1st Edition

Marginalised Voices in Criminology

Edited By Kelly J. Stockdale, Michelle Addison Copyright 2024
    264 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    264 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book is about people who are marginalised in criminology; it is an attempt to make space and amplify voices that are too often overlooked, spoken about, or for. In recognising the deep-seated structural inequalities that exist within criminal justice, higher education, and the field of criminology, we offer this text as a critical pause to the reader and invite you to reflect and consider within your studies and learning experience, your teaching, and your research: whose voices dominate, and whose are marginalised or excluded within criminology and why?


    This edited collection offers chapters from international criminology scholars, activists, and practitioners to bring together a range of perspectives that have been marginalised or excluded from criminological discourse. It considers both obscured and marginalised criminological theorists and schools of thought, presents alternative viewpoints on ‘traditional’ criminal justice themes, and considers how marginalisation is perpetuated through criminological research and criminological teaching. Engaging with debates on power, colonialism, identity, hegemony and privilege, and bringing together perspectives on gender, race and ethnicity, indigenous knowledge(s), queer and LGBTQ+ issues, disabilities, and class, this concise collection brings together key thinkers and ideas around concerns about epistemological supremacy.


    Marginalised Voices in Criminology is crucial reading for courses on criminological theory and concerns, diversity, gender, race, and identity.

    1. Introduction Michelle Addison and Kelly J. Stockdale  Part 1: Criminological Theory and Marginalisation  2.Dis/ableist Criminology: Applying Disability Theory Within a Criminological Context Stephen J. Macdonald and Donna Peacock  3.Engaging Indigenous Australian Voices: Bringing Epistemic Justice to Criminology? Stephen D. Ashe and Debbie Bargallie  4.Racialized Young Women Amid the Everyday Stigmatization of the ‘Anglo-Negroid’ Family in Interwar Britain: A Decolonial Perspective Esmorie Miller  Part 2: Marginalised Voices in Criminology  5.The Intersection of Age, Gender, and Rurality: Re-centring Young Women’s Experiences in Family Violence Discourse, Policy, and Practice Bianca Johnston, Faith Gordon and Catherine Flynn  6.Irish Traveller Men: Structural Barriers and Cultural Barriers, and Reoffending Megan Coghlan  7.Russian Criminology: A Silenced Voice? Yulia Chistyakova Part 3: Perpetuating Marginalisation  8.The Power of Listening; An Ethical Responsibility to Understand, Participate and Collaborate Natalie Rutter  9.Female Researcher Identities in Male Spaces and Places Claudia Cox, Kerry Ellis-Devitt and Lisa Sugiura  10.Who is ‘The Public’ When We Talk About Crime? Interpreting and Framing Public Voices in Criminology Anna Matczak  11.Whose Criminology? Marginalized Perspectives and Populations Within Student Production at the Montreal School of Criminology Alexis Marcoux Rouleau, Ismehen Melouka and Maude Pérusse-Roy  12.Bringing Prison Abolition from the Margins to the Centre: Utilising Storywork to Decentre Carceral Logic in Supervision and Beyond Latoya Rule and Michele Jarldor  13.Final Reflections Kelly J. Stockdale and Michelle Addison


    Kelly J. Stockdale is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Northumbria University. Her main research relates to criminal justice, restorative justice, and people’s lived experiences when in contact with criminal justice agencies. She also researches the criminology curriculum focusing on whose voices are marginalised and whose are prioritised in criminology, why it matters, and what we can do about it.

    Michelle Addison is Associate Professor at Durham University. Her research is concerned with a key long-term vision of social justice for those facing the greatest social and health disadvantages in society. She is interested in stigma as social harm arising out of and linked to criminalisation, marginalisation, minoritisation, and how this reproduces multiple complex axes of inequality and oppression.

    This is a wonderful book! Emerging from the editors' critiques of tokenistic meanings and applications of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in academia, it outlines a criminological landscape constituted by structures of privilege, the attendant issues of epistemic injustice and develops an ‘alternative’ to the criminological canon!  The result is a book that challenges us all to think differently, against the grain, to work with and from the ‘marginalised’ voices in criminology and create more affective listening, understanding and knowledge production, that at one and the same time unsettles the colonial logic, power relations and ways of thinking, experiencing and doing criminology. It also reflects upon how marginalisation is perpetuated through criminological research and criminological teaching whilst challenging us to pay attention to creating more effective ways of working together, collectively across an international terrain. This collection brings together authors from across the globe including those working with Dis/ableist criminology; Indigenous criminology and ethical protocols;  and key marginalised voices, such as young women in rural Australia, Irish traveller men, incarcerated men, women’s desistance journeys.  
    Professor Maggie O'Neill (MRIA, FAcSS, FRSA), Director, Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century; Director, UCC Futures:Collective Social Futures, Department of Sociology & Criminology, University College Cork

    It has been a long time since I read something cover-to-cover that was so new, vibrant and interesting. A book that constantly insisted on making me think outside the box, and unapologetically reflect on my own positioning as a scholar. Stockdale and Addison accomplish a true tour de force with this new contribution to criminological literature, by gathering a team of authors who challenge and destabilise our current state of disciplinary knowledge. What each chapter achieves is a loud call for us to critically reflect on the (sometimes unforgivable) reasons why some vulnerable people have been woefully marginalised, pathologised or downright forgotten in criminological research and scholarship. What is particularly admirable, and refreshing too, is the relentless exercise each author goes through in establishing their own identity as researchers and academics within their own discourse. This book should be an inspiration to us all. A definite must-read.
    Isabelle Bartkowiak-ThéronAssociate Professor, Head of Discipline, Policing and Emergency Management, School of Social Science, University of Tasmania