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Changing Narratives of Youth Crime: From Social Causes to Threats to the Social

Changing Narratives of Youth Crime: From Social Causes to Threats to the Social

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bernd Dollinger
July 22, 2019

In recent years, Western societies have experienced a fundamental transformation in the way crime is understood and dealt with. Against the backdrop of a current great interest in narratives in criminology, this book draws on a narrative perspective to explore this transformation. Drawing on data...

Human Enhancement Drugs

Human Enhancement Drugs

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Katinka Van de Ven, Kyle J. D Mulrooney, Jim McVeigh
July 01, 2019

Despite increasing interest in the use of human enhancement drugs (HEDs), our understanding of this phenomenon and the regulatory framework used to address it has lagged behind. Encompassing public health, epidemiology, neuroethics, sport science, criminology, and sociology, this book brings...

The Myth of the ‘Crime Decline’: Exploring Change and Continuity in Crime and Harm

The Myth of the ‘Crime Decline’: Exploring Change and Continuity in Crime and Harm

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Justin Kotzé
April 08, 2019

The Myth of the ‘Crime Decline’ seeks to critically interrogate the supposed statistical decline of crime rates, thought to have occurred in a number of predominantly Western countries over the past two decades. Whilst this trend of declining crime rates seems profound, serious questions need to be...

Execution by Family: A Theory of Honor Violence

Execution by Family: A Theory of Honor Violence

1st Edition

Mark Cooney
March 21, 2019

Across many parts of the world, violence inflicted in the name of family honor is attracting an increasing amount of attention. Family honor violence, otherwise known as honor-based violence, is physical force inflicted primarily on women for conduct defined as dishonorable. This book explores...

Cybercrime Through an Interdisciplinary Lens

Cybercrime Through an Interdisciplinary Lens

1st Edition

Thomas J. Holt
March 05, 2019

Research on cybercrime has been largely bifurcated, with social science and computer science researchers working with different research agendas. These fields have produced parallel scholarship to understand cybercrime offending and victimization, as well as techniques to harden systems from...

Domestic Violence in International Context

Domestic Violence in International Context

1st Edition

Diana Scharff Peterson, Julie A. Schroeder
March 05, 2019

Domestic violence does not discriminate and is prevalent throughout the word regardless of race, age or socio-economic status. Why, then, do reactions and response differ so widely throughout the world? While some countries work diligently to address the matter through prevention and training,...

Cybercrime and its victims

Cybercrime and its victims

1st Edition

Elena Martellozzo, Emma A Jane
March 05, 2019

The last twenty years have seen an explosion in the development of information technology, to the point that people spend a major portion of waking life in online spaces. While there are enormous benefits associated with this technology, there are also risks that can affect the most vulnerable in...

Money and the Governance of Punishment: A Genealogy of the Penal Fine

Money and the Governance of Punishment: A Genealogy of the Penal Fine

1st Edition

Patricia Faraldo Cabana
March 05, 2019

Money is the most frequently means used in the legal system to punish and regulate. Monetary penalties outnumber all other sanctions delivered by criminal justice in many jurisdictions, imprisonment included. More people pay fines than go to prison and in some jurisdictions many of those in prison...

Child Trafficking in the EU: Policing and Protecting Europe’s Most Vulnerable

Child Trafficking in the EU: Policing and Protecting Europe’s Most Vulnerable

1st Edition

Pete Fussey, Paddy Rawlinson
February 04, 2019

Drawing on empirical research conducted with police in the UK and Romania, Child Trafficking in the EU explores the way in which the ‘who’ and ‘how’ we police and protect as trafficker and trafficked is related to Western notions of innocence, guilt, childhood, and of the status of ‘deserving’...

The Resettlement of Sex Offenders after Custody: Circles of Support and Accountability

The Resettlement of Sex Offenders after Custody: Circles of Support and Accountability

1st Edition

David Thompson, Terry Thomas
February 04, 2019

Circles of Support and Accountability is a voluntary initiative that assists people with convictions for sexual offences to resettle in the community. People leaving prison with such convictions often have difficulties in resettling. They carry the burden of the conviction itself, which may be both...

Violence, Sex Offenders, and Corrections

Violence, Sex Offenders, and Corrections

1st Edition

Rose Ricciardelli, Dale C. Spencer
February 04, 2019

Sex offenders remain the most hated group of offenders, subject to a myriad of regulations and punishments beyond imprisonment, including sex offender registries, chemical and surgical castration, and global positioning electronic monitoring systems. While aspects of their experiences of...

Gender, Technology and Violence

Gender, Technology and Violence

1st Edition

Marie Segrave, Laura Vitis
February 04, 2019

Technological developments move at lightening pace and can bring with them new possibilities for social harm. This book brings together original empirical and theoretical work examining how digital technologies both create and sustain various forms of gendered violence and provide platforms for...

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