DOI link for Criminological Theory
Criminological Theory book
With Chapter 12 as a backdrop, this chapter discusses the major strands of academic criminology through the decade of the 1980s and into the mid-1990s. This includes an examination of ‘mainstream’ criminology and so-called administrative criminology. With a primary interest in situational crime prevention (rather than, for instance, the causes of crime), administrative criminology became particularly prominent within establishment criminology during this period. In the context of critical criminology, the respective positions taken by left realism and left idealism – along with right realism – are discussed in detail. So too are contributions from feminist criminologists, whose work placed particular emphasis on issues of gender and inequality.