30Featured Books

  • Global Perspectives on Desistance

    Reviewing what we know and looking to the future

    Edited by Joanna Shapland, Stephen Farrall, Anthony Bottoms

    In recent years attention has switched from how adolescents are attracted into crime, to how adults reduce their offending and then stop – the process of desistance. There are now around a dozen major longitudinal and in-depth studies around the world which have followed or are following offenders…

    Paperback – 2016-04-14
    Routledge

  • Intelligence-Led Policing

    2nd Edition

    By Jerry H. Ratcliffe

    What is intelligence-led policing? Who came up with the idea? Where did it come from? How does it relate to other policing paradigms? What distinguishes an intelligence-led approach to crime reduction? How is it designed to have an impact on crime? Does it prevent crime? These are just a few of the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-13
    Routledge

  • Crimes of the Powerful

    An Introduction

    By Dawn Rothe, David Kauzlarich

    As politicians and the media perpetuate the stereotype of the "common criminal," crimes committed by the powerful remain for the most part invisible, or are reframed as a "bad decision" or a "rare mistake." This is a topic that remains marginalized within the field of criminology and criminal…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge
    Global Issues in Crime and Justice

  • Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-03-29
    Routledge

  • Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)justice

    Edited by Henry F. Fradella, Jennifer M. Sumner

    Sex, Sexuality, Law, and (In)Justice covers a wide range of legal issues associated with sexuality, gender, reproduction, and identity. These are critical and sensitive issues that law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals need to understand. The book synthesizes the literature…

    Paperback – 2016-03-28
    Routledge

  • Young People, Crime and Justice

    2nd Edition

    By Roger Hopkins Burke

    In the minds of the general public, young people and crime are intrinsically linked; wide-spread belief persists that such activities are a result of the ‘permissive 1960s’ and the changing face of the traditional nuclear family. Roger Hopkins Burke challenges these preconceptions and offers a…

    Paperback – 2016-03-21
    Routledge

  • Police Administration

    9th Edition

    By Gary W. Cordner

    This national best-selling text examines police administration from multiple perspectives: a systems perspective (emphasizing the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative principles, management functions, and the importance of written…

    Paperback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge

  • Global Injustice and Crime Control

    By Wendy Laverick

    Global Injustice and Crime Control places cross-border, cross-national and international crime and crime control within its wider context. It examines theory from a range of disciplines and introduces students to the frequently neglected area of the world order and world politics, in an effort to…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19
    Routledge
    Global Issues in Crime and Justice

  • Forensic Science

    A sociological introduction

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-02-09
    Routledge

  • Juvenile Delinquency

    An integrated approach, 3rd Edition

    By James Burfeind, Dawn Jeglum Bartusch

    This book offers a comprehensive introduction to juvenile delinquency by defining and describing juvenile delinquency, examining explanations for delinquent behavior, and considering contemporary efforts to control delinquency through prevention and juvenile justice. The text cultivates an…

    Paperback – 2015-12-10
    Routledge

  • Violence against Women in Pornography

    By Walter S. DeKeseredy, Marilyn Corsianos

    Violence against Women in Pornography illuminates the ways in which adult pornography hurts many women, both on and off screen. A growing body of social scientific knowledge shows that it is strongly associated with various types of violence against women in intimate relationships. Many women who…

    Paperback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge

  • Introduction to Policing Research

    Taking Lessons from Practice

    Edited by Mark Brunger, Stephen Tong, Denise Martin

    The expansion of degrees and postgraduate qualifications on policing has come hand in hand with the need for a more scholarly and research-based approach to the subject. Students are increasingly encouraged to apply research to practice and this book is specifically designed to bring clarity to the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Routledge

  • A History of Forensic Science

    British beginnings in the twentieth century

    By Alison Adam

    How and when did forensic science originate in the UK? This question demands our attention because our understanding of present-day forensic science is vastly enriched through gaining an appreciation of what went before. A History of Forensic Science is the first book to consider the wide spectrum…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge SOLON Explorations in Crime and Criminal Justice Histories

  • World Criminal Justice Systems

    A Comparative Survey, 9th Edition

    By Richard J. Terrill

    World Criminal Justice Systems, Ninth Edition, provides an understanding of major world criminal justice systems by discussing and comparing the systems of six of the world’s countries -- each representative of a different type of legal system. An additional chapter on Islamic law uses three…

    Paperback – 2015-11-17
    Routledge

  • Forensic Psychology Reconsidered

    A Critique of Mental Illness and the Courts

    By David Polizzi, Matthew R. Draper

    Forensic psychology is where psychology meets the criminal justice system. An understanding of the intersection of criminal law and psychological issues relating to criminal responsibility is critical for criminal justice students. This accessible text focuses on the criminal law implications of…

    Paperback – 2015-11-04
    Routledge

  • Men, Masculinities and Violence

    An Ethnographic Study

    By Anthony Ellis

    The BSC Critical Criminology Network’s Book of the Year 2016 Why do some men use physical violence against others? How do some men come to value physical violence as a resource? Drawing on in-depth ethnographic research conducted with men involved in serious violence and crime over a period of two…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • Queer Criminology

    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
    Routledge
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • Punishing the Other

    The social production of immorality revisited

    Edited by Anna Eriksson

    Punishing the Other draws on the work of Zygmunt Bauman to discuss contemporary discourses and practices of punishment and criminalization. Bringing together some of the most exciting international scholars, both established and emerging, this book engages with Bauman’s thesis of the social…

    Hardback – 2015-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland

    Edited by Hazel Croall, Gerry Mooney, Mary Munro

    Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland is an edited collection of chapters from leading experts that builds and expands upon the success of the 2010 publication Criminal Justice in Scotland to offer a comprehensive and critical overview of Scottish criminal justice and its relation to wider social…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
    Routledge

  • Disordered Personalities and Crime

    An analysis of the history of moral insanity

    By David W. Jones

    Disordered Personalities and Crime seeks to better understand how we respond to those individuals who have been labelled at various points in time as ‘morally insane’, ‘psychopathic’ or ‘personality disordered’. Individuals whose behaviour is consistent with these diagnoses present challenges to…

    Paperback – 2015-08-10
    Routledge

  • Pre-crime

    Pre-emption, precaution and the future

    By Jude McCulloch, Dean Wilson

    Pre-crime aims to pre-empt ‘would-be-criminals’ and predict future crime. Although the term is borrowed from science fiction, the drive to predict and pre-empt crime is a present-day reality. This book critically explores this major twenty-first century development in crime and justice. This first…

    Hardback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • Community Punishment

    European perspectives

    Edited by Gwen Robinson, Fergus McNeill

    In Community Punishment: European perspectives, the authors place punishment in the community under the spotlight by exploring the origins, evolution and adaptations of supervision in 11 European jurisdictions. For most people, punishment in the criminal justice system is synonymous with…

    Paperback – 2015-08-03
    Routledge

  • Criminology

    Explaining Crime and Its Context, 9th Edition

    By Stephen E. Brown, Finn-Aage Esbensen, Gilbert Geis

    Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, Ninth Edition, is a highly acclaimed textbook offering a broad perspective on criminological theory. It provides students of criminology and sociology with a thorough exposure to a range of theories, contrasting their logic and assumptions, but also…

    Paperback – 2015-07-10
    Routledge

  • Riots and Political Protest

    By Simon Winlow, Steve Hall, Daniel Briggs, James Treadwell

    The years 2008 to 2013 saw a new generation of political protestors take to the streets. Riots disrupted many Western cities and new protest movements emerged, keen to address a bleak context of economic collapse and austerity politics. In this groundbreaking new study, Winlow, Hall, Briggs and…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge

  • The Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful

    Edited by Gregg Barak

    Across the world, most people are well aware of ordinary criminal harms to person and property. Often committed by the powerless and poor, these individualized crimes are catalogued in the statistics collected annually by the FBI and by similar agencies in other developed nations. In contrast, the…

    Hardback – 2015-06-17
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Youth Street Gangs

    A critical appraisal

    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
    Routledge
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • False Justice

    Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent, Revised Edition

    By Jim Petro, Nancy Petro

    Compelling and engagingly written, this book by former Attorney General of Ohio Jim Petro and his wife, writer Nancy Petro, takes the reader inside actual cases, summarizes extensive research on the causes and consequences of wrongful conviction, and exposes eight common myths that inspire false…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
    Routledge

  • Women, Crime and Criminal Justice

    A Global Enquiry

    By Rosemary L Barberet

    Women, Crime and Criminal Justice is the winner of the Division of International Criminology’s Distinguished Book Award 2014 and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences International Section's 2015 Outstanding Book Award and the first fully internationalised book to focus on women as…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge
    Global Issues in Crime and Justice

  • Criminological Research for Beginners

    A Student's Guide

    By Laura Caulfield, Jane Hill

    Criminological Research for Beginners is a comprehensive and engaging guide to research methods in Criminology. Written specifically for undergraduate students and novice researchers, this book has been designed as a practical guide to planning, conducting, and reporting research in the subject. By…

    Paperback – 2014-03-31
    Routledge

  • Criminology

    2nd Edition

    By Tim Newburn

    Tim Newburn’s bestselling Criminology provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction for students of the subject, providing the basis for all undergraduate degree courses or modules, and for new postgraduates, in Criminology. This second edition includes: a complete update of…

    Paperback – 2012-12-20
    Routledge