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New and Published Books

  1. Riots and Political Protest

    By Simon Winlow, Steve Hall, Daniel Briggs, James Treadwell

    The years 2008 to 2013 saw a new generation of political protestors take to the streets. Riots disrupted many Western cities and new protest movements emerged, keen to address a bleak context of economic collapse and austerity politics. In this groundbreaking new study, Winlow, Hall, Briggs and...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Victims

    Trauma, testimony and justice

    By Ross McGarry, Sandra Walklate

    The study of victims of crime is a central concern for criminologists around the world. In recent years, some victimologists have become increasingly engaged in positivist debates on the differences between victims and non-victims, how these differences can be measured and what could be done to...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Understanding Penal Practice

    Edited by Ioan Durnescu, Fergus McNeill

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    Criminological and penological scholarship has in recent years explored how and why institutions and systems of punishment change – and how and why these changes differ in different contexts. Important though these analyses are, this book focuses not so much on the changing nature of institutions...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Crime, Inequality and Power

    By Eileen B. Leonard

    Crime, Inequality and Power challenges the dominant definitions of crime and the criminal through its uniquely comparative approach. In this book Eileen Leonard analyzes multiple forms of criminal behavior in the United States, including violence, sexual assault, theft, and drug law violations,...

    Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. White-Collar Offenders and Desistance from Crime

    Future selves and the constancy of change

    By Ben Hunter

    Series: International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation

    The MPs’ expenses scandal in England and Wales and the international banking crisis have both brought into focus a concern about ‘elite’ individuals and their treatment by criminal justice systems. This interest intersects with a well-established concern within criminology for the transgressions of...

    Published March 17th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime

    3rd 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 populations. Each chapter begins with a historical review of each theoretical perspective and how its original formulation and...

    Published March 10th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Criminal Justice Ethics

    Cultivating the moral imagination

    By Sharon Hayes

    It is essential for those employed within the justice system to be able to competently and confidently work at the borders between ethics and the law. Criminal Justice Ethics offers a fresh new approach to considering ethical issues in a criminal justice context. Rather than simply offering a range...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge