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- Published: Monday, 15 October 2012 16:42
- Written by Johannes Wheeldon and Craig Harper
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This is the first in a three-part series examining the basis on which criminologists can better engage what Jock Young has called ‘the criminological imagination.’ We consider developments in the UK, USA and Canada and argue that criminology faces external challenges that constrain how crime is interpreted and how criminologists can communicate the results of an ever-growing, international evidence-base into the public realm. In our view, future efforts to re-define criminology as contentious, as in some cases, or conciliatory, as in others, require a new way to conceive of the intersections between crime, power, and society.