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Ideology, Crime and Criminal Justice

ISBN 9780415627719
Published May 16, 2012 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

In this book six leading criminologists address the central issues of ideology, crime and criminal justice in a series of essays originally presented at a symposium held in honour of Sir Leon Radzinowicz in Cambridge in March 2001. This book is concerned with the key themes of the history of criminal justice, the history and development of criminological thought, and criminal justice policy. Each of the contributed chapters makes an original and important contribution to the development of the discipline of criminology. This book is valuable reading for anybody interested in the past and present of the discipline of criminology, explored through essays on morality, prisons, policing, criminal justice and penal policy.

Table of Contents

Sir Leon Radzinowicz: an appreciation, by Anthony Bottoms.  Recollections of Sir Leon Radzinowicz, by Roger Hood  Part 1: Theory 1. Ideology and crime − a further chapter, by David Garland  2. Morality, crime, compliance and public policy, by Anthony Bottoms  Part 2: History  3. Gentlemen convicts, dynamitards and paramilitaries: the limits of criminal justice, by Sean McConville  4. The English police: a unique development?, by Clive Emsley  Part 3: Prisons  5. A 'liberal regime within a secure perimeter'?: dispersal prisons and penal practice in the late twentieth century, by Alison Liebling  Part 4: Policy  6. Criminology and penal policy: the vital role of empirical research,  by Roger Hood.  Sir Leon Radzinowicz: a bibliography

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Anthony Bottoms is Professor Emeritus of Criminology at the University of Sheffield, and was Wolfson Professor of Criminology at Cambridge University until 2006.