Criminology: Past, Present and Future

A Critical Overview

  • Ezzat A. Fattah

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Prologue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Unresolved Conceptual and Methodological Issues

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      Pages 27-27
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  4. Criminals and Victims, Criminology and Victimology

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      Pages 121-121
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  5. Criminology Past, Present and Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Criminology Past: The Historical Evolution of Criminological Thought

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    3. Criminology Present: Unsuccessful Endeavours, Unfulfilled Potential and Promising Trends

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    4. Criminology Future: What Does the Future Hold for Criminology?

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 306-343

About this book


Written by an internationally renowned authority in the field, the founder of the highly regarded School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University, the book draws heavily on research done on three Continents: North America, Europe and Australia, to trace the discipline's historical evolution, its current problems, disappointing achievements, and promising trends. It concludes with a prospective look at the future of criminology and criminology of the future. Although the perspective is critical, the author's critique is constructive and he expresses a healthy optimism about the discipline's future and offers several guidelines as to how current deficiencies could be remedied and present gaps could be addressed.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ezzat A. Fattah
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  1. 1.School of CriminologySimon Fraser UniversityCanada

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