Introduction to critical criminology
The material presented here introduces the field of critical criminology, which emphasises the determining contexts of crime and the delivery of justice, aiming to broaden the scope of criminological analysis. The material includes a short video excerpt in which the American criminologist Jonathan Simon (University of California, Berkeley) discusses the problem of crime in the US and the way the ‘War on Crime’ can be viewed as a strategy of governance, rather than a straightforward, practical policy response.
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