Controversies in Critical Criminology


  • Martin Schwartz
  • Suzanne Hatty

These original essays introduce students to the complex and influential field of critical criminology. It presents many of the theories of critical criminology - Marxist, Feminist, Left Realist, Postmodern, Constitutive, Peacemaking, and Restorative Justice - and explores how, despite their distinctions, each theory is rooted in radical criminology, and all are critical of mainstream criminology.
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Book information

  • Published: January 2003
  • ISBN: 978-1-58360-521-9

Table of Contents

1. Marxist Criminology

2. Feminist Criminology

3. Left Realism on Inner-City Violence

4. Postmodern Justice and Critical Criminology: Positional, Relational, and Provisional Science

5. Constitutive Criminology

6. Cultural Criminology

7. Peacemaking Criminology

8. Restorative Justice: A Paradigm of Possibility

9. Crimes of the State

10. Crime and Embodiment

11. Masculinities, Femininities and Homicide: Competing Explanations for Male Violence

12. Accounting for Hate Crime