Marxism and criminological theory: a critique and a toolkit

"Marxist ideas have been a perennial feature of theories about crime and criminal justice since the early work of Willem Bonger in the early twentieth century, but they have usually been adopted fairly casually and mixed with other theories, such as symbolic interactionism, which stem from diff...

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Main Author: Cowling, Mark
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Basingstoke [u.a.] Palgrave Macmillan 2008
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Summary:"Marxist ideas have been a perennial feature of theories about crime and criminal justice since the early work of Willem Bonger in the early twentieth century, but they have usually been adopted fairly casually and mixed with other theories, such as symbolic interactionism, which stem from different and incompatible traditions. This book provides a justification for the continuing relevance of Marxism in the twenty-first century. It reflects on the main concepts of Marxism and provides a critical summary of previous criminological work which features Marxism, and a 'toolkit' for using Marxist theories in the analysis of crime and criminal justice."--Jacket
Marxism in the 21st century -- Marxism and the definition of crime -- The classics : criminology encounters das Kapital -- Radical US criminology -- British critical criminology -- The lumpenproletariat as the criminal class? -- Alienation -- Crime and the reproduction conditions of capitalism -- Marxism and law -- Marxism, justice and criminal justice -- Communism : the end of crime? -- Conclusion: Is there a future for Marxist criminology?
Physical Description:X, 292 S.
ISBN:1403945993
9781403945990