Law: Socio-Legal Studies

  • Crime Scenes: Forensics and Aesthetics book cover

    Crime Scenes

    Forensics and Aesthetics

    By Rebecca Scott Bray

    Focusing upon the representations that take place in law, forensic medicine, criminology and culture, Crime Scenes examines the ways in which knowledge about crime, death and the dead body is produced. Forensic and medico-legal practices are charged with ‘handling’ the dead (who cannot…

    Paperback – 2018-09-01 
    Discourses of Law

  • The Forensic Image: Scientific Visualization and DNA book cover

    The Forensic Image: Scientific Visualization and DNA

    By Erin Kruger

    In the post-9/11 security environment, the use of genetic data has extended beyond the confines of the criminal legal domain and into the realms of national security, defense, immigration, humanitarian, army and military operations. As such, the function of genetic data has shifted from that of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Law, Science and Society

  • Spaces of Indigenous Justice: Applying Theory to Practical Problems book cover

    Spaces of Indigenous Justice

    Applying Theory to Practical Problems

    By Jennifer Hendry, Melissa L Tatum

    This book employs critical theory to investigate the different worldviews involved in an engagement with indigenous normativities, and to suggest practical solutions for overcoming the systemic inequalities between Indigenous and non-indigenous cultures. Drawing upon recent conceptualisations of ‘…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Criminal Networks and Law Enforcement: Global/International Perspectives on Illicit Enterprise book cover

    Criminal Networks and Law Enforcement

    Global/International Perspectives on Illicit Enterprise

    Edited by Saskia Hufnagel, Anton Moiseienko

    This collection presents an analysis of illicit networks and discusses the practical implications for law enforcement and crime prevention. The authors draw on a range of methodologies and apply them to a variety of international criminological settings, from illegal fishing in the Indo-Pacific to…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 

  • Global Justice and Social Conflict: A Critical Theory of International Law book cover

    Global Justice and Social Conflict

    A Critical Theory of International Law

    By Tarik Kochi

    This book critically investigates modern international law – assessing the range of its ambitions and, crucially, its failings. Drawing upon the history of early modern political thought and contemporary critical theory, the book argues that modern international law needs to be understood as an…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 

  • Law and the Passions: A Discrete History book cover

    Law and the Passions

    A Discrete History

    By Julia Shaw

    Although the connection of law, passion and emotion has become an established focus in legal scholarship, the extent to which emotion has always been, and continues to be, a significant influence in informing legal reasoning, decision-making, decision-avoidance and legal judgment – rather than an…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 

  • Regulating Sex After Aids: Queer Risks and Contagion Politics book cover

    Regulating Sex After Aids

    Queer Risks and Contagion Politics

    By Neil Cobb

    This book sheds new light on the complex relationship between criminal liability, sexuality and public health in the era of Aids. It analyses, in particular, the role of public health arguments, and the language of ‘sexual rights’, in legal struggles aimed at decriminalising certain forms of ‘risky…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Social Justice

  • Parental Imprisonment and Children’s Rights book cover

    Parental Imprisonment and Children’s Rights

    Edited by Fiona Donson, Aisling Parkes

    Children whose parents have been incarcerated are often referred to as "invisible victims of crime and the penal system". Whereas the criminal justice system and wider human rights discourse around imprisonment predominantly focuses on the prisoner, the human rights of children and family members…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • Law, Religion, and Freedom: Conceptualizing a Common Right book cover

    Law, Religion, and Freedom

    Conceptualizing a Common Right

    Edited by W. Cole Durham, Jr., Javier Martinez Torron, Donlu D Thayer

    This book examines conceptualizations of religious freedom in various dimensions. The collection brings together leading experts from law, religious studies, social anthropology, and international relations, who present different perspectives which query, define, and clarify aspects of this…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    ICLARS Series on Law and Religion

  • Restorative Justice in Asia Pacific: Development, Implementation and Implications book cover

    Restorative Justice in Asia Pacific

    Development, Implementation and Implications

    Edited by Lennon Chao-Yang Chang, Dennis Sing-Wing Wong, Brian Steels

    Restorative justice is an approach to understanding and managing crime that has gained popularity since the 1980s. It has not only been widely adopted in the criminal justice systems of western countries, but it also strongly influences the traditional Retributive Justice systems used throughout…

    Hardback – 2018-08-30 
    Routledge Studies in Asian Law

  • Juvenile Justice in Europe: Past, Present and Future book cover

    Juvenile Justice in Europe

    Past, Present and Future

    Edited by Barry Goldson

    At a time when Europe is witnessing major cultural, social, economic and political challenges and transformations, this book brings together leading researchers and experts from across the continent to consider a range of pressing questions relating to the historical origins, contemporary…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30 

  • Punishment in Contemporary China: Its Evolution, Development and Change book cover

    Punishment in Contemporary China

    Its Evolution, Development and Change

    By Enshen Li

    Punishment in contemporary China has experienced dramatic transformations over the last six decades. This book focuses on the evolution, development and change of punishment in the Maoist (1949-1977), reform (1978-2001) and post-reform eras (2002-) of China to understand the shaping and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-30 
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

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