Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction: Understanding some key features of criminology
Perspectives in criminological theory
Understanding 'right realism'
Understanding 'left realism'
Gendering the criminal
Crime, politics and welfare
Criminal victimization, politics and welfare
Conclusions: New directions for criminology Glossary
Sandra Walklate is currently Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool having held previous posts at Manchester Metropolitan University, Keele, Salford and Liverpool John Moores. Her current publications include Imagining the Victim of Crime (2007) Open University Press/MacGraw-Hill and an edited collection with Gabe Mythen entitled Beyond the Risk Society: Critical Reflections on Risk and Human Security (2006) also with the Open University Press/MacGraw-Hill. She is currently compiling The Handbook of Victims and Victimology for Willan Publishing.