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Crime and Markets: Essays in Anti-Criminology

Vincenzo Ruggiero


This book examines a range of criminal activities conducted in different European contexts. Offences committed by individuals and groups endowed with different resources and statuses are examined. Each chapter contains an implicit rejection of generalizations and attention is paid to variations and differences. Rather than searching for a unified theory of crime, the author highlights the interpretive oscillations, which always occur when we are faced with criminal behaviour. In other words, each time we subscribe to one cause of crime we may realize that also the opposite cause possesses some ... More

Keywords: criminal activities, Europe, oscillations, causality, anti-criminological tradition, illicit

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248117
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248117.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincenzo Ruggiero, author
Professor of Sociology at the School of Social Science at Middlesex University