The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edition)

ISBN : 9780198719441

Alison Liebling; Shadd Maruna; Lesley McAra
1056 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
May 2017
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With contributions from over 60 leading experts in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is the definitive guide to the discipline providing an authoritative and outstanding collection of chapters on the key topics studied on criminology courses. The Handbook has shaped the study of criminology for over two decades and, with this new edition, continues to be indispensable to students, academics, and professionals alike. Each chapter details relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates. Extensive references aid further research. Extensively revised, the sixth edition has been expanded to include all the major topics and significant new issues such as zemiology; green criminology; domestic violence; prostitution and sex work; penal populism; and the significance of globalization for criminology. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is accompanied by a suite of online resources providing additional teaching and learning materials for both students and lecturers. This includes selected chapters from previous editions, essay questions for each chapter, web links to aid further research, and guidance on how to answer essay questions.


Alison Liebling, Shadd Maruna, and Lesley McAra: Introduction: the new vision

Part 1: Constructions of crime and justice
1 Paul Rock: The foundations of sociological theories of crime
2 Nicola Lacey and Lucia Zedner: Criminalization: historical, legal and criminological perspectives
3 David Garland: Punishment and welfare: social problems and social structures
4 Ian Loader and Richard Sparks: Penal populism and epistemic crime control
5 Robert Reiner: Political economy, crime, and criminal justice
6 Rod Morgan and David J. Smith: Delivering more with less: austerity and the politics of law and order
7 Mike Maguire and Susan McVie: Crime data and criminal statistics: a critical reflection
8 Coretta Phillips and Ben Bowling: Ethnicities, racism, crime, and criminal justice
9 Michele Burman and Loraine Gelsthorpe: Feminist criminology: inequalities, powerlessness, and justice
10 Mike Hough and Julian V. Roberts: Public opinion, crime, and criminal justice
11 Chris Greer and Eugene McLaughlin: News power, crime, and media justice
12 Paddy Hillyard and Steve Tombs: Social harm and zemiology
13 Keith Hayward and Oliver Smith: Crime and consumer culture
14 Avi Brisman and Nigel South: Green criminology

Part 2: Borders, boundaries, and beliefs
15 Katja Franko: Criminology, punishment and the state in a globalized society
16 Mary Bosworth: Border criminology and the changing nature of penal power
17 Kieran McEvoy, Ron Dudai and Cheryl Lawther: Criminology and transitional justice
18 David Nelken: Rethinking comparative criminal justice
19 Penny Green and Tony Ward: Understanding state crime
20 Martin Innes and Michael Levi: Making and managing terrorism and counter-terrorism: the view from criminology
21 Simon Cottee: Religion, crime, and violence
22 Per-Olof H. Wikstrom: Character, circumstances, and the causes of crime: towards an analytical criminology
23 Jon Bannister and John Flint: Crime and city: urban encounters, civility, and tolerance
24 Yvonne Jewkes and Dominique Moran: Prison architecture and design: perspectives from criminology and carceral geography

Part 3: Dynamics of crime and violence
25 Manuel Eisner: Interpersonal violence on the British Isles, 1200 - 2016
26 Alistair Fraser and Dick Hobbs: Urban criminal collaborations
27 Lesley McAra and Susan McVie: Developmental and life-course criminology: innovations, impacts, and applications
28 Jill Peay: Mental health, mental disabilities, and crime
29 David Gadd: Domestic violence
30 Jo Phoenix: Prostitution and sex work
31 Toby Seddon: Drugs: consumption, addiction, and treatment
32 Michael Levi and Nicholas Lord: White-collar and corporate crime
33 Joanna Shapland and Anthony Bottoms: Desistance from crime and implications for offender rehabilitation

Part 4: Responses to crime
34 Trevor Jones, Tim Newburn and Robert Reiner: Policing and the police
35 Adam Crawford and Karen Evans: Crime prevention and community safety
36 Alex Stevens: Principles, pragmatism, and prohibition: explaining continuity and change in British drug policy
37 Andrew Ashworth and Julian V. Roberts: Sentencing
38 Gwen Robinson and Fergus McNeill: Punishment in the community: evolution, expansion, and moderation
39 Ben Crewe and Alison Liebling: Reconfiguring penal power
40 Amy Ludlow: Marketizing criminal justice
41 Lesley McAra: Youth justice
42 Meredith Rossner: Restorative justice in the 21st century: making emotions mainstream
43 Alison Liebling, Fergus McNeill and Bethany E. Schmidt: Criminological engagements

About the author: 

Alison Liebling is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Director of the Prisons Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. She has attracted research fellowships from Trinity Hall, Leverhulme and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). ; Shadd Maruna is Professor of Criminology at the University of Manchester. His book Making Good: How Ex-Convicts Reform and Rebuild Their Lives was named 'Outstanding Contribution to Criminology' by the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in 2001. He received the inaugural Research Medal from the Howard League for Penal Reform in 2012 and the Hans Mattick Award for Distinguished Contribution to Criminology in 2014. ; Lesley McAra is Chair of Penology at the University of Edinburgh. In 2013, Lesley was joint winner of the Howard League for Penal Reform Research Medal and in 2014 she was invited to give the Apex Annual Lecture in which she set out her vision for justice in modern Scotland.

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