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  1. Review of ‘Understanding Penal Practice’ from Scottish Justice Matters

    “A book aiming to increase our understanding of penal practice without concentrating primarily upon prisons is to be welcomed. Focusing on community supervision this volume scores a hit from that perspective alone… This is a volume of many strengths: it is well-structured and keeps its focus on practitioners to enable in depth consideration… From the outset the editors were clear about their aims. The project is well-conceived and well executed and has resulted in an important collection that should be read by policymakers and community justice practitioners, in addition to a broad range of academics.”Scottish Justice Matters

    Learn more about Understanding Penal Practice, edited by Ioan Durnescu and Fergus McNeill here >>>

  2. Join “The Conversation” with Peter Squires

    Professor of Criminology and Public Policy at the University of Brighton, Peter Squires has published ten books (single or jointly authored, or edited, including Gun Crime in Global Contexts), and has made numerous contributions to journals and other media. He has a significant media profile, contributing regularly to TV, radio and news media debates on crime and criminal justice. His teaching and research interests extend across many sub-divisions of contemporary criminology, but specifically gun crime and gun control, gangs and youth crime. Professor Squires recently joined the ACPO Police National Independent Advisory Group on Criminal Use of Firearms.

    Join “The Conversation” with Peter Squires today. His most recent article, ‘Gun or taser? London attacks show choice is tough for police’ is available to read here >>>

  3. Human Smuggling and Border Crossings

    By Gabriella Sanchez

    Graphic narratives of tragedies involving the journeys of irregular migrants trying to reach destinations in the global north are common in the media and are blamed almost invariably on human smuggling facilitators, described as rapacious members of highly structured underground transnational criminal organizations, who take advantage of migrants and prey upon their vulnerability... Read more...

  4. Routledge International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology

    Edited by Matt DeLisi, Michael G Vaughn

    Biosocial criminology is an interdisciplinary field that aims to explain crime and antisocial behavior by exploring both biological factors and environmental factors. Since the mapping of the human genome, scientists have been able to study the biosocial causes of human behavior with the greatest specificity... Read more...

  5. Cybercrime and Digital Forensics

    An Introduction
    By Thomas J Holt, Adam M Bossler, Kathryn C Seigfried-Spellar

    The emergence of the World Wide Web, smartphones, and Computer-Mediated Communications (CMCs) profoundly affect the way in which people interact online and offline. Individuals who engage in socially unacceptable or outright criminal acts increasingly utilize technology to connect with one another in ways that are not otherwise possible in the real world due to shame, social stigma, or risk of detection... Read more...

  6. Comparative Criminal Justice (3rd Edition)

    By Francis Pakes

    This book offers an accessible introduction to comparative criminal justice and examines and reflects on the ways different countries and jurisdictions deal with the main stages in the criminal justice process, from policing to sentencing. This popular bestseller has been fully updated and expanded for the third edition... Read more...

  7. Punishing Blackness One Avatar at a Time

    Why Criminologists Should Care More About Video Games

    Article by Kishonna L. Gray, author of Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live

    Why should criminologists care about video games? The bulk of the literature focuses heavily on the criminogenic effects of video games which is an important aspect to investigate. However, this skews our understanding of video games. What Race, Gender, & Deviance in Xbox Live offers is an alternate approach to studying video games which is useful for not only criminologists, but for others who are interested in seeing the digital manifestation of real-world problems....

    Read the full article here >>>

  8. The Politics of Abolition Revisited - Author Article

    Read an article by Thomas Mathiesen about his new book, The Politics of Abolition Revisited.

    "I wish to spend the limited space I have at my disposal on the history of The Politics of Abolition, a book which first appeared in 1974, forty years ago, and on the second edition of the same book, The Politics of Abolition Revisited, which came out in the early fall of this year. First of all, what motivated the first edition of the book? Firstly, there was a pent-up dissatisfaction, and a wish to do something with ‘the prison situation’, among a number of intellectuals and socially oriented practitioners in Norway. The feeling was that prisons were inhumane and did not work according to plan..."

    Read the full article here >>>

  9. Feminism and Global Justice

    By Kerry Carrington

    In this book, Kerry Carrington takes a bold, critical and reflexive approach to understanding the global divisions and inequalities that shape distinctive patterns of gender and crime. The book argues that in order for feminist criminology to enhance its conceptual and political relevance in the twenty-first century, bold new directions in scholarship on gender, crime and global justice are required that also take into account global divisions and inequalities... Read more...

  10. Torturing Terrorists

    Exploring the limits of law, human rights and academic freedom
    By Philip N.S. Rumney

    This book considers the theoretical, policy and empirical arguments relevant to the debate concerning the legalisation of interrogational torture. Torturing Terrorists examines, as part of a consequentialist analysis, the nature and impact of torture and the implications of its legal regulation on individuals, institutions and wider society... Read more...

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