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Theories II

Introduction

This is the second of two seminars in which we examine different theories of crime. This week we discuss Cultural Criminology, Radical or Critical Criminology, and Feminist, Gender, and Queer Criminologies.

Seminar Questions

In what ways might culture and crime link?

What are the main feature of Radical or Critical Criminology?

What are the main features of Feminist, Gender, and Queer Criminologies?

Required Reading

Newburn, Tim, Criminology, 3rd ed. (London, 2017), Chapter Ten 'The Chicago School, Subcultures and Cultural Criminology'; Chapter Thirteen 'Radical and Critical Criminology'; Chapter Sixteen 'Feminist Criminology'.

Selman, Kaitlyn J., and Molly Dunn, 'Western Feminist Criminologies: Critiquing “Malestream” Criminology and Beyond' in Ruth Triplett, ed., The Wiley Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Criminology (Hoboken, NJ, 2018), pp. 255-271.

Further Reading

Hopkins Burke, Roger, An Introduction to Criminological Theory, 5th ed. (London, 2019)

McLaughlin, Eugene, and John Muncie, eds, Criminological Perspectives: Essential Readings, 3rd ed. (London, 2013)

McLaughlin, Eugene, and John Muncie, eds, The SAGE Dictionary of Criminology, 4th ed. (London, 2019)

Martyn Chamberlain, John, Criminological Theory in Context (London, 2015)

O'Brien, Martin, and Majid Yar, Criminology: The Key Concepts (Abingdon, 2008)

Triplett, Ruth, ed., The Wiley Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Criminology (Hoboken, NJ, 2018)