Critical Criminological Perspectives

Crime, Critique and Utopia

Editors: Malloch, M., Munro, W. (Eds.)

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This book explores the relevance of utopia in relation to contemporary criminology. The range of contributors explore the application of a utopian method for uncovering the potential within criminology and criminal justice, as well as the relevance of the utopian impulse for developing a challenge to the status quo in academia and beyond.

About the authors

Sarah Armstrong, Glasgow University, UK Lynne Copson, School of Law, University of Edinburgh, UK Michael Löwy, CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research), France Mike Nellis, University of Strathclyde, UK Vincenzo Ruggiero, Middlesex University, UK David Scott, University of Central Lancashire, UK Loïc Wacquant, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Reviews

"Crime, Critique, and Utopia offers a humanistic utopianism that pushes readers bravely to envision a different future through utopian blueprints, social movements, messianic hope, and the search for radical alternatives. Utopian imagination and praxis are gravely needed in an era of mass incarceration, systemic police violence and militarization, and rapidly increasing inequality. Criminologists should heed this book's highly relevant call to resist positivism, overspecialization, and submission, and Critical Theorists should heed the contribution that critical criminology makes to projects with emancipatory intent and to an interdisciplinary unification of theory and practice." - Joan Braune, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Utopia and Its Discontents

    Malloch, Margaret (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Crime, Critique and Utopian Alternatives

    Malloch, Margaret

    Pages 21-43

  • Utopia and Penal Constraint: The Frankfurt School and Critical Criminology

    Munro, Bill

    Pages 44-61

  • Erich Fromm: From Messianic Utopia to Critical Criminology

    Löwy, Michael

    Pages 62-70

  • Crime and Punishment in Classical and Libertarian Utopias

    Ruggiero, Vincenzo

    Pages 71-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crime, Critique and Utopia
Editors
  • M. Malloch
  • W. Munro
Series Title
Critical Criminological Perspectives
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00980-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137009807
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00979-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43613-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 212
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