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Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice


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Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice offers the very best in research on criminal justice systems around the world, offering fresh insights on a range of topics in criminal procedure, including policing, prisons, courts, youth justice, community measures, rehabilitation, victimology and forensics science.

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Criminalising Coercive Control Challenges for the Implementation of Northern Ireland’s Domestic Abuse Offence

Criminalising Coercive Control: Challenges for the Implementation of Northern Ireland’s Domestic Abuse Offence

1st Edition

Edited By Vanessa Bettinson, Ronagh McQuigg
August 07, 2023

Drawing on experiences from other jurisdictions within the UK, Criminalising Coercive Control explores the challenges and potential successes which may be faced in implementing Northern Ireland’s new domestic abuse offence. A specific offence of domestic abuse was introduced in Northern Ireland in ...

Impending Challenges to Penal Moderation in France and Germany A Strained Restraint

Impending Challenges to Penal Moderation in France and Germany: A Strained Restraint

1st Edition

Edited By Kirstin Drenkhahn, Fabien Jobard, Tobias Singelnstein
July 27, 2023

This book investigates the penal culture in France and Germany – how it is shaped in politics, media, and public opinion. Although compared with the US or the UK, France and Germany seem to place a strong emphasis on the ideal of rehabilitation that would block excessive punishment and other ...

Penal Abolitionism and Transformative Justice in Brazil

Penal Abolitionism and Transformative Justice in Brazil

1st Edition

By André R. Giamberardino
June 23, 2023

Penal Abolitionism and Transformative Justice in Brazil discusses how penal abolitionism provides fundamental theoretical bases and practical references for the construction of a transformative justice in Brazil, supporting the claim that justice is a socially constructed conception and that ...

Collaboration and Innovation in Criminal Justice An Activity Theory Alternative to Offender Rehabilitation

Collaboration and Innovation in Criminal Justice: An Activity Theory Alternative to Offender Rehabilitation

1st Edition

By Paulo Rocha
May 31, 2023

Drawing on original research on community-based alternatives to offender rehabilitation, this book provides an up-to-date depiction of the challenges faced by front-line workers at the interface between criminal justice and welfare systems striving to address needs and provide multifaceted ...

Genetic Surveillance and Crime Control Social, Cultural and Political Perspectives

Genetic Surveillance and Crime Control: Social, Cultural and Political Perspectives

1st Edition

By Helena Machado, Rafaela Granja
May 31, 2023

Genetic Surveillance and Crime Control presents a new empirical and conceptual framework for understanding trends of genetic surveillance in different countries in Europe and in other jurisdictions around the world. The use of DNA or genome for state-level surveillance for crime governance is ...

Policing Child Sexual Abuse Failure, Corruption and Reform in Queensland

Policing Child Sexual Abuse: Failure, Corruption and Reform in Queensland

1st Edition

By Paul Bleakley
May 31, 2023

Policing Child Sexual Abuse provides a historical overview of the evolution of policing child sexual abuse in Queensland, tracing a legacy of failure (even corruption) in the decades leading up to the foundation of Task Force Argos, a branch of the Queensland Police Service created in part as a ...

Women in Policing Feminist Perspectives on Theory and Practice

Women in Policing: Feminist Perspectives on Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By Emma Cunningham
May 31, 2023

Women in Policing provides an insight into women's role within policing, their emergence, and development, offering a theoretical underpinning to explore this role as well as incorporating two empirical studies, one which reassesses the lived experiences of female officers, and one based on FOI ...

Maritime Crime and Policing

Maritime Crime and Policing

1st Edition

Edited By Yarin Eski, Martin Wright
April 28, 2023

This book offers a unique and scholarly perspective on a little-studied subject: maritime crime and policing. The seas and oceans cover 70 percent of the earth’s surface and 90 percent of world trade by volume travels by sea. Furthermore, the refugee crisis has produced an inflow of people ...

Offender Rehabilitation Programmes The Role of the Prison Officer

Offender Rehabilitation Programmes: The Role of the Prison Officer

1st Edition

By Laura M. Small, Paul M.W. Hackett
April 28, 2023

This book shows how prison officers may be able to significantly influence extra-programmatic conditions, to enhance rehabilitation outcomes and contribute to reducing reoffending. It does so through a detailed review of the literature relating to prison-based rehabilitation programmes, examining ...

Sexual History Evidence in Rape Trials Is the Jury Out?

Sexual History Evidence in Rape Trials: Is the Jury Out?

1st Edition

By Charlotte Herriott
March 16, 2023

This book provides an in-depth examination of current, high-profile debates about the use of sexual history evidence in rape trials and its impact on jurors. In doing so, it presents findings of the first mock jury dataset in England and Wales to explore how jurors interpret, discuss, and rely upon...

The Politics of Prison Crowding A Critical Analysis of the Italian Prison System

The Politics of Prison Crowding: A Critical Analysis of the Italian Prison System

1st Edition

By Simone Santorso
February 14, 2023

The Politics of Prison Crowding investigates recent transformations in Italy’s penal system to make the key analytical observation that conditions of overcrowding have become the ‘new normal’ under which the modern prison system continues to operate and deliver punishment. Engaging with the ...

Disassembling Police Culture

Disassembling Police Culture

1st Edition

By Mike Rowe
February 10, 2023

Drawing on six years of ethnographic research, this book critically examines police culture, exploring police behaviours, decisionmaking and actions. Police culture is a concept widely used, often critically, to characterise the working attitudes and behaviours of (usually uniformed) police ...

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