Pub. date: 2010 | Online Pub. Date: March 31, 2011 | DOI: 10.4135/9781446200926 | Print ISBN: 9781412920384 | Online ISBN: 9781446200926| Publisher:SAGE Publications LtdAbout this handbook
Chapter 9: Integrative Criminology
Integrative criminology As a recently established and yet still emerging area of the criminological enterprise ‘integrative criminology’ means different things to different criminologists. In other words, working within, across, and beyond the classical, positivist, and critical traditions are diverse criminologists effectively integrating a myriad of related phenomena and social relations. Narrowly conceived, integrative criminology is commonly and falsely reduced to the praxis of theoretical integration. Broadly conceived, the praxis of integrative criminology includes of course theory integration, but it also represents the efforts of those criminologists who are creating and transforming an ever expanding ‘inclusive’ criminology, whether they are, for example, actively incorporating a ‘feminist’ criminology, 1 developing a ‘global’ criminology 2 or problematizing a ‘green’ criminology. 3 The point being, there are literally countless ways of doing integrative criminology that may or may not be directly related to theoretical integration. The only limitations to what integrative criminology can Hence, ...