This book sets to explore the key issues and future prospects facing critical criminology, bringing together a set of leading authorities in the field from the UK, Australasia and the USA. A key concern of the book is to review the possibilities and strategies of pursuing critical criminological scholarship in the context of an increasingly dominant administrative criminology paradigm, reflected in the rise of neo-liberalism, a 'governmentalised' criminology of risk, crime control and situational crime prevention.
Preface by Elliott Currie 1. Critical criminologies: an introduction by Kerry Carrington and Russell Hogg Part 1: Issues and debates in critical criminology 2. Defining 'power' and challenging 'knowledge': critical analysis as resistance in the UK by Phil Scraton 3. Critical criminology in the United States: the Berkeley School and theoretical trajectories by Herman Schwendinger, Julia R. Schwendinger and Michael J. Lynch 4. 'Losing my religion': reflections on critical criminology in Australia by David Brown 5. Feminism and critical criminology: confronting genealogies by Kerry Carrington Part 2: New directions and challenges for critical criminology 6. For a psychosocial criminology by Tony Jefferson 7. Critical criminology and the punitive society: some new 'visions of social control' by John Pratt 8. Criminology beyond the nation state: global conflicts, human rights and the 'new world disorder' by Russell Hogg 9. Left, right or straight ahead: contemporary prospects for progressive and critical criminology by Judith Bessant 10. Critical criminology? In praise of an oxymoron and its enemies by Pat Carlen 11. Critical criminology in the twenty-first century: critique, irony and the always unfinished by Jock Young