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The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies

ISBN 9780415781787
Published August 20, 2013 by Routledge
688 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies presents the enduring debates and emerging challenges in crime and justice studies from an international and multi-disciplinary perspective. Guided by the pivotal, although vastly under-examined, role that consumerism, politics, technology, and culture assume in shaping these debates and in organizing these challenges, individual chapters probe the global landscape of crime and justice with astonishing clarity and remarkable depth.

A distinguished collection of experts examine the interdisciplinary field of international crime and justice. Their contributions are divided into thematic sections, including:

  • theory, culture, and society
  • industries of crime and justice: systems of policing, law, corrections and punishment
  • the criminal enterprise
  • global technologies
  • media, crime, and culture
  • green criminology
  • political violence
  • public health criminology
  • the political economy of crime and justice.

All the chapters include full pedagogy and instructional resources for easy referencing or classroom use. This Handbook will be useful for students, scholars and practitioners of law, medicine, history, economics, sociology, politics, philosophy, education, public health, and social policy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.  Foreword.  Introduction: Recognizing and Transforming International Crime and Justice Studies  Part I: Theory, Culture, and Society: The Narratives of Crime and Justice  1. Four Currents of Criminological Thought  2. Silence and the Criminalization of Victimization: On the Need for an International Feminist Criminology  3. The Radical Philosophy of Criminology Culturalized: Intellectual History and Ultramodern Developments  Part II: The Industries of Crime and Justice: Systems of Policing  4. Global Non-state Auspices of Security Governance  5. Policing the Globe: International Trends and Issues in Policing  Part III: The Industries of Crime and Justice: Systems of Law  6. The Politics of International Criminal Justice  7. The Challenges of International Criminal Law in Addressing Mass Atrocity  8. Crimes against Animality: Animal Cruelty and Criminal Justice in a Globalized World  9. Understanding the Intersection Between International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: The Role of Dignity  Part IV: The Industries of Crime and Justice: Systems of Corrections and Punishment  10. Isolative Confinement: Effective Method for Behavior Change or Punishment for Punishment’s Sake?  11. Fabricated Selves and the Rehabilitative Machine: Toward a Phenomenology of the Social Construction of Offender Treatment  12. The Society-of-Captives Thesis and the Harm of Social Dis-ease: The Case of Guantánamo Bay  Part V: The Criminal Enterprise: Types of Commerce, Consumerism, and Conspicuous Consumption  13. Global White-Collar Crime  14. A Suitable Amount of Street Crime and a Suitable Amount of White Collar Crime: Inconvenient Truths about Inequality, Crime and Criminal Justice  Part VI: Global Technologies: From the Surveillance of Humans to the Management of Situations  15. Current and Emerging Technologies Employed to Abate Crime and to Promote Security  16. Technologies of Crime Control: International Developments and Contexts  Part VII: Media, Crime, & Culture: Simulating Identities, Constructing Realities  17. Media, Entertainment, and Crime: Prospects and Concerns 18. Media, Crime, and Culture: Simulating Identities, Constructing Realities  Part VIII: Green Criminology: Environmental Hazards, Natural Disasters, and Ecological Sustainability  19. Green Criminology and Green Victimization  20. What is to be Done about Environmental Crime?  Part IX: Political and State Violence: Struggles, Conflicts, and Transitions  21. Redressing Violence in Sub-Sahara Africa  22. The Circle of State Violence and Harm  23. Fundamentalism, Extremism, Terrorism: Commonalities, Differences and Policy Implications of ‘Blacklisting’  Part X: Public Health Criminology: Global Risks and Transnational Responsibilities  24. HIV/AIDS at the Intersection of Public Health and Criminal Justice: Toward an Evidence-informed, Health and Human Rights-based Approach  25. Addressing the "Inherent" Philosophical and Operational Dichotomies of Corrections from an EpiCrim Approach  Part XI: The Political Economy of Crime and Justice: The Trade in Colonialism, Nationalism, and Globalism  26. Crimmigration: Criminal Justice, Refugee Protection and the Securitisation of Migration  27. Personhood, Legal Judgement and Sovereignty at the Cape, 1793-1810

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Bruce A. Arrigo is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. His recent collaborative works include The Terrorist Identity (2007), Revolution in Penology (2009), The Ethics of Total Confinement (2011), and Introduction to Forensic Psychology 3rd ed. (2012).

Heather Y. Bersot earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University Of North Carolina – Charlotte. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice and The Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology. Her recent co-authored book, The Ethics of Total Confinement (2011), was published by Oxford University Press.