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What is Criminology?

Mary Bosworth and Carolyn Hoyle

Abstract

Criminology is a booming discipline, yet one which can appear divided and fractious. The chapters in this book respond to a series of questions designed to investigate the state, impact, and future challenges of the discipline: What is criminology for? What is the impact of criminology? How should criminology be done? What are the key issues and debates in criminology today? What challenges does the discipline of criminology face? How has criminology as a discipline changed over the last few decades? The chapters identify a series of intellectual, methodological, and ideological borders. Borde ... More

Keywords: criminology, borders, criminologists, reflexivity, community, locale, impact

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199571826
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary Bosworth, editor
Reader in Criminology, University of Oxford
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Carolyn Hoyle, editor
Reader in Criminology, University of Oxford
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What is Criminology? An Introduction

Mary Bosworth, and Carolyn Hoyle

PART I CRIMINOLOGY AND ITS CONSTITUENCIES

1 CONCEPTUAL ALLEGIANCES: WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

1 Criminology's Public Roles: A Drama in Six Acts

Ian Loader, and Richard Sparks

2 METHODOLOGICAL ALLEGIANCES: HOW SHOULD CRIMINOLOGY BE DONE?

9 Origins of Criminology

Nicole Rafter

3 POLITICAL ALLEGIANCES: WHAT IS CRIMINOLOGY FOR?

15 A New Look at Victim and Offender—An Abolitionist Approach

Thomas Mathiesen, and Ole Kristian Hjemdal

PART II CRIMINOLOGY AND ITS BORDERS

1 THE LIMITS OF THE DISCIPLINE: WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE?

2 THE LIMITS OF GEOGRAPHY: DOES CRIMINOLOGY TRAVEL?

3 THE LIMITS OF THE ACADEMY: WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF CRIMINOLOGY?

28 Criminology as Invention

Lawrence W. Sherman

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