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Welcome to your Contemporary Issues in Criminology reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout this module.
State Crime: Governments, Violence and Corruption by
What is state crime? This book sets out the parameters of state crime and highlights the complex issues involved. The authors provide a clear chapter-by -chapter assessment of state violence, corruption, state involvement in organised and corporate crime, avoidable 'natural' disasters, torture, criminal policing, war crimes and genocide. Penny Green and Tony Ward put forward a powerful argument drawing from a range of disciplines including law, criminology, human rights, international relations and political science. They develop a theoretical approach to understanding the boundaries of state crime, employing the concepts of deviance and human rights. Making distinctive use of original research and using a variety of international case-studies, this compelling book offers a fresh and sophisticated approach to this controversial and difficult subject.
Call Number: eBook + 364.13 GRE
Publication Date: 2004
Updated to reflect recent global developments, the second edition of Globalization: A Basic Text presents an up-to-date introduction to major trends and topics relating to globalization studies. Features updates and revisions in its accessible introduction to key theories and major topics in globalization Includes an enhanced emphasis on issues relating to global governance, emerging technology, global flows of people, human trafficking, global justice movements, and global environmental sustainability Utilizes a unique set of metaphors to introduce and explain the highly complex nature of globalization in an engaging and understandable manner Offers an interdisciplinary approach to globalization by drawing from fields that include sociology, global political economy, political science, international relations, geography, and anthropology Written by an internationally recognized and experienced author team
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2014
Crimes Against Nature by
Crimes Against Nature provides a systematic account and analysis of the key concerns of green criminology, written by one of the leading authorities in the field. The book draws upon the disciplines of environmental studies, environmental sociology and environmental management as well as criminology and socio-legal studies, and draws upon a wide range of examples of crimes against the environment - ranging from toxic waste, logging, wildlife smuggling, bio-piracy, the use and transport of ozone depleting substances through to illegal logging and fishing, water pollution and animal abuse. The booknbsp;is divided into three parts: Part 1 sets out theoretical approaches and perspectives on the subject; Part 2 explores the (national and international) dimensions of environmental crime and the explanations for it; Part 3 deals with the range of responses to environmental crime - environmental law enforcement, regulation, environmental crime prevention and the role of global institutions and movements.
Call Number: eBook + 364.18 WHI
Publication Date: 2012
Climate Change Criminology by
Leading green criminologist Rob White asks what can be learned from the problem-solving focus of crime prevention to help face the challenges of climate change in this call to arms for criminology and criminologists. Industries such as energy, food and tourism and the systematic destruction of the environment through global capitalism are scrutinized for their contribution to global warming. Ideas of 'state-corporate crime' and 'ecocide' are introduced and explored in this concise overview of criminological writings on climate change. This sound and robust application of theoretical concepts to this 'new' area also includes commentary on topical issues such as the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement. Part of the New Horizons in Criminology series, which draws on the inter-disciplinary nature of criminology and incorporates emerging perspectives like social harm, gender and sexuality, and green criminology.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2018
Carter, E. (2018), Right-wing Extremism/Radicalism: Reconstructing the Concept; Journal of Political Ideologies, 23(2), 157-182
Dixon, J. (2015), Treatment, deterrence or labelling: Mentally disordered offenders’ perspectives on social control; Sociology of Health & Illness, 37(8), 1299-1313.
Furnell, S., & Dowling, S. (2019), Cyber Crime: A portrait of the Landscape; Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 5(1), 13-26.
Heinz, A (2020), On Exiting from Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Insights from Sex Trade Experienced Persons. Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence. 5(1) Article 8.
McGlynn, C., Rackley, E., & Houghton, R. (2017), Beyond ‘Revenge porn’: The continuum of image-based sexual abuse. Feminist Legal Studies, 25(1), 25-46.
Unnever, J. D., & Chouhy, C. (2020), Black males, impulsivity, and externalizing behaviors: A Black Criminology Analysis. Justice Quarterly, 1-30.