wider context of social and political unrest that the contributors of this collection reflect on their experiences of conducting criminological research. This collection focuses on the challenges of doing research on the intersections between criminal justice and immigration control, choosing and changing methodologies while juggling the disciplinary and interdisciplinary requirements of the work’s audience. From research design, to fieldwork to writing-up, this book captures every part of the research process, drawing on a range of topics such as migration control, immigrant detention and border policing. It also reflects on more neglected areas such as the interpersonal and institutional contexts of research and the ontological and epistemological assumptions embedded within data analysis methods. It makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the major developments in current research in this field, how and why they occur and with what consequences. This book seeks to shake off the phantom of undisturbed research settings by bringing to the fore the researchers' involvement in the research process and its products. An interdisciplinary collection, it can be used as a reference not just for those interested in the criminology of mobility but also as a learning tool for anyone conducting research on a highly charged topic in contemporary policy and politics.

Values in Criminology and Community Justice

Author: Cowburn, Malcolm
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447300366
Release Date: 2015-03-18
Genre: Social Science

This timely and thought-provoking collection of writings considers values in crime theory, criminal justice and research practice, uncovering the many different 'sides' that criminologists, policy makers and researchers take.

Key Perspectives in Criminology

Author: John Tierney
Publisher:
ISBN: 033522914X
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Law

This book introduces the important words and themes which students need to know in order to succeed at criminology. It doesn't aim to be a dictionary rather it brings together a comprehensive list of those essential words that students need. It has the advantage of being able to offer longer definitions of terms as well as suggesting terms which are new to the subject area and which are helping change the discipline eg 'green criminology'. The book is a proactive intervention in the development of criminology and includes cross referencing throughout, relevant sources cited, annotated guide to further reading and an overview of critiques of each concept.

Criminology

Author: John Tierney
Publisher:
ISBN: 0133801551
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Social Science

An introduction to criminological theory, and to the scope of criminology as an academic discipline, this text presents criminological theory within wider social and political contexts, charting the corresponding development of the academic discipline in a chronological framework.

Violence Culture And Censure

Author: Professor Colin Sumner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781135741457
Release Date: 2005-08-12
Genre: Social Science

Essays reflecting on our understanding and moral judgement of violence. The essays argue that even serious violence is not a simple fact, but a category of thought and practice rooted in history, culture and society.

Social Control and Political Order

Author: Roberto Bergalli
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 0803975589
Release Date: 1997-04-08
Genre: Social Science

This vibrant collection of essays offers a profound and timely assessment of issues surrounding the concept of social control, and indicates its significance for the new political orders developing in contemporary Europe. The contributors debate the issues relating to the future of social control from a range of perspectives. They outline its history and politics in both the Anglo-American sociology and the Hispanic world; they discuss the weaknesses of the concept, and assess its relevance for contemporary Europe.

Critique and Radical Discourses on Crime

Author: George Pavlich
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060219883
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Law

Reassessing the genres of critique evident in previous forms of radical criminology, this book formulates a different genre of critique appropriate to the uncertainties of postmodern conditions, showing how these genres can be articulated to differently conceived radical discourses on crime.

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

Author: Mike Maguire
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: UOM:39015043781866
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Social Science

Comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the subject. Useful to anyone who teaches, studies or practices criminology.