Critical Criminology: Issues, Debates, Challenges

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Kerry Carrington, Russell Hogg
Willan Pub., Jun 1, 2002 - Law - 286 pages
This book explores 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 US. 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 "governmentalized" criminology of risk, crime control and situational crime prevention. The book is organized around three key themes: the first addresses the historical and genealogical context of the rise and demise of critical criminology in the liberal democracies; the second considers the possibility of re-envisioning critical criminological projects in the 21st century, given critiques of "rational" western thought, the impact of globalization and shifting modes of "social control" in criminal justice; while the third sets out a number of challenges and achievemen

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