The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (5th Revised edition)

The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (5th Revised edition)

By: Robert Reiner (editor), Mike Maguire (editor), Rod Morgan (editor)Paperback

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The most comprehensive and authoritative single volume text on the subject, the fifth edition of the acclaimed Oxford Handbook of Criminology combines masterly reviews of all the key topics with extensive references to aid further research. In addition to the history of the discipline and reviews of different theoretical perspectives, the book provides up-to-date reviews of such diverse topics as public views about crime and justice, youth crime and justice and state crime and human rights. The fifth edition has been substantially revised and updated so that it covers topics being taught at undergraduate level as well as encapsulating the latest developments in the academic and practical spheres of criminology, including reflections on the August 2011 riots. An impressive line-up of contributors, experts in their respective fields, means the Oxford Handbook of Criminology will continue to be an essential purchase for all students and teachers of criminology and an indispensable resource for professionals. Online Resource Centre * Selected chapters from previous editions * Details about the contributors * Guidance on answering essay questions * Essay questions * Selected further reading * Weblinks * Figures and tables from the text

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Robert Reiner: Professor of Criminology, London School of Economics and Political Science

Contents

CRIMINOLOGY: HISTORY AND THEORY ; 1. Situating criminology: On the production and consumption of knowledge about crime and justice ; 2. Sociological theories of crime ; 3. Criminological psychology ; 4. Cultural criminology ; 5. Comparing criminal justice ; SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF CRIME AND CRIME CONTROL ; 6. Legal constructions of crime ; 7. Overtaking on the left? The politics of law and order in the 'Big Society' ; 8. Criminal statistics and the construction of crime ; 9. Mediated mayhem: media, crime, criminal justice ; 10. Public opinion, crime, and criminal justice ; DIMENSIONS OF CRIME ; 11. Casino capital's crimes: political economy, crime, and criminal justice ; 12. Gender and crime ; 13. Ethnicities, racism, crime, and criminal justice ; 14. Victims, the criminal process, and restorative justice ; 15. Mentally disordered offenders, mental health, and crime ; 16. Developing socio-spatial criminology ; 17. Youth crime and justice: rediscovering devolution, discretion, and diversion? ; 18. Critical debates in developmental and life-course criminology ; FORMS OF CRIME ; 19. Violent crime ; 20. The organization of serious crimes for gain ; 21. White-collar and corporate crime ; 22. Terrorism and counter-terrorism ; 23. Drugs, alcohol, and crime ; 24. State crime: a dialectical view ; REACTIONS TO CRIME ; 25. Governing security: pluralization, privatization, and polarization in crime control and policing ; 26. Crime prevention and community safety ; 27. Policing and the police ; 28. From suspect to trial ; 29. Sentencing: theory, principle, and practice ; 30. Prison life, penal power, and prison effects ; 31. Community penalties, probation, and offender management ; 32. Out of court, out of sight? Criminal sanctions and non-judicial decision-making ; 33. Offender treatment and rehabilitation: what works?

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780199590278
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1056
  • ID: 9780199590278
  • weight: 1557
  • ISBN10: 0199590273
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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