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  1. Capital Punishment and Political Sovereignty

    By Adam Thurschwell

    Adam Thurschwell, a respected academic and death penalty lawyer, draws upon continental theory and the Anglo-American jurisprudential tradition in order to deliver a critical survey of both the theoretical aspects of capital punishment and its actual administration. Pursuing an original political...

    To Be Published September 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Alternative Offences and Defences to Murder

    An International Perspective

    By Kate Fitz-Gibbon

    Over the past three decades, the operation of the partial defence of provocation has attracted significant community attention, scholarly debate and political interest in an international range of jurisdictions. In fact, it is difficult to locate a jurisdiction that has not confronted to some...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Subject of Prostitution

    Sex Work, Law and Social Theory

    By Jane Scoular

    The Subject of Prostitution offers a distinctive analysis of the links between prostitution and social theory in order to advance a critical analysis of the relationship of law to sex work. Using the lens of social theory to disrupt fixed meanings the book provides an advanced analytical framework...

    To Be Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Right to Silence

    Principle, Pragmatism and Policy Making

    By Hannah Quirk

    Within an international context in which the right to silence has long been regarded as sacrosanct, this book provides the first comprehensive, empirically-based analysis of the effects of curtailing the right to silence. The right to silence has served as the practical expression of the...

    To Be Published March 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. What is Criminology About?

    Philosophical Reflections

    Edited by Don Crewe, Ronnie Lippens

    Since its inception, criminology has had trouble answering the question of what it is about. But although many consider the answer to this question to be self-evident, this book pursues the provocative possibility that criminology does not know what the object of its study is; it merely knows what...

    To Be Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law

    An Introduction

    Edited by Christine Schwöbel

    Drawing on the critical legal tradition, the collection of international scholars gathered in this volume analyse the complicities and limitations of International Criminal Law. This area of law has recently experienced a significant surge in scholarship and public debate; individual criminal...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Binding Men

    Stories About Violence and Law in Late Victorian England

    By Lois S. Bibbings

    Binding Men tells stories about men, violence and law in late Victorian England. It does so by focusing upon five important legal cases, all of which were binding not only upon the males involved but also upon future courts and the men who appeared before them. The subject matter of Prince (1875),...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment

    By Thalia Anthony

    Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment examines criminal sentencing courts’ changing characterisations of Indigenous peoples’ identity, culture and postcolonial status. Focusing largely on Australian Indigenous peoples, but drawing also on the Canadian experiences, Thalia Anthony critically...

    Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Britain's Hidden Role in the Rwandan Genocide

    The Cat's Paw

    By Hazel Cameron

    Britain’s Hidden Role in the Rwandan Genocide examines the role of the United Kingdom as a global elite bystander to the crime of genocide, and its complicity, in violation of international criminal laws during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. As prevailing accounts confine themselves to the role and...

    Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Elements of Genocide

    Edited by Paul Behrens, Ralph Henham

    Elements of Genocide provides an authoritative evaluation of the current perception of the crime, as it appears in the decisions of judicial authorities, the writings of the foremost academic experts in the field, and in the texts of Commission Reports. Genocide constitutes one of the most...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Propaganda, War Crimes Trials and International Law

    From Speakers' Corner to War Crimes

    Edited by Predrag Dojcinovic

    Propaganda, War Crimes Trials and International Law addresses the emerging jurisprudence and international law concerning propaganda in war crimes investigations and trials. The role of propaganda in the perpetration of atrocities has emerged as a central theme in the war crimes trials in the past...

    Published October 31st 2011 by Routledge

  13. Genocide, State Crime and the Law

    In the Name of the State

    By Jennifer Balint

    Genocide, State Crime and the Law critically explores the use and role of law in the perpetration, redress and prevention of mass harm by the state. In this broad ranging book, Jennifer Balint charts the place of law in the perpetration of genocide and other crimes of the state together with its...

    Published October 30th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  14. Serial Killers

    Psychiatry, Criminology, Responsibility

    By Francesca Biagi-Chai

    Francesca Biagi-Chai’s book - a translation from the French of Le Cas Landru - tackles the issue of criminal responsibility in the case of serial killers, and other 'mad' people who are nonetheless deemed to be answerable before the law. The author, a Lacanian psychoanalyst and senior psychiatrist...

    Published September 29th 2011 by Routledge-Cavendish

  15. Bio-Privacy

    Privacy Regulations and the Challenge of Biometrics

    By Nancy Yue Liu

    Bio-Privacy: Privacy Regulations and the Challenge of Biometrics provides an in-depth consideration of the legal issues posed by the use of biometric technology. Focusing particularly on the relationship between the use of this technology and the protection of privacy, this book draws on material...

    Published September 21st 2011 by Routledge

  16. Security Games

    Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events

    Edited by Colin J. Bennett, Kevin Haggerty

    Security Games: Surveillance and Control at Mega-Events addresses the impact of mega-events – such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup – on wider practices of security and surveillance. "Mega-Events" pose peculiar and extensive security challenges. The overwhelming imperative is that "...

    Published April 17th 2011 by Routledge

  17. Escape Routes: Contemporary Perspectives on Life after Punishment

    Edited by Stephen Farrall, Richard Sparks, Shadd Maruna, Mike Hough

    Escape Routes: Contemporary Perspectives on Life After Punishment addresses the reasons why people stop offending, and the processes by which they are rehabilitated or resettled back into the community. Engaging with, and building upon, renewed criminological interest in this area, Escape Routes...

    Published December 16th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  18. Drugs, Crime and Public Health

    The Political Economy of Drug Policy

    By Alex Stevens

    Drugs, Crime and Public Health provides an accessible but critical discussion of recent policy on illicit drugs. Using a comparative approach - centred on the UK, but with insights and complementary data gathered from the USA and other countries - it discusses theoretical perspectives and provides...

    Published September 10th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  19. Eco Crime and Genetically Modified Food

    By Reece Walters

    The GM debate has been ongoing for over a decade, yet it has been contained in the scientific world and presented in technical terms. Eco Crime and Genetically Modified Food brings the debates about GM food into the social and criminological arena. This book highlights the criminal and harmful...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  20. Surveillance and Democracy

    Edited by Kevin D. Haggerty, Minas Samatas

    This collection represents the first sustained attempt to grapple with the complex and often paradoxical relationships between surveillance and democracy. Is surveillance a barrier to democratic processes, or might it be a necessary component of democracy? How has the legacy of post 9/11...

    Published June 11th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  21. Rethinking Rape Law

    International and Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Clare McGlynn, Vanessa E. Munro

    Rethinking Rape Law provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of contemporary rape laws, across a range of jurisdictions. In a context in which there has been considerable legal reform of sexual offences, Rethinking Rape Law engages with developments spanning national, regional and...

    Published April 18th 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  22. Risk, Power and the State

    After Foucault

    By Magnus Hörnqvist

    Risk, Power and the State addresses how power is exercised in and by contemporary state organisations. Through a detailed analysis of programmatic attempts to shape behaviour linked to considerations of risk, this book pursues the argument that, whilst Foucault is useful for understanding power,...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge-Cavendish

  23. Men, Law and Gender

    Essays on the ‘Man’ of Law

    By Richard Collier

    What does it mean to speak of ‘men’ as a gender category in relation to law? How does law relate to masculinities? This book presents the first comprehensive overview and critical assessment of the relationship between men, law and gender; outlining the contours of the ‘man’ of law across diverse...

    Published December 13th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  24. A History of Drugs

    Drugs and Freedom in the Liberal Age

    By Toby Seddon

    Why are some psychoactive substances regarded as ‘dangerous drugs’, to be controlled by the criminal law within a global prohibition regime, whilst others – from alcohol and tobacco, through to those we call ‘medicines’ – are seen and regulated very differently? A History of Drugs traces a...

    Published December 7th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  25. Radicalization

    The Life Writings of Political Prisoners

    By Melissa Dearey

    Expanding the influence of auto/biography studies into cultural criminology, Radicalization: The Life Writings of Political Prisoners addresses the origins, processes and cultures of terrorist criminality and political resistance in a globalized world. Criminologists and penologists have long been...

    Published November 29th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  26. The Scene of Violence

    Cinema, Crime, Affect

    By Alison Young

    In the contemporary fascination with images of crime, violence gets under our skin and keeps us enthralled. The Scene of Violence explores the spectator’s encounter with the cinematic scene of violence – rape and revenge, homicide and serial killing, torture and terrorism. Providing a detailed...

    Published November 12th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  27. The Courts of Genocide

    Politics and the Rule of Law in Rwanda and Arusha

    By Nicholas Jones

    The Courts of Genocide focuses on the judicial response to the genocide in Rwanda in order to address the search for justice following mass atrocities. The central concern of the book is how the politics of justice can get in the way of its administration. Considering both the ICTR (International...

    Published July 16th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  28. The Origins of Criminology

    A Reader

    Edited by Nicole H. Rafter

    The Origins of Criminology: A Reader is a collection of nineteenth-century texts from the key originators of the practice of criminology – selected, introduced, and with commentaries by the leading scholar in this area, Nicole Rafter. This book presents criminology as a unique field of study that...

    Published April 23rd 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  29. The Currency of Justice

    Fines and Damages in Consumer Societies

    By Pat O'Malley

    Fines and monetary damages account for the majority of legal sanctions across the whole spectrum of legal governance. Money is, in key respects, the primary tool law has to achieve compliance. Yet money has largely been ignored by social analyses of law, and especially by social theory. The...

    Published February 27th 2009 by Routledge-Cavendish

  30. Existentialist Criminology

    Edited by Don Crewe, Ronnie Lippens

    Existentialist Criminology captures an emerging interest in the value of existentialist thought and concepts for criminological work on crime, deviance, crime control, and criminal justice. This emerging interest chimes with recent social and cultural developments - as well as shifts in their...

    Published December 19th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  31. Existentialist Criminology

    Edited by Don Crewe, Ronnie Lippens

    Existentialist Criminology captures an emerging interest in the value of existentialist thought and concepts for criminological work on crime, deviance, crime control, and criminal justice. This emerging interest chimes with recent social and cultural developments - as well as shifts in their...

    Published December 18th 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  32. Sex, Violence and Crime

    Foucault and the 'Man' Question

    By Adrian Howe

    What happens when you sex violent crimes? More specifically, what happens when you make men’s violence against women the subject of a conversation or the focus of scholarly attention? The short answer is: all hell breaks loose. Adrian Howe explores some of the ways in which this persistent and...

    Published October 21st 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  33. Technologies of InSecurity

    The Surveillance of Everyday Life

    Edited by Katja Franko Aas, Helene Oppen Gundhus, Heidi Mork Lomell

    Technologies of Insecurity examines how general social and political concerns about terrorism, crime, migration and globalization are translated into concrete practices of securitisation of everyday life. Who are we afraid of in a globalizing world? How are issues of safety and security...

    Published August 21st 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  34. Fear of Crime

    Critical Voices in an Age of Anxiety

    Edited by Murray Lee, Stephen Farrall

    An attention to the 'fear of crime' has found its way into governmental interventions in crime prevention and into popular discourse with many newspapers, local government and the like conducting their own fear of crime surveys. As a concept, 'fear of crime' has also produced considerable academic...

    Published July 2nd 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  35. Prostitution, Politics & Policy

    By Roger Matthews

    Prostitution has become an extremely topical issue in recent years and attention has focused both on the situation of female prostitutes and the adequacy of existing forms of regulation. Prostitution, Politics & Policy brings together the main debates and issues associated with...

    Published January 23rd 2008 by Routledge-Cavendish

  36. Informal Reckonings

    Conflict Resolution in Mediation, Restorative Justice, and Reparations

    By Andrew Woolford, R.S. Ratner

    The 'reparational turn' in the field of law has resulted in the increased use of so-called 'informal' approaches to conflict resolution, including primarily the three mechanisms considered in this book: mediation, restorative justice and reparations. While proponents of these mechanisms have...

    Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  37. Intimacy and Responsibility

    The Criminalisation of HIV Transmission

    By Matthew Weait

    In what circumstances and on what basis, should those who transmit serious diseases to their sexual partners be criminalised? In this new book Matthew Weait uses English case law as the basis of a more general and critical analysis of the response of the criminal courts to those who have been...

    Published December 6th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  38. Hypercrime

    The New Geometry of Harm

    By Michael McGuire

    Hypercrime develops a new theoretical approach toward current reformulations in criminal behaviours, in particular the phenomenon of cybercrime. Emphasizing a spatialized conception of deviance, one that clarifies the continuities between crime in the traditional, physical context and developing...

    Published December 5th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  39. Gendered Risks

    Edited by Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Pat O'Malley

    Edited and contributed to by a collection of eminent international scholars in the field, this is the first book to explore the gendered aspects of risk. It analyzes what is currently known and identifies some of the new directions and challenges for research and theory that emerge from thinking...

    Published September 5th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  40. Nazi War Crimes, US Intelligence and Selective Prosecution at Nuremberg

    Controversies Regarding the Role of the Office of Strategic Services

    By Michael Salter

    Reviewing recently declassified CIA documents, this book provides a balanced but critical discussion of the contribution of American intelligence officials to the Nuremberg war crimes trials. Giving new details of how senior Nazi war criminals, such as SS General Karl Wolff, were provided with...

    Published May 23rd 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  41. Captive Images

    Race, Crime, Photography

    By Katherine Biber

    Captive Images examines the law’s treatment of photographic evidence and uses it to investigate the relationship between law, image and fantasy. Based around the scholarly examination of a bank robbery, in which a surveillance camera captures the robbery in progress, Katherine Biber draws upon...

    Published February 21st 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  42. Racial, Ethnic, and Homophobic Violence

    Killing in the Name of Otherness

    Edited by Michel Prum, Bénédicte Deschamps, Marie-Claude Barbier

    With contributions by internationally recognized specialists, this book, a perfect complement to courses in criminology and hate crime, provides a key resource for understanding how racism and homophobia work to produce violence. Hate-motivated violence is now deemed a ‘serious national problem’ in...

    Published December 21st 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  43. Punishment and Madness

    Governing Prisoners with Mental Health Problems

    By Toby Seddon

    The focus of this book is on the government of prisoners with mental health problems in England and Wales over the last twenty-five years. The wider context and backdrop to the book is the shift to 'late modernity', which, since the 1970s has seen massive structural change in most Western societies...

    Published December 13th 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish

  44. Criminology, Civilisation and the New World Order

    By Wayne Morrison

    Expertly authored by the co-editor of the best-selling text Cultural Criminology Unleashed, this book re-examines criminology in a global context. Wide-ranging and up-to-date, it covers the topics of colonialism and post-colonialism, genocide, state control, the impact of September 11th and...

    Published June 21st 2006 by Routledge-Cavendish