Wither Critical Criminology? From Competing Paradigms to Multiple Paradigms to ....

Charles E. Reasons, Central Washington University
Edward W. Sieh, St. Cloud State University

Some mainstream criminologists decried the rise of "radical criminology" in the 1960's and 1970's, viewing it as a passing fad/fashion in science. Since that time "critical criminology" has become a section of the ASC and produces its own journal. This retrospective will include personal observations and empirical data on the ideological, theoretical, methodological, and institutional aspects of this social movement from a sociology of knowledge perspective.

(Return to Program Resources)

Updated 05/20/2006