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Values in criminology and community justice$
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Malcolm Cowburn, Marian Duggan, Anne Robinson, and Paul Senior

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300359

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.001.0001

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Bringing the boys back home: re-engendering criminology

Bringing the boys back home: re-engendering criminology

(p.77) Five Bringing the boys back home: re-engendering criminology
Values in criminology and community justice

Anthony Ellis

Maggie Wykes

Policy Press

This chapter takes a broad approach to harmful violence, exploring the violences of both the powerful and the powerless and acknowledging that in both instances most actors are male. The purpose is to be suggestive of how a moral criminology with ‘values’ (Becker, 1967) might right the wrongs of decades spent ignoring or poorly theorising men’s place in crime. In doing this, the chapter delineates men’s place in violence globally, critically reviews feminist work on violence and evaluates the contribution made by some masculinities research. It considers the theoretical implications of giving primacy to violence in all its guises and suggests that criminologists acknowledge the gender-crime nexus and bring the boys back home to crime and criminology, as not to try to do so would leave things just as they are, and have been, which would paint a bleak picture of the morality and values of criminology.

Keywords:   Violence, masculinities, globally, powerful, gender-crime, moral

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