Beyond Criminology

Beyond Criminology

Taking Harm Seriously

eBook - 2004
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Rankin offers a critique of neo-liberal ideology, showing how global capital impacts on local culture, economies and social structures.

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Reassesses conventional notions of crime by examining potential categories of social harm inflicted by globalisation

McMillan Palgrave
Beyond Criminology is an innovative, groundbreaking critique of the narrow focus of conventional criminology. The authors argue that crime forms only a small and often insignificant amount of the harm experienced by people. They show that, while custom and tradition play an important role in the perpetuation of some types of harm, many forms of harm are rooted in the inequalities and social divisions systematically produced in -- and by -- contemporary states. Exploring a range of topics including violence, indifference, corporate and state harms, murder, children, asylum and immigration policies, sexuality and poverty, the contributions raise a number of theoretical and methodological issues associated with a social harm approach. Only once we have identified the origins, scale and consequences of social harms, they argue, can we begin to formulate possible responses -- and these are more likely to be located in public and social policy than in the criminal justice system. The book provides an original and challenging new perspective that goes beyond criminology -- one which will be of interest to students, teachers and policy makers.

Reassesses conventional notions of crime by examining potential categories of social harm inflicted by globalisation

Publisher: London [England] : Pluto Press ; Black Point, N.S. : Fernwood Pub., 2004
ISBN: 9781459323124
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 332 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Hillyard, Paddy


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