Message from the Editors

This year has been an incredibly difficult year for everyone. While we at Routledge have had to get used to a whole new world of home-working, our authors have had various new challenges in teaching, student-welfare and virtual conferences. We on the Criminology and Criminal Justice list have been so impressed with the professionalism, compassion and diligence of all our authors through what are unprecedented circumstances for many people. 

In spite of this car-crash of a year, we are very proud of our strong and diverse publishing programme for 2020. We have seen various important new editions go to press, such as What Works (and Doesn't) in Reducing Recidivism, Race, Ethnicity, Crime, and Justice, Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime, The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison, Why We Kill, Criminology: A Sociological Introduction and Community Policing. Our textbook programme has also welcomed several important new titles such as Contemporary Corrections, Mental Health and Punishments, Criminal Law for Criminologists, and Criminology in Brief.

We have also published two new books for Professional Policing degrees in the UK in the form of Policing Structures and an Introduction to Professional Policing; for the Australian market we will be publishing Australian Policing this month. We have also been delighted to publish new books in some of our leading series. Both Shaun Gabbidon’s Criminology and Justice Studies and Walter DeKeseredy’s New Directions in Critical Criminology have seen a resurgence this year, with the publication of major new titles such as Shopping While Black, Sex-Positive Criminology, Social Democratic Criminology and She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power – 1619 to 1969. On the research side, we have seen the establishment and development of new series on Queering Criminology and Criminal Justice; Penal Abolition and Transformative Justice; Policing and Society; Crime, Justice and the Family; and Organised Crime.

Although we don’t know what 2021 will look like, we do know that the Routledge Criminology and Criminal Justice will continue to provide compelling and pioneering titles whether for teaching or research. We look forward to reconnecting in person as soon as we are able.

With best wishes,

Tom, Ellen, Lydia and Pam


Series Spotlight

Criminology and Justice Studies publishes books for undergraduate and graduate courses that model the best scholarship and innovative thinking in the criminology and criminal justice field today, but in a style that connects this scholarship to a wide audience of students, researchers, and possibly the general public.

New Directions in Critical Criminology provides authoritative original essays on major contemporary issues of central concern to critical criminologists around the world. Each book examines new areas of empirical and theoretical inquiry, and sets out an agenda for innovative progressive ways of thinking critically about crime, law, and social control.


Free Chapter Download

Download a free chapter of Contemporary Corrections: A Critical Thinking Approach by Rick Ruddell, G. Larry Mays, L. Thomas Winfree Jr.


Authors in the Media

As part of the Topics In Criminology: Promoting Equity and Effectiveness in the Criminal Justice System webinar series, see authors Edward J. Latessa, Shelley L. Johnson, and Deborah Koetzle on What Works (and Doesn't) in Reducing Recidivism, 2nd Edition

Edward Latessa received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Corrections and Sentencing in 2020. Additionally, the Division’s Edward J. Latessa Practitioner Research Award (formerly known as the Practitioner Research Award), which recognizes excellent social science research that is conducted in government agencies to help that agency develop better policy or operate more effectively, has been renamed in his honor.

Academic Influence published a list of Top Influential Criminologists Today, including Routledge authors David Weisburd, Biko Agozino, Karuppannan Jaishankar, Anthony Walsh, Lonnie Athens, Shaun Gabbidon, and David P. Farrington, as well as honorable mentions John Braithwaite and Cassia Spohn. Congratulations to all!


Book Reviews

"Women, Mobility and Incarceration: Love and Recasting of Self across the Bangladesh-India Border, by Rimple Mehta, is powerful, written in an accessible language and will appeal to students, researchers  and activists alike and to those teaching criminology, sociology, gender and South Asian studies,” said Dr.  Monish  Bhatia,  Birkbeck  College,  London


New Audibooks

Legal Guide for Police: Constitutional Issues, 11th Ed., and Guns on the Internet: Online Gun Communities, First Amendment Protections, and the Search for Common Ground on Gun Control, are now available as audibooks! On sale now from all major retailers including Apple iTunes store, Google Play store, Audible, Amazon, Storytel and Kobo.They are also available through library suppliers Rb Digital and Overdrive.


Conference Discount

American Society of Criminology 2020 and the Criminology Consortium (#CrimCon)

Though we're not able to see you out at conferences this year, we still want you to have our special conference discount, good for ALL titles on until Dec 31, 2020. To get your 20% off, use code X019 at checkout!


New & Key Titles

To receive an exam copy of a book that you are interested in considering for use in a course, click on the Request e-Inspection Copy link to submit your request. You will be asked to provide some basic information about yourself and the course you are teaching.

Featured Titles

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What Works (and Doesn't) in Reducing Recidivism
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Routledge Handbook on American Prisons
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Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods
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The Supreme Court’s Role in Mass Incarceration
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Personal Ethics and Ordinary Heroes: The Social Context of Morality
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Criminal Law
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Handbook on Moving Corrections and Sentencing Forward: Building on the Record
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She Took Justice: The Black Woman, Law, and Power – 1619 to 1969
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Impacts of Sex Crime Laws on the Female Partners of Convicted Offenders: Never Free of Collateral Consequences
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Convict Criminology for the Future
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Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice
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