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Theories of Crime and Punishment, 1st edition

  • Claire Valier

Published by Pearson Canada (August 16th 2001) - Copyright © 2002

1st edition

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Overview

This exciting new book in the Longman Criminology Series provides a critical introduction to the principal theories of crime and punishment from the late eighteenth century to the present day. The approach addresses the social and political context from which each theory emerged, as well as its place within the intellectual development of the discipline. Readers are offered guidance on a close reading of the original texts in the area, many of which are by now seen as classics. Both academic and popular ideas and images of crime and punishment are discussed.

Table of contents

Introduction
1 From Enlightenment jurisprudence to the born criminal
2 Durkheim, the Dreyfus affair and the passion of punishment
3 The Progressive Movement and crime in Chicago
4 Al Capone, strain theory and the American Dream
5 Social reaction, the deviant other, and the stigmatised self
6 The State, the ruling class, and crime
7 Women's oppression, crime and society
8 Foucault, penality and social regulation
9 Crime and punishment in late modernity

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