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By Brian Stout, Joe Yates, Brian Williams

ISBN-10: 1412947316

ISBN-13: 9781412947312

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ISBN-13: 9781412947329

This can be the 1st booklet to hide comprehensively and accessibly the world of utilized criminology. It attracts jointly major specialists with adventure of training, learn and perform. each one bankruptcy engages with the applying of criminology in a specific sector of the group and felony justice approach.

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Many criminologists bemoan this apparent lack of impact. ’ (1999, quoted in Garland and Sparks, 2000). Although the impact of criminological research may not be as great as hoped for, some important decisions have been influenced by criminological opinion, such as the abolition of the death penalty (Garland and Sparks, 2000). Young lists a range of ways in which recent criminology has influenced political thinking, ranging from notions of the underclass to restorative justice and repeat victimization, arguing that ‘it would be difficult to think of a period where criminology had greater influence’ • 22 • 9781412947312-Ch02 22 3/28/08 11:21:15 AM ••• Applied Criminology: Research, Policy and Practice ••• (2003: 99).

Pawson (2006) takes a more radical, and entertaining, view of the topic, analyzing the difficulties with the current approach and proposing an alternative. Two different perspectives on the relationship between politics and policy in criminology are provided by Morgan (2000) and Walters (2003), and suggestions for new ways of examining the issues are put forward by Knepper (2007). • 33 • 9781412947312-Ch02 33 3/28/08 11:21:17 AM 3 ‘DIVERSITY’: CONTESTED MEANINGS AND DIFFERENTIAL CONSEQUENCES Charlotte Knight, Jane Dominey and Judy Hudson1 ‘Diversity’ as a concept and as a strategy for change can easily be hijacked by the imperatives of managerialism, losing its force as a means of promoting social justice, and becoming rather a means of achieving narrower organisational aims and objectives, which provide the surface appearance rather than the deeper essentials of diversity.

The term ‘criminology’ came into use in 1890 as: a neutral, generic term which avoided the partisanship implicit in the original term [criminal anthropology] and others—such as ‘criminal sociology’, ‘criminal biology’, and ‘criminal psychology’—which competed with it. (Garland, 2002: 22) • 19 • 9781412947312-Ch02 19 3/28/08 11:21:15 AM ••• Applied Criminology ••• The origins of the coining of criminology place it as a ‘rendezvous discipline’1 in that many disciplines are unified by the study of crime and issues related to it.

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