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Understanding Criminology: Current Theoretical Debates (Crime & Justice) [Paperback]

Sandra Walklate
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1 Jun 2007 0335221238 978-0335221233 3
"Provides a very clear, easily readable introduction to the wide range of criminological theories."Anne Rees, University of Portsmouth, UK

  • What does contemporary criminological theory look like?
  • What impact, if any, does it have on policy?
The new edition of this bestselling text updates a key title in the Crime and Justice series, whilst maintaining it's trademark theory-intensive approach to Criminology. In this third edition, the author pays particular attention to the development of the policy agenda under New Labour.

The book examines the development of criminological theory over the past twenty five years, with detailed analysis of the relationship between criminological theorizing, criminal justice, social justice, and politics. It also provides:

  • A detailed examination of the role of the media in relation to the fear of crime
  • Expanded discussion of classical criminology, adding discussion of cultural criminology
  • Special reference to young people and victims of crime
  • A critical consideration of current policies concerned with rebalancing the criminal justice system
  • Increased emphasis on issues related to risk and terrorism
  • A comprehensive update of policy and research throughout
Understanding Criminology is key reading for students who are new to the discipline, but also contains the rigourous analysis required by all levels of undergraduate student.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; 3 edition (1 Jun 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0335221238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0335221233
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 18 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 420,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool. She previously held posts at Manchester Metropolitan University, Keele, Salford and Liverpool John Moores Universities. She is author of Imagining the Victim of Crime (2007) and an edited collection with Gabe Mythen entitled Beyond the Risk Society: Critical Reflections on Risk and Human Security (2006), both with Open University Press.

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