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p. 1179. Where next for criminology?locked

  • Tim Newburn


Criminology’s concerns already encompass matters of sociology, psychology, law, political science, economics, history, and biology to name a few. Essentially, criminology’s focus remains those forms of human conduct we treat as criminal or deviant, or which produce such harms that intervention is argued to be necessary. ‘Where next for criminology?’ suggests that the swiftly changing nature of the world we inhabit poses huge challenges for criminologists that cannot be ignored: globalization, the increasingly complex and transnational nature of economic authority, the growing voluntary and forced movement of peoples across borders, the spreading power and influence of the Internet and new communication technologies, and the profound risks posed by environmental change.

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