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9780739120330

Critical Voices in Criminology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739120330

  • ISBN10:

    0739120336

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-21
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
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Summary

Readers of criminology literature are presented with little more than thumbnail sketches as to the social characteristics or motivations of the authors one learns their status, institutional location and supposed credentials. Rarely are we presented with more detailed impressions of the authors, as a combination of positivist assumption and notions of professional competence seemingly renders such information unimportant However, increasing numbers of critical scholars are becoming aware of authorship as an issue; it matters who is addressing us. By taking these authors out of their methodological framework Critical voices in Criminology provides an opportunity for figures in and around critical criminology to discuss their own intellectual journeys into an with the discipline

Author Biography

Chris Powell is Professor of criminology at the University of Southern Maine

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Who Are These Guys?p. xi
Butterfly or Dinosaur? Criminological "Journeyman"; and Romantic Pessimistp. 1
Reflections of a Black Feminist Criminologistp. 23
An Accidental Criminologistp. 39
Traveling into Criminologyp. 53
Convict Criminology: "Privileged Information" and the Authority of Experiencep. 67
Identity Matters: Cultivating a Critical Criminologistp. 91
From Dock to Doctorp. 109
Goody Two Shoes Meets the Bad Girlsp. 125
"Hearing Voices, Bearing Witness": Reflections on Critical Analysis in Criminologyp. 143
Confessions of a Drive-By Intellectualp. 185
Hither and Thither No More: Reflections of a Retiring, but Not Shy, Professorp. 205
About the Contributorsp. 253
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