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Handbook on Crime

1st Edition

By Fiona Brookman, Mike Maguire, Harriet Pierpoint, Trevor Bennett


984 pages

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The Handbook on Crime is a comprehensive edited volume that contains analysis and explanation of the nature, extent, patterns and causes of over 40 different forms of crime, in each case drawing attention to key contemporary debates and social and criminal justice responses to them. It also challenges many popular and official conceptions of crime.

This book is one of the few criminological texts that takes as its starting point a range of specific types of criminal activity. It addresses not only 'conventional' offences such as shoplifting, burglary, robbery, and vehicle crime, but many other forms of criminal behaviour - often an amalgamation of different legal offences - which attract contemporary media, public and policy concern. These include crimes committed not only by individuals, but by organised criminal groups, corporations and governments. There are chapters on, for example, gang violence, hate crime, elder abuse, animal abuse, cyber crime, identity theft, money-laundering, eco crimes, drug trafficking, human trafficking, genocide, and global terrorism. Many of these topics receive surprisingly little attention in the criminological literature.

The Handbook on Crime will be a unique text of lasting value to students, researchers, academics, practitioners, policy makers, journalists and all others involved in understanding and preventing criminal behaviour.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Fiona Brookman, Mike Maguire, Harriet Pierpoint and Trevor Bennett Part I: 'Conventional' Property Crime Introduction 1. Domestic burglary, Mike Maguire, Richard Wright and Trevor Bennett 2. Vehicle crime, Rick Brown 3. Shoplifting, Nick Tilley 4. Understanding and tackling stolen goods markets, Mike Sutton Part II: Fraud and Fakes Introduction 5. Income tax evasion and benefit fraud, John Minkes and Leonard Minkes 6. Theft and fraud by employees, Martin Gill and Janice Goldstraw-White 7. Fakes, Simon Mackenzie 8. Scams, Simon Mackenzie 9. Credit fraud, Mike Levi 10. Identity theft and fraud, Natasha Semmens 11. Cybercrime, Matt Williams Part III: Violent Crime Introduction 12. Homicide, Fiona Brookman 13. Domestic violence, Amanda Robinson 14. Street robbery, Trevor Bennett and Fiona Brookman 15. Stealing commercial cash: from safecracking to armed robbery, Dick Hobbs 16. Youth gang crime, Jenny Maher 17. Violence in the night-time economy, Simon Winlow 18. Hate Crime, Paul Iganski 19. Stalking and harassment, Victoria Heckels and Karl Roberts 20. Arson, Emma J. Palmer, Clive R. Hollin, Ruth M. Hatcher and Tammy Ayres 21. Blackmail, kidnapping and threats to kill, Keith Soothill and Brian Francis 22. Elder abuse, John Williams 23. School bullying: risk factors, theories and interventions, Maria M. Ttofi and David P. Farrington 24. Institutional abuse and children's homes, Jonathan Evans 25. Animal abuse, Harriet Pierpoint and Jenny Maher Part IV: Sex-Related Crime Introduction 26. Sexual offences against adults, Clive R. Hollin, Ruth M. Hatcher and Emma J. Palmer 27. Sexual offences against children, Clive R. Hollin, Emma J. Palmer and Ruth M. Hatcher 28. Sex Work, Belinda Brooks-Gordon Part V: Drug-Related Crime Introduction 29. Drug- and alcohol-related crime, Trevor Bennett and Katy Holloway 30. Drug supply and possession, Tim McSweeny, Paul J. Turnbull and Tiggey May 31. Drug trafficking, Letizia Paoli, Toine Spapens, and Cyrille Fijnaut Part VI: Organised and Business Crime Introduction 32. Corporate financial crimes, John Minkes 33. Middle range business crime: rogue and respectable businesses, family firms and entrepreneurs, Hazel Croall 34. Human trafficking, Jo Goodey 35. Money laundering, David C. Hicks 36. Extortion, Dick Hobbs Part VII: State, Political and War Crimes Introduction 37. State crime, Katherine S. Williams 38. Genocide and 'ethnic cleansing', Andy Aitchison 39. Torture, Rod Morgan 40. Crimes of the global state, Maureen Cain 41. Political protest and crime, P.A.J. Waddington 42. Terrorism, Nicola Weston and Martin Innes Part VIII: Harms, Health and Safety Introduction 43. Eco-crime and air pollution, Reece Walters 44. Corporate violence and harm, Steve Tombs 45. Driving offences, Claire Corbett

About the Authors

Fiona Brookman is Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminology at Glamorgan University.

Mike Maguire is Professor in Criminology at the Unviersity of Glamorgan and Emeritus Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Cardiff.

Harriet Pierpoint is Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Glamorgan.

Trevor Bennett is Professor and Head of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Criminology at the University of Glamorgan.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology