n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - (Re)visioning criminology : new trends, old debates : editorial

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



After a cursory scan of the articles within this edition of , one is struck by the diverse collection of "criminologies" and explorations into crime (and victimisation), as well as the wide range of evidence-based reforms that are on offer to institutions and systems created to address these issues. One is also struck by the interdisciplinary nature of the criminological subject matter with which the authors engage. In this, and other editions of , you will find that criminological work has not only emerged from the conventional corridors of criminology, but it has dynamically manifested within, and across, the humanities and social sciences. Research exploring the antecedents, predictors and impacts of crime can also be found in the health sciences, economics and the clinical and mental health disciplines, to name just a few. This edition of illustrates that not only is there a wide spectrum of topics that occupy criminological research, but that criminological inquiries have gone inter-continental, technological and retro-theoretical. In this edition, authors reconsider conventional criminological theory, as well as stimulate progressive perspectives on modern-day events that our grounding theories on crime and deviance could not have anticipated.

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