This book presents a collection of some of the best articles from the first ten issues of the journal. The book includes important discussions of street crime, rape, delinquency, female crime and imprisonment, as well as widely acclaimed contributions on criminological theorizing. The authors are, or have been, members of the editorial collective of Crime and Social Justice, and have taught criminology at the University of California, Berkeley. Like the journal, the book offers a series of insights and challenges not only to those working in criminology but to anyone active in the major struggles around law, crime and the state. It presents a clear and coherent response to those who question the need for and viability of a radical criminology.
Contents: Part I3 Criminology and the Definition of Crime; 1. “Street” Crime: a View from the Left,^R Tony Platt; 2. Intellectuals for Law and Order: a Critique of the New “Realists,” Tony Platt and Paul Takagi; 3. Social Class and the Definition of Crime, Herman Schwendinger and Julia Schwendinger; Part II3 Crime; 4. Karl Marx, The Theft of Wood and Working-class Composition, Peter Linebaugh; 5. Delinquency and the Collective Varieties of Youth, Herman Schwendinger and Julia Schwendinger; 6. Any Woman’s Blues: a Critical Overview of Women, Crime and the Criminal Justice System, Dorie Klein and June Kress; Part III3 The State and Criminal Justice; 7. The Penal Question in Capital, Dario Melossi; 8. A Garrison State in “Democratic” Society,^R Paul Takagi