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Integrating a Victim Perspective within Criminal Justice: International Debates

Integrating a Victim Perspective within Criminal Justice: International Debates

Forthcoming

Adam Crawford, Jo Goodey
April 30, 2018

As numerous academic and political commentators have noted, the implications of introducing a victim’s perspective into the delicate balance between state and offender is likely to be a key issue in the future of criminal justice. This book seeks to outline the contours of the relevant debates...

Family Violence and Police Response: Learning From Research, Policy and Practice in European Countries

Family Violence and Police Response: Learning From Research, Policy and Practice in European Countries

Marijke Malsch, Wilma Smeenk
June 28, 2017

Police response to incidents of intimate partner violence can be critical. This volume investigates the elements in the institutional, legal and organizational context that are relevant for police response to incidents in the realm of the private sphere and whether there exists a relation with the...

Deleuze and Environmental Damage: Violence of the Text

Deleuze and Environmental Damage: Violence of the Text

Mark Halsey
March 31, 2017

This book offers a post-structuralist critique of the problems associated with modernist accounts of environmental harm and regulation. Through a notably detailed micro-political analysis of forest conflict, the author explores the limits of academic commentary on environmental issues and suggests...

Re-Thinking the Political Economy of Punishment: Perspectives on Post-Fordism and Penal Politics

Re-Thinking the Political Economy of Punishment: Perspectives on Post-Fordism and Penal Politics

Alessandro De Giorgi
November 30, 2016

The political economy of punishment suggests that the evolution of punitive systems should be connected to the transformations of capitalist economies: in this respect, each 'mode of production' knows its peculiar 'modes of punishment'. However, global processes of transformation have...

The Arts of Imprisonment: Control, Resistance and Empowerment

The Arts of Imprisonment: Control, Resistance and Empowerment

Leonidas K. Cheliotis
November 28, 2016

The arts - spanning the visual, design, performing, media, musical, and literary genres - constitute an alternative lens through which to understand state-sanctioned punishment and its place in public consciousness. Perhaps this is especially so in the case of imprisonment: its nature, its...

Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women's Prisons

Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women's Prisons

Mary Bosworth
November 11, 2016

This book explores how power is negotiated in women’s prisons. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in three penal establishments in England, it analyses how women manage the restrictions of imprisonment and the manner in which they attempt to resist institutional control. It is proposed that power is...

The Hidden Order of Corruption: An Institutional Approach

The Hidden Order of Corruption: An Institutional Approach

Donatella della Porta, Alberto Vannucci
November 11, 2016

When corruption is exposed, unknown aspects are revealed which allow us to better understand its structures and informal norms. This book investigates the hidden order of corruption, looking at the invisible codes and mechanisms that govern and stabilize the links between corrupters and corruptees....

Transitional Justice

Transitional Justice

Christine Bell
August 31, 2016

This collection on transitional justice sits as part of a library of essays on different concepts of ’justice’. Yet transitional justice appears quite different from other types of justice and fundamental ambiguities characterise the term that raise questions as to how it should sit alongside other...

Governance of Security and Ignored Insecurities in Contemporary Europe

Governance of Security and Ignored Insecurities in Contemporary Europe

Salvatore Palidda
April 15, 2016

This book explores changes in security governance in Europe from the 1990s, focusing on some of the most important consequences: the proliferation of ignored insecurities, including the increase of oncological diseases, environmental disasters, shadow economies reproducing neo-slavery and fiscal...

Reconceptualising Penality: A Comparative Perspective on Punitiveness in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand

Reconceptualising Penality: A Comparative Perspective on Punitiveness in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand

Claire Hamilton
August 06, 2014

Drastic increases in the use of imprisonment; the introduction of ’three strikes’ laws and mandatory sentences; restrictions on parole - all of these developments appear to signify a new, harsher era or ’punitive turn’. Yet these features of criminal justice are not universally present in all...

Capital Punishment: New Perspectives

Capital Punishment: New Perspectives

Peter Hodgkinson
December 09, 2013

This collection asks questions about the received wisdom of the debate about capital punishment. Woven through the book, questions are asked of, and remedies proposed for, a raft of issues identified as having been overlooked in the traditional discourse. It provides a long overdue review of the...

Penal Culture and Hyperincarceration: The Revival of the Prison

Penal Culture and Hyperincarceration: The Revival of the Prison

Chris Cunneen, Eileen Baldry, David Brown, Mark Brown, Melanie Schwartz, Alex Steel
October 11, 2013

What are the various forces influencing the role of the prison in late modern societies? What changes have there been in penality and use of the prison over the past 40 years that have led to the re-valorization of the prison? Using penal culture as a conceptual and theoretical vehicle, and...

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