A Sociology of Crime

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Routledge, 1992 - Law - 303 pages
The authors take three particular sociological perspectives, and use them to offer a distinct and critical reading of criminology, highlighting the ways that crime is, first and foremost, a matter of social definition. They provide a good introductory text which will be of great value to students.

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About the author (1992)

Hester is a long-time Red Nichols collector. He is a member of the International Association of Jazz Records Collectors (IAJRC).

Peter Eglin is a professor of sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is author of "Talk and Taxonomy" (1980). With Stephen Hester he is co-author of "A Sociology of Crime" (1992) and co-editor of "Culture in Action: Studies in Membership Categorization Analysis" (1997). He studies the use of membership categories in practical reasoning, and intellectuals responsibility for grave breaches of human rights, the subject of his forthcoming work, "Getting a Life".

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