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This assortment focuses on the existential predicaments and offerings that underpin present debates and advancements within the governance of crime and legal justice and argues for the relevance of existentialist suggestion for reinforcing a severe and philosophically encouraged criminological mind's eye.

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Hayward, S. Maruna and J. Mooney (eds) Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology (London: Routledge). M. Heidegger (1962) Being and Time (Harper and Row: London). James Hardie-Bick and Phil Hadfield 35 M. H. Jacobsen and S. Kristiansen (2010) ‘Labelling Goffman: The Presentation and Appropriation of Erving Goffman in Academic Life’, in M. H. ) The Contemporary Goffman (New York: Routledge). J. Katz (1988) Seductions of Crime: Moral and Sensual Attractions in Doing Evil (New York: Basic Books). R. Lippens (2009) A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Criminology (London: Sage).

2 Subjectivation as Problem and Project: Is there an Existentialist Motif in Foucault? Claudius Messner Introduction ‘Our modern mode of being subjects’ (Foucault 2003, p. 9) in the world has always been a central topic in Foucault’s thinking, from the first studies on Unreason – the History of Madness – to the last ones centred on the ‘concern for the self’. ‘Government’ in the sense of the reflexive conduct (conduite) of oneself and of others by the self seems to constitute the very key to the writings and practices of Foucault.

D. Cooper (1999) Existentialism: A Reconstruction, 2nd edn (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing). L. Ellison (2001) The Adversarial Process and the Vulnerable Witness (Oxford: Oxford University Press). J. Ferrell (1998) ‘Criminological Verstehen’, in J. Ferrell and M. Hamm (eds) Ethnography on the Edge (Boston: Northeastern University Press). D. Gambetta and H. Hamill (2005) Streetwise: How Taxi Drivers Establish their Customers’ Trustworthiness (New York: Russell Sage Foundation). C. B. Gardner (1995) Passing By: Gender and Public Harassment (Berkeley: University of California Press).

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