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Beyond Criminology : Taking Harm Seriously - Paddy Hillyard

Beyond Criminology

Taking Harm Seriously

By: Paddy Hillyard (Editor), Christina Pantazis (Editor), Steve Tombs (Editor), Dave Gordon (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th September 2004
ISBN: 9780745319032
Number Of Pages: 344

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"Beyond Criminology" is an innovative, groundbreaking critique of the narrow focus of conventional criminology. The authors argue that crime forms only a small and often insignificant amount of the harm experienced by people. They show that, while custom and tradition play an important role in the perpetuation of some types of harm, many forms of harm are rooted in the inequalities and social divisions systematically produced in -- and by -- contemporary states. Exploring a range of topics including violence, indifference, corporate and state harms, murder, children, asylum and immigration policies, sexuality and poverty, the contributions raise a number of theoretical and methodological issues associated with a social harm approach. Only once we have identified the origins, scale and consequences of social harms, they argue, can we begin to formulate possible responses -- and these are more likely to be located in public and social policy than in the criminal justice system. The book provides an original and challenging new perspective that goes beyond criminology -- one which will be of interest to students, teachers and policy makers.

Beyond criminology?
Towards a political economy of harm: states, corporations and the production of inequality
Violence in democratic societies: towards an analytic framework
A theory of moral indifference: understanding the production of harm by capitalist society
State harms
Re-orientating miscarriages of justice
The victimised state and the mystif
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ISBN: 9780745319032
ISBN-10: 0745319033
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 20th September 2004
Publisher: Pluto Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1