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What is Criminology? Mary Bosworth (Reader in Criminology, University of Oxford, Fellow of St Cross College, and Professor of Criminology, Monash University, Australia)

What is Criminology? By Mary Bosworth (Reader in Criminology, University of Oxford, Fellow of St Cross College, and Professor of Criminology, Monash University, Australia)

Summary

Specially-commissioned essays by leading international criminologists critically examine criminology's conceptual foundations, aims, methods, boundaries, and impact. Describing the current state of the discipline, this collection is essential reading for all advanced students and academics of criminology.

What is Criminology? Summary

What is Criminology? by Mary Bosworth (Reader in Criminology, University of Oxford, Fellow of St Cross College, and Professor of Criminology, Monash University, Australia)

Criminology is a booming discipline, yet one which can appear divided and fractious. In this rich and diverse collection of essays, some of the world's leading criminologists respond to a series of questions designed to investigate the state, impact, and future challenges of the discipline: What is criminology for? What is the impact of criminology? How should criminology be done? What are the key issues and debates in criminology today? What challenges does the discipline of criminology face? How has criminology as a discipline changed over the last few decades? The resulting essays identify a series of intellectual, methodological, and ideological borders. Borders, in criminology as elsewhere, are policed, yet they are also frequently transgressed; criminologists can and do move across them to plunder, admire, or learn from other regions. While some boundaries may be more difficult or dangerous to cross than others it is rare to find an entirely secluded locale or community. In traversing ideological, political, geographical, and disciplinary borders, criminologists bring training, tools, and concepts, as well as key texts to share with foreigners. From such exchanges, over time, borders may break down, shift, or spring up, enriching those who take the journey and those who are visited. It is, in other words, in criminology's capacity for and commitment to reflexivity, on which the strength of the field depends.

What is Criminology? Reviews

As an exercise in reflection and reflexivity, however, the collection is an undoubted success and will, I am certain, stimulate further debate and reflection in moving towards a range of criminological futures. In Asia, it may be hoped that some of the key messages from the collection are taken up and developed so that Asian criminology might be part of that future. * Alistair Fraser, Asian Criminology *
Over 36 chapters Bosworth and Hoyle's collection provides unsurpassed insight into the rocky, but nonetheless exciting, terrain to be negotiated in being a criminologist. It is essential reading for those already negotiating (and perhaps lost on) that terrain, and must surely become both a comprehensive and challenging resource for the orientation of newcomers. * Alistair Henry, Edinburgh Law Review *

About Mary Bosworth (Reader in Criminology, University of Oxford, Fellow of St Cross College, and Professor of Criminology, Monash University, Australia)

Mary Bosworth is Reader in Criminology at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St Cross College. She joined the Oxford Centre for Criminology in 2006. She is also concurrently Professor of Criminology at Monash University, Australia. Her major research interests are in punishment, incarceration, and immigration detention with a particular focus on how matters of race, gender and citizenship shape the experience and nature of confinement. Carolyn Hoyle is Professor of Criminology at the University of Oxford and Fellow of Green Templeton College. She has been at the Oxford Centre for Criminology since 1991. She has published empirical and theoretical research on a number of criminological topics including policing, domestic violence, restorative justice, and the death penalty.

Table of Contents

PART I CRIMINOLOGY AND ITS CONSTITUENCIES; 1. CONCEPTUAL ALLEGIANCES: WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?; 2. METHODOLOGICAL ALLEGIANCES: HOW SHOULD CRIMINOLOGY BE DONE?; 3. POLITICAL ALLEGIANCES: WHAT IS CRIMINOLOGY FOR?; PART II CRIMINOLOGY AND ITS BORDERS; 1. THE LIMITS OF THE DISCIPLINE: WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE?; 2. THE LIMITS OF GEOGRAPHY: DOES CRIMINOLOGY TRAVEL?; 3. THE LIMITS OF THE ACADEMY: WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF CRIMINOLOGY?

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GOR007885426
9780199659920
0199659923
What is Criminology? by Mary Bosworth (Reader in Criminology, University of Oxford, Fellow of St Cross College, and Professor of Criminology, Monash University, Australia)
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