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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Redemption, Rehabilitation and Risk Management

    A History of Probation

    By George Mair, Lol Burke

    Redemption, Rehabilitation and Risk Management provides the most accessible and up-to-date account of the origins and development of the Probation Service in England and Wales. The book explores and explains the changes that have taken place in the service, the pressures and tensions that have...

    Published August 26th 2011 by Willan

  6. Routledge Handbook of Deviant Behavior

    Edited by Clifton D. Bryant

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    The Handbook of Deviant Behavior presents a comprehensive, integrative, and accessible overview of the contemporary body of knowledge in the field of social deviance in the twenty-first century. This book addresses the full range of scholarly concerns within this area – including theoretical,...

    Published June 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Corrections

    A Critical Approach, 3rd Edition

    By Michael Welch

    Corrections: A Critical Approach (3rd edition) confronts mass imprisonment in the United States, a nation boasting the highest incarceration rate in the world. This statistic is all the more troubling considering that its correctional population is overrepresented by the poor, African-Americans,...

    Published March 21st 2011 by Routledge

  8. Crime and the Rise of Modern America

    A History from 1865–1941

    By Kristofer Allerfeldt

    In Crime and the Rise of Modern America, Kristofer Allerfeldt studies the crimes, criminals, and law enforcement that contributed to a uniquely American system of crime and punishment from the end of the Civil War to the eve of World War II to understand how the rapidly-changing technology of...

    Published February 17th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Living Through Terror

    Edited by Suvendrini Perera, Antonio Traverso

    In the era of war on terror, the term terror has tended to be applied to its sudden eruptions in the metropolises of the global north. This volume directs its attention to terror’s manifestations in other locations and lives. The title Living Through Terror refers both to the pervasiveness of...

    Published November 10th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Public Criminology?

    By Ian Loader, Richard Sparks

    Series: Key Ideas in Criminology

    What is the role and value of criminology in a democratic society? How do, and how should, its practitioners engage with politics and public policy? How can criminology find a voice in an agitated, insecure and intensely mediated world in which crime and punishment loom large in government agendas...

    Published July 5th 2010 by Routledge