Philosophy, Crime, and Criminology
Publication Year: 2006
Published by: University of Illinois Press
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Introduction: Philosophy, Crime, and Theoretical Criminology
Historically, philosophers have written very little about the subject of crime. Similarly, criminologists have written very little about the subject of philosophy. In both cases, the linkages between philosophy and crime have been left implicit—either ...
1 The Ontology of Crime:On the Construction of the Real, the Image,and the Hyperreal
What is the nature of reality, existence, or Being? This is the ontological question that will be systematically examined in relation to crime and criminological theory in the discussion that follows. To situate the ...
2 Normalized Masculinity:The Ontology of Violence Rooted in Everyday Life
By 2004, insights generated from the feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s have profoundly shaken the academy and permeated the interdisciplinary field of criminology; far less clear, though, is that the gendered structures of everyday life ...
3 Crime, Criminology, and Epistemology:Tribal Considerations
In his essay “On Ethnographic Self- Fashioning: Conrad and Malinowski” (1988), James Clifford, one of the most distinguished voices in theoretical ethnography, developed an interesting thesis. Comparing writing styles and ...
4 The Epistemology of Theory Testing in Criminology
Since the Enlightenment, scholars have constructed and evaluated many different theories of law, crime, and punishment. Unfortunately, there is relatively little agreement among criminologists regarding the quality of these theories and ...
Part Three: Ethics and Crime
Discussions of ethics entail a deliberate engagement with the thorny, contentious, and timeless debates surrounding the nature of freedom and responsibility, being and becoming, personhood and citizenship. Accordingly, ethical inquiry pursues the meaning of living virtuously and ...
5 Engaging Freedom:Toward an Ethics of Crime and Deviance
In recent years, ethics has increasingly become a mainstay of criminological discourse. More and more, courses entitled “ethics and criminal justice” or “ethics of crime and justice” are entering university catalogs and program curricula. Textbooks and scholarly analyses ...
6 Ethics of Edgework:Spinoza, Nietzsche, and Deleuze
Edgeworkers provide the opportunity for engaging in expanded ethical discussion in justice studies. Edgework deals with nonmaterialistic expressions of motivation and how they account for or otherwise explain crime. Several forms of motivation along ...
Part Four: Aesthetics and Crime
The study of aesthetics addresses many provocative questions involving image, style, perception, and symbolism. These are matters that transcend the modernist scientific polarities of factual and counter-factual, form and content, reality and representation. ...
7 The Aesthetics of Crime
As a form of intellectual inquiry, any exploration of the subject of aesthetics engages fundamental aspects of human experience with an extensiveness that spans such questions as what it means to be human and express sensibilities, subjectivities, and ...
8 The Aesthetics of Cultural Criminology
Attempts to understand the nature of crime and crime control have often relied on the old social scientific dualism of form versus content, and on the associated hierarchy of investigation whereby surfaces must be stripped away so as to reveal the ...