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NCJ Number: 118398 Find in a Library
Title: Decriminalizing Criminology: Reflections on the Literal and Tropological Meaning of the Term
Journal: Canadian Journal of Criminology  Volume:31  Issue:2  Dated:(April 1989)  Pages:169-178
Author(s): C D Shearing
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 10
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: The paper provides a conception of criminology that relocates its theoretical problematic from crime to ordering; at the same time it argues for the retention of the term "criminology."
Abstract: The traditional crime focus of criminology, it argues, has its roots in two reinforcing historical phenomenon -- one theoretical, the other empirical. These origins, while initially useful in giving criminology theoretical coherence and a clear empirical focus, now restrict scholarly inquiry. The paper identifies an expanded problematic that includes the traditional crime focus but embraces developments that are moving criminology beyond its traditional boundaries. (Author Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminology theory evaluation; Labeling theory; Role perception
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