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Routledge Critical Studies in Crime, Diversity and Criminal Justice


About the Series

The works in this series strive to generate new conceptual and theoretical frameworks to address the legal, organisational and normative responses to the challenges that diversity and intersectionality present to criminal justice systems. This series aims to present cutting edge empirically informed theoretical works from both new and established scholars around the world.

Drawing upon a range of disciplines including sociology, law, history, economics, anthropology, and social work, the series encourages different approaches to questions of mobility, social inequality, and exclusion with a cross-section of theorists, empiricists, and critical policy researchers. It will be key reading for scholars who are working in criminal justice, criminology, criminal law and human rights, as well as those in the fields of gender and LGBTI studies, migration studies, race and ethnic relations, social stratification, refugee studies and post-colonial studies.

We welcome book proposals that address any of these issues, or related topics, for an inclusive and interdisciplinary series. Please contact series co-editor, Patricia Faraldo Cabana ([email protected]) or Nancy Wonders ([email protected]) to discuss potential book projects. To submit a proposal, contact the Editor, Charlotte Endersby ([email protected]).

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The Political Economy of Punishment Today Visions, Debates and Challenges

The Political Economy of Punishment Today: Visions, Debates and Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Dario Melossi, Máximo Sozzo, José A Brandariz García
March 31, 2021

Over the last fifteen years, the analytical field of punishment and society has witnessed an increase of research developing the connection between economic processes and the evolution of penality from different standpoints, focusing particularly on the increase of rates of incarceration in ...

Transgender Cops The Intersection of Gender and Sexuality Expectations in Police Cultures

Transgender Cops: The Intersection of Gender and Sexuality Expectations in Police Cultures

1st Edition

By Heather Panter
March 31, 2021

Building on comparative research in the U.K. and the U.S.A., this is the first book focused specifically on transgender experiences within policing. It examines the issues faced by the transgender community within policing and explores how gender, and the non-conformity of it, is perceived within ...

Image-based Sexual Abuse A Study on the Causes and Consequences of Non-consensual Nude or Sexual Imagery

Image-based Sexual Abuse: A Study on the Causes and Consequences of Non-consensual Nude or Sexual Imagery

1st Edition

By Nicola Henry, Clare McGlynn, Asher Flynn, Kelly Johnson, Anastasia Powell, Adrian J. Scott
July 08, 2020

This book investigates the causes and consequences of image-based sexual abuse in a digital era. Image-based sexual abuse refers to the taking or sharing of nude or sexual photographs or videos of another person without their consent. It includes a diversity of behaviours beyond that of "revenge ...

Gendered Injustice Uncovering the Lived Experience of Detained Girls

Gendered Injustice: Uncovering the Lived Experience of Detained Girls

1st Edition

By Anastasia Tosouni
February 21, 2019

Without strong proof, policy advocates along with some scholars have causally linked declines in juvenile offending and incarceration with evidence-based and rehabilitation-oriented policy reform. Such studies have called for a shift back to rehabilitative ideals augmented by innovative strategies ...

Gender Responsive Justice A Critical Appraisal

Gender Responsive Justice: A Critical Appraisal

1st Edition

By Karen Evans
February 04, 2019

At the end of the twentieth century a step-change in thinking about the offending behaviour of women began to impact on policy-makers concerned with the treatment of female offenders. A growing number of nations, states and organisations both national and supra-national in nature began to ...

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