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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Sociology and Anthropology


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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DeKeseredy, W. (2016). Contemporary Issues in Left Realism. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 5(3), 12.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence. As an open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non‐commercial settings. ISSN: 2202‐8005



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