Chronicles Of A Radical Criminologist: Working The Margins Of Law, Power, And Justice
Author: Gregg Barak
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 288p.
Reviewer: Victoria E. Collins | May 2021
It takes a degree of chutzpah to believe that one’s life is of sufficient interest that it should be chronicled in a memoir or autobiography. Seemingly, criminologist Greg Barak believes that, and our reviewer, Victoria Collins, here fully agrees. She writes that Chronicles of a Radical Criminologist is “much more than a memoir.” It is rather “an interesting insight into academic life, career decisions and trajectories, and into university administration.” Of particular interest to criminologists, both old and new, should be Barak’s description of the history of, and his own experience at, the School of Criminology at the University of California, Berkeley. In the interests of full disclosure, it was of personal interest to me (your co-editor for criminal justice), since my application for admission to the school many years ago was rejected!