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  1. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Penal Power and Colonial Rule

    By Mark Brown

    This book provides an account of the distinctive way in which penal power developed outside the metropolitan centre. Proposing a radical revision of the Foucauldian thesis that criminological knowledge emerged in the service of a new form of power – discipline – that had inserted itself into the...

    Published January 17th 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 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Evolution of Policing

    Worldwide Innovations and Insights

    Edited by Melchor C. de Guzman, Aiedeo Mintie Das, Dilip K. Das

    Each year, the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) holds a global conference for police scholars and practitioners to exchange information about the latest trends in police practice and research. Drawn from recent proceedings, The Evolution of Policing: Worldwide Innovations and...

    Published November 25th 2013 by CRC Press

  5. Crime in England 1880-1945

    The rough and the criminal, the policed and the incarcerated

    By Barry Godfrey

    Series: History of Crime in the UK and Ireland

    This book is an ambitious attempt to map the main changes in the criminal justice system in the Victorian period through to the twentieth century. Chapters include an examination of the growth and experience of imprisonment, policing, and probation services; the recording of crime in official...

    Published October 9th 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Critical Criminology (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Ian Taylor, Paul Walton, Jock Young

    First published in 1975, this collection of essays expands upon the themes and ideas developed in the editors’ previous work, the visionary and groundbreaking text: The New Criminology. Directed at orthodox criminology, this is a partisan work written by a group of criminologists committed to a...

    Published March 30th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Punishment

    By Thom Brooks

    Punishment is a topic of increasing importance for citizens and policymakers. Why should we punish criminals? Which theory of punishment is most compelling? Is the death penalty ever justified? These questions and many others are addressed in this highly engaging guide. Punishment is a critical...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. TV Cops

    The Contemporary American Television Police Drama

    By Jonathan Nichols-Pethick

    The police drama has been one of the longest running and most popular genres in American television. In TV Cops, Jonathan Nichols-Pethick argues that, perhaps more than any other genre, the police series in all its manifestations—from Hill Street Blues to Miami Vice to The Wire—embodies the full...

    Published April 25th 2012 by Routledge

  10. A Certain Share of Low Cunning

    A History of the Bow Street Runners, 1792-1839

    By David J. Cox

    This book provides an account and analysis of the history of the Bow Street Runners, precursors of today's police force. Through a detailed analysis of a wide range of both qualitative and quantitative research data, this book provides a fresh insight into their history, arguing that the use of Bow...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Penal Power and Colonial Rule
    By Mark Brown
    To Be Published August 14th 2015
  2. Historical Justice
    Edited by Klaus Neumann
    To Be Published August 24th 2015
  3. Domestic Disturbances, Patriarchal Values: Violence, Family and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe, 1600-1900
    Edited by Marianna Muravyeva
    To Be Published September 1st 2015
  4. Rural Disorder and Police Reform in Ireland, 1812-36
    By Galen Broeker
    To Be Published September 8th 2015
  5. Policing and Punishment in Nineteenth Century Britain
    Edited by Victor Bailey
    To Be Published September 8th 2015

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