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What is Criminology?$
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Mary Bosworth and Carolyn Hoyle

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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Why Can't Criminology be More Like Medical Research?: Be Careful What You Wish For

Why Can't Criminology be More Like Medical Research?: Be Careful What You Wish For

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What is Criminology?
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Shadd Maruna

Charles Barber

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571826.003.0022

This chapter focuses on the intersection between criminology and psychiatry. There is a large movement afoot to make criminological research more akin to a version of the medical model found in psychiatry. But a review of research and practice in psychiatry suggests that that psychiatry might have as much to gain from criminological research traditions as the other way around.

Keywords:   criminology, psychiatry, medical model, criminological research traditions

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