Cultural Criminology Products

  • Conservative Criminology

    A Call to Restore Balance to the Social Sciences

    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.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-02

  • Making Crime Television

    Producing Entertaining Representations of Crime for Television Broadcast

    By Anita Lam

    This book employs actor-network theory in order to examine how representations of crime are produced for contemporary prime-time television dramas. As a unique examination of the production of contemporary crime television dramas, particularly their writing process, Making Crime Television:…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22

  • Talking Criminal Justice

    Language and the Just Society

    By Michael J Coyle

    The words we use to talk about justice have an enormous impact on our everyday lives. As the first in-depth, ethnographic study of language, Talking Criminal Justice examines the speech of moral entrepreneurs to illustrate how our justice language encourages social control and punishment. This…

    Paperback – 2014-08-20
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • Radicalization

    The Life Writings of Political Prisoners

    By Melissa Dearey

    Expanding the influence of auto/biography studies into cultural criminology, Radicalization: The Life Writings of Political Prisoners addresses the origins, processes and cultures of terrorist criminality and political resistance in a globalized world. Criminologists and penologists have long been…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15

  • Street Art, Public City

    Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination

    By Alison Young

    What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15

  • Green Cultural Criminology

    Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism, and Resistance to Ecocide

    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

  • Collective Morality and Crime in the Americas

    By Christopher Birkbeck

    This study examines the ways in which the moral community is "talked into being" in relation to crime, and the objects of concern that typically occupy its attention. It maps the imagined moral universe of the virtuous and the criminal and charts the relations between these two groups in the "…

    Paperback – 2014-05-05
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • Policing and Media

    Public Relations, Simulations and Communications

    By Murray Lee, Alyce McGovern

    This book examines the relationship between police, media and the public and analyses the shifting techniques and technologies through which they communicate. In a critical discussion of contemporary and emerging modes of mediatized police work, Lee and McGovern demonstrate how the police engage…

    Paperback – 2013-11-18
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • New Directions in Crime and Deviancy

    Edited by Simon Winlow, Rowland Atkinson

    Criminology is at a crossroads. In the last two decades it has largely failed to produce the kind of new intellectual frameworks and empirical data that might help us to explain the high levels of crime and interpersonal violence that beset inner city areas and corrode community life. Similarly, it…

    Paperback – 2012-11-28

  • Policing Images

    By Rob Mawby

    In recent years the police have become one of the most watched and most visible organisations, and across the media there has been constant interest in the police. In such a situation the police themselves have been intensely concerned with promoting, projecting and protecting the police image.…

    Paperback – 2012-05-17

  • Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology

    Edited by Walter S. DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz

    The Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology is a collection of original essays specifically designed to offer students, faculty, policy makers, and others an in-depth overview of the most up-to-date empirical, theoretical, and political contributions made by critical criminologists around the…

    Hardback – 2011-10-26
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Rights of Passage

    Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow

    By Nicholas Blomley

    Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow documents a powerful and under-researched form of urban governance that focuses on pedestrian flow. This logic, which Nicholas Blomley terms 'pedestrianism', values public space not in terms of its aesthetic merits, or its success in…

    Paperback – 2011-10-06
    Social Justice

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