عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
The poverty of the comparative orthodoxy: Cultural criminology, perspectival realism and conceptual variation
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
فقر ارتدوکس تطبیقی: جرم شناسی فرهنگی، واقع گرایی دیدگاهی و تنوع مفهومی
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 66 (2021) 100480: doi:10:1016/j:ijlcj:2021:100480
Comparative criminology has long struggled with the concept and object of culture while advances in culturally oriented criminologist have been ignored. Likewise, culturalisms have ignored attempts at comparison for transcending milieu and are mired by theoretical and methodological eclecticism. Comparative criminology will benefit from engaging with conceptualizations of culture found in culturalism works and culturally oriented criminologist will benefit from an expanded focus beyond localized contexts to reveal and grapple with greater varieties of (sub) cultural variation. After bringing a qualified cultural criminology to comparative criminology I draw on the philosophy of science known as perspectival realism to address some epistemological and methodological problems in each camp. I argue an interpretive comparative criminology focused in identifying and generating conceptual variation is better suited to understand and grapple with the political-cultural dramatizations that are indicated by the statistical data of interest to those wedded to the comparative, nomothetic orthodoxy.
Keywords: Comparative criminology | Cultural criminology | Perspectival realism | Conceptual variation | Objectivity | Relativism