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Recent General Interest Articles

  1. Women, Crime and Justice author wins Outstanding Mentor Award at ACJS 2015

    Earlier this month during the Academy of Criminal Justice Annual Meeting, author of Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Rosemary Barbaret received an Outstanding Mentor Award... Read more...

  2. Just Authority? - Now Available in Paperback

    Just Authority? provides the most authoritative and comprehensive analysis thus far of the meaning, distribution and significance of trust in the police and the legitimacy of legal authorities... Read more...
     

  3. In Memoriam: Richard H. Ward

    Routledge author Richard H. (Dick) Ward died unexpectedly on February 17, 2015, at the age of 75. Ward was coauthor (with James W. Osterburg) of the highly acclaimed Criminal Investigation: A Method for Reconstructing the Past, now in its seventh edition, working with Routledge (Anderson Publishing) editor Ellen S. Boyne since the planning and development of the first edition, which was published in 1992... Read more...

  4. Series: Critical Concepts in Criminology

    Edited and introduced by leading experts in the field, Routledge’s Major Works collections are designed to meet today’s research, reference, and teaching needs. The Critical Concepts in Criminology series includes a number of titles within the subject area of Crime and Criminal Justice. An area of interest with a fast expanding body of literature, titles within this series provide an authoritative look at some of the key areas of interest within Criminology.

    Check out the series here!

  5. Did you see these Author Interviews and Articles in 2014?

    We hope you got the chance to watch or read these interviews and articles from our authors in 2014, but in case you didn’t, we’ve put them all in one place to make them easily accessible.

    Click here to carry on reading >>>

  6. NEW 2015 Criminology and Criminal Justice Catalog

    The NEW Criminology and Criminal Justice - New and Key Titles 2015 Catalog is now available. Click here to view online today and browse all the latest titles. Further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

  7. 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 >>>

  8. 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 >>>

  9. 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 >>>

  10. 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 >>>

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