Convict Criminology

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

Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology

Print publication date:  October  2011
Online publication date:  October  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415779678
eBook ISBN: 9780203864326
Adobe ISBN: 9781135192808

10.4324/9780203864326.ch12

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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 that crime and criminal justice problems are analyzed and interpreted by researchers, policy-makers, 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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