The Origins of Radical Criminology

From Homer to Pre-Socratic Philosophy

Authors: Georgoulas, Stratos

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  • Includes a foreword from Vincenzo Ruggiero
  • Explores how theories of crime and deviance and social theories are creations of their time
  • Examines ancient literary works that precede Plato and Aristotle
  • Draws on Criminology, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Ancient Literature and Politics
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This book critically explores the development of radical criminology through a range of written Ancient Greek works including epic and lyrical poetry, drama and philosophy, across different chapters. It traces the development of political power and the concepts of law, legitimacy, crime, justice and deviance in the Ancient Greek world and the political struggles that propelled that development, using the conflict perspective as a conceptual tool of the sociological analysis of reality. Theoretical discussions of crime and justice typically stem from the better known works of Plato or Aristotle although this book explores the works preceding these. This book will appeal to those interested in the (pre)history of criminology and the historical production of criminological knowledge.

About the authors

Stratos Georgoulas is Professor at the University of the Aegean. He is recognized in the scientific field of Critical Criminology, winning international awards from universities for his teaching in the USA, Canada, Syria, Jordan and Slovakia. He is Director of  the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, North Aegean Department. He has published widely in the area of Critical Criminology.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

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  • The Historical Context: From Renaissance to Radical Change

    Pages 11-39

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  • Homer

    Pages 41-66

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  • Hesiod

    Pages 67-74

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  • Lyric Poetry

    Pages 75-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Origins of Radical Criminology
Book Subtitle
From Homer to Pre-Socratic Philosophy
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94752-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94752-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94751-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 182
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