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Cutting the Edge

Cutting the Edge


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About the Book

This book introduces the reader to the critical issues, important trends, theories, and various subdisciplines in the current manifestation of radical and critical criminology and criminal justice, including postmodernism, left realism, feminism, and peacemaking. Since its articulation in the 1960s, radical and critical criminology has matured into a diverse body of work encompassing a variety of interesting perspectives. Contributors to this volume examine emerging issues in the theory (the importance of classics in radical theory, the market economy, the introduction of anarchist theory) and traditional concerns of criminology and criminal justice (white collar crime, police, prisons, community corrections, courts/sentencing), but from a critical perspective.

This book showcases current scholarship in this often neglected area of theory and praxis with contributions by respected academics in the field of radical and critical criminology. These individuals represent a diversity of nationalities, races, ethnicities, religions, and genders. The reader will find their conclusions not only thought-provoking and stimulating, but highly accessible as well.


About the Author:

JEFFREY IAN ROSS is Assistant Professor for the Division of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Social Policy at the University of Baltimore. He has conducted research, written, and lectured on national security, political violence, political crime, violent crime and policing for over a decade. His work has appeared in many academic journals and books, as well as popular magazines. Dr. Ross is the editor of Controlling State Crime (1995), Violence in Canada: Sociological Perspectives (1995), State Crime: A Comparative Study of Control in Six Industrialized Democracies (forthcoming), and the author of Police Violence as a Social Problem: The Cases of Toronto and New York City (forthcoming), and The Dynamics of Political Crime (forthcoming).


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275957087
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Height: 244 mm
  • No of Pages: 240
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 516 gr
  • ISBN-10: 027595708X
  • Publisher Date: 28 Oct 1998
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 23 mm
  • Width: 163 mm


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