Theoretical Criminology Products

  • The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies

    Edited by Bruce Arrigo, Heather Bersot

    The Routledge Handbook of International Crime and Justice Studies presents the enduring debates and emerging challenges in crime and justice studies from an international and multi-disciplinary perspective. Guided by the pivotal, although vastly under-examined, role that consumerism, politics,…

    Paperback – 2016-01-01 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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 

  • Crime and Criminality

    A multidisciplinary approach

    By Sandie Taylor

    The question of ‘why’ and ‘how’ certain individuals are drawn towards behaving in a way that contravenes the ‘Law of the Land’ is not an easy one to address. Researchers from various different fields have nevertheless attempted to develop theoretical explanations for the existence of different…

    Paperback – 2015-11-27

  • 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 Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • 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 ?ction, 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 Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • Crime, Community and Morality

    By Simon Green

    Political leaders and the popular press tell us that society is in the grip of a moral crisis. ‘Where have our values gone?’ our newspapers scream at us. ‘Benefit scroungers’, ‘greedy bankers’, ‘intrusive journalists’, ‘have-a-go rioters’, political scandals and criminals of all shapes and sizes…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • 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

  • Victims

    Trauma, testimony and justice

    By Ross McGarry, Sandra Walklate

    The study of victims of crime is a central concern for criminologists around the world. In recent years, some victimologists have become increasingly engaged in positivist debates on the differences between victims and non-victims, how these differences can be measured and what could be done to…

    Paperback – 2015-06-19

  • Understanding Penal Practice

    Edited by Ioan Durnescu, Fergus McNeill

    Criminological and penological scholarship has in recent years explored how and why institutions and systems of punishment change – and how and why these changes differ in different contexts. Important though these analyses are, this book focuses not so much on the changing nature of institutions…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

  • Revitalizing Criminological Theory:

    Towards a new Ultra-Realism

    By Steve Hall, Simon Winlow

    This book provides a short, comprehensive and accessible introduction to Ultra-Realism: a unique and radical school of criminological thought that has been developed by the authors over a number of years. After first outlining existing schools of thought, their major intellectual flaws and…

    Paperback – 2015-05-26
    New Directions in Critical Criminology

  • Intersectionality and Criminology

    Disrupting and revolutionizing studies of crime

    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

  • Power and Crime

    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

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