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NCJ Number: 184915 Find in a Library
Title: New Primer in Radical Criminology: Critical Perspectives on Crime, Power and Identity, Third Edition
Author(s): Michael J. Lynch; Raymond J. Michalowki; W. Byron Groves
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 296
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Publication Number: ISBN: 1-881798-21-6
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
United States of America
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book provides an overview of radical criminology. Over the past decade, the theoretical scope of radical criminology has expanded. Radical criminology frames the problem of crime in terms of class, race, gender, culture and history.
Abstract: Over the last nearly 30 years radical criminology has been rapidly developing character. The book explores ways of constructing radical criminology. Throughout the book the authors examine how radical perspectives on class, race, gender, and culture have been used to understand crime and justice. Radical criminologists have only recently begun to explore these issues and the ways they intersect with one another to produce patterns of lawmaking, crime, and punishment. The objective is to provide a basic introduction to these issues that will enable others to pursue the questions of how class, race, gender, and culture intersect in ways that shape the production of crime and punishment. In summation, it is contended that social class is currently the most radical of all political issues. At this moment in history, social class arrangements affect the construction of crime and punishment in the U.S. seeming to be the most radical of the radical criminologies. Bibliography and indexes
Main Term(s): Radical criminology
Index Term(s): Criminology; Cultural influences; Gender issues; Marxism; Social classes
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