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Routledge Advances in Criminology


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This series explores the critical issues within criminology and offers the latest insight into the field through international case studies and timely theoretical debates.

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Closing the Integration Gap in Criminology The Case for Criminal Thinking

Closing the Integration Gap in Criminology: The Case for Criminal Thinking

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Glenn Walters
September 30, 2021

Closing the Integration Gap in Criminology: The Case for Criminal Thinking offers a multi -stage model of theory integration that organizes verified risk factors around the construct of criminal thinking to provide an exemplar working paradigm for criminology. In the model, once relevant risk ...

The Pleasure of Punishment

The Pleasure of Punishment

1st Edition

By Magnus Hörnqvist
March 19, 2021

Based on a reading of contemporary philosophical arguments, this book accounts for how punishment has provided audiences with pleasure in different historical contexts. Watching tragedies, contemplating hell, attending executions, or imagining prisons have generated pleasure, according to ...

Criminology and Democratic Politics

Criminology and Democratic Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Tom Daems, Stefaan Pleysier
December 31, 2020

Criminology and Democratic Politics brings together a range of international leading experts to consider the relationship between criminology and democratic politics. How does criminology relate to democratic politics? What has been the impact of criminology on crime and justice? How can we make ...

Social Bridges and Contexts in Criminology and Sociology Reflections on the Intellectual Legacy of James F. Short, Jr.

Social Bridges and Contexts in Criminology and Sociology: Reflections on the Intellectual Legacy of James F. Short, Jr.

1st Edition

Edited By Lorine A Hughes, Lisa M Broidy
December 31, 2020

Social Bridges and Contexts in Criminology and Sociology brings together leading scholars to commemorate the illustrious career and enduring contributions of Professor James F. Short, Jr., to the social sciences. Although Professor Short is best known as a gang scholar, he was a bridging figure who...

Mafia Violence Political, Symbolic, and Economic Forms of Violence in Camorra Clans

Mafia Violence: Political, Symbolic, and Economic Forms of Violence in Camorra Clans

1st Edition

Edited By Monica Massari, Vittorio Martone
June 30, 2020

Using in-depth field research and analysis of case studies, Mafia Violence: Political, Symbolic, and Economic Forms of Violence in Camorra Clans focuses attention on the phenomenon of violence performed by Italian organised crime groups, devoting specific attention to the Camorra, which has been ...

Analytical Criminology Integrating Explanations of Crime and Deviant Behavior

Analytical Criminology: Integrating Explanations of Crime and Deviant Behavior

1st Edition

By Karl-Dieter Opp
May 05, 2020

There are more than 20 theories that explain crime. Each theory has weaknesses, and no scholar knows which theory is best. To remedy this unsatisfactory situation a new research program of comparative theory testing is proposed. Comparing the theories with each other has not yet been ...

Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory A Metatheory for Biosocial Criminology

Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory: A Metatheory for Biosocial Criminology

1st Edition

By Anthony Walsh
April 28, 2020

Some of the brightest minds in criminology who were nurtured on the strictly environmentalist paradigm of the 20th century have declared that biosocial criminology is the paradigm for the 21st century. This book attempts to unite this ever-growing field with the premier neurobiological theory of ...

Frank Tannenbaum The Making of a Convict Criminologist

Frank Tannenbaum: The Making of a Convict Criminologist

1st Edition

By Matthew G. Yeager
December 14, 2015

Frank Tannenbaum and the Making of a Convict Criminologist is a historical biography about Columbia University professor Frank Tannenbaum and his contribution to American criminology. Tannenbaum was a major figure in criminology in the early twentieth century, and is known for his contributions to ...

Drugs and Popular Culture in the Age of New Media

Drugs and Popular Culture in the Age of New Media

1st Edition

By Paul Manning
October 16, 2015

This book examines the history of popular drug cultures and mediated drug education, and the ways in which new media—including social networking and video file-sharing sites—transform the symbolic framework in which drugs and drug culture are represented....

The Myth of Moral Panics Sex, Snuff, and Satan

The Myth of Moral Panics: Sex, Snuff, and Satan

1st Edition

By Bill Thompson, Andy Williams
October 12, 2015

This study provides a comprehensive critique - forensic, historical, and theoretical - of the moral panic paradigm, using empirically grounded ethnographic research to argue that the panic paradigm suffers from fundamental flaws that make it a myth rather than a viable academic perspective....

Young Men and Domestic Abuse

Young Men and Domestic Abuse

1st Edition

By David Gadd, Claire L. Fox, Mary-Louise Corr, Steph Alger, Ian Butler
July 23, 2015

Surveys reveal that domestic abuse is more commonplace among teenagers and young adults than older populations, yet surprisingly little is written about young men’s involvement in it. Reporting on a three-year study based in the UK, this book explores young men’s involvement in domestic abuse, ...

Colonial Discourse and Gender in U.S. Criminal Courts Cultural Defenses and Prosecutions

Colonial Discourse and Gender in U.S. Criminal Courts: Cultural Defenses and Prosecutions

1st Edition

By Caroline Braunmühl
July 03, 2014

The occurrence in some criminal cases of "cultural defenses" on behalf of "minority" defendants has stirred much debate. This book is the first to illuminate how "cultural evidence" — i.e., "evidence" regarding ethnicity — is actually negotiated by attorneys, expert/lay witnesses, and defendants in...

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