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Social Harm

Tombs, Steve (2016). Social Harm. In: Corteen, Karen; Morley, Sharon; Taylor, Paul and Turner, Joanne eds. A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation. Companions in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 218–219.

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Some scholars - notably, in and around what is known as "critical criminology" - have argued that a disciplinary approach organised around a concept of "social harm" may be more theoretically coherent and more progressive politically than a discipline organised around the state-defined notion of crime. An early statement of this approach, drawing on sporadic but longer-term work in and around criminology, can be found in Hillyard et al (2004). Herein, a social harm approach was considered in theoretical and methodological terms, and applied to a broad range of areas of social life, from migration to murder, violence and victimisation.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 Policy Press
ISBN: 1-4473-2572-9, 978-1-4473-2572-7
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 46997
Depositing User: Steve Tombs
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2016 08:54
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 09:09
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