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Routledge Advances in Criminology

This series explores the critical issues within criminology and offers the latest insight into the field through international case studies and timely theoretical debates.

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  1. Colonial Discourse and Gender in U.S. Criminal Courts

    Cultural Defenses and Prosecutions

    By Caroline Braunmühl

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    The occurrence in some criminal cases of "cultural defenses" on behalf of "minority" defendants has stirred much debate. This book is the first to illuminate how "cultural evidence" — i.e., "evidence" regarding ethnicity — is actually negotiated by attorneys, expert/lay witnesses, and defendants in...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

    By Lawrence Karson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous to do so. Yet since the founding of the American Republic, numerous otherwise...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Criminal Justice in International Society

    Edited by Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo, Nerida Chazal

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    This book adopts a critical criminological approach to analyze the production, representation and role of crime in the emerging international order. It analyzes the role of power and its influence on the dynamics of criminalization at an international level, facilitating an examination of the...

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. European Developments in Corporate Criminal Liability

    Edited by James Gobert, Ana-Maria Pascal

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    When corporations carry on their business in a grossly negligent manner, or take a cavalier approach to risk management, the consequences can be catastrophic. The harm may be financial, as occurred when such well-regarded companies as Enron, Lehman Brothers, Worldcom and Barings collapsed, or it...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Drugs and Popular Culture in the Age of New Media

    By Paul Manning

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    This book examines the history of popular drug cultures and mediated drug education, and the ways in which new media - including social networking and video file-sharing sites - transform the symbolic framework in which drugs and drug culture are represented. Tracing the emergence of formal drug...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Myth of Moral Panics

    Sex, Snuff, and Satan

    By Bill Thompson, Andy Williams

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    This study provides a comprehensive critique - forensic, historical, and theoretical - of the moral panic paradigm, using empirically grounded ethnographic research to argue that the panic paradigm suffers from fundamental flaws that make it a myth rather than a viable academic perspective....

    Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Security and Everyday Life

    Edited by Vida Bajc, Willem de Lint

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    When everyday social situations and cultural phenomena come to be associated with a threat to security, security becomes a value which competes with other values – particularly the right to privacy and human rights. In this comparison, security appears as an obvious choice over the loss of some...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Women and Heroin Addiction in China's Changing Society

    By Huan Gao

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    Accompanying China’s economic reform and open-door policy in 1978, illicit drug use emerged in the late 1980s, and gradually developed into a serious social problem. Heroin was the dominant illicit drug consumed in the new drug epidemic, and the number of female heroin users has increased rapidly...

    Published June 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Global Gambling

    Cultural Perspectives on Gambling Organizations

    Edited by Sytze F. Kingma

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    While most research has examined the legal, economic and psychological sides of gambling, this innovative collection offers a wide range of cultural perspectives on gambling organizations. Using both historical and present-day case studies from throughout the world, the authors seriously consider...

    Published September 24th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Social Class and Crime

    A Biosocial Approach

    By Anthony Walsh

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    Social class has been at the forefront of sociological theories of crime from their inception. It is explicitly central to some theories such as anomie/strain and conflict, and nips aggressively at the periphery of others such as social control theory. Yet none of these theories engage in a...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Young Men and Domestic Abuse
    By David Gadd, Claire Fox, Mary-Louise Corr, Stephanie Alger, Ian Butler
    To Be Published March 15th 2015

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