Intellectual Scepticism and Political Commitment: The Case of Radical Criminology

  • Stan Cohen


Willem Bonger was an important, even legendary figure in Western criminology, and fifty years after his death we should all be aware of this heritage. This chapter, however, does not directly deal with the content of Bonger’s contribution to criminology and sociology — in the Netherlands or in general. This contribution is considerable, and needs reassessment with all the seriousness that serious thinkers deserve.2


Criminal Justice System Political Commitment Critical Criminology Sceptical Theory Critical Legal Study 
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