Critique and Radical Discourses on Crime
This title was first published in 2000: Critique and Radical Discourses on Crime develops a unique line of thought in contemporary criminology, re-examining an under-researched dimension of radical discourse. In particular, it focuses attention on the distinguishing feature of radical discourses, their allegiance to various visions of critique. The book reassesses the genres of critique evident in previous forms of radical criminology, formulates a different genre of critique appropriate to the uncertainties of postmodern conditions and, shows how these genres can be articulated to differently conceived radical discourses on crime.
’...a major tour de force...an absorbing and stimulating work which makes a very significant contribution to the literature in this field...provides a very timely antidote to what has become of late, with a few notable exceptions, a criminology which had largely lost its critical way. For this, the author is to be congratulated.’ Professor W.G. Carson, Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne, Australia ’...a scholarly and erudite manuscript which will make a first rate contribution to the literature...Overall I believe the manuscript succeeds in providing a coherent argument out of a large and disparate set of literatures.’ Professor Pat O’Malley, La Trobe University, Australia