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- DescriptionFor the last three decades Jock Young's work has had a profound impact on crimilogy. Yet, in this provocative new book, Young rejects much of what crimilogy has become, criticizing the rigid determinism and rampant positivism that dominate the discipline today. His erudite and entertaining examination of what's gone wrong with crimilogy draws on a range of research - from urban ethgraphy to sexology and criminal victimization studies - to illustrate its failings. At the same time, Young makes a passionate case for a return to crimilogy's creative and critical potential, partly informed by the new developments in cultural crimilogy. A late-modern counterpart to C.Wright Mills's classic The Sociological Imagination, this inspirational piece of writing from one of the most brilliant voices in contemporary crimilogy will command widespread attention. It will be essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of crimilogy, and the social sciences more generally.
- Author BiographyJock Young is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, UK.
- Author(s)Jock Young
- PublisherPolity Press
- Date of Publication08/07/2011
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPolity Press
- Weight422 g
- Width154 mm
- Height227 mm
- Spine22 mm
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