Silver Bullets

Frank P. Williams III, Prairie View A&M University

While there have been frequent remarks about the importance of popular concepts and images for understanding the public's conception of crime and justice, academic criminology has largely ignored the importance of those same concepts and images for understanding its own work. Discussion will be offered (and invited) on the effect of the proverbial Lone Ranger's silver bullets as a mode of entree into the practice and ongoing development of criminological theory.

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Updated 05/20/2006