This book provides an analysis of the two concepts of power and crime and posits that crimilogists can learn more about these concepts by incorporating ideas from disciplines outside of crimilogy. Although arguably a 'rendezvous' discipline, Vincenzo Ruggiero argues that crimilogy can gain much insight from other fields such as the political sciences, ethics, social theory, critical legal studies, ecomic theory, and classical literature. In this book Ruggiero offers an authoritative synthesis of a range of intellectual conceptions of crime and power, drawing on the works and theories of classical, as well as contemporary thinkers, in the above fields of kwledge, arguing that crimilogy can 'humbly' reunce claims to intellectual independence and adopt tions and perspectives from other disciplines. The theories presented locate the crimes of the powerful in different disciplinary contexts and make the book essential reading for academics and students involved in the study of crimilogy, sociology, law, politics and philosophy.
Vincenzo Ruggiero is Professor of Sociology at Middlesex University in London. He has conducted research on behalf of many national and international agencies, including the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Commission and the United Nations. He has published extensively on illicit economies, corporate crime and corruption, penal systems, social movements, fiction and crime. His latest book is The Crimes of the Economy (2013).