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The Blackwell Companion to Criminology


The Blackwell Companion to Criminology
Edited by: Colin Sumner
"A cosmopolitan collection characterized by freshness of perspective. Critical sociological insight on crime at its best."
John Braithwaite, Australian National University

The Blackwell Companion to Criminology provides a contemporary and global resource to scholarship in both classical and topical areas of criminology. Written accessibly, and with its international perspective and first-rate scholarship, this is truly the first global handbook of criminology.

* Editors and contributors are international experts in criminology, offering a comparative perspective on theories and systems
* Contains full discussion of key debates and theories, the implications of new topics, studies and ideas, and contemporary developments
Coverage includes: class, gender, and race, criminal justice, juvenile delinquency, punishment, mass media, international crimes, and social control


List of Contributors
Part I: Crime, Justice, and Societies
Part II: Juvenile Delinquency and Justice for Youth
Part III: Punishment and Its Alternatives
Part IV: Gender and the Masculinity of Crime
Part IV: Capital, Power, and Crime
Part V: Globalization, Crime, and Information

Colin Sumner is an investment manager and writer. He was Professor and Head of the Law School at the University of East London and for many years a Lecturer at the Institute of Criminology and a Fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Barcelona, Hamburg, Berkeley, Simon Fraser, Queen's [Kingston], St. Mary's, and Dar es Salaam. His books include Reading Ideologies (1979), Crime, Justice and Underdevelopment (1982), Censure, Politics and Criminal Justice (1990), The Sociology of Deviance (1994), Violence, Culture and Censure (1996), and Social Control and Political Order (ed. with Roberto Bergalli, 1997). He also edited a book series entitled New Directions in Criminology and, with Piers Beirne, founded and edited the journal Theoretical Criminology.

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