SCLY4 Crime and Deviance: Positivist and Radical Victimology
Conservatism as Radical Victimology | The Lure
Chapters 5 to 7 deal with other explanations of crime, exclusively relying on British literature. Chapter 5 addresses how gender issues have been hidden or even neglected within mainstream (or ) criminology, thereby limiting our understanding of female offending. Four strands of feminist thought (namely, liberal feminism, radical feminism, socialist feminism and post-modern feminism) are described, and their impacts on criminology are illustrated with examples. However, omissions of other schools of thought such as Marxist feminism and Existential feminism should have been acknowledged. In line with feminist researchers, Sandra Walklate asserts that a gendered lens is useful in analyzing the differences in terms of the offending behaviour and experience of criminal justice system between males and females. Chapter 6 examines the interconnections between criminology, criminal justice, social justice and politics. It is indeed a stimulating chapter guiding readers to think how the changing conception of the welfare state and changing nature of family structures may facilitate an understanding of the criminalization process. Three major victimological thoughts, namely positivistic victimology, radical victimology and critical victimology are introduced in Chapter 7. These are followed by an analysis of how they inform current victim policy and practice, such as the re-orientation of the probation service in supporting victims and the development of restorative justice programmes in dealing with young offenders.
Concept of Critical and Radical in Victimology
Victimology, Victimization, n.d.). Even though positivist and radical victimology has its differences, both of them have appropriated the label critical victimology...