The New Criminology: For a Social Theory of Deviance

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Harper & Row, 1974 - Social Science - 325 pages
'The New Criminology' was written at a particular time and place; it was a product of 1968 and its aftermath: a world turned upside down. It was a time of great changes in personal politics and a surge of politics on the left: Marxism, Anarchism, Situationism as well as radical social democratic ideas became centre stage.

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Foreword by Alvin W Gouldner ix
The appeal of positivism
Durkheim and the break with analytical individualism

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Jock Young is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is a Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent's School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research. His work has had a profound impact on criminology. Along with John Lea, Jock Young developed Left Realism Criminology and is now involved in a new theoretical development known as Cultural Criminology. He has published extensively across a wide range of areas including mass media, drugs, abortion, policing, criminal victimization, stop and search and ethnic minorities.He has just finished a trilogy on social exclusion: The Exclusive Society (Sage, 1999) The Vertigo of Late Modernity (Sage, 2007) and The Criminological Imagination (Polity Press, 2011).

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