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New and Published Books

  1. The Politics of Abolition Revisited

    By Thomas Mathiesen

    Originally published in 1974 and the recipient of the Denis Carroll Book Prize at the World Congress of the International Criminology Society in 1978, Thomas Mathiesen’s The Politics of Abolition is a landmark text in critical criminology. In its examination of Scandinavian penal policy and call...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Crime, Community and Morality

    By Simon Green

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    Political leaders and the popular press tell us that society is in the grip of a moral crisis. ‘Where have our values gone?’ our newspapers scream at us. ‘Benefit scroungers’, ‘greedy bankers’, ‘intrusive journalists’, ‘have-a-go rioters’, political scandals and criminals of all shapes and sizes...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Re-reading Foucault

    On Law, Power and Rights

    Edited by Ben Golder

    Re-reading Foucault: On Law, Power and Rights is the first collection in English fully to address the relevance of Michel Foucault’s thought for law. Foucault is the best known and most cited of the late twentieth-century’s ‘theory’ academics. His work continues to animate a range of different...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Criminology

    A Sociological Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Eamonn Carrabine, Pamela Cox, Pete Fussey, Dick Hobbs, Nigel South, Darren Thiel, Jackie Turton

    Building on the success of the second edition, Criminology: A Sociological Introduction offers a comprehensive overview of the study of criminology, from early theoretical perspectives to pressing contemporary issues such as the globalization of crime, crimes against the environment and state crime...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Handbook of Human Rights

    Edited by Thomas Cushman

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In mapping out the field of human rights for those studying and researching within both humanities and social science disciplines, the Handbook of Human Rights not only provides a solid foundation for the reader who wants to learn the basic parameters of the field, but also promotes new thinking...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 17th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Law and Society

    An Introduction

    By John Harrison Watts, Cliff Roberson

    In recent years, legal studies courses have increased the focus on contemporary social issues as part of the curriculum. Law and Society: An Introduction discusses the interface between these two institutions and encourages students in the development of new insights on the topic. The book begins...

    Published November 14th 2013 by CRC Press

  9. 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 October 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies

    Edited by Bruce Arrigo, Heather Bersot

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies presents the enduring debates and emerging challenges in crime and justice studies from an international and multi-disciplinary perspective. Guided by the pivotal, although vastly under-examined, role that consumerism, politics,...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge