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Prostitution in the Community: Attitudes, Action and Resistance

by Sarah Kingston

Prostitution often causes significant anxiety for communities. These communities have been known to campaign against its presence in 'their' neighbourhoods, seeking the removal of street sex workers and their...

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...

Criminological Theory: An Analysis of its Underlying Assumptions

by Stuart Henry & Werner J. Einstadter

Designed for upper-level senior and graduate criminological theory courses, this text thoroughly examines the ideas and assumptions underlying each major theoretical perspective in criminology. It lays bare...

Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics

by George Yancy & Janine Jones

Pursuing Trayvon Martin: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations of Racial Dynamics explores the historical implications of the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, by George...

Louise Nicholas: My Story

by Louise Nicholas

The explosive true story behind a landmark case of rape by policemen. The 'Louise Nicholas trial' - as it became known - was one of the most far-reaching, pivotal and politically important court cases in recent...


by Craig Marriner

Craig Marriner is New Zealand's response to Irivine Welsh and Quentin Tarantino. A novel, which won the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, to make you cringe and shudder, then wet yourself laughing. Its raw and...

Defendants in the Criminal Process

by A. E. Bottoms & J. D. McClean

First published in 1976, this book examines the practical workings of the English criminal court system, focusing on the defendant's experiences of the system and the decisions he takes as he passes through...

Women, Policing, and Male Violence (Routledge Revivals): International Perspectives

by Jalna Hanmer, Jill Radford & Elizabeth Stanko

First published in 1989, this book focuses on the policing of male violence against women. It is an issue that has been criticised substantially in the past, and the book shows how even police themselves have...

Rethinking What Works with Offenders

by Stephen Farrall

This important and original new book reports on a major investigation of the outcomes of probation supervision, is concerned with the key question of what works in probation, and comes at an important moment...

Beyond Bad Girls: Gender, Violence and Hype

by Meda Chesney-Lind & Katherine Irwin

In this important new work, two respected criminologists challenge the characterization of the new 'bad girl', arguing that it is only a new attempt to punish girls who are not the stereotypical depiction of...

Confronting Crime: Crime Control Policy Under New Labour

by Michael Tonry

From Labour's promise to be 'tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime' through to the White Paper and new criminal justice legislation, controlling crime and reforming the criminal justice system has been...

Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era

by Michael Kimmel

America’s leading expert on men and masculinity explains why America’s white men are furious

Corrections: A Critical Approach

by Michael Welch

Corrections: A Critical Approach (3rd edition) confronts mass imprisonment in the United States, a nation boasting the highest incarceration rate in the world. This statistic is all the more troubling considering...

Women, Crime and Criminology (Routledge Revivals): A Feminist Critique

by Carol Smart

First published in 1977, Women, Crime and Criminology presents a feminist critique of classical and contemporary theories of female criminality. It addresses the issue that criminology literature has, throughout...

Official Discourse: On Discourse Analysis, Government Publications, Ideology and the State: On Discourse Analysis, Government Publications, Ideology a

by Frank Burton & Pat Carlen

First published in 1979, Official Discourse is an unofficial report of theoretical investigations into a specific state of practice- the publication of reports of official inquiries into law, order and justice...

The Restless Sleep: Inside New York City's Cold Case Squad

by Stacy Horn

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA

Drugs and Popular Culture in the Age of New Media

by Paul Manning

This book examines the history of popular drug cultures and mediated drug education, and the ways in which new media - including social networking and video file-sharing sites - transform the symbolic framework...

The Future of Policing

by Jennifer M. Brown

The police service in England and Wales is facing major challenges in its financing, political oversight and reorganisation of its structures. Current economic conditions have created a wholly new environment...

Victimology (Routledge Revivals): The Victim and the Criminal Justice Process

by Sandra L. Walklate

First published in 1989, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of the victims of crime and the way in which they are treated in society generally, and in the criminal justice process in...

New Directions in Race, Ethnicity and Crime

by Coretta Phillips & Colin Webster

The disproportionate criminalisation and incarceration of particular minority ethnic groups has long been observed, though much of the work in criminology has been dominated by a somewhat narrow debate. This...