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The origins of criminology : a reader

Author: Nicole Hahn Rafter
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2009. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Criminology is a field of study which purports to bring scientific knowledge to the world of crime and criminals. The book brings together a collection of 19th-century texts from key originators of the practice of criminology - selected, introduced, and with commentaries by the leading scholar in this area, Nicole Rafter.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Hahn Rafter
ISBN: 9780415451116 0415451116 9780415451123 0415451124
OCLC Number: 166383140
Notes: "A GlassHouse book."
Description: xxvi, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Eighteenth-century predecessors --
Phrenology --
Moral and mental insanity --
Evolution, degeneration, and heredity --
The underclass and the underworld --
Criminal anthropology --
Habitual criminals and their identification --
Eugenic criminology --
Criminal statistics --
Sociological approaches to crime.
Responsibility: edited by Nicole Rafter.

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