Richard Quinney

Journey of Discovery

  • Clemens Bartollas
  • Dragan Milovanovic

Part of the Palgrave Pioneers in Criminology book series (PAPICR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Clemens Bartollas, Dragan Milovanovic
    Pages 1-5
  3. Emergence: Early Development and Writing Themes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-8
    2. Clemens Bartollas, Dragan Milovanovic
      Pages 9-36
    3. Clemens Bartollas, Dragan Milovanovic
      Pages 37-49
  4. Richard Quinney’s Journey Through the Written Word: A Witnessing Path

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-52
    2. Clemens Bartollas, Dragan Milovanovic
      Pages 53-80
    3. Clemens Bartollas, Dragan Milovanovic
      Pages 81-98
    4. Clemens Bartollas, Dragan Milovanovic
      Pages 99-126
  5. A Spiritual Journey

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-161
    2. Clemens Bartollas, Dragan Milovanovic
      Pages 163-182
    3. Clemens Bartollas, Dragan Milovanovic
      Pages 183-198
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 199-222

About this book


This book traces the life course of Richard Quinney, one of the most cited authors in the social sciences and a key figure in the development of critical criminology in the 70s, 80s and 90s. It provides a look into his personal thoughts in becoming a 'radical' criminologist and situates it in his various experiences, questioning, and shifts in his journey through life. Richard has contributed to a profound paradigm shift in criminology, beginning with his book, The Social Reality of Crime (1970), but also to peacemaking criminology as well as peace studies. He has also written several books via an autoethnography approach and has presented a number of photograph presentations for which he has received awards. It traces his early development on the family farm in Wisconsin to his travels in higher academe. It gives a personal perspective in becoming not only a radical criminologist, an accomplished writer in auto-ethnography, visual sociology, and photography but also how his continuous questioning of the meaning of it all came to fruition with profound insights about what it is to be human. The book will be inspirational to not only seasoned veterans in criminology, but also to emerging scholars, to undergrads and grads, showing them the struggles that come in 'making it'.


criminal behavior criminal behaviour deviance social problems sociology of knowledge key thinker in criminology critical criminology critical criminologist radical criminology visual sociology peacemaking peace studies social reality of crime quantum connections history of criminology spirituality and crime criminology theory ethnography

Authors and affiliations

  • Clemens Bartollas
    • 1
  • Dragan Milovanovic
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Anthropology and CriminologyUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA
  2. 2.Justice Studies DepartmentNortheastern Illinois UniversityChicagoUSA

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