Critical Concepts in Criminology

Edited and introduced by leading experts in the field, Routledge’s Major Works collections are designed to meet today’s research, reference, and teaching needs. The Critical Concepts in Criminology series includes a number of titles within the subject area of Crime and Criminal Justice. An area of interest with a fast expanding body of literature, titles within this series provide an authoritative look at some of the key areas of interest within Criminology.

  • Crime II

    Edited by Philip Bean

    A new title from Routledge, Crime II is an essential successor to the editor’s earlier collection, published to acclaim in 2002. Bean’s Crime (978-0-415-25264-5) (2002) was the first comprehensive anthology of the field’s canonical and cutting-edge research, and this new four-volume assembly of…

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  • Biosocial Criminology

    Edited by Matt DeLisi, Michael G. Vaughn

    Biosocial criminologists seek to explain crime (and related anti-social behaviour) by exploring both biological and environmental factors. Combining perspectives from mainstream Criminology and Sociology, with contributions from those working in disciplines such as Genetics, Neuropsychology, and…

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  • Punishment

    Edited by Richard Jones, Richard Sparks

    A thorny question faced by all civilized societies is what to do when people commit crime, and, in particular, how criminals are to be punished. Yet the nature of punishment, its justifications, aims, and effects has varied markedly throughout history and across—and within—cultures. These matters…

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  • Transnational Crime

    Edited by James Sheptycki

    A variety of crime phenomena—including, but by no means limited to, white-collar crime and corruption, environmental crime, and ‘traditional’ organized crime—vie for the attention of international policymakers and researchers. Crime-control responses differ across the globe and the editor of this…

    Hardback – 2015-03-04
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  • State Crime

    Edited by William Chambliss, Chris Moloney

    In modern times, the most egregious crimes are undoubtedly those committed, incited, or condoned by states (as well as by de facto authorities exerting political and military control over a substantial territory, such as FARC in Colombia). Indeed, both within and without the academy, there is a…

    Hardback – 2014-09-15
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  • Race and Crime

    Edited by Coretta Phillips

    Serious research into the problematic and contested relationship between notions of race and crime continues to blossom. Indeed, the work of scholars in this cross-disciplinary field supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. Now, to make some sense of…

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  • Green Criminology

    Edited by Rob White

    Green Criminology embraces a wide and rapidly growing network of researchers and scholars around the world who are actively engaged in the study of environmental crime and ecological justice. Transgressions against humans, eco-systems, and animals constitute the main focus of Green Criminology and…

    Hardback – 2014-06-27
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  • Critical Criminology

    Edited by Walter S DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz

    Critical Criminology is now a well-established—if heterogeneous and contentious—field of study. The work of critical criminologists supports numerous international journals, regional organizations, and global conferences. As the field continues to flourish as never before, this new title from…

    Hardback – 2014-03-28
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  • Gender and Crime

    Edited by Sandra Walklate

    In the late 1950s, Barbara Wootton memorably remarked that if men behaved like women the criminal courts would be idle and the prisons empty. Wootton was among the first to ask fundamental and challenging questions of criminology; about its structure as a discipline and its explanatory potential…

    Hardback – 2012-05-21
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  • Organized Crime

    Edited by Federico Varese

    The systematic study of organized crime dates back to John Landesco’s classic of ethnography, Organized Crime in Chicago (1929). Since then, the field has grown considerably and, as well as criminologists and sociologists, the topic has been embraced by researchers from a broad range of disciplines…

    Hardback – 2010-05-05
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  • Restorative Justice

    Edited by Carolyn Hoyle

    Over the last decade or so, more has been more written and talked about restorative justice than any other criminological topic. In addition to the proliferation of published work, there have been numerous national and international conferences and seminars both within and outside the academy, and…

    Hardback – 2009-07-24
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  • Surveillance

    Edited by Benjamin Goold

    Over the past fifty years, the apparatus of surveillance in modern societies has expanded to such an extent that almost every aspect of our public and private lives is now open to scrutiny and analysis. Each time we walk down a city street or pass through a shopping centre, CCTV cameras record our…

    Hardback – 2008-12-19
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  • Crime Reduction

    Edited by Kate Moss

    Across the globe, challenging and contentious issues about community safety and security increasingly exercise governments and police forces—as well as, for example, town planners and car-park designers. Consequently, as a specialist area within the wider discipline of criminology, crime reduction…

    Hardback – 2008-12-10
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