How rural criminology informs critical thinking in criminology
Donnermeyer, Joseph, Scott, John, & Barclay, Elaine (2013) How rural criminology informs critical thinking in criminology. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 2(3), pp. 69-91.
Over the past quarter century, a growing volume of rural-focused criminological work has emerged. In this article, the literature related to three rural criminological issues are examined and discussed in terms of their lessons for critical criminology. Research on rural communities and crime is examined as a way to criticize and challenge mainstream criminological theories and concepts like social disorganisation and collective efficacy, and to remind critical criminologists of the importance for developing critical perspectives for place-based or ecological theories of crime. Agricultural crime studies are discussed in terms of the need to develop a critical criminology of agriculture and food. Finally, criminological studies of rural ‘others’ is used to show the need for critical criminologists to give greater analytic attention to divisions and marginalities of peoples living in smaller and more isolated places based on gender, race, and lifestyles, among other factors.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Rural criminology, agricultural crime|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminological Theories (160204)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 The Author(s)|
|Deposited On:||05 Mar 2014 00:29|
|Last Modified:||12 Jan 2015 00:13|
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