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This book traces the history, theory, methodology and future direction of cultural criminology. Drawing on issues of representation, meaning and politics, this book walks you through the key areas that make up this fascinating approach to the study of crime. The second edition has been fully revised to take account of recent developments in this fast developing field, thereby keeping you up-to-date with the issues facing cultural criminologists today. It includes: • A new chapter on war, terrorism and the state • New sections on cultural criminology and the politics of gender, and green cultural criminology • Two new and expanded chapters on research methodology within the field of cultural criminology • Further Reading suggestions and a list of related films and documentaries at the end of each chapter, enabling you to take your studies beyond the classroom • New and updated vignettes, examples, and visual illustrations throughout • A new concluding chapter Building on the success of the first edition, Cultural Criminology: An Invitation offers a vibrant and cutting-edge introduction to this growing field. It will encourage you to adopt a critical and contemporary approach to your studies in criminology. First edition: 2009 Distinguished Book Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of International Criminology

Conclusions
Conclusions

The issue of meaning makes a question mark of orthodox criminology and criminal justice – and as an orientation designed especially for critical engagement with the politics of meaning surrounding crime and crime control, cultural criminology is intended to facilitate just such punctuation. As ...

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