This series seeks to publish original cutting-edge contributions to the fields of criminology, criminal justice and penology. Volumes include discussions of Foucault and 'governmentality'; critical criminology; victims and criminal justice; corporate crime; comparative criminology and women's prisons.
The Politics of Punishment A Comparative Study of Imprisonment and Political Culture
Crime and Culture An Historical Perspective
Family Violence and Police Response Learning From Research, Policy and Practice in European Countries
By Louise Brangan
April 20, 2021
This book explores how and why we punish people differently by undertaking a comparative social and political analysis of imprisonment regimes and political culture in Ireland and Scotland. While providing compelling new accounts of both Irish and Scottish penal cultures from 1970-1990s – a ...
By Simon Flacks
March 31, 2021
This book examines how and why drug laws persist in the way that they do, and why particular populations benefit, or suffer, more than others. This biopolitical reading of drug control also provides a more theoretically coherent explanation for the centrality of race to disproportionate regimes of ...
Edited By Adam Crawford, Jo Goodey
April 25, 2000
As numerous academic and political commentators have noted, the implications of introducing a victim’s perspective into the delicate balance between state and offender is likely to be a key issue in the future of criminal justice. This book seeks to outline the contours of the relevant debates ...
Edited By René Lévy, Amy Gilman Srebnick
August 23, 2018
Scholarly interest in the history of crime has grown dramatically in recent years and, because scholars associated with this work have relied on a broad social definition of crime which includes acts that are against the law as well as acts of social banditry and political rebellion, crime history ...
By Marijke Malsch, Wilma Smeenk
June 28, 2017
Police response to incidents of intimate partner violence can be critical. This volume investigates the elements in the institutional, legal and organizational context that are relevant for police response to incidents in the realm of the private sphere and whether there exists a relation with the ...
By Mark Halsey
March 31, 2017
This book offers a post-structuralist critique of the problems associated with modernist accounts of environmental harm and regulation. Through a notably detailed micro-political analysis of forest conflict, the author explores the limits of academic commentary on environmental issues and suggests ...
By Mary Bosworth
November 11, 2016
This book explores how power is negotiated in women’s prisons. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in three penal establishments in England, it analyses how women manage the restrictions of imprisonment and the manner in which they attempt to resist institutional control. It is proposed that power is ...
By Alessandro De Giorgi
November 30, 2016
The political economy of punishment suggests that the evolution of punitive systems should be connected to the transformations of capitalist economies: in this respect, each 'mode of production' knows its peculiar 'modes of punishment'. However, global processes of transformation have ...
Edited By Leonidas K. Cheliotis
November 28, 2016
The arts - spanning the visual, design, performing, media, musical, and literary genres - constitute an alternative lens through which to understand state-sanctioned punishment and its place in public consciousness. Perhaps this is especially so in the case of imprisonment: its nature, its ...
By Gail Super
November 15, 2016
This book deals with the historic transition to democracy in South Africa and its impact upon crime and punishment. It examines how the problem of crime has emerged as a major issue to be governed in post-apartheid South Africa. Having undergone a dramatic transition from authoritarianism to ...
By Donatella della Porta, Alberto Vannucci
November 11, 2016
When corruption is exposed, unknown aspects are revealed which allow us to better understand its structures and informal norms. This book investigates the hidden order of corruption, looking at the invisible codes and mechanisms that govern and stabilize the links between corrupters and corruptees....
By Christine Bell
August 31, 2016
This collection on transitional justice sits as part of a library of essays on different concepts of ’justice’. Yet transitional justice appears quite different from other types of justice and fundamental ambiguities characterise the term that raise questions as to how it should sit alongside other...