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1st Edition

Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology

ISBN 9780415429115
Published November 27, 2009 by Routledge
344 Pages

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Book Description

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:

  • Cesare Beccaria
  • Nils Christie
  • Albert Cohen
  • Carol Smart
  • W. E. B. DuBois
  • John Braithwaite.

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.

Table of Contents

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)

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Keith Hayward is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Kent, UK

Shadd Maruna is Professor of Justice Studies and Human Development at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, UK.

Jayne Mooney is Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA, and a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent, UK.