Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology brings the history of criminological thought alive through a collection of fascinating life stories. The book covers a range of historical and contemporary thinkers from around the world, offering a stimulating combination of biographical fact with historical and cultural context. A rich mix of life-and-times detail and theoretical reflection is designed to generate further discussion on some of the key contributions that have shaped the field of criminology. Featured profiles include:
Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology is an accessible and informative guide that includes helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading. It is of value to all students of criminology and of interest to those in related disciplines, such as sociology and criminal justice.
'This entry in the "Routledge Key Guides" series places a human face on the study of criminology through thoughtful "intellectual biographies" of the discipline's top international theorists from the 18th through the late 20th century.
The theoreticians emerge as groundbreaking human beings in six-page essays written by a distinguished group of 54 contributors drawn from the ranks of an international faculty of criminologists, sociologists, and historians.
What emerges…is an invaluable reference work.' – D. K. Frasier, Indiana University--Bloomington, USA
'Every entry that I have read so far has provided precisely the right balance of contextualizing biography and critical appraisal of the thinker’s work. Every
entry invites the reader to dive more deeply into the work of these key contributors to criminology. This is a book that will tempt not just new students, but experienced practitioners and academics into new kinds of engagements with this ‘rendezvous discipline'. – Fergus McNeill, University of Glasgow, Probation Journal, UK
Cesare Beccaria (Majid Yar); Howard Becker (Greg Synder); Jeremy Bentham (Pat O’Malley); Willem Bonger (Patrick Hebberecht); John Braithwaite (Shadd Maruna); Susan Brownmiller (Jan Jordan); Pat Carlen (Jackie Tombs); Bill Chambliss (Michelle Inderbitzen and Heather Boyd); Meda Chesney-Lind (Joanne Bellknep); Nils Christie (Katia Franko-Aas); Ron Clarke (Tim Hope); Albert Cohen (Jock Young); Stan Cohen (Mark Findlay); Richard Cloward (Dave Brotherton); Donald Cressey (Henk van Bunt); Elliott Currie (Marty Schwartz and Ashley Demyan); W. E. B. DuBois (Laura Hanson); Emile Durkheim (Iain Wilkinson); David Farrington (Alex Piquero and Lila Kazemian); Enrico Ferri (Phil Carney); Michel Foucault (Veronique Voruz); David Garland (Richard Sparks); Erving Goffman (James Hardie-Bick and Phil Hadfield); Eleanor Glueck/the Gluecks (Anne Logan); Stuart Hall (Colin Webster); Frances Heidensohn (Jayne Mooney); Travis Hirschi (Wayne Morrison); Louk Hulsman (Rene van Swaaningen); John Irwin (Steve Richards); Peter Kropotkin (Jeff Ferrell); Ed Lemert (Shadd Maruna); Cesare Lombroso (Kate Bradley); Joan McCord (David Farrington); Karl Marx (John Lea); Thomas Mathiesen (Yvonne Jewkes); David Matza (Anthony Lemelle Jr); Robert Merton (Jock Young); Walter Miller (Marilyn McShane and Trey Williams); Rosa del Olmo (Damian Zaitch); Robert Park (Frank Bovenkerk); Adolphe de Quetelet (Anthony Armatrudo); Robert Sampson (Pat Carr); The Schwendingers (Gregg Barak); Thorstein Sellin (Dario Melossi); Clifford Shaw (Loraine Gelsthorpe); Carol Smart (Sandra Walklate); Edwin Sutherland (James Sheptyki); Gresham Sykes (Ben Crewe); James Q Wilson (Matt DeLisi); Jock Young (Keith Hayward)