Criminology and the Public Sphere: Arguments for Utopian Realism

  • Ian Loader

Abstract

In the struggle against the loudest voices in our societies — politicians, editorialists and commentators — scientific discourse has all the cards stacked against it: the difficulty and slowness of its construction, which means it generally arrives after the battle is over; its inevitable complexity, which tends to discourage simplistic or suspicious minds, and above all its distance from received ideas and spontaneous convictions (Bourdieu, 1993, p. viii).

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Quartz Europe Expense Mane Posit 

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