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Travels of the Criminal Question : Cultural Embeddedness and Diffusion (Paperback)

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'The criminal question' draws attention to the specific location and constitution of a given field of forces, and the themes, issues, dilemmas and debates that compose it. At the same time it enables connections to be made between these embedded realities and the wider, conceivably global, contours of influence and flows of power with which it connects. This in turn raises many questions. How far do the responses to crime and punishment internationally flow from and owe their contemporary shape to the cultural and economic transformations now widely known as 'globalisation'? How can something that is in significant ways embedded, situated, and locally produced also travel? What is not in doubt is that it does travel ? and travel with serious consequences. The international circulation of discourses and practices has become a pressing issue for scholars who try to understand their operation in their own particular cultural contexts. This collection of essays seeks a constructive comparative view of these tendencies to convergence and divergence.

Dario Melossi is Professor of Criminology in the Faculty of Law at the University of Bologna.

M?ximo Sozzo is Professor of Sociology and Criminology in the Faculty of Social and Juridical Sciences at the National University of Litoral.

Richard Sparks is Professor of Criminology in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh.


Publisher Hart Pub Ltd
Mfg Part# 9781849460774
SKU 213911514
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1849460779
Release Date 8/13/2012
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