Criminological Perspectives: Essential Readings (Published in association with The Open University) Paperback – 4 Sep 2009
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About the Author
Eugene McLaughlin is Professor of Criminology and co-director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Research. He is also a member of the Centre for Law Justice and Journalism. He completed his postgraduate criminology studies at the University of Cambridge and the University of Sheffield. Eugene has held various academic appointments including at the University of Hong Kong, the Open University and the University of Southampton. He has also been Visiting Professor at the Department of Sociology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, the Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies. He is an associate editor of Crime, Media and Cultureand is on the editorial board of Criminal Justice Matters. He has served on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Criminology, Critical Social Policy, the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice and was co-editor of Theoretical Criminology.
John Muncie is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the Open University, UK. He is the author of Youth and Crime (4th edition, Sage, 2014), and he has published widely on issues in comparative youth justice and children’s rights, including the co-edited companion volumes Youth Crime and Justice and Comparative Youth Justice (Sage, 2006). He has produced numerous Open University texts and readers, including Crime: Local and Global (Willan, 2010), Criminal Justice: Local and Global (Willan, 2010), The Problem of Crime (2nd edition, Sage, 2001), Crime Prevention and Community Safety (Sage, 2001) and Imprisonment: European Perspectives (Harvester, 1991). He has also contributed nine volumes to the The Sage Library of Criminology (Sage, 2007–2009). He is co-editor of the Sage journal Youth Justice: An International Journal.
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Criminological perspectives is a different beast altogether. It's aimed at scratching an itch. Yes - it is extremely comprehensive; and most of the sources it covers are snippets from original works that the OHC will build on, develop and extrapolate from. Criminological perspectives offers many of the roots which have burgeoned into the fields that the OHC covers. So - for example - the first few chapters are snippets directly from the writings of Quetelet, Lombroso, Beccaria, Bonger, Durkheim, Bentham, etc. A sizeable chunk of Sykes' and Matza's 'Techniques of Neutralization' is reproduced from 1957 without critique or commentary - it is a chunk of the original article reprinted (as a brief rummage around JSTOR will verify).
Eysenck's explanation of his psychological approach is reproduced, Becker, Hirschi and Gottfredson, Dori Klein, Felson, Bottoms and Wiles, Foucault, Currie, James Q Wilson, Jock Young (and Taylor, Walton and Young separately), Box, Stanley Cohen... The list goes on, and on, and on.Read more ›
A bit on the bulky side (not pocket sized), a warning not a problem.
I would also recommend this book to criminology students!!!
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If one studies Criminology one becomes concerned by an increasingly left wing (even Marxist) slant on much material, and this compendium, which encapsulated earlier Open University... Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2011 by Keith A. Chittenden