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  • SubGenre:Criminology
  • Language:English
  • Pages:300
  • eBook ISBN:9781483532868

Discovering Criminology

From W. Byron Groves

by Graeme Newman

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Collection of theoretical and philosophical papers published in memory of renowned critical criminologist W, Byron Groves. A major contribution to the field of theoretical and philosophical criminology, paving the way for the burgeoning field of critical criminology as it is known today.
This rare book brings together the writings of W. Byron Groves (Casey), possibly the most brilliant criminologist in America during the 1990s. Killed in a car accident at the height of his career, his students, teachers and friends worked to produce this book to preserve some of his best pieces and others that were unpublished. Casey's approach was unique, unorthodox for the 1990s, and quite frankly, 'in your face." From "organizational perversion" to "punishing the privileged", the topics he covered were diverse, and the scholars on whose shoulders he stood were equally diverse, from Habermas and Hegel to van den Haag and Herrnstein, they're all there, and all put to work in Casey's captivating style. Only 200 copies of this book were ever printed. It's rare. But now on Kindle, available to anyone who has the tiniest bit of curiosity to see what an unorthodox and brilliant criminologist has to say. Though written in the 1990s, his ideas are timeless. See for yourself.
About the author
Graeme R. Newman is distinguished teaching professor at the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany and Associate Director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing. He has advised the United Nations on crime and justice issues over many years, and in 1990 established the United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network. Throughout his 40 year career in academia, he has written many books and major articles on the history, philosophy and practices of punishment, international criminal justice, cyber crime, terrorism, migration and crime, community policing, crime prevention, and a new translation of Cesare Beccaria’s On Crimes and Punishment. He is currently writing fiction and screenplays and published his first novel, 9/11 TWO, under the pen name of Colin Heston, in 2013.