Crime: Critical Concepts in Sociology (Hardback) book cover


Critical Concepts in Sociology

Edited by Philip Bean

Introduction by Philip Bean

© 2003 – Routledge

1,888 pages

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Hardback: 9780415252645
pub: 2002-12-12
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About the Book

This four-volume collection deals with the causes and prevention of crime as well as the treatment and punishment of its perpetrators. While taking a sociological approach to the subject, the articles gathered in this collection reflect the diversity of related fields and theoretical traditions which inform the study of crime - including economics, history, psychology and anthropology. The set provides an historical overview of the development of the study of crime and a picture of the field as it currently stands.

With a new introduction and a thorough index, this collection is an invaluable resource for those studying this rapidly developing area.

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Sociology

The Routledge Critical Concepts in Sociology series provides concise, authoritative reprints of key articles in sociology, collecting the essential secondary literature on key subjects. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, each set puts the development of fundamental concepts into their historical context, and provides students and researchers with a clear snapshot of current thinking. Collections span a multitude of subject areas, including religion, multiculturalism and celebrity.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General