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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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Women and Heroin Addiction in China's Changing Society

Women and Heroin Addiction in China's Changing Society

1st Edition

Huan Gao
June 24, 2013

Accompanying China’s economic reform and open-door policy in 1978, illicit drug use emerged in the late 1980s, and gradually developed into a serious social problem. Heroin was the dominant illicit drug consumed in the new drug epidemic, and the number of female heroin users has increased rapidly...

Global Gambling: Cultural Perspectives on Gambling Organizations

Global Gambling: Cultural Perspectives on Gambling Organizations

1st Edition

Sytze F. Kingma
September 25, 2012

While most research has examined the legal, economic and psychological sides of gambling, this innovative collection offers a wide range of cultural perspectives on gambling organizations. Using both historical and present-day case studies from throughout the world, the authors seriously consider...

Social Class and Crime: A Biosocial Approach

Social Class and Crime: A Biosocial Approach

1st Edition

Anthony Walsh
September 05, 2012

Social class has been at the forefront of sociological theories of crime from their inception. It is explicitly central to some theories such as anomie/strain and conflict, and nips aggressively at the periphery of others such as social control theory. Yet none of these theories engage in a...

Biology and Criminology: The Biosocial Synthesis

Biology and Criminology: The Biosocial Synthesis

1st Edition

Anthony Walsh
July 11, 2012

Numerous criminologists have noted their dissatisfaction with the state of criminology. The need for a new paradigm for the 21st century is clear. However, many distrust biology as a factor in studies of criminal behavior, whether because of limited exposure or because the orientation of...

Family Life and Youth Offending: Home is Where the Hurt is

Family Life and Youth Offending: Home is Where the Hurt is

1st Edition

Raymond Arthur
March 22, 2012

The contention that young people commit offences due to inadequate parenting and parental difficulties has been an abiding feature of the debates on juvenile offending. Previously this evidence has been used to design prevention programmes for young offenders who have been processed by the criminal...

Violence, Prejudice and Sexuality

Violence, Prejudice and Sexuality

1st Edition

Stephen Tomsen
September 30, 2010

The binary model of sexuality can be devastating and even fatal for people left outside the category of heterosexuality. Essentialist categories of sexuality and gender are often enforced by harassment and violence, as is clear in the case of violence directed against sexual minorities such as...

The Politics of Antisocial Behaviour: Amoral Panics

The Politics of Antisocial Behaviour: Amoral Panics

1st Edition

Stuart Waiton
June 09, 2009

Antisocial behaviour is becoming a universally accepted problem and one that dominates the political and popular imagination. By providing a new criminological framework for understanding the fear of crime, this book reposes the increasingly important debate around antisocial behaviour and the...

The Violence of Incarceration

The Violence of Incarceration

1st Edition

Phil Scraton, Jude McCulloch
May 18, 2009

Conceived in the immediate aftermath of the humiliations and killings of prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq, of the suicides and hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay and of the disappearances of detainees through extraordinary rendition, this book explores the connections between these shameful events...

China’s Death Penalty: History, Law and Contemporary Practices

China’s Death Penalty: History, Law and Contemporary Practices

1st Edition

Hong Lu, Terance D. Miethe
March 06, 2009

By all accounts, China is the world leader in the number of legal executions. Its long historical use of capital punishment and its major political and economic changes over time are social facts that make China an ideal context for a case study of the death penalty in law and practice. This book...

The Violence of Incarceration

The Violence of Incarceration

1st Edition

Phil Scraton, Jude McCulloch
August 01, 2008

Conceived in the immediate aftermath of the humiliations and killings of prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq, of the suicides and hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay and of the disappearances of detainees through extraordinary rendition, this book explores the connections between these shameful events...

Hooked: Drug War Films in Britain, Canada, and the U.S.

Hooked: Drug War Films in Britain, Canada, and the U.S.

1st Edition

Susan C. Boyd
December 13, 2007

Drug prohibition emerged at the same time as the discovery of film, and their histories intersect in interesting ways. This book examines the ideological assumptions embedded in the narrative and imagery of one hundred fictional drug films produced in Britain, Canada, and the U.S. from 1912 to 2006...

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