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Recent General Interest Articles

  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. 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 >>>

  4. 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 >>>

  5. 2014 Criminology Bestsellers

    We are proud to present our Top 10 Bestselling titles for 2014 from Routledge Criminology.

    Learn more about any of these bestsellers by just clicking on the titles below, where you can read the full blurb, view the table of contents, read reviews, and view inside with FREE ACCESS to the first 30 pages!

  6. CJ Update Newsletters

    CJ Update is a biannual electronic newsletter from Routledge and Anderson Publishing that disseminates news and information to criminal justice educators. Anderson joined Routledge on 19th September 2014.

    DOWNLOAD THE 2014 FALL / WINTER NEWSLETTER HERE >>>

  7. Double Award Winning Title

    We are extremely proud to announce that Rosemary L Barberet, has been announced as the winner of both the Division of International Criminology (DIC) Distinguished Book Award 2014 and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Outstanding Book Award 2015, for her textbook, Women, Crime and Criminal Justice: A Global Enquiry.

    Read more about this double award winning title here >>>

     

  8. Author Interview: Forensic Practice in the Community

    Following the release of Forensic Practice in the Community, Zoë Ashmore and Richard Shuker, have answered a few questions for us about their new book.

    Read the full interview here to learn more about the cutting edge developments in this largely neglected area, and the importance of interventions.

  9. European Society of Criminology (ESC) Conference, Prague, 10th-13th September 2014

    Join Routledge at the 14th Annual Conference of European Society of Criminology (ESC / EUROCRIM) conference in Prague from 10th - 13th September 2014. For a selection of titles on display, click here.

    Visit our stand to browse our latest books and receive 20% off all titles on display and free shipping on all orders. Learn more about this year's conference here.

     

  10. Crime and Immigration

    We are pleased to bring you a collection of new titles in the field of crime and immigration. We hope you find something of interest to you! 

    If this is your area of interest take a look at the
    Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship series which showcases contemporary studies that connect criminological scholarship to migration studies and explores the intellectual resonances between the two.

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