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Critical Concepts in Criminology


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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.

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Cultural Criminology

Cultural Criminology

1st Edition

Edited By Keith Hayward
August 14, 2017

Cultural Criminology is a theoretical, methodological, and interventionist approach to the study of crime and deviance that places criminality and its control in the context of culture; that is, it views crime and the agencies and institutions of crime control as cultural products—as creative ...

Hate Crime

Hate Crime

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Bean
February 23, 2017

In the United Kingdom, an official definition of hate crime is ‘any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice towards someone based on a personal characteristic’, but this critical criminological concept is increasingly ...

Madness and Crime

Madness and Crime

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Bean
November 24, 2016

Madness raises intriguing—and complex—criminological questions, not least the famous trio of ‘triability, responsibility, and punishability’. Furthermore, law-enforcement agencies frequently face a choice between invoking the criminal law or using mental-health remedies. And if and when sentences ...

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Bean
November 22, 2016

Serious research into the problematic and distressing concept of human trafficking continues to blossom. Indeed, the work of scholars in this cross-disciplinary field supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. Now, to make some sense of the wide range ...

Theoretical Criminology (4-vol. set)

Theoretical Criminology (4-vol. set)

1st Edition

Edited By Mary Bosworth
April 19, 2016

Described by the learned editor of this new Routledge collection as ‘both a subfield and a fundamental approach to criminological inquiry’, theoretical criminology is concerned with debates about foundational analytical concepts: what is crime? What is punishment? It also seeks to explain outcomes:...

Crime II

Crime II

1st Edition

Edited By Philip Bean
November 03, 2015

A new title from Routledge, Crime II is an essential successor to the editor’s earlier collection, published to acclaim in 2002. Bean’s Crime (978-0-415-25264-5) (2002) was the first comprehensive anthology of the field’s canonical and cutting-edge research, and this new four-volume assembly of ...

Biosocial Criminology

Biosocial Criminology

1st Edition

Edited By Matt DeLisi, Michael G. Vaughn
August 18, 2015

Biosocial criminologists seek to explain crime (and related anti-social behaviour) by exploring both biological and environmental factors. Combining perspectives from mainstream Criminology and Sociology, with contributions from those working in disciplines such as Genetics, Neuropsychology, and ...

Punishment

Punishment

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Jones, Richard Sparks
June 03, 2015

A thorny question faced by all civilized societies is what to do when people commit crime, and, in particular, how criminals are to be punished. Yet the nature of punishment, its justifications, aims, and effects has varied markedly throughout history and across—and within—cultures. These matters ...

Transnational Crime

Transnational Crime

1st Edition

Edited By James Sheptycki
March 10, 2015

A variety of crime phenomena—including, but by no means limited to, white-collar crime and corruption, environmental crime, and ‘traditional’ organized crime—vie for the attention of international policymakers and researchers. Crime-control responses differ across the globe and the editor of this ...

Green Criminology

Green Criminology

1st Edition

Edited By Rob White
July 10, 2014

Green Criminology embraces a wide and rapidly growing network of researchers and scholars around the world who are actively engaged in the study of environmental crime and ecological justice. Transgressions against humans, eco-systems, and animals constitute the main focus of Green Criminology and ...

Race and Crime

Race and Crime

1st Edition

Edited By Coretta Phillips
July 10, 2014

Serious research into the problematic and contested relationship between notions of race and crime continues to blossom. Indeed, the work of scholars in this cross-disciplinary field supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. Now, to make some sense of...

Critical Criminology

Critical Criminology

1st Edition

Edited By Walter S DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz
May 15, 2014

Critical Criminology is now a well-established—if heterogeneous and contentious—field of study. The work of critical criminologists supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. As the field continues to flourish as never before, this new title from ...

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