Promoting the Theory and Practice of Criminology: The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and Its Founding Moment

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Title Promoting the Theory and Practice of Criminology: The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and Its Founding Moment
Author Finnane, Mark
Journal Name The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Bowen Hills, Qld
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Abstract The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology was an initiative of Australia's first criminology department, at Melbourne, from where the proposal to establish a journal also evolved. The society was of its time, its priorities reflecting above all the negligible research knowledge of crime and criminal justice in the antipodes. But local initiative had a regional (Asia–Pacific) and international (disciplinary as well as geo - graphical) context. In this article I explore some of this context, consider the ways in which it delayed the establishment of the almost contemporaneous Australian Institute of Criminology, and discuss the potential of a regional engagement that was only partly fulfilled in subsequent years. In doing so I also ask how adequate are interpretations of criminology's mid-century history as above all conservative, pragmatic, technocratic and administrative.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.atypon-link.com/AAP/loi/acri
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1375/acri.41.2.199
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Australian Academic Press. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 41
Issue Number 2
Page from 199
Page to 215
ISSN 0004-8658
Date Accessioned 2009-03-18
Date Available 2009-10-13T21:50:41Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Criminology; PRE2009-History: Australian
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22954
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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