Critical Criminological Perspectives

Making Sense of Evil

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Authors: Dearey, Melissa

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When it comes to crime, everyone seems to take evil seriously as an explanatory concept - except criminologists. This book asks why, and why not, through exploring a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to evil from the perspectives of theology, philosophy, literary and cultural studies, and the social sciences.

About the authors

Melissa Dearey is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Hull, UK. Her teaching and research interests focus on interdisciplinary theories of crime, deviance and evil, green criminology and competing public and academic explanations of crime.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Theodicy: Understanding the Problem of Evil

    Dearey, Melissa

    Pages 3-30

  • Enter the Evil Genius: Encountering Metaphysical Evil

    Dearey, Melissa

    Pages 31-55

  • Radical Freedom, Radical Evil? Kant’s Theory of Evil and the Failure of Theodicy

    Dearey, Melissa

    Pages 56-77

  • Telling Evil Stories: Understanding Cultural Narratives and Symbols of Evil in the Phenomenological Hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur

    Dearey, Melissa

    Pages 81-103

  • ‘Something to be scared of’—Evil, the Feminine and Psychoanalytic Theory

    Dearey, Melissa

    Pages 104-133

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $110.00
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Softcover $105.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Sense of Evil
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Authors
Series Title
Critical Criminological Perspectives
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30880-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137308801
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30879-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45616-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 255
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