Crime and Power

Davies, Pam and Wyatt, Tanya (2021) Crime and Power. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. ISBN 97833030573133, 9783030573140

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This textbook makes a concerted effort to expose crimes committed by those wielding unfettered personal power and crimes by corporations, business and states, crimes against human and non-human species and the environment. It examines an increasingly complex interplay of issues which surely should be at the heart of any criminology programme. This text adopts a fresh and innovative approach to exposing the crimes of the powerful, situating and understanding crimes and victimisations as it does within a framework where questions of structural and personal power in society are key. Fourteen case studies are threaded throughout the book and this methodology is used as a teaching resource for studying and uncovering the crimes of the powerful. The first three chapters comprehensively contextualise the problems of crime and power and establish the importance of power to understanding crime and victimisation in society. The chapters within Part I and Part II of the book then explore individual and group power respectively. Each of these chapters explore a case study or case examples followed by ‘Pause for Thought’ questions. Bigger ‘Go Further’ study questions are posed at the close of these chapters challenging students to engage in their own case study research to investigate the dynamics of crime and power.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Sample chapter deposited. Davies P., Wyatt T. (2021) Crime and Power: Introduction. Pp. 1-17.
Uncontrolled Keywords: power control, victimisation, crimes against humanity of persecution, Crime-general
Subjects: L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
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Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2021 13:32
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022 03:30

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