Social Constructionism and Criminology: Traditions, Problems and Possibilities

@article{Lindgren2005SocialCA,
  title={Social Constructionism and Criminology: Traditions, Problems and Possibilities},
  author={Sven-{\AA}ke Lindgren},
  journal={Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={22 - 4}
}
  • Sven-Åke Lindgren
  • Published 1 June 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention
There will be disagreement and debate among academicians, governmental officials, law enforcement, the media, and the general public regarding the perspective from which one should view the events of September 11. Some will argue that they were an act of war; others will say they are a local crime, an international conspiracy, terrorism in its classical meaning, or a myriad of other possibilities. 1 The FBI classifies these deaths as homicides, but treats them and the victims, which total 3,047… 
REPRESENTING THE INVISIBLE? AN INTERSECTIONAL ANALYSIS OF INCARCERATED WOMEN IN NETFLIX'S ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Criminalized women are becoming more prominent in the prison show genre, outlining the need to examine the possible troublesome portrayals of this often invisible population. This thesis uses
Parenthood in Murder‐Suicide News. Idealized Fathers and Murderous Mums
In this article I analyse how parents' lethal violence is presented in Finnish murder‐suicide news reports. I explore how gendered ideas of parenthood and violence affect these constructions. The
Accounts of Honesty: Refuting Allegations of Bribery
This article investigates the stories told by Swedish men charged with bribery. The interviews are drawn from a study of court cases relating to bribery. White-collar criminals often justify their
Rural Marginalization, Policing, and Crime in Lithuania
The paper analyzes the significant increase in rural crime in post‐independence Lithuania (1991–2004). It is argued that the changes in the crime situation in rural areas are associated with the
Violence at Work—The Emergence of a Social Problem
This article analyses trends in violence at work on the basis of victim surveys, work-environment surveys, and press material. It proceeds from the two most common explanations of why violence at
The hybrid victim: Re-conceptualizing high-tech cyber victimization through actor-network theory
TLDR
This study critically assesses the current theorization of the cyber victim and offers an alternative approach, drawing on actor-network theory and three empirical case studies, that analyses the cyber Victim as a hybrid actor- network consisting of different entities that, together with the offender, make the victimization possible.
Why Greylag Geese and Money-laundering are Not Objective Problems: A Rejoinder
Over the past few years, the population of greylag geese has grown rapidly on the Bavarian lake where I live. Much to the annoyance of swimmers, this growth has the consequence that many beaches have
Running head: Understanding parental physical activity Understanding parental physical activity: meanings, habits, and social role influence Keywords: physical activity, parenthood, fathers, mothers, social roles, social constructionism 2 Abstract Objectives: The research aimed to explore parents’ u
  • Psychology
  • 2012
Objectives: The research aimed to explore parents’ understandings of physical activity (PA), patterns of PA-related behaviour, and how constructions of social role expectations might influence their
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 95 REFERENCES
The Social Reality of Crime
Richard Quinney's The Social Reality of Crime remains an eloquent and important statement on crime, law, and justice. At the time of its appearance in 1970, Quinney's theory not only liberated the
Constructing Social Problems
There is no adequate definition of social problems within sociology, and there is not and never has been a sociology of social problems. That observation is the point of departure of this book. The
Criminology
  • G. Shewan
  • Law, Sociology
    The Indian medical gazette
  • 1896
TLDR
The fundamental courses present overviews of legal systems with particular emphasis on criminal and juvenile justice, forms of criminal behaviour, the role of law in understanding social and psychological phenomena, and the applications of sociological theory in understanding law and legal systems.
Techniques of neutralization: A theory of delinquency.
IN attempting to uncover the roots of juvenile delinquency, the social scientist has long since ceased to search for devils in the mind or stigma of the body. It is now largely agreed that delinquent
The Language of Negotiation
Plea bargaining, the major means by which cases are funneled through the criminal justice process, is not a new practice. There is evidence of its presence in the United States before the Civil War,
CULTURAL CRIMINOLOGY
Cultural criminology explores the many ways in which cultural dynamics intertwine with the practices of crime and crime control in contemporary society; put differently, cultural criminology
The Social Construction of What
Often lost in the debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what is being constructed. Particularly troublesome in this area is the status of the natural sciences, where
en studie i... Medier och brott
Abstract The principal objective of this study is to provide a concrete historical illumination of the interplay between the media, crime and crime policy over the course of the last 50 years. A
Constitutive Criminology: Beyond Postmodernism
Introduction 'Here There Be Dragons' Human Subjects and Human Behavior On the Problem of Similarity and Difference Society and Social Structure Criminology's Visions of the House of Social (Dis)Order
Social Problems Theory: The Constructionist View
This paper reviews and critiques the origin and development of a new specialty in sociology, the sociology of social problems. While social problems long has been a topic of sociological attention,
...
...