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False Starts, Wrong Turns and Dead Ends: Reflections on Recent Developments in Criminology

Matthews, Roger A. (2017) False Starts, Wrong Turns and Dead Ends: Reflections on Recent Developments in Criminology. Critical Criminology, 25 (4). pp. 577-591. ISSN 1205-8629. E-ISSN 1572-9877. (doi:10.1007/s10612-017-9372-9)

Abstract

The nature and direction of criminology has changed significantly over the past two decades. The subject area has also grown exponentially and become more diverse. New fields of inquiry are opening up as new issues are added to the criminological agenda. However, at the same time there are some unwelcome developments in the discipline that impact on the orientation of the subject and which detract from its overall viability and standing. The aim of this paper is to identify these unwelcome trends in order to contribute to the development of a more critical and coherent criminology.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10612-017-9372-9
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Roger Matthews
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 11:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 19:36 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63707 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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