Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: November 23, 2010 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412959193 | Print ISBN: 9781412959186 | Online ISBN: 9781412959193| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Quinney, Richard: Social Transformation and Peacemaking Criminology
John F. Wozniak
Richard Quinney is a sociologist who gained international renown as a radical criminologist. In various writings, he drew attention to the relationship between capitalism and crime and also analyzed crime and its control from a number of perspectives. Quinney's notoriety and progression as a criminologist can be discerned through an examination of five standpoints including his (1) characterization by scholarly peers, (2) biography and career stages, (3) movement of writings from perspective to perspective to perspective, (4) focus on social transformation and peacemaking criminology, and (5) legacy of work for the field of criminology. A key theme of this entry is that, during the major stages of his intellectual career, Quinney laid the foundation for his articulation of a peacemaking criminology. Thus, this perspective represents a growth in his way of thinking rather than a rejection of his earlier criminologies. Quinney is known as one of the 15 pioneers in ...