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15. Critical criminology: conflict, radical and cultural criminologies

15. Critical criminology: conflict, radical and cultural criminologies  

Katherine S. Williams

in Textbook on Criminology (7th edn)

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Mar 2012
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Jun 2014
eISBN: 
9780191783753
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199592708.003.0015
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9780199592708
Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. This chapter first considers theories that seek to describe ... More
4. Theoretical criminology: a starting point

4. Theoretical criminology: a starting point  

Keith Hayward and Wayne Morrison

in Criminology (3rd edn)

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Jun 2013
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Jun 2014
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9780191783937
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10.1093/he/9780199691296.003.0004
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9780199691296
This chapter offers a comprehensive introduction to how criminological theory has developed and is used. It presents a series of theoretical vignettes, each of which provides both an ... More
6. How does criminology ‘know’ about crime?Subjectivity, supposition, and study

6. How does criminology ‘know’ about crime?: Subjectivity, supposition, and study  

Steve Case, Phil Johnson, David Manlow, Roger Smith, and Kate Williams

in Criminology

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191841361
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10.1093/he/9780198736752.003.0006
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9780198736752
This chapter examines the means by which different forms of knowledge are created in criminology and what it means to know about crime, with particular emphasis on the empirical research ... More
14. The Metamorphosis of the Sociology of Crime and Deviance

14. The Metamorphosis of the Sociology of Crime and Deviance  

David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin

in Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking (7th edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191809569
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10.1093/he/9780198747345.003.0014
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9780198747345
This chapter examines recent developments in the sociology of crime and deviance, with particular reference to the criticisms that have been hurled against it, as well as the emergence of ... More
2. Sources of Knowledge about Crime and Deviance

2. Sources of Knowledge about Crime and Deviance  

David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin

in Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking (7th edn)

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Mar 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191809569
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10.1093/he/9780198747345.003.0002
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This chapter examines various sources of knowledge on the sociology of crime, deviance, and control, noting the lack of a straightforward route to the collection of information available. ... More
Understanding DevianceA Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking

Understanding Deviance: A Guide to the Sociology of Crime and Rule-Breaking (7th edn)  

David Downes, Paul Rock, and Eugene McLaughlin

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
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Sep 2016
eISBN: 
9780191809569
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198747345.001.0001
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9780198747345
Understanding Deviance provides a comprehensive guide to the current state of criminological theory. It outlines the principal theories of crime, deviance, and rule-breaking, ... More
19. Searching for the causes of crime

19. Searching for the causes of crime  

Steve Case, Phil Johnson, David Manlow, Roger Smith, and Kate Williams

in Criminology

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191841361
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10.1093/he/9780198736752.003.0019
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This chapter focuses on criminology's obsession with the causes of crime, especially in light of problems in defining crime. It first considers the reasons why we search for the causes of ... More
18. Integrated theories of crime

18. Integrated theories of crime  

Steve Case, Phil Johnson, David Manlow, Roger Smith, and Kate Williams

in Criminology

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191841361
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10.1093/he/9780198736752.003.0018
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9780198736752
This chapter examines theories that integrate the main concepts and arguments from existing theories and challenge their position as the hegemonic theoretical explanations of crime. It ... More
12. Free will, classicism, and rational choiceThe blame game

12. Free will, classicism, and rational choice: The blame game  

Steve Case, Phil Johnson, David Manlow, Roger Smith, and Kate Williams

in Criminology

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191841361
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10.1093/he/9780198736752.003.0012
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9780198736752
This chapter explores the importance of free will and rational choice in the criminal justice system. It first explains the purpose of theory and how to interpret, test, and critically ... More
11. Gender and feminist criminology

11. Gender and feminist criminology  

Pamela Ugwudike

in Criminology

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191841361
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10.1093/he/9780198736752.003.0011
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This chapter examines the origins, definitions, and principles of feminist criminology. It begins with a discussion of the main theoretical traditions that underpin feminist criminology, ... More
Textbook on Criminology

Textbook on Criminology (7th edn)  

Katherine S. Williams

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Jun 2014
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9780191783753
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780199592708.001.0001
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9780199592708
Course-focused and comprehensive, the Textbook on series provides an accessible overview of the key areas on the law curriculum. Textbook on Criminology offers an engaging and wide-ranging ... More
13. Biological and psychological positivismDetermined to predetermine

13. Biological and psychological positivism: Determined to predetermine  

Steve Case, Phil Johnson, David Manlow, Roger Smith, and Kate Williams

in Criminology

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Mar 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191841361
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10.1093/he/9780198736752.003.0013
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This chapter examines the contribution of biology and psychology to our understanding of crime and its causes from the perspective of individual positivism — those aspects of positivist ... More
14. Sociological positivismDetermined to predetermine

14. Sociological positivism: Determined to predetermine  

Steve Case, Phil Johnson, David Manlow, Roger Smith, and Kate Williams

in Criminology

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Mar 2017
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9780191841361
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10.1093/he/9780198736752.003.0014
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9780198736752
This chapter examines whether crime can be explained from a sociological perspective. Many sociological theories are positivist and argue that the behaviour of each individual is, to an ... More
1. What is crime? Contrasting definitions and perspectives

1. What is crime? Contrasting definitions and perspectives  

Wayne Morrison

in Criminology (3rd edn)

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Jun 2013
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Jun 2014
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9780191783937
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10.1093/he/9780199691296.003.0001
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9780199691296
This chapter, which introduces some of the complex interrelationships surrounding the various ways that crime is constructed and objectified, shows that, in practice and in the literature, ... More
Introduction—Criminology: its origins and research methods

Introduction—Criminology: its origins and research methods  

Stephen Jones

in Criminology (6th edn)

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191822216
DOI: 
10.1093/he/9780198768968.003.0111
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9780198768968
This chapter discusses the origins of the term ‘criminology’, which emerged at the end of the nineteenth century because a group of theorists laid claim to systematic knowledge as to the ... More
Criminology

Criminology (6th edn)  

Stephen Jones

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
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9780191822216
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10.1093/he/9780198768968.001.0001
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book
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9780198768968
This expanded sixth edition of Criminology provides the reader with a clearly expressed and concise analysis of the main sociological and psychological theories of crime and deviance. It is ... More
Introduction: The new vision

Introduction: The new vision  

Alison Liebling, Shadd Maruna, and Lesley McAra

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191793509
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10.1093/he/9780198719441.003.0001
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9780198719441
In this chapter, we review developments in the field of criminology since the first editors began this project, pay tribute to their efforts, and outline our vision for the new edition. We ... More
5. Political economy, crime, and criminal justice

5. Political economy, crime, and criminal justice  

Robert Reiner

in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn)

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May 2017
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Sep 2017
eISBN: 
9780191793509
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10.1093/he/9780198719441.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198719441
Trends and patterns in crime and criminal justice are shaped by variations in the overall structure of different political economies. The macro trends in political economy are mediated by ... More

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