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Values in criminology and community justice

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Values in criminology and community justice

Malcolm Cowburn, Marian Duggan, Anne Robinson, and Paul Senior


This edited book considers the values both implicit and explicit in criminology and criminal justice. Taking Becker’s influential article “Whose Side Are We On?” (1967) as a starting point, the book debates issues concerning sociological enquiry about deviancy and crime which, by its very nature, cannot ever be entirely neutral or objective: “We must always look at the matter from someone’s point of view. The scientist who proposes to understand society must, as Mead long ago pointed out, get into the situation enough to have a perspective on it…..We can never avoid taking sides.” ... Read more

 

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