Realist Criminology Revisited

Matthews, R. (2010) Realist Criminology Revisited. In: Newburn, Tim and McLaughlin, Eugene, eds. The Sage Handbook of Criminological Theory. SAGE Publications Ltd. ISBN 9781412920384. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The Sage Handbook of Criminological Theory; 'For any criminologist looking to make sense of recent developments in the field, this is the go-to book. In essays by leading specialists, it provides the latest updates on traditional theories whilst charting new directions. It also offers interpretive frameworks for criminology's current flux and fragmentation and closely examines relationships among theory, policy, and criminal justice practice. Invaluable and indispensible' - Nicole Rafter, Professor, Northeastern University. "The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory" re-centres theory in the boldest, most thought-provoking form possible within the criminological enterprise. Written by a team of internationally respected specialists, it provides readers with a clear overview of criminological theory, enabling them to reflect critically upon the variety of theoretical positions - traditional, emergent and desirable - that are constitutive of the discipline at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Each chapter has been specially commissioned to include the following: a brief historical overview of the theoretical perspective; core ideas and key associated concepts; a critical review of the contemporary status of the perspective; and, reflections on future developments. In addition the Handbook features a substantive introduction by the editors, providing a review of the development of criminological theory, the state of contemporary criminological theory and emergent issues and debates. "The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Theory" is an indispensable international resource for libraries and scholars of all levels studying the rapidly developing, interdisciplinary field of criminology.

Item Type: Book section
Additional information: Part 1; Chapter 10
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 11:20
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 09:34
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