Understanding crime, criminals, and criminal justice from a radical/critical perspective is indispensable in today's academic, applied research, and policy sectors. Neglect of this approach leads to narrow-mindedness and the probability of repeating past mistakes or reinventing the wheel. Reading Cutting the Edge will encourage individuals and organizations, especially students and instructors, to think in innovative and new ways experimenting with new policy initiatives designed to improve not only criminal justice, but social and human justice as well.