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Delivering Rehabilitation: The politics, governance and control of probation

by Lol Burke & Steve Collett

Do offenders have the right to be rehabilitated and should the state be responsible for their rehabilitation? Should the public expect punitive and coercive approaches to offender rehabilitation? Why should...


Critical Issues on Violence Against Women: International Perspectives and Promising Strategies

by Holly Johnson, Bonnie S. Fisher & Véronique Jaquier

Violence against women is a global problem and despite a wealth of knowledge and inspiring action around the globe, it continues unabated. Bringing together the very best in international scholarship with a...


Torturing Terrorists: Exploring the limits of law, human rights and academic freedom

by Philip NS Rumney

This book considers the theoretical, policy and empirical arguments relevant to the debate concerning the legalisation of interrogational torture. Torturing Terrorists examines, as part of a consequentialist...


Human Smuggling and Border Crossings

by Gabriella Sanchez

Graphic narratives of tragedies involving the journeys of irregular migrants trying to reach destinations in the global north are common in the media and are blamed almost invariably on human smuggling facilitators,...


Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis

by Nicholas Ryder, Umut Turksen & Sabine Hassler

Many commentators, regulatory agencies and politicians have blamed the risky behaviour of both financial institutions and their actors for the collapse of the United States sub-prime mortgage market which in...


Forensic Criminology

by Andy Williams

This text provides an examination of the aetiological development of forensic criminology in the UK. It links the subjects of scientific criminology, criminal investigations, crime scene investigation, forensic...


The Poetics of Crime: Understanding and Researching Crime and Deviance Through Creative Sources

by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

The Poetics of Crime is an invitation to reconsider and reimagine how criminological knowledge may be creatively and poetically constructed, obtained, corroborated and applied. Departing from the conventional...


Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives

by Duncan Chappell & Saskia Hufnagel

Art and antiquity crime has usually assumed a place of low interest and priority. That situation has now slowly begun to change on both the local and international level as criminals, encouraged in part by the...


Italian Journal of Security - Sustainable Security

by Sandro Provvisionato, Alex Hirshfield, Alessandro Cec & Alessandro Popoli et al.

Security is one of the key words of our time, probably the key word for excellence. Security (from the Latin “sine cura “ , ie without concern ) is defined by dictionaries as “knowledge that the evolution...


Sociological Aspects of Crime and Delinquency (Routledge Revivals)

by Michael Phillipson

The field of crime and delinquency attracts a great deal of heated and partial opinion, prejudice and other forms of mal-thinking. When there is a scientific approach there tends to be a psychological explanation....


The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration

by Sharon Pickering & Julie Ham

The Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration is concerned with the various relationships between migration, crime and victimization that have informed a wide criminological scholarship often driven...


The Routledge Guide to Working in Criminal Justice: Employability Skills and Careers in the Criminal Justice Sector

by Ester Ragonese, Anne Rees & Jo Ives

Every year thousands of people compete for employment in the UK. Employability and the ability to demonstrate the skills, attributes and behaviours required in a full-time job have become integral to securing...


Representations of War, Migration, and Refugeehood: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by Daniel H. Rellstab & Christiane Schlote

War, migration, and refugeehood are inextricably linked and the complex nature of all three phenomena offers profound opportunities for representation and misrepresentation. This volume brings together international...


Applied Police Research: Challenges and Opportunities

by Ella Cockbain & Johannes Knutsson

Remarkably little has been written about the theory and practice of applied police research, despite growing demand for evidence in crime prevention. Designed to fill this gap, this book offers a valuable new...


Criminalising the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden

by Jay Levy

In an attempt to abolish prostitution, Sweden criminalised the purchase of sex in 1999, while simultaneously decriminalising its sale. In so doing, it set itself apart from other European states, promoting itself...


Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts: A Re-Examination of Gender

by Sarah Wendt & Lana Zannettino

Overwhelmingly, it is women who are the victims of domestic violence and this book puts women's experiences of domestic violence at its centre, whilst acknowledging their many diverse and complex identities....


Contradictions of Terrorism: Security, Risk and Resilience

by Sandra Walklate & Gabe Mythen

Over the last fifteen years there has been a significant growth in literature dealing with terrorism. Nevertheless, scholars within mainstream criminology have only recently begun to grapple with the problem...


The Construction of the Maras

by Antonia Does

High levels of crime and violence in Central America’s northern triangle are a major preoccupation of politicians, policy-makers and citizens. Public authorities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have...


Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolano: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolano

by Laura Barberán Reinares

At present, the bulk of the existing research on sex trafficking originates in the social sciences. Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature adds an original perspective on this issue by examining representations...


The Politics of Abolition Revisited

by Thomas Mathiesen

Originally published in 1974 and the recipient of the Denis Carroll Book Prize at the World Congress of the International Criminology Society in 1978, Thomas Mathiesen's The Politics of Abolition is a landmark...