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Becoming Criminal: The Socio-Cultural Origins of Law, Transgression, and Deviance Don Crewe

Becoming Criminal: The Socio-Cultural Origins of Law, Transgression, and Deviance

Don Crewe

Published October 3rd 2013
ISBN : 9781299952706
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237 pages
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 About the Book 

Crime is perceived as a perennial problem in society. However, criminological study has arguably learned very little about questions of criminality. The reason for this is that criminology remains largely a modernist empirical discipline withMoreCrime is perceived as a perennial problem in society. However, criminological study has arguably learned very little about questions of criminality. The reason for this is that criminology remains largely a modernist empirical discipline with attendant modernist assumptions. Primary among these is the assumption that criminals are pathological in their responses to the world around them. This book demonstrates that this is not the case. Crewe deconstructs conventional modernist criminological conceptualizations of the role of individuals in the construction of the world of which they are a part and provides a radically new model of the relationship between humans way of being in the world and the capacities of society to constrain them.This book reconsiders the relationship between society, crime and the law and includes a foreword from Professor Bruce Arrigo, University of North Carolina, USA.