Milovanovic, Dragan
August 1982
Humanity & Society;Aug82, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p303
Academic Journal
In this article, the author focuses on contemporary directions in radical criminology which is also called as "critical criminology" or "critical philosophical criminology." The author has reviewed six books on the above topic and explains that each of those point to radically different ways of perceiving crime, control, law and the state. It is believed that the debate generated by the "new criminology" will benefit creative, transcendental thought on the subject of crime. Journals such as "Crime and Social Justice,"edited by Paul Takagi and Tony Platt, "Contemporary Crises," edited by Bill Chambliss, and "Insurgent Sociologist" have provided forums for sophisticated analyses of crime. Associations such as the Humanist Sociologist and the Critical Legal Studies, in addition, have generated much discussion in informal, scholarly, and unpretentious settings. Ideas generated by radical criminologists reflect qualitatively different domain assumptions from mainstream criminology.


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