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Criminology in Focus


About the Series

This series offers a space for a ‘short format’ book series which showcases and puts the spotlight on new research in criminology. We are interested in books that fit the ‘short-form’ model; for example: theoretical think pieces, developments in criminal justice policy, paradigm shifting innovations in the fields, a compelling case study that would be of interest to an international readership. We would like to attract ‘big names’ as well as up-and-coming scholars; all books should speak and contribute to international criminological debates and conversations.

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Decolonising Justice for Aboriginal youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Decolonising Justice for Aboriginal youth with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

1st Edition

By Harry Blagg, Tamara Tulich, Robyn Williams, Raewyn Mutch, Suzie Edward May, Dorothy Badry, Michelle Stewart
December 30, 2020

This book reflects multidisciplinary and cross-jurisdictional analysis of issues surrounding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the criminal justice system, and the impact on Aboriginal children, young people, and their families.This book provides the first comprehensive and ...

Evidence-Based Offender Profiling

Evidence-Based Offender Profiling

1st Edition

By Bryanna Fox, David P. Farrington, Andreas Kapardis, Olivia C. Hambly
February 25, 2020

Offender profiling is an investigative tool used to narrow down the range of potential suspects for a crime by predicting the personality, behavioral, and demographic characteristics that an offender is likely to possess, based upon information collected at the crime scene. While offender profiling...

Towards a Global Femicide Index Counting the Costs

Towards a Global Femicide Index: Counting the Costs

1st Edition

By Sandra Walklate, Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Jude McCulloch, JaneMaree Maher
December 17, 2019

Increasingly there is global attention on the prevalence of women’s deaths resulting from intimate partner violence. Campaigns such as ‘Counting Dead Women’ in Australia, the ‘Femicide Census’ in England, the Canadian Femicide Observatory, and the emergence of family violence death review teams ...

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