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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. State Crime

    Edited by William Chambliss, Chris Moloney

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    In modern times, the most egregious crimes are undoubtedly those committed, incited, or condoned by states (as well as by de facto authorities exerting political and military control over a substantial territory, such as FARC in Colombia). Indeed, both within and without the academy, there is a...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Race and Crime

    Edited by Coretta Phillips

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    Serious research into the problematic and contested relationship between notions of race and crime continues to blossom. Indeed, the work of scholars in this cross-disciplinary field supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. Now, to make some sense of...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Green Criminology

    Edited by Rob White

    Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    Green Criminology embraces a wide and rapidly growing network of researchers and scholars around the world who are actively engaged in the study of environmental crime and ecological justice. Transgressions against humans, eco-systems, and animals constitute the main focus of Green Criminology and...

    Published June 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 5th 2010 by Routledge

  7. 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 24th 2009 by Routledge

  8. 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 19th 2008 by Routledge

  9. 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 10th 2008 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Transnational Crime
    Edited by James Sheptycki
    To Be Published March 4th 2015
  2. Punishment
    Edited by Richard Jones, Richard Sparks
    To Be Published May 27th 2015
  3. Biosocial Criminology
    Edited by Matthew Delisi, Michael Vaughn
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  4. Cultural Criminology
    Edited by Keith Hayward
    To Be Published August 14th 2015

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