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Cutting the Edge Current Perspectives in Radical and Critical Criminology and Criminal Justice

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ISBN-10: 027595708X

ISBN-13: 9780275957087

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jeffrey Ian Ross

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This book introduces the reader to the critical issues, important trends, theories, and various subdisciplines in the current manifestation of radical and critical criminology and criminal justice, including postmodernism, left realism, feminism, and peacemaking. Since its articulation in the 1960s, radical and critical criminology has matured into a diverse body of work encompassing a variety of interesting perspectives. Contributors to this volume examine emerging issues in the theory (the importance of classics in radical theory, the market economy, the introduction of anarchist theory) and traditional concerns of criminology and criminal justice (white collar crime, police, prisons, community corrections, courts/sentencing), but from a critical perspective. This book showcases current scholarship in this often neglected area of theory and praxis with contributions by respected academics in the field of radical and critical criminology. These individuals represent a diversity of nationalities, races, ethnicities, religions, and genders. The reader will find their conclusions not only thought-provoking and stimulating, but highly accessible as well.
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Book details

List price: $84.00
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
Foreword
Cutting the Edge
Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
The Contributions of Marx, Weber, and Simmel
The Common Ground is the Cutting Edge
Understanding Crime and Social Control in Market Economies
Looking Back and Moving Forward
Time for an Integrated Critical Criminology
Marxist Criminology and Lacanian Psychoanalysis
Outline for a General Constitutive Theory of Crime
Stumbling Toward a Critical Criminology (and into the Anarchy and Imagery of Postmodernism)
New Directions in Critical Criminology and White Collar Crime
Radical and Critical Criminology's Treatment of Municipal Policing
Critical Criminology, Social Control, and an Alternative View of Corrections
Critical and Radical Perspectives on Community Punishment: Lessons from the Darkness
Razing the Wall: A Feminist Critique of Sentencing Theory, Research, and Policy
The Similarities in Conservative and Liberal Juvenile Justice Policies: Is There a Critical Alternative?
References
Index