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Critical Concepts in Criminology

Edited and introduced by leading experts in the field, Routledge’s Major Works collections are designed to meet today’s research, reference, and teaching needs. The Critical Concepts in Criminology series includes a number of titles within the subject area of Crime and Criminal Justice. An area of interest with a fast expanding body of literature, titles within this series provide an authoritative look at some of the key areas of interest within Criminology.

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  1. Critical Criminology

    Edited by Walter S DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    Critical Criminology is now a well-established—if heterogeneous and contentious—field of study. The work of critical criminologists supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. As the field continues to flourish as never before, this new title from...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Crime

    Edited by Sandra Walklate

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    In the late 1950s, Barbara Wootton memorably remarked that if men behaved like women the criminal courts would be idle and the prisons empty. Wootton was among the first to ask fundamental and challenging questions of criminology; about its structure as a discipline and its explanatory potential...

    Published May 20th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Organized Crime

    Edited by Federico Varese

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    The systematic study of organized crime dates back to John Landesco’s classic of ethnography, Organized Crime in Chicago (1929). Since then, the field has grown considerably and, as well as criminologists and sociologists, the topic has been embraced by researchers from a broad range of disciplines...

    Published May 4th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Restorative Justice

    Edited by Carolyn Hoyle

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    Over the last decade or so, more has been more written and talked about restorative justice than any other criminological topic. In addition to the proliferation of published work, there have been numerous national and international conferences and seminars both within and outside the academy, and...

    Published July 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  5. Surveillance

    Edited by Benjamin Goold

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    Over the past fifty years, the apparatus of surveillance in modern societies has expanded to such an extent that almost every aspect of our public and private lives is now open to scrutiny and analysis. Each time we walk down a city street or pass through a shopping centre, CCTV cameras record our...

    Published December 18th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Crime Reduction

    Edited by Kate Moss

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    Across the globe, challenging and contentious issues about community safety and security increasingly exercise governments and police forces—as well as, for example, town planners and car-park designers. Consequently, as a specialist area within the wider discipline of criminology, crime reduction...

    Published December 9th 2008 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Race and Crime
    Edited by Coretta Phillips
    To Be Published June 9th 2014
  2. Green Criminology
    Edited by Rob White
    To Be Published June 24th 2014
  3. State Crime
    Edited by William Chambliss, Chris Moloney
    To Be Published September 11th 2014
  4. Cultural Criminology
    Edited by Keith Hayward
    To Be Published November 14th 2014
  5. Policing
    Edited by Tim Newburn
    To Be Published December 31st 2014
  6. Jones and Sparks: Punishment, 4-vol. set
    Edited by Richard Jones, Richard Sparks
    To Be Published January 14th 2015

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