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Criminalisation and advanced marginalityCritically exploring the work of Loic Wacquant$
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Peter Squires and John Lea

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300014

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300014.001.0001

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Introduction: reading Loïc Wacquant – opening questions and overview

Introduction: reading Loïc Wacquant – opening questions and overview

(p.1) One Introduction: reading Loïc Wacquant – opening questions and overview
Criminalisation and advanced marginality

Peter Squires

John Lea

Policy Press

Peter Squires and John Lea provide a critical overview of the criminological reviews, critiques and appreciations thus far published, in English, of Wacquant's two major works, Urban Outcasts and Punishing the Poor. It develops a series of common themes arising within the available published work on Wacquant and tries to relate these with the chapters which follow in the rest of the book.

Keywords:   Wacquant, Critique, Neo-liberalism, Punitiveness, Policy transfer, Critical criminology

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