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dc.contributor.authorCarrington, Kerry
dc.contributor.authorHogg, Russell
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-17T06:00:49Z
dc.date.available2011-05-17T06:00:49Z
dc.date.issued2011-05-17
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-74210-224-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2123/7364
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides some schematic genealogical observations of a rich and varied field of scholarship in Australia loosely badged as critical criminology. Those working in the critical criminology tradition have been centrally concerned with the social construction, variability and contingency of the criminal label and the power effects that flow from state definitions of deviance. The paper selects scholarship being undertaken around four topics—Indigenous criminalisation, feminist concerns about crime, youth crime and the creation of a new class of criminal through border controls—to exemplify the richness and diversity of this current research. We are well aware that it is a somewhat invidious exercise to single out certain bodies of work like this from the broad and diverse inquiries that constitute contemporary critical criminology in Australia. Our selection has been guided in part by the desire to relate salient connections with the historical, geo-spatial, national, political and social context from which critical criminological work in Australia springs. We eschew a certain style of analysis tacitly conducted in terms of the failed or blocked realisation of some general principle (‘full sociality’, social equality, non-patriarchal society) in favour of a wide and open definition of what may count as critical work in criminology. We also consciously refrain from assuming that critical research is qualitative or discursive, and non-critical research quantitative. The paper concludes with some comments about the possibilities for promulgating the criminological imagination.en_AU
dc.description.sponsorshipSydney Institute of Criminology; School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Sydneyen_AU
dc.language.isoen_AUen_AU
dc.publisherSydney Institute of Criminologyen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesANZCCC2010en_AU
dc.rightsThe author retains copyright of this work.en_AU
dc.subjectcritical criminologyen_AU
dc.subjectANZCCC2010en_AU
dc.subjecthistoryen_AU
dc.titleObservations about the History of Critical Criminology in Australiaen_AU
dc.typeConference paperen_AU
dc.contributor.departmentSydney Institute of Criminologyen_AU


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