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The complete list of Taylor & Francis titles reviewed as Essential, Highly Recommended, and Recommended by CHOICE Magazine from 2012 to the current issue.


The full list of Routledge Criminology titles reviewed as Recommended, Highly Recommended, and Essential by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Homicide Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jean Proulx, Eric Beauregard, Adam J. Carter, Andreas Mokros, Rajan Darjee, Jonathan James

    This book provides the first systematic overview of the theoretical, empirical, clinical, and police issues related to sexual murderers and murder. Bringing together leading researchers, theoreticians, and practitioners from across eight different countries, this is a truly international…

    Hardback – 2018-04-12
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Transgender Cops

    The Intersection of Gender and Sexuality Expectations in Police Cultures, 1st Edition

    By Heather Panter

    Building on comparative research in the U.K. and the U.S.A., this is the first book focused specifically on transgender experiences within policing. It examines the issues faced by the transgender community within policing and explores how gender, and the non-conformity of it, is perceived within…

    Hardback – 2018-01-29
    Routledge Critical Studies in Crime, Diversity and Criminal Justice

  • Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas G. Blomberg, Julie Mestre Brancale, Kevin M. Beaver, William D. Bales

    Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy is a definitive sourcebook that is comprised of contributions from some of the most recognized experts in criminology and criminal justice policy. The book is essential reading for students taking upper level courses and seminars on crime, public…

    Hardback – 2016-03-29

  • Forensic Science

    A sociological introduction, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Lawless

    This book addresses a significant gap in the literature and provides a comprehensive overview of the sociology of forensic science. Drawing on a wealth of international research and case studies, this book explores the intersection of science, technology, law and society and examines the production…

    Hardback – 2016-02-10

  • Conservative Criminology

    A Call to Restore Balance to the Social Sciences, 1st Edition

    By John Wright, Matt DeLisi

    Conservative Criminology serves as an important counterpoint to virtually every other academic text on crime. Hundreds of books have been written about crime and criminal justice policy from a variety of perspectives, including Marxist, liberal, progressive, feminist, radical, and post-modernist.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-25

  • Queer Criminology

    1st Edition

    By Carrie Buist, Emily Lenning

    Winner of the 2016 Book Award from the American Society of Criminology, Division of Critical Criminology. In this book, Carrie L. Buist and Emily Lenning reflect on the origins of Queer Criminology, survey the foundational research and scholarship in this emerging field, and offer suggestions for…

    Paperback – 2015-10-20
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • State Crime, Women and Gender

    1st Edition

    By Victoria E. Collins

    The United Nations has called violence against women "the most pervasive, yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world" and there is a long-established history of the systematic victimization of women by the state during times of peace and conflict. This book contributes to the established…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • Key Terms and Concepts for Investigation

    A Reference for Criminal, Private, and Military Investigators, 1st Edition

    Edited by John J. Fay

    Key Terms and Concepts for Investigation provides students and practitioners with a compilation of concise, accurate articles on major topics pertaining to criminal, private, and military investigations. Each entry in this reference features a definition and then describes its function in…

    Hardback – 2015-07-23

  • The Police and the Expansion of Public Order Law in Britain, 1829-2014

    1st Edition

    By Iain Channing

    Incidences of public disorder, and the manner in which they have been suppressed, have repeatedly ignited debate on the role of policing, the effectiveness of current legislation and the implications for human rights and civil liberties. These same issues have reverberated throughout British…

    Hardback – 2015-05-28
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • Intersectionality and Criminology

    Disrupting and revolutionizing studies of crime, 1st Edition

    By Hillary Potter

    The use of intersectionality theory in the social sciences has proliferated in the past several years, putting forward the argument that the interconnected identities of individuals, and the way these identities are perceived and responded to by others, must be a necessary part of any analysis.…

    Paperback – 2015-05-19
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • Youth Street Gangs

    A critical appraisal, 1st Edition

    By David C. Brotherton

    Gangs have been heavily pathologized in the last several decades. In comparison to the pioneering Chicago School's work on gangs in the 1920s we have moved away from a humanistic appraisal of and sensitivity toward the phenomenon and have allowed the gang to become a highly plastic folk devil…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • Power and Crime

    1st Edition

    By Vincenzo Ruggiero

    This book provides an analysis of the two concepts of power and crime and posits that criminologists can learn more about these concepts by incorporating ideas from disciplines outside of criminology. Although arguably a 'rendezvous' discipline, Vincenzo Ruggiero argues that criminology can gain…

    Paperback – 2015-04-16
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • Torturing Terrorists

    Exploring the limits of law, human rights and academic freedom, 1st Edition

    By Philip N.S. Rumney

    This book considers the theoretical, policy and empirical arguments relevant to the debate concerning the legalisation of interrogational torture. Torturing Terrorists examines, as part of a consequentialist analysis, the nature and impact of torture and the implications of its legal regulation on…

    Paperback – 2014-11-13

  • The Routledge Guide to Working in Criminal Justice

    Employability skills and careers in the Criminal Justice sector, 1st Edition

    By Ester Ragonese, Anne Rees, Jo Ives, Terry Dray

    Every year thousands of people compete for employment in the UK. Employability and the ability to demonstrate the skills, attributes and behaviours required in a full-time job have become integral to securing employment and developing a career. This book aims to offer a one-stop guide to becoming…

    Paperback – 2014-09-16

  • Gun Crime in Global Contexts

    1st Edition

    By Peter Squires

    Every year around three-quarters of a million people die (directly or indirectly) as a result of gun violence, with most deaths occurring in the poorest, yet also most highly weaponized parts of the world. Firearm proliferation -- 875 million global firearms -- is a direct contributor to both…

    Hardback – 2014-06-26

  • Voices from American Prisons

    Faith, Education and Healing, 1st Edition

    By Kaia Stern

    Voices From American Prisons: Faith, Education and Healing is a comprehensive and unique contribution to understanding the dynamics and nature of penal confinement. In this book, author Kaia Stern describes the history of punishment and prison education in the United States and proposes that…

    Hardback – 2014-06-10

  • Green Cultural Criminology

    Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism, and Resistance to Ecocide, 1st Edition

    By Avi Brisman, Nigel South

    Over the last two decades, "green criminology" has emerged as a unique area of study, bringing together criminologists and sociologists from a wide range of research backgrounds and varying theoretical orientations. It spans the micro to the macro—from individual-level environmental crimes and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-28
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • Shades of Deviance

    A Primer on Crime, Deviance and Social Harm, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rowland Atkinson

    Written in a unique format, Shades of Deviance is a turbo-driven guide to crime and deviance, offering 56 politically engaged, thought-provoking and accessibly written accounts of a wide range of socially and legally prohibited acts. This book will be essential reading for undergraduate students in…

    Paperback – 2014-03-28

  • Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain

    Audience, Justice, Memory, 1st Edition

    By Lizzie Seal

    Capital punishment for murder was abolished in Britain in 1965. At this time, the way people in Britain perceived and understood the death penalty had changed – it was an issue that had become increasingly controversial, high-profile and fraught with emotion. In order to understand why this was, it…

    Hardback – 2014-03-03
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • Crime in England 1880-1945

    The rough and the criminal, the policed and the incarcerated, 1st Edition

    By Barry Godfrey

    This book is an ambitious attempt to map the main changes in the criminal justice system in the Victorian period through to the twentieth century. Chapters include an examination of the growth and experience of imprisonment, policing, and probation services; the recording of crime in official…

    Paperback – 2013-10-09
    History of Crime in the UK and Ireland

  • Rural Criminology

    1st Edition

    By Joseph F Donnermeyer, Walter DeKeseredy

    Rural crime is a fast growing area of interest among scholars in criminology. From studies of agricultural crime in Australia, to violence against women in Appalachia America, to poaching in Uganda, to land theft in Brazil -- the criminology community has come to recognize that crime manifests…

    Paperback – 2013-09-26
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • Crime and Networks

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carlo Morselli

    This innovative collection of original essays showcases the use of social networks in the analysis and understanding of various forms of crime. More than any other past research endeavor, the seventeen chapters in this book apply to criminology the many conceptual and methodological options from…

    Paperback – 2013-09-26
    Criminology and Justice Studies

  • Crime in England 1688-1815

    1st Edition

    By David J Cox

    Crime in England 1688-1815 covers the ‘long’ eighteenth century, a period which saw huge and far-reaching changes in criminal justice history. These changes included the introduction of transportation overseas as an alternative to the death penalty, the growth of the magistracy, the birth of…

    Hardback – 2013-09-24
    History of Crime in the UK and Ireland

  • The Treadmill of Crime

    Political Economy and Green Criminology, 1st Edition

    By Paul B. Stretesky, Michael A Long, Michael J Lynch

    Drawing on the work of Allan Schnaiberg, this book returns political economy to green criminology and examines how the expansion of capitalism shapes environmental law, crime and justice. The book is organized around crimes of ecological withdrawals and ecological additions. The Treadmill of Crime…

    Paperback – 2013-08-13
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • The Routledge Handbook of European Criminology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sophie Body-Gendrot, Mike Hough, Klara Kerezsi, René Lévy, Sonja Snacken

    This new book brings together some of the leading criminologists across Europe, to showcase the best of European criminology. This Handbook aims to reflect the range and depth of current work in Europe, and to counterbalance the impact of the – sometimes insular and ethnocentric – Anglo-American…

    Hardback – 2013-07-10
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Strong and Hard Women

    An ethnography of female bodybuilding, 1st Edition

    By Tanya Bunsell

    Females with large muscles evoke strong reactions from men and women, often involving disgust, discomfort, anger and threat. The controversial nature of female bodybuilding has caused a significant rupture on feminist ground. Whilst proponents claim that female bodybuilding is a way of empowering…

    Hardback – 2013-04-04
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Contrasts in Punishment

    An explanation of Anglophone excess and Nordic exceptionalism, 1st Edition

    By John Pratt, Anna Eriksson

    Why do some modern societies punish their offenders differently to others? Why are some more punitive and others more tolerant in their approach to offending and how can these differences be explained? Based on extensive historical analysis and fieldwork in the penal systems of England, Australia…

    Hardback – 2012-12-05
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • Understanding and Preventing Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ethel Quayle, Kurt M. Ribisl

    Over the last decade there has been dramatically increased interest in the ways that technology has been used in the abuse and exploitation of children, due in part to increasing numbers of convictions for child pornography-related offenses. Opinion swings between those who feel that there is a…

    Paperback – 2012-02-21

  • A History of Police and Masculinities, 1700-2010

    1st Edition

    Edited by David G. Barrie, Susan Broomhall

    This unique collection brings together leading international scholars to explore how ideologies about masculinities have shaped police culture, policy and institutional organization from the eighteenth century to the present day. It addresses an under-researched area of historical inquiry,…

    Paperback – 2011-12-16

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