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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415429115
ISBN-10: 0415429110
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 28mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Keith Hayward

Keith Hayward is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology at the University of Kent, UK Shadd Maruna is Professor of Justice Studies and Human Development at the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast, UK. Jayne Mooney is Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA, and a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Kent, UK.

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