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From 'crime' to social harm?

Hillyard, Paddy and Tombs, Steve (2011). From 'crime' to social harm? In: Lynch, Michael J. and Stretesky, Paul B. eds. Radical and Marxist Theories of Crime. The Library of Essays in Theoretical Criminology. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 13–29.

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Abstract

[About the book]

The essays selected for this volume show how radical and Marxist criminology has established itself as an influential critique since it emerged in the late 1960s. Unlike orthodox criminology which emphasizes individual level explanations of criminal behavior, radical and Marxist criminology emphasizes power inequality and structures, especially those related to class, as key factors in crime, law and justice. This collection of essays draws attention to the way in which structural forces shape and influence both individual and institutional (for example, governmental) behavior; highlights neglected crime (corporate, governmental, state-corporate and environmental) which causes more extensive damage than the street crimes examined by orthodox criminology; and, discusses the ways in which law and criminal justice processes reinforce power structures and contribute to class control.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2011 Hillyard and Tombs
ISBN: 1-4094-2309-3, 978-1-4094-2309-6
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 36427
Depositing User: Steve Tombs
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 09:33
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36427
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