Convict criminology

Authored by: Stephen C. Richards , Jeffrey Ian Ross , Greg Newbold , Michael Lenza , Robert S. Grigsby

Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138656192
eBook ISBN: 9781315622040
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315622040-13

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Abstract

Convict Criminology (CC) is a relatively new perspective in the fields of criminology and criminal justice. It provides an alternative to the way crime and criminal justice problems are analyzed and interpreted by researchers, policymakers, and politicians – many of whom have had minimal contact with jails, prisons, and convicts. As a result of its theoretical, methodological, and political aims it finds a natural home in the field of critical criminology.

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