Critique and Radical Discourses on Crime: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Critique and Radical Discourses on Crime

1st Edition

By George Pavlich


150 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781138736115
pub: 2019-09-27
SAVE ~$26.00
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 27th September 2019
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315186108
pub: 2019-07-12
from $20.00

FREE Standard Shipping!


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

Table of Contents

Introduction: what lies in wait…Radical Criminology and the Twilight of Critical Judgement: A grammar of modern critique: judgement, criteria and progress; Radical criminology’s judgemental genres of critique; Amidst the ruins of judgement. Governmental Critique’s Logos of Crimen: The art of post-disciplinary critique: a governmental grammar; Of Logos: from whence to speak; Of Crimen: governmental accusations in the name of crime; Epilogue: ambitions and insinuations; Bibliography.

About the Author

George Pavlich

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General