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Routledge Advances in Criminology


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This series explores the critical issues within criminology and offers the latest insight into the field through international case studies and timely theoretical debates.

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Closing the Integration Gap in Criminology: The Case for Criminal Thinking

Closing the Integration Gap in Criminology: The Case for Criminal Thinking

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Glenn Walters
December 12, 2019

Closing the Integration Gap in Criminology: The Case for Criminal Thinking offers a multi -stage model of theory integration that organizes verified risk factors around the construct of criminal thinking to provide an exemplar working paradigm for criminology. In the model, once relevant risk...

Mafia Violence: Political, Symbolic, and Economic Forms of Violence in Camorra Clans

Mafia Violence: Political, Symbolic, and Economic Forms of Violence in Camorra Clans

1st Edition

Monica Massari, Vittorio Martone
November 22, 2018

Using in-depth field research and analysis of case studies, Mafia Violence: Political, Symbolic, and Economic Forms of Violence in Camorra Clans focuses attention on the phenomenon of violence performed by Italian organised crime groups, devoting specific attention to the Camorra, which has been...

Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory: A Metatheory for Biosocial Criminology

Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory: A Metatheory for Biosocial Criminology

1st Edition

Anthony Walsh
October 17, 2018

Some of the brightest minds in criminology who were nurtured on the strictly environmentalist paradigm of the 20th century have declared that biosocial criminology is the paradigm for the 21st century. This book attempts to unite this ever-growing field with the premier neurobiological theory of...

Frank Tannenbaum: The Making of a Convict Criminologist

Frank Tannenbaum: The Making of a Convict Criminologist

1st Edition

Matthew G. Yeager
December 14, 2015

Frank Tannenbaum and the Making of a Convict Criminologist is a historical biography about Columbia University professor Frank Tannenbaum and his contribution to American criminology. Tannenbaum was a major figure in criminology in the early twentieth century, and is known for his contributions to...

Drugs and Popular Culture in the Age of New Media

Drugs and Popular Culture in the Age of New Media

1st Edition

Paul Manning
October 16, 2015

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 in which drugs and drug culture are represented....

The Myth of Moral Panics: Sex, Snuff, and Satan

The Myth of Moral Panics: Sex, Snuff, and Satan

1st Edition

Bill Thompson, Andy Williams
October 12, 2015

This study provides a comprehensive critique - forensic, historical, and theoretical - of the moral panic paradigm, using empirically grounded ethnographic research to argue that the panic paradigm suffers from fundamental flaws that make it a myth rather than a viable academic perspective....

Young Men and Domestic Abuse

Young Men and Domestic Abuse

1st Edition

David Gadd, Claire L. Fox, Mary-Louise Corr, Steph Alger, Ian Butler
July 23, 2015

Surveys reveal that domestic abuse is more commonplace among teenagers and young adults than older populations, yet surprisingly little is written about young men’s involvement in it. Reporting on a three-year study based in the UK, this book explores young men’s involvement in domestic abuse,...

Colonial Discourse and Gender in U.S. Criminal Courts: Cultural Defenses and Prosecutions

Colonial Discourse and Gender in U.S. Criminal Courts: Cultural Defenses and Prosecutions

1st Edition

Caroline Braunmühl
July 03, 2014

The occurrence in some criminal cases of "cultural defenses" on behalf of "minority" defendants has stirred much debate. This book is the first to illuminate how "cultural evidence" — i.e., "evidence" regarding ethnicity — is actually negotiated by attorneys, expert/lay witnesses, and defendants in...

American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

1st Edition

Lawrence Karson
June 19, 2014

When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous to do so. Yet since the founding of the American Republic, numerous otherwise...

Criminal Justice in International Society

Criminal Justice in International Society

1st Edition

Willem de Lint, Marinella Marmo, Nerida Chazal
January 13, 2014

This book adopts a critical criminological approach to analyze the production, representation and role of crime in the emerging international order. It analyzes the role of power and its influence on the dynamics of criminalization at an international level, facilitating an examination of the...

European Developments in Corporate Criminal Liability

European Developments in Corporate Criminal Liability

1st Edition

James Gobert, Ana-Maria Pascal
January 10, 2014

When corporations carry on their business in a grossly negligent manner, or take a cavalier approach to risk management, the consequences can be catastrophic. The harm may be financial, as occurred when such well-regarded companies as Enron, Lehman Brothers, Worldcom and Barings collapsed, or it...

Security and Everyday Life

Security and Everyday Life

1st Edition

Vida Bajc, Willem de Lint
August 06, 2013

When everyday social situations and cultural phenomena come to be associated with a threat to security, security becomes a value which competes with other values – particularly the right to privacy and human rights. In this comparison, security appears as an obvious choice over the loss of some...

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