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  1. New Directions in Crime and Deviancy

    Edited by Simon Winlow, Rowland Atkinson

    Criminology is at a crossroads. In the last two decades it has largely failed to produce the kind of new intellectual frameworks and empirical data that might help us to explain the high levels of crime and interpersonal violence that beset inner city areas and corrode community life. Similarly, it...

    Published November 27th 2012 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Panic

    By Keith Tester

    Series: Shortcuts

    Impending environmental catastrophe, threat of terrorism, viruses both biological and virtual, disease: there seem to be so many reasons to panic today. But what is panic and why does it happen? This book uses a range of literature from sociology, cultural studies and popular psychology to develop...

    Published November 8th 2012 by Routledge

  4. An Introduction to Criminal Psychology

    By Russil Durrant

    Crime is a topic that is of considerable interest to policy-makers, politicians andthe public alike. We want to know what factors can explain the nature andprevalence of crime in society and use this knowledge to better develop approaches for managing criminal behaviour. This book provides a...

    Published October 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Youth Studies

    An Introduction

    By Andy Furlong

    Youth Studies: an introduction is a clear, jargon-free and accessible textbook which will be invaluable in helping to explain concepts, theories and trends within youth studies. The concise summaries of key texts and the ideas of important theorists make the book an invaluable resource. The book...

    Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Police Culture

    Themes and Concepts

    By Tom Cockcroft

    Police culture has for over half a century attracted interest from academics, students, policy-makers, police institutions and the general public. However, the literature of this area has proven to be diverse, sprawling and prone to contradiction which has led to an enthralling yet intricate body...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Policing in an Age of Austerity

    A postcolonial perspective

    By Graham Ellison, Mike Brogden

    Policing in an Age of Austerity uniquely examines the effects on one key public service: the state police of England and Wales. Focusing on the major cut-backs in its resources, both in material and in labour, it details the extent and effects of that drastic reduction in provision together with...

    Published August 20th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Biology and Criminology

    The Biosocial Synthesis

    By Anthony Walsh

    Series: Routledge Advances in Criminology

    Numerous criminologists have noted their dissatisfaction with the state of criminology. The need for a new paradigm for the 21st century is clear. However, many distrust biology as a factor in studies of criminal behavior, whether because of limited exposure or because the orientation of...

    Published July 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. New Directions in Criminological Theory

    Edited by Steve Hall, Simon Winlow

    This edited collection brings together established global scholars and new thinkers to outline fresh concepts and theoretical perspectives for criminological research and analysis in the 21st century. Criminologists from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia evaluate the current condition of...

    Published June 11th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Public Order and Private Lives (Routledge Revivals): The Politics of Law and Order
    By Michael Brake, Chris Hale
    To Be Published August 10th 2014
  2. Criminal Enterprise
    By Christopher Harding
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  3. Crime, Truth and Justice
    Edited by George Gilligan, John Pratt
    To Be Published August 15th 2014
  4. The Politics of Abolition Revisited
    By Thomas Mathiesen
    To Be Published August 29th 2014
  5. Opening the Black Box: The Work of Watching
    By Gavin J. D. Smith
    To Be Published September 12th 2014

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