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Criminology of the Domestic

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ISBN 9781032168166
June 20, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
192 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Bringing together a range of perspectives, this book establishes a criminology of the domestic, paying particular attention to emerging spatial and relational reconfigurations. We move beyond criminologies of public and urban domains to consider over-looked non-public locales, and crimes and harms that occur in the home and other private spaces. Developed in the context of the COVID-19 lockdowns, where distinctions between public and private became increasingly untenable, the book considers how the pandemic has accelerated new patterns of behaviour, enabled by technology and shifting social relations.

Drawing on a range of criminological topics, including victimisation, offending, property and violent crime, consumption, deviance and leisure, and zemiology, the book argues that the domestic sphere, and its relation to the public realm, needs to be more carefully conceptualised if criminology is to respond to new spatial and relational dimensions of changing lifestyles.

An accessible and compelling read, this book will appeal to students and scholars of criminology, sociology, politics, geography, history, gender, surveillance and security and all those interested in a criminology of the domestic sphere.

Table of Contents

    1.A Criminology of the Domestic Pamela Davies and Michael Rowe  2.Topologies of dwelling: re-imagining domestic space Elaine Campbell  3.Technology, crime and policing: the remaking of domestic life? Michael Rowe  4.Consumption, Crime and Harm at home: regulating for what and whom? Steve Tombs  5.Staying In: Women and Gambling in Contemporary Domestic Life Emma Casey  6.Gender, Control and Regulation: Institutions for maternal confinement Pamela Davies  7.Eating Animals: A Critical Criminology of the Domestic Kay Peggs  8.Anti-pandemic measures, labour rights and the legibility of harm in domestic work Julie Ham  9."This is my home": the prison as a site of domicide-through-displacement Kate Herrity and Jason Warr

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    Pamela Davies is Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, University of Northumbria, UK.

    Michael Rowe is Professor in the Department of Social Sciences, University of Northumbria, UK.