Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology

1st Edition

Keith Hayward, Shadd Maruna, Jayne Mooney

Routledge
Published November 27, 2009
Reference - 344 Pages
ISBN 9780415429115 - CAT# RU50794
Series: Routledge Key Guides

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Summary

Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology brings the history of criminological thought alive through a collection of fascinating life stories. The book covers a range of historical and contemporary thinkers from around the world, offering a stimulating combination of biographical fact with historical and cultural context. A rich mix of life-and-times detail and theoretical reflection is designed to generate further discussion on some of the key contributions that have shaped the field of criminology. Featured profiles include:

  • Cesare Beccaria
  • Nils Christie
  • Albert Cohen
  • Carol Smart
  • W. E. B. DuBois
  • John Braithwaite.

Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology is an accessible and informative guide that includes helpful cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading. It is of value to all students of criminology and of interest to those in related disciplines, such as sociology and criminal justice.

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