The ABC of Criminology: Anita Muhl, J. V. Barry, Norval Morris and the Making of a Discipline in Australia

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Title The ABC of Criminology: Anita Muhl, J. V. Barry, Norval Morris and the Making of a Discipline in Australia
Author Finnane, Mark
Journal Name British Journal of Criminology
Editor Geoffrey Pearson
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Oxford Journals
Abstract The arrival of criminology as an academic discipline was a post-war development in Australia as much as in Britain or the United States. Classical criminology had developed as a question about punishment—neo-classical criminology as a question about the criminal. Academic criminology pursued both questions and added others. Less systematic than pragmatic, less theoretical than eclectic, the criminology of post-war universities was both intellectually broader and politically more critical than once thought. This paper outlines the formation of the discipline in Australia during the war and post-war years, from the conditions of production of its first text, The ABC of Criminology (Melbourne University Press 1941), to its moment of governmental embrace around 1960. Who were the major players in this enterprise, what commitments, intellectual and political, did they bring to their work, and what did this local formation owe to its international affiliations?
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azl010
Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 Oxford University Press. Please refer to the link for the definitive publisher-authenticated version.
Volume 46
Issue Number 3
Page from 399
Page to 422
ISSN 0007-0955
Date Accessioned 2006-08-06
Date Available 2009-02-19T06:49:58Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-History: Australian; PRE2009-Law and Society
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/13701
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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