Criminology (Sage Library of Criminology)

Criminology (Sage Library of Criminology)

By: John Muncie (editor)Hardback

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This three-volume set is the definitive reference tool for criminology and criminal justice students, researchers and practitioners worldwide. John Muncie presents a comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary pieces that define the study of crime. Each volume includes an introduction by the editor, to contextualize the historical, theoretical and empirical significance of the articles contained therein. Volume 1: The Meaning of Crime: Definition, representation and social construction This volume introduces key issues in the definition of `crime', examining legal, historical, moral and social constructions of crime. Volume 2: The Causes of Crime Explanations of crime are various, diverse and contradictory. This volume brings together some of the major criminological paradigms (biological, psychological and sociological) which have attempted to locate the causes of crime. Volume 3: Radical and Critical Criminologies This volume introduces how radical, feminist and critical schools of criminology started to address the issue not of why offending occurred, but of how particular images of crime were constructed and maintained. Collectively, the volumes provide ready access to the key debates about and disputes within the academic study of crime as they have emerged over the past 120 years.

About Author

John Muncie is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the Open University, UK. He is the author of Youth and Crime (4th edition, Sage, 2014), and he has published widely on issues in comparative youth justice and children's rights, including the co-edited companion volumes Youth Crime and Justice and Comparative Youth Justice (Sage, 2006). He has produced numerous Open University texts and readers, including Crime: Local and Global (Willan, 2010), Criminal Justice: Local and Global (Willan, 2010), The Problem of Crime (2nd edition, Sage, 2001), Crime Prevention and Community Safety (Sage, 2001) and Imprisonment: European Perspectives (Harvester, 1991). He has also contributed nine volumes to the The Sage Library of Criminology (Sage, 2007-2009). He is co-editor of the Sage journal Youth Justice: An International Journal.


Volume One: The Meaning of Crime: Definition, Representation and Social Construction PART ONE: DEFINITION Crime, Law and Social Science - J Michael and M Adler Who Is the Criminal? - P R Tappan White-Collar Criminality - E H Sutherland The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison - J Reiman Defenders of Order or Guardians of Human Rights - H Schwendinger and J Schwendinger Social Harm Definitions of Crime - L Tifft The Prism of Crime - S Henry and M M Lanier Arguments for an Integrated Definition of Crime Critical Criminology and the Concept of Crime - L Hulsman PART TWO: REPRESENTATION Bias in the Newspaper Reporting of Crime News - J Ditton and J Duffy Repetitive Retribution - C R Sanders and E Lyon Media Images and the Cultural Construction of Criminal Justice The Construction of Crime News - Y Jewkes What Makes Crime 'News'? - J Katz Mods, Rockers and the Rest - S Cohen Community Reactions to Juvenile Delinquency The Amplification of Drug Use - J Young Rethinking Moral Panic for Multi-Mediated Social Worlds - A McRobbie and S Thornton Moral Panics as Cultural Politics - S Cohen Crime and the Media - R Osborne From Media Studies to Postmodernism PART THREE: SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION Chapter One from Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance - H Becker The Media's Role in the Definition of Crime - R Surette and C Otto The Criminalization of Conduct - W J Chambliss Crime as Category - Domestic and Globalized - L Nader Volume Two: The Causes of Crime PART ONE: ORIGINS OF CRIMINOLOGY: CLASSICISM AND POSITIVISM On Crimes and Punishments - C Beccaria Of the Development of the Propensity to Crime - A Quetelet Crime - C Lombroso Its Causes and Remedies PART TWO: BIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS Antisocial Behaviour - A Raine and P Venables Evolution, Genetics, Neuropsychology and Psychophysiology Role of Genotype in the Cycle of Violence in Maltreated Children - A Caspi et al Crime and Personality - H J Eysenck The Concentration of Offending in Families - D Farrington, G Barnes and S Lambert PART THREE: SOCIOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS Social Structure and Anomie - R Merton Chapter One of Delinquency, Crime and Differential Association - D Cressey Illegitimate Means, Anomie and Deviant Behaviour - R Cloward Foundation for a General Strain Theory of Crime and Delinquency - R Agnew Deviant Places - R Stark A Theory of the Ecology of Crime PART FOUR: RATIONAL CHOICE AND REALIST EXPLANATIONS Chapter 13 of Thinking about Crime, Second Edition - J Q Wilson Psychology and Crime - R V G Clarke Broken Windows - J Q Wilson and G Kelling Routine Activities and Crime Prevention in the Developing Metropolis - M Felson Underclass - C Murray The Crisis Deepens Ten Points of Realism - J Young Crime and Market Society - E Currie Lessons from the USA Volume Three: Radical and Critical Criminologies PART ONE: ANTI-POSITIVISM: INTERACTIONISM AND LABELLING Point of View - E Tannenbaum Techniques of Neutralization - G M Sykes and D Matza A Theory of Delinquency The Concept of Secondary Deviation - E Lemert Whose Side Are We on? - H Becker PART TWO: MARXIST CRIMINOLOGIES Criminality and Economic Conditions - W Bonger Towards a Political Economy of Crime - W Chambliss Crime and the Development of Capitalism - R Quinney PART THREE: CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGIES Conclusion Chapter of The New Criminology - I Taylor, P Walton and J Young Drifting into a Law and Order Society - S Hall The Politics of Abolition - T Mathiesen Prison Talk - C Gordon PART FOUR: FEMINIST CRIMINOLOGIES AND GENDER STUDIES Redressing the Balance - C Smart Feminism and Criminology - K Daly and M Chesney-Lind Feminist Approaches to Criminology or Postmodern Woman Meets Atavistic Man - C Smart Masculinities and Crime - T Jefferson PART FIVE: CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL RESEARCH State Crime, Human Rights and the Limits of Criminology - P Green and T Ward Scrutinizing the Powerful - S Tombs and D Whyte Crime, Contemporary Political Economy and Critical Social Research Towards a Criminology of War in Europe - R Jamieson Criminological Verstehen - J Ferrell Inside the Immediacy of Crime

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  • ISBN13: 9781412911658
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1088
  • ID: 9781412911658
  • weight: 2100
  • ISBN10: 1412911656

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