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New Directions in Critical Criminology

Series Editor: Walter S DeKeseredy

Critical criminology has gone through a number of significant changes since its birth in the early 1970s. New Directions in Critical Criminology provides authoritative original essays on major contemporary issues of central concern to critical criminologists around the world. Each book examines new areas of empirical and theoretical inquiry, and sets out an agenda for innovative progressive ways of thinking critically about crime, law, and social control.

These books are specifically designed to be useful resources for undergraduate and post-graduate students, researchers, and policy makers.

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1-10 of 12 results in New Directions in Critical Criminology
  1. Revitalizing Criminological Theory:

    Towards a new Ultra-Realism

    By Steve Hall, Simon Winlow

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    This book provides a short, comprehensive and accessible introduction to Ultra-Realism: a unique and radical school of criminological thought that has been developed by the authors over a number of years. After first outlining existing schools of thought, their major intellectual flaws and...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Intersectionality and Criminology

    Disrupting and revolutionizing studies of crime

    By Hillary Potter

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    The use of intersectionality theory in the social sciences has proliferated in the past several years, putting forward the argument that the interconnected identities of individuals, and the way these identities are perceived and responded to by others, must be a necessary part of any analysis....

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Youth Street Gangs

    A critical appraisal

    By David C. Brotherton

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    Gangs have been heavily pathologized in the last several decades. In comparison to the pioneering Chicago School's work on gangs in the 1920s we have moved away from a humanistic appraisal of and sensitivity toward the phenomenon and have allowed the gang to become a highly plastic folk devil...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Power and Crime

    By Vincenzo Ruggiero

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    This book provides an analysis of the two concepts of power and crime and posits that criminologists can learn more about these concepts by incorporating ideas from disciplines outside of criminology. Although arguably a 'rendezvous' discipline, Vincenzo Ruggiero argues that criminology can gain...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Feminism and Global Justice

    By Kerry Carrington

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    In this book, Kerry Carrington takes a bold, critical and reflexive approach to understanding the global divisions and inequalities that shape distinctive patterns of gender and crime. The book argues that in order for feminist criminology to enhance its conceptual and political relevance in the...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Contradictions of Terrorism

    Security, risk and resilience

    By Sandra Walklate, Gabe Mythen

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    Over the last fifteen years there has been a significant growth in literature dealing with terrorism. Nevertheless, scholars within mainstream criminology have only recently begun to grapple with the problem of terrorism in a sustained fashion. In this provocative book the authors provide both an...

    Published August 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Crimes of Globalization

    By Dawn L Rothe, David O. Friedrichs

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    This book addresses immensely consequential crimes in the world today that, to date, have been almost wholly neglected by students of crime and criminal justice: crimes of globalization. This term refers to the hugely harmful consequences of the policies and practices of international financial...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Green Cultural Criminology

    Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism, and Resistance to Ecocide

    By Avi Brisman, Nigel South

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    Over the last two decades, "green criminology" has emerged as a unique area of study, bringing together criminologists and sociologists from a wide range of research backgrounds and varying theoretical orientations. It spans the micro to the macro—from individual-level environmental crimes and...

    Published May 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Policing and Media

    Public Relations, Simulations and Communications

    By Murray Lee, Alyce McGovern

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    This book examines the relationship between police, media and the public and analyses the shifting techniques and technologies through which they communicate. In a critical discussion of contemporary and emerging modes of mediatized police work, Lee and McGovern demonstrate how the police engage...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Rural Criminology

    By Joseph F Donnermeyer, Walter DeKeseredy

    Series: New Directions in Critical Criminology

    Rural crime is a fast growing area of interest among scholars in criminology. From studies of agricultural crime in Australia, to violence against women in Appalachia America, to poaching in Uganda, to land theft in Brazil -- the criminology community has come to recognize that crime manifests...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Queer Criminology
    By Carrie L. Buist, Emily Lenning
    To Be Published October 30th 2015
  2. Restorative Justice Practice
    By Meredith Rossner, Susan L Miller, Kristen Hefner
    To Be Published March 15th 2016
  3. Crime, Justice and Social Media
    By Michael Salter
    To Be Published May 15th 2016
  4. Theorizing Resistance: Music, Politics, and the Crimes of the Powerful
    By David Kauzlarich
    To Be Published June 30th 2016

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