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Routledge Studies in Crime, Justice and the Family

About the Series

This series is the first series of its kind for Criminology. It offers a space to capture work on a range of topics that share the common theme of the relationship between crime, justice and the family, and aims to interrogate common-sense understandings of this relationship to explore just who is affected by crime and how they are affected, whether as victims of crime within the family, as secondary victims, or as parents, children, spouses, or other kin of offenders.

8 Series Titles

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Negotiating Class in Youth Justice Professional Practice and Interactions

Negotiating Class in Youth Justice: Professional Practice and Interactions

1st Edition


By Jasmina Arnež
May 27, 2024

This book examines how class shapes interactions between professionals, parents, and young people in the youth justice system, utilising a mix of contemporary social theory and a wealth of empirical material. It suggests ways to neutralise the effects of class on youth justice interventions in ...

The Impact of Youth Imprisonment on the Lives of Parents

The Impact of Youth Imprisonment on the Lives of Parents

1st Edition

By Daniel McCarthy, Maria Adams
September 29, 2023

It has long been argued that families play a crucial role in helping support prisoners during and beyond their time in prison. Through harnessing material and emotional support offered through family, prisoners can have a stronger commitment to move towards prosocial pathways via these important ...

Offender Care and Support by Families in Contemporary Japan The Nexus of Gender, Shame, and Ambivalence

Offender Care and Support by Families in Contemporary Japan: The Nexus of Gender, Shame, and Ambivalence

1st Edition

By Mari Kita
September 01, 2023

Because people’s contact with the criminal justice system comes in different shapes and forms, scholars are now broadening their analytical scope and examining the overall repercussions of criminal justice contact on families of offenders. Compared to Western societies, Japan is known for its lower...

Criminology of the Domestic

Criminology of the Domestic

1st Edition

Edited By Pamela Davies, Michael Rowe
June 29, 2023

Bringing together a range of perspectives, this book establishes a criminology of the domestic, paying particular attention to emerging spatial and relational reconfigurations. We move beyond criminologies of public and urban domains to consider over-looked non-public locales, and crimes and harms ...

Juvenile Lifers (Lethal) Violence, Incarceration and Rehabilitation

Juvenile Lifers: (Lethal) Violence, Incarceration and Rehabilitation

1st Edition

By Simone Deegan
September 26, 2022

This book is the first Australian study, based on extensive fieldwork, of the personal backgrounds and processes by which juveniles get drawn into risky and violent situations that culminate in murder. Drawing on interviews with every juvenile under sanction of life imprisonment in the State of ...

Parental Imprisonment and Children’s Rights

Parental Imprisonment and Children’s Rights

1st Edition

Edited By Fiona Donson, Aisling Parkes
September 26, 2022

This book brings together internationally renowned academics and professionals from a variety of disciplines who, in a variety of ways, seek to understand the legal, conceptual and practical consequences of parental imprisonment through a children’s rights lens. Children whose parents have been ...

Generations Through Prison Experiences of Intergenerational Incarceration

Generations Through Prison: Experiences of Intergenerational Incarceration

1st Edition

By Mark Halsey, Melissa de Vel-Palumbo
January 22, 2020

Around one in five prisoners report the previous or current incarceration of a parent. Many such prisoners attest to the long-term negative effects of parental incarceration on one’s own sense of self and on the range and quality of opportunities for building a conventional life. And yet, the ...

Families, Imprisonment and Legitimacy The Cost of Custodial Penalties

Families, Imprisonment and Legitimacy: The Cost of Custodial Penalties

1st Edition

By Cara Jardine
September 04, 2019

This book examines what it means to be a family within the restrictive, disruptive, and often distressing context of imprisonment. Drawing on original qualitative data, it looks beyond traditional models of the family to examine the question of which relationships matter to individuals affected by ...

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