9780131960107-0131960105-The Theoretical Foundations of Criminology: Place, Time and Context

The Theoretical Foundations of Criminology: Place, Time and Context

ISBN-13: 9780131960107
ISBN-10: 0131960105
Edition: 1
Author: Mooney, Jayne
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 398 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780131960107
ISBN-10: 0131960105
Edition: 1
Author: Mooney, Jayne
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 398 pages

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Acknowledged authors Mooney, Jayne wrote The Theoretical Foundations of Criminology: Place, Time and Context comprising 398 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0131960105 and 9780131960107. Since then The Theoretical Foundations of Criminology: Place, Time and Context textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.96 or rent at the marketplace.

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To confront the challenges criminologists face today and to satisfactorily critique the theories on which criminology is founded, we need to learn from the past. To do this we must give context to both theorist and theory. Written from a critical perspective, this book brings criminological theory to life. It presents the core theories of criminology as historical and cultural products and theorists as producers of culture located in particular places, writing in specific historical periods and situated in precise intellectual networks and philosophical controversies.

This book illustrates that theory does not arise ‘out of the blue’ and highlights the importance of understanding how and why ideas emerge at certain points in time, why they gained currency and the influence that they have had. It follows the trajectory of criminology from pre-Enlightenment society through to the present day and the proliferation of criminological thinking. It explores:

  • Setting the Stage for the Emergence of Criminology
  • Classicist Criminology: The Search for Justice, Equality and the Rational ‘Man’
  • The Positivist Revolution, Physiognomy, Phrenology and the Science of ‘Othering’
  • Chicago School of Sociology: An Explosion of Ideas
  • Developing a Sociological Criminology: Durkheim, Du Bois, Merton and Tannenbaum
  • Feminism: Redressing the Gender Imbalance
  • Confronting the Establishment: The Emergence of Critical Criminology
  • From Theoretical Innovations to Political Engagement

The Theoretical Foundations of Criminology provides an invaluable contribution to the growing conversation about criminology’s ‘origin story’ and the level that this is grounded in the idiosyncrasies of the North Atlantic world and its historical development. This book will be invaluable reading to students and academics engaged in studies of criminology and criminal justice.

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