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Criminology, deviance and sociology

Carrabine, E (2014) 'Criminology, deviance and sociology.' In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of Sociology in Britain. UNSPECIFIED, 459 - 487. ISBN 9780230299818

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Abstract

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014. Charting the relationships between criminology and sociology as they have developed in Britain is not an easy or straightforward task. Although there are numerous histories of criminal justice institutions - courts, legislation, policing, prisons, and so on, there is relatively little on the history, or the sociology, of criminology. Textbook accounts ritually invoke the same cast of characters typically beginning with Beccaria (1764/1986) as the originator of the ‘classical school’ and contrasting this with Lombroso’s ‘positivist’ search for the ‘criminal type’ over a century later. How these ideas shaped actual practices at the time, or were related to other intellectual currents and institutional settings, is rarely traced in any depth. A sociology of criminological knowledge that examines its structure as an academic and cultural field in which individuals and institutions interact in a web of creative and competing relationships is also largely absent.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 12:30
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 17:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/11902

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