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  1. When Crime Appears

    The Role of Emergence

    Edited by Jean Marie McGloin, Christopher J. Sullivan, Leslie W. Kennedy

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    In recent years, the idea of emergence, which suggests that observed patterns in behavior and events are not fully reductive and stem from complex lower-level interactions, has begun to take hold in the social sciences. Criminologists have started to use this framework to improve our general...

    Published October 18th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Contemporary Critical Criminology

    By Walter S. DeKeseredy

    Series: Key Ideas in Criminology

    The concept of critical criminology – that crime and the present day processes of criminalization are rooted in the core structures of society – is of more relevance today than it has been at any other time. Written by an internationally renowned scholar, Contemporary Critical Criminology...

    Published August 10th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Public Criminology?

    By Ian Loader, Richard Sparks

    Series: Key Ideas in Criminology

    What is the role and value of criminology in a democratic society? How do, and how should, its practitioners engage with politics and public policy? How can criminology find a voice in an agitated, insecure and intensely mediated world in which crime and punishment loom large in government agendas...

    Published July 5th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime

    2nd Edition

    By Shaun L. Gabbidon

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    Ideal for use in either crime theory or race and crime courses, this is the only text to look at the array of explanations for crime as they relate to racial and ethnic groups. Each chapter begins with a historical review of each theoretical perspective and how its original formulation and more...

    Published February 19th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology

    Edited by Keith Hayward, Shadd Maruna, Jayne Mooney

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology brings the history of criminological thought alive through a collection of fascinating life stories. The book covers a range of historical and contemporary thinkers from around the world, offering a stimulating combination of biographical fact with historical and...

    Published November 26th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Biosocial Criminology

    New Directions in Theory and Research

    Edited by Anthony Walsh, Kevin M Beaver

    Series: Criminology and Justice Studies

    Ideal for use, either as a second text in a standard criminology course, or for a discrete course on biosocial perspectives, this book of original chapters breaks new and important ground for ways today's criminologists need to think more broadly about the crime problem....

    Published September 30th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Criminology: The Key Concepts

    By Martin O'Brien, Majid Yar

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Criminology: The Key Concepts is an authoritative and comprehensive study guide and reference resource that will take you through all the concepts, approaches, issues and institutions central to the study of crime in contemporary society. Topics covered in this easy to use A-Z guide include:...

    Published June 22nd 2008 by Routledge