Theoretical Criminology from Modernity to Post Modernism

Author: Wayne Morrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135427023
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Law

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.

Theoretical Criminology from Modernity to Post Modernism

Author: Wayne Morrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135427016
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Law

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.

Critical Criminology

Author: Russell Hogg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135991180
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Social Science

This book sets to explore the key issues and future prospects facing critical criminology, bringing together a set of leading authorities in the field from the UK, Australasia and the USA. A key concern of the book is to review the possibilities and strategies of pursuing critical criminological scholarship in the context of an increasingly dominant administrative criminology paradigm, reflected in the rise of neo-liberalism, a 'governmentalised' criminology of risk, crime control and situational crime prevention.

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.

Communities Identities and Crime

Author: Basia Spalek
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861348043
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a critical exploration of the importance of social identities when considering crime, victimisation and criminal justice and offers a refreshing perspective on the most significant developments in relation to equality and diversity issues that feature in policies and practices of criminal justice agencies.

We Have Never Been Postmodern

Author: Steve Redhead
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748688975
Release Date: 2011-06-29
Genre: Art

This book sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture.

The Globalisation of Crime

Author: Mark Findlay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521789834
Release Date: 2000-05-04
Genre: Political Science

Presents a fascinating theory of crime as globalized social force.

Fighting for Political Freedom

Author: Terence C Halliday
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781847314024
Release Date: 2007-12-20
Genre: Law

Across the world political liberalism is being fought for, consolidated and defended. That is the case for nations that have never enjoyed a liberal political society, for nations that have advanced towards and then retreated from political liberalism, for nations that have recently shifted from authoritarian to liberal political systems, and for mature democracies facing terrorism and domestic conflict. This book tests for the contemporary world the proposition that lawyers are active agents in the construction of liberal political regimes. It examines the efficacy of a framework that postulates that legal professions not only orient themselves to a market for their services but can frequently be seen in the forefront of actors seeking to institutionalise political liberalism. On the basis of some 16 case studies from across the world, the authors present a theoretical link between lawyers and political liberalism having wide-ranging application over radically diverse situations in Asia and the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe. They argue that it is not the politics of lawyers alone but the politics of a 'legal complex' of legally trained occupations, centred on lawyers and judges, that drives advances or retreats from political liberalism, that political liberalism itself is everywhere in play, in countries with established democracies and those without liberal politics and that it is now clear that the legal arena is a central field of struggle over the shape of political power. The case studies presented here provide powerful evidence that the nexus of bar and bench in transitions towards or away from political liberalism is a force which has universal application.

Fl chtige Moderne

Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher:
ISBN: 3518124471
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Civilization, Modern


Aufzeichnungen aus einem Kellerloch

Author: F. M. Dostojewski
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783959091251
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Genre: Fiction

Dostojewski veröffentlichte seinen Kurzroman 1864, der als eine seiner bedeutendsten psychologischen Leistungen gilt. Im ersten, essayistischen Teil schildert der namenlose Icherzähler, ein in einem Kellergelass lebender ehemaliger Beamter, seine Verachtung für die moderne Gesellschaft, der er Zynismus und Materialismus vorwirft. Zugleich beschreibt er sich selbst als hässlichen, bösartigen und verachtenswerten Menschen und mithin typischen Vertreter eben dieser Moderne. Im zweiten, 16 Jahre früher spielenden Teil schildert der Icherzähler zunächst das Scheitern seiner beruflichen Ambitionen durch sein aggressives Verhalten bei einem Diner befreundeter hoher Beamter sowie seinen zynischen Umgang mit der Prostituierten Lisa, der er erst ihre Rettung in Aussicht stellt, nur um sie dann harsch von sich zu weisen.

Sache und Bestimmung der Marx schen Wissenschaft

Author: Josef G. Thomas
Publisher:
ISBN: UCAL:B5116596
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Dialectical materialism

Die vorliegende Arbeit verwendet die Marx'sche Wissenschaft weder als Mittel, um die Metaphysik abzutun, noch ist sie Kritik an ihrer theoretischen Basis, noch wird sie ihr zur Quintessenz der «Neueren Philosophie». Ihr einziges Motiv liegt in der Anerkennung ihres geschichtlichen Zusammenhangs (Hobbes) und Unterschieds (Hegel) und derjenigen Sache, die für Marx zum Entzug des ursprünglich produktiven Menschen wurde. Während bei Hegel Sache und Bestimmung, Begriff und Idee, zu ungeteilter Gegenwart kommen, soll bei Marx nicht der Grund, sondern der Drang des Ursprungs in die Zukunft eines ökonomischen Körpers führen, in dem der Produzent jetzt die Sache und sich selbst bestimmen wird.

Drugs in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 3 volumes

Author: Nancy E. Marion
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610695961
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Political Science

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Born to Crime

Author: Lawrence Taylor
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: STANFORD:36105039886507
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Social Science


Criminology

Author: Stephan Hurwitz
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838614779
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Social Science

This handbook of criminology appears as the second edition of Stephan Hurwitz's Criminology and is based on the third Danish edition of the authors' Criminology, published in two volumes. Lawyers, psychiatrists, sociologists, as well as all criminologists will find invaluable its open-minded discussion of all the basic theories within the criminological field.