Critical Voices in Criminology
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As more scholars in Criminology become aware that the author behind the scholarship is becoming just as important as the work itself, they are casting an ever increasing eye at the personal context in which the authors are writing. Critical Voices in Criminology provides an opportunity for figures in and around critical criminology to discuss their own intellectual journeys into and within the discipline.show more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739120336
  • 9780739120330
  • 2,093,861

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These readings could provide insightful succor to social science graduate students finding their way into academe-or out of it... Highly recommended. -- R.D. McCrie CHOICE, June 2010 Critical criminology is the last current frontier of social science where scholars vibrantly give voice to their displeasure and outrage at the injustice that surrounds us. Critical Voices in Crimininology offers personal recitals of the pleasures and pitfalls of going against the technocratic academic tide. It provides information about how many of the contributors became dedicated critics of the status quo, and it reports on their crusades. The book is an eye-opener that should hearten readers who will learn that there are alternative academic paths that strive to make the world a better place for all of us. -- Gilbert Geis, University of Califonria, Irvine, former president of the American Society of Criminologyshow more

About David Christopher Powell

Chris Powell is professor of criminology at the University of Southern Maine.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Butterfly or Dinosaur? Criminological 'Journeyman' and Romantic Pessimist Chapter 2 Reflections of a Black Feminist Criminologist Chapter 3 An Accidental Criminologist Chapter 4 Traveling into Criminology Chapter 5 Convict Criminology: 'Privileged Information and the Authority of Experience Chapter 6 Identity Matters: Cultivating a Critical Criminologist Chapter 7 From Dock to Doctor Chapter 8 Goody Two Shoes Meets the Bad Girls Chapter 9 'Hearing Voices, Bearing Witness': Reflections on Critical Analysis in Criminology Chapter 10 Confessions of a Drive-by Intellectual Chapter 11 Hither and Thigher No More: Reflections of a Retiring, but not Shy, Professorshow more

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