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The Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Criminology

ISBN: 978-1-119-01135-4
488 pages
January 2018, Wiley-Blackwell
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Featuring contributions by distinguished scholars from ten countries, The Wiley Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Criminology provides students, scholars, and criminologists with a truly a global perspective on the theory and practice of criminology throughout the centuries and around the world. In addition to chapters devoted to the key ideas, thinkers, and moments in the intellectual and philosophical history of criminology, it features in-depth coverage of the organizational structure of criminology as an academic discipline world-wide. 

The first section focuses on key ideas that have shaped the field in the past, are shaping it in the present, and are likely to influence its evolution in the foreseeable future. Beginning with early precursors to criminology’s emergence as a unique discipline, the authors trace the evolution of the field, from the pioneering work of 17th century Italian jurist/philosopher, Cesare Beccaria, up through the latest sociological and biosocial trends.

In the second section authors address the structure of criminology as an academic discipline in countries around the globe, including in North America, South America, Europe, East Asia, and Australia.

With contributions by leading thinkers whose work has been instrumental in the development of criminology and emerging voices on the cutting edge The Wiley Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Criminology provides valuable insights in the latest research trends in the field world-wide - the ideal reference for criminologists as well as those studying in the field and related social science and humanities disciplines.

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Author Information

Ruth Ann Triplett, PhD is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice of Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Her research interests include testing and developing social disorganization theory, policing and community satisfaction, and, most recently, uncovering and expanding the use of symbolic interactionism in criminological theory. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Deviant Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, Policing, Justice Quarterly, and Journal of Crime and Justice.

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