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Criminology and Justice Studies


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Criminology and Justice Studies seeks to publish brief and lengthier manuscripts that make both intellectual and stylistic innovations. Our goal is to publish works that model the best scholarship and thinking in the field today, but in a style that connects that scholarship to a wider audience, including advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and the general public. We envision these works filling the gap between academic monographs and encyclopedic textbooks by making innovative scholarship accessible to a large audience without the superficiality of many texts. Series topics will include the causes and consequences of crime, the globalization of crime, crime control policy (domestic and international), crime prevention, organizational approaches to the study of the criminal justice system, decision-making in the criminal justice system, terrorism and homeland security, and immigration and crime.

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White-Collar Crime: An Opportunity Perspective

White-Collar Crime: An Opportunity Perspective

3rd Edition

Michael L. Benson, Sally S. Simpson
January 09, 2018

White-Collar Crime: An Opportunity Perspective analyzes white-collar crime within a coherent theoretical framework. Using the opportunity perspective, which assumes that all crimes depend on offenders recognizing an opportunity to commit an offense, the authors uncover the processes and situational...

Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Human Trafficking: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

2nd Edition

Mary C. Burke
September 07, 2017

With a range of experts from different disciplines and professions, this text comprehensively explains human trafficking as it exists and is being addressed in the twenty-first century. The first section gives an overview of the issue and contextualizes it within a human rights and historical...

Voices from Criminal Justice: Insider Perspectives, Outsider Experiences

Voices from Criminal Justice: Insider Perspectives, Outsider Experiences

2nd Edition

Heith Copes, Mark R. Pogrebin
November 17, 2016

Voices from Criminal Justice, Second Edition, gives students rich insight into the criminal justice system from the point of view of practitioners, as well as outsiders—citizens, clients, jurors, probationers, or inmates. These qualitative and teachable articles cover all three...

Research Methods in Crime and Justice

Research Methods in Crime and Justice

2nd Edition

Brian L. Withrow
November 14, 2016

Research Methods in Crime and Justice, 2nd Edition, is an innovative text/online hybrid for undergraduate Criminal Justice Research Methods courses. This material uniquely addresses the fundamental teaching issue for this course: how to show students that success as criminal justice practitioners...

Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime

Criminological Perspectives on Race and Crime

3rd Edition

Shaun L. Gabbidon
March 10, 2015

Ideal for use in either crime theory or race and crime courses, this is the only text to look at the array of explanations for crime as they relate to racial and ethnic populations. Each chapter begins with a historical review of each theoretical perspective and how its original formulation and...

Criminal Justice Theory: Explaining the Nature and Behavior of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Theory: Explaining the Nature and Behavior of Criminal Justice

2nd Edition

Edward R. Maguire, David E. Duffee
March 03, 2015

Criminal Justice Theory, Second Edition is the first and only text, edited by U.S. criminal justice educators, on the theoretical foundations of criminal justice, not criminological theory. This new edition includes entirely new chapters as well as revisions to all others, with an eye to...

Questioning Capital Punishment: Law, Policy, and Practice

Questioning Capital Punishment: Law, Policy, and Practice

1st Edition

James R. Acker
June 24, 2014

The death penalty has inspired controversy for centuries. Raising questions regarding capital punishment rather than answering them, Questioning Capital Punishment offers the footing needed to allow for more informed consideration and analysis of these controversies. Acker edits judicial decisions...

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform: Making Justice

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform: Making Justice

1st Edition

Marvin Zalman, Julia Carrano
November 01, 2013

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the...

Crime and Networks

Crime and Networks

1st Edition

Carlo Morselli
September 26, 2013

This innovative collection of original essays showcases the use of social networks in the analysis and understanding of various forms of crime. More than any other past research endeavor, the seventeen chapters in this book apply to criminology the many conceptual and methodological options from...

Race, Law, and American Society: 1607-Present

Race, Law, and American Society: 1607-Present

2nd Edition

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
April 18, 2013

This second edition of Gloria Browne-Marshall’s seminal work , tracing the history of racial discrimination in American law from colonial times to the present, is now available with major revisions. Throughout, she advocates for freedom and equality at the center, moving from their struggle for...

Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice: Causes and Remedies in North American and European Criminal Justice Systems

Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice: Causes and Remedies in North American and European Criminal Justice Systems

1st Edition

C. Ronald Huff, Martin Killias
February 26, 2013

This innovative work builds on Huff and Killias’ earlier publication (2008), but is broader and more thoroughly comparative in a number of important ways:  (1) while focusing heavily on wrongful convictions, it places the subject of wrongful convictions in the broader contextual framework of...

Crime and the Life Course

Crime and the Life Course

2nd Edition

Michael Benson
July 26, 2012

In recent years, the lifecourse perspective has become a popular theoretical orientation toward crime. Yet despite its growing importance in the field of criminology, most textbooks give it only cursory treatment. Crime and the Lifecourse: An Introduction by Michael L. Benson provides a...

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