The New European Criminology: Crime and Social Order in Europe, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The New European Criminology

Crime and Social Order in Europe, 1st Edition

Edited by Vincenzo Ruggiero, Nigel South, Ian Taylor


544 pages

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Paperback: 9780415162944
pub: 1998-08-20
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The New European Criminology gathers together leading criminologists from all over Europe to consider crime and responses to crime within and across national borders. For the first time it allows students to experience the most exciting work in European criminology and to compare approaches to crime in different parts of Europe.

The five sections of the book look at:

* the effects of European harmonisation on crime

* criminal justice, law enforcement and penal reform

* organised crime, from the Mafia in Italy to drug running in the Balkans

* local crime in international contexts

* possible future directions for criminology and some suggestions for a new criminology of war.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Towards a European Criminological Community Part 1: European Prospects 1. Crime, market-liberalism and the european idea 3. Remarks on social control, state sovereignty and citizenship in the new Europe Part 2: Penality and Criminal Justice 1. A crisis of youth or juridical response? 2. Prison 3. Between civility and state 4. The 'Sensitive Perimeter' of the prison 6. Prison and alternatives to prison in Spain 7. Another angle on European harmonization 8. Victims' perception of police services in East and West Europe Part 3: 1. Some observations on illegal markets 2. Drugs, War and illegal Enterprise in teh Post-Soviet Balkans 3. The Market and Crime in Russia 4. Russian Organised Crime 5. The Pentiti's contribution to the conceptualization of the mafia phenomenon Part 4: The International and the Local 1. Local organised crime 3. The moral crusade on violence in Sweden 4. Youth deviance and social exclusion in Greece 5. Criminality or criminalization of migrants in Greece? An attempt at synthesis 6. Crime and the welfare state: The case of the UK and Sweden Part 5: Horizons 1. 'Ideology with human victims': The institution of 'crime and punishment' between social control and social exclusion 3.Corporate and state crimes against the environment: Foundations for a green perspective in European criminolgy 4. War and crime in the former Yugoslavia 5. Towards a criminology of war in Europe

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General