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Routledge Handbook of Public Criminologies

1st Edition

Edited by Kathryn Henne, Rita Shah

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464 pages | 4 B/W Illus.

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Description

Featuring contributions from scholars from across the globe, Routledge Handbook of Public Criminologies is a comprehensive resource that addresses the challenges related to public conversations around crime and policy. In an era of fake news, misguided rhetoric about immigrants and refugees, and efforts to toughen criminal laws, criminologists seeking to engage publicly around crime and policy arguably face an uphill battle. This handbook outlines the foundations of and developments in public criminology, underscoring the need to not only understand earlier ideas and debates, but also how scholars pursue public-facing work through various approaches. The first of its kind, this collection captures diverse and critical perspectives on the practices and challenges of actually doing public criminology.

The book presents real-world examples that help readers better understand the nature of public criminological work, as well as the structural and institutional barriers and enablers of engaging wider audiences. Authors address policies around crime and crime control, media landscapes, and changing political dynamics. In examining attempts to bridge the gaps between scholarship, activism, and outreach, the essays featured here capture important tensions related to inequality and social difference, including the ways in which criminology can be complicit in perpetuating inequitable practices and structures, and how public criminology aims—but sometimes fails—to address them.

The depth and breadth of material in the book will appeal to a wide range of academics, students, and practitioners. It is an important resource for graduate students, early career researchers, as well as more established scholars, and professionals, with accessible content that can also be used in upper-level undergraduate classes.

Table of Contents

Foreword. The State of Public Criminology: Progress and Challenges

Elliott Currie

Introduction. Public Criminology Reconsidered: An Invitation

Rita Shah and Kathryn Henne

PART I

The Emergence of Public Criminologies

1. Everything Still to Play for: Revisiting "Public Criminologies: Diverse Perspectives on Academia and Policy"

Lynn Chancer and Eugene McLaughlin

2. Re-Thinking Public Criminology: Politics, Paradoxes, and Challenges

Eamonn Carrabine, Maggy Lee, and Nigel South

3. Where is the Public in Public Criminology? Towards a Participatory Public Criminology

Stuart Henry

4. The Challenge of Transformative Justice: Insurgent Knowledge and Public Criminology

Michelle Brown

5. Articulation of Liberation Criminologies and Public Criminologies: Advancing a Countersystem Approach and Decolonization Paradigm

Biko Agozino and Kimberley Ducey

 

PART II

Engaging Publics

6. A Revolution in Prosecution: The Campaign to End Mass Incarceration in Philadelphia

Jill McCorkel

7. Reflections from an Accidental Public Scholar

Peter Kraska

8. Engaging the Public: Access to Justice for the Most Vulnerable

Emily Troshynski

9. Public Feminist Criminologies: Reflections on the Activist-Scholar in Violence Against Women Policy

Anastasia Powell and Ruth Liston

10. Limits of Visibility in the Struggle for Abortion Rights: Reflection from Latin America

Mariana Prandini Assis

 

 

PART III

Barriers and Challenges

11. Strangers Within: Carving Out a Role for Engaged Scholarship in the University Space

Monique Marks

12. The Push and Pull of Going "Public": Barriers and Risks to Mobilizing Criminological Knowledge

Krystle Shore

13. Public Criminology in China: Neither Public, nor Criminology

Jianhua Xu and Weidi Liu

14. A Case for a Public Pacific Criminology?

Miranda Forsyth, Sinclair Dinnen, and Fiona Hukula

15. The Challenges of Academics Engaging in Environmental Justice Activism

Josh Ozymy and Melissa Jarrell

 

PART IV

Critiques and Critical Reflections

16. You’re a Criminologist? What Can You Offer Us? Interrogating Criminological Expertise in the Context of White Collar Crime

Fiona Haines

17. "Our North is the South": Lessons from Researching Police-Community Encounters in São Paulo and Los Angeles

Sebastian Sclofsky

18. Confronting Politics of Death in Papua

Budi Hernawan

19. Rethinking How "the Public" Counts in Public Criminology

David A. Maldonado

20. Does the Public Need Criminology?

Vincenzo Ruggiero

 

PART V

Future Trajectories

21. Starting the Conversation in the Classroom: Pedagogy as Public Criminology

Lori Sexton

22. You are on Indigenous Land: Acknowledgment and Action in Criminology

Lisa Monchalin

23. Time to Think about Patriarchy? Public Criminology in an Era of Misogyny

Meda Chesney-Lind

24. Value-Responsible Design and Sexual Violence Interventions: Engaging Value-Hypotheses in Making the Criminological Imagination

Renee Shelby

25. Abolitionism as a Philosophy of Hope: "Inside-outsiders" and the Reclaiming of Democracy

David Scott

About the Editors

Kathryn Henne holds the Canada Research Chair in Biogovernance, Law and Society at the University of Waterloo. She is also an Associate Professor of Regulation and Governance at the Australian National University. Her work focuses on the interface between deviance, technologies of policing, and inequality. She is the author of Testing for Athlete Citizenship: Regulating Doping and Sex in Sport (Rutgers University Press, 2015) and co-editor (with Blayne Haggart and Natasha Tusikov) of Information, Technology and Control in a Changing World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

Rita Shah is an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. Her research examines the ways in which correctional systems are socially and legally constructed and critically analyses criminological methods and pedagogy. She is the author of The Meaning of Rehabilitation and its Impact on Parole: There and Back Again in California (Routledge, 2017), which queries the concept of rehabilitation to determine how, on a legislative and policy level, the term is defined as a goal of correctional systems.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology