Contemporary Issues in Left Realism


Using Roger Matthews’ (2014) book Realist Criminology as a launching pad, this article points to some timely issues that warrant attention from Left Realism. Special attention is devoted to rebuilding the Left realist movement and to some new empirical directions, such as critical studies of policing, adult Internet pornography, and rural women and girls in conflict with the law.

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Published: 2016-09-01
Pages:12 to 26
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DeKeseredy, W. (2016) “Contemporary Issues in Left Realism”, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 5(3), pp. 12-26. doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v5i3.321.

Author Biography

Professor Walter S. DeKeseredy is the Professor, Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director, Research Center on Violence West Virginia University. He is the co-recipient of UOIT's first Research Excellence Award, which was granted in the fall of 2007. Professor DeKeseredy is also the co-recipient of the American Society of Criminology's Division on Women and Crime's 2004 Distinguished Scholar Award. In 1995, he was awarded the American Society of Criminology's Division on Critical Criminology's Critical Criminologist of the Year Award. He was awarded the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology's Division on Critical Criminology.
Author or co-author of more than 70 scientific journal articles and more than 30 scholarly book chapters, Professor DeKeseredy has authored or co-authored 15 books on topics such as:
-Crime and poverty in public housing;
-Woman abuse; and
-Women in conflict with the law.