Cultural realism?

Matthews, Roger A. (2014) Cultural realism? Crime Media Culture, 10 (3). pp. 203-214. ISSN 1741-6590. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1741659014556045) (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

Cultural criminology has provided a much needed energy and diversity within academic criminology. However, it has been criticised for its notion of ‘culture’, its tendency to romanticise deviance and for its lack of engagement with policy development. Realist criminology, on the other hand, has expressed a commitment to taking crime and victimisation seriously and to being policy relevant. The question that this paper addresses is whether these two strands of criminology can be combined to produce an approach that is both critical and useful. This was a question that Jock Young raised in his later writings.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: critical criminology, cultural criminology, realist criminology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Criminology
Depositing User: Lisa Towers
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 11:31 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 09:45 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51961 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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