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Crime and Social Theory

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 196
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Themes in Social Theory

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What can social theory really teach us about crime in the world today? This book gives an overview of key theoretical debates alongside explanations of cutting edge research to show how abstract thought relates to everyday...

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What can social theory really teach us about crime in the world today? This book gives an overview of key theoretical debates alongside explanations of cutting edge research to show how abstract thought relates to everyday experience. Looking at global crime to street crime, it brings together the most significant work on crime and social theory.

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  • Argues for and demonstrates the importance of grounding empirical criminological research in social theory
  • Critically discusses a series of key debates while drawing together a wide range of classical and cutting-edge social and criminological theory
  • An engagingly and accessibly written book that aims to contribute to the revitalising of criminology and spark the 'criminological imagination' in students.

Introduction
1. Formative Positions
2. Sociological Traditions
3. Transgression
4. Control
Geography
6. Representation
Conclusion.

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Eamonn Carrabine is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex. His books include Crime in Modern Britain (co-authored, 2002), Power, Discourse and Resistance: A Genealogy of the Strangeways Prison Riot (2004), and Crime, Culture and the Media (2008), while his co-authored textbook Criminology: A Sociological Introduction is now in its third edition.

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Eamonn Carrabine is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex. His books include Crime in Modern Britain (co-authored, 2002), Power, Discourse and Resistance: A Genealogy of the Strangeways Prison Riot (2004), and Crime, Culture and the Media (2008), while his co-authored textbook Criminology: A Sociological Introduction is now in its third edition.

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