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Crime, Deviance and Society
An Introduction to Sociological Criminology


  • Date Published: December 2020
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108430302

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  • Crime, Deviance and Society: An Introduction to Sociological Criminology offers a comprehensive introduction to criminological theory. The book introduces readers to key sociological theories, such as anomie and strain, and examines how traditional approaches have influenced the ways in which crime and deviance are constructed. It provides a nuanced account of contemporary theories and debates, and includes chapters covering feminist criminology, critical masculinities, cultural criminology, green criminology, and postcolonial theory, among others. Case studies in each chapter demonstrate how sociological theories can manifest within and influence the criminal justice system and social policy. Each chapter also features margin definitions and timelines of contributions to key theories, reflection questions and end-of-chapter questions that prompt students reflection. Written by an expert team of academics from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Crime, Deviance and Society is a highly engaging and accessible introduction to the field for students of criminology and criminal justice.

    • A 'specialty' text focussed on the analysis of theoretical concepts and their application to contemporary social issues
    • Accompanied by a suite of resources in the form of lesson plans, which provide supporting material for teaching criminological theories. These plans incorporate innovative 'blended learning' practices that make use of innovations in online and face-to-face teaching
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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108430302
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.74kg
    • contains: 13 b/w illus. 6 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: Explaining crime and deviance
    2. The origins and influence of positivist thought
    3. Place and crime
    4. Anomie and strain
    5. Deviant and criminal subcultures
    6. Labelling: Constructing crime and deviance
    7. Indigeneity, race and criminal justice
    8. Women, punishment and victimisation
    9. Masculinity, crime and criminology
    10. The surveillance society and social control
    11. Political economy and crimes of the powerful
    12. Green criminology
    13. Cultural criminology
    14. The international dimensions of crime and deviance.

  • Authors

    Ana Rodas, Western Sydney University
    Ana Rodas is a Lecturer in Criminology and Policing at Western Sydney University.

    Melanie Simpson, NSW Department of Justice
    Melanie Simpson is a Project Officer at the NSW Department of Justice.

    Paddy Rawlinson, Western Sydney University
    Paddy Rawlinson is an Associate Professor in Criminology at Western Sydney University.

    Ronald Kramer, University of Auckland
    Ronald Kramer is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Auckland.

    Emma Ryan, Deakin University, Victoria
    Emma Ryan is a Lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University.

    Emmeline Taylor, City University London
    Emmeline Taylor is Reader in Criminology at the City, University of London.

    Reece Walters, Deakin University, Victoria
    Reece Walters is Professor of Criminology at Deakin University.

    Alan Beckley, Western Sydney University
    Alan Beckley is Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Social Sciences & Psychology, Western Sydney University.

    Chris Cunneen, University of Technology, Sydney
    Chris Cunneen is a Professor in Criminology at the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, University of Technology Sydney.

    Ashlee Gore, Western Sydney University
    Ashlee Gore is a Lecturer in Criminology at Western Sydney University.

    Amanda Porter, University of Melbourne
    Amanda Porter is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

    Scott Poynting, Western Sydney University
    Scott Poynting is Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University and the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology.

    Emma Russell, La Trobe University, Victoria

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