By Stephen Hester, Peter Eglin
Designed in its place to traditional texts on criminology, "A Sociology of Crime" departs from the normal problem with legal behaviour and its motives to stress the socially built nature of crime. Taking a standpoint from radical sociology, Stephen Hester and Peter Elgin argue that crime is a made from social techniques which establish convinced acts and folks as felony. of their exploration of this subject, Hester and Elgin use 3 best techniques in modern sociological thought - ethnomethodology, symbolic interactionism, and structural clash idea. They follow every one of those the way to an in depth research of the anatomy of crime, while reviewing different major criminological views on either side of the Atlantic, together with the feminist one. They specialise in 3 major issues: making crime by way of making legal legislation; making crime via imposing legal legislation; and making crime by way of the management of legal justice within the courts. overseas in outlook, "A Sociology of Crime" includes fabric from the us, Britain and Canada that's heavily associated with the theoretical ways mentioned. This publication may be of curiosity to undergraduates and postgraduates in criminology and sociology.