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The Construction of ‘So What?’ Criminology: A Realist Analysis

Matthews, Roger A. (2010) The Construction of ‘So What?’ Criminology: A Realist Analysis. Crime, Law and Social Change, 54 (2). pp. 125-140. ISSN 0925-4994. (doi:10.1007/s10611-010-9249-2) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

From a realist perspective there is a growing body of criminology that can be classified as ‘So What?’ criminology in that it involves a low level of theorisation, thin, inconsistent or vague concepts and categories, embodies a dubious methodology or has little or no policy relevance. The production of ‘So What?’ criminology is, of course, no accident but the outcome of a number of lines of force that have served to shape the nature of mainstream academic criminology in recent years. The aim of this article is to identify some of these lines of force and to assess their impact.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10611-010-9249-2
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 13:27 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34473 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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