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Changing Fortunes: Criminology and the Sociological Condition

Carrabine, Eamonn (2016) 'Changing Fortunes: Criminology and the Sociological Condition.' Sociology, 50 (5). 847 - 862. ISSN 0038-0385

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Abstract

Criminology and its relationships with sociology are today at a crossroads, and this article explores the changing fortunes of each as they have evolved over the last 50 years. The separation has occurred as criminology has successfully established itself as an independent subject with an impressive ability to attract students, scholars and research grants. Some see the striking expansion of criminology and move away from the basic disciplines as an indication of success and impressive achievement, while others are more sceptical and highlight the costs such isolation brings. The article examines the consequences of these changes, then it focuses on the fates of some of the key concepts in sociological criminology, before concluding that social theory can be a unifying force, capable of reinvigorating the ties between the two disciplines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cultural studies, deviance, social theory, subculture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2016 12:27
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16273

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