The Oxford Handbook of Criminology / Edition 5

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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 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. 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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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Quite simply an outstanding achievement. The only text that is authoritative, comprehensive and serious enough to be the basis of an entire course in criminology."
--Stan Cohen, The British Journal of Criminology

"It will define undergraduate and postgraduate criminology courses for some time to come."
--Criminal Justice Matters

"A comprehensive introduction to criminology written by the leading figures of the discipline; no other text covers the same range of topics in this depth."
--Michael Fiddler, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Greenwich

"A classic. An essential for any student of criminology."
--Kevin Brown, Lecturer in Law, Newcastle University

"The essential text for criminology. Combines detailed introductions to a wide range of topics with some of the smartest writing around."
--Iain Brennan, Lecturer, Hull University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199590278
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/23/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1140
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Maguire is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Cardiff University (Emeritus) and University of Glamorgan

Rod Morgan is Professor Emeritus, University of Bristol

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

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Table of Contents

Criminology: History and Theory
1: Ian Loader & Richard Sparks: Situating criminology: On the production and consumption of knowledge about crime and justice
2: Paul Rock: Sociological theories of crime
3: Clive R. Hollin: Criminological psychology
4: Keith Hayward & Jock Young: Cultural criminology
5: David Nelken: Comparing criminal justice
Social Constructions of Crime and Crime Control
6: Nicola Lacey & Lucia Zedner: Legal constructions of crime
7: David Downes & Rod Morgan: Overtaking on the left? The politics of law and order in the 'Big Society'
8: Mike Maguire: Criminal statistics and the construction of crime
9: Chris Greer & Robert Reiner: Mediated mayhem: media, crime, criminal justice
10: Mike Hough & Julian V. Roberts: Public opinion, crime, and criminal justice
Dimensions of Crime
11: Robert Reiner: Casino capital's crimes: political economy, crime, and criminal justice
12: Frances Heidensohn & Marisa Silvestri: Gender and crime
13: Coretta Phillips & Ben Bowling: Ethnicities, racism, crime, and criminal justice
14: Carolyn Hoyle: Victims, the criminal process, and restorative justice
15: Jill Peay: Mentally disordered offenders, mental health, and crime
16: Anthony Bottoms: Developing socio-spatial criminology
17: Rod Morgan & Tim Newburn: Youth crime and justice: rediscovering devolution, discretion, and diversion?
18: Lesly McAra & Susan McVie: Critical debates in developmental and life-course criminology
Forms of Crime
19: Fiona Brookman & Amanda Robinson: Violent crime
20: Michael Levi: The organization of serious crimes for gain
21: David Nelken: White-collar and corporate crime
22: Martin Innes & Michael Levi: Terrorism and counter-terrorism
23: Fiona Measham & Nigel South: Drugs, alcohol, and crime
24: Penny Green & Tony Ward: State crime: a dialectical view
Reactions to Crime
25: Trevor Jones: Governing security: pluralization, privatization, and polarization in crime control and policing
26: Adam Crawford & Karen Evans: Crime prevention and community safety
27: Tim Newburn & Robert Reiner: Policing and the police
28: Andrew Sanders & Richard Young: From suspect to trial
29: Andrew Ashworth & Julian Roberts: Sentencing: theory, principle, and practice
30: Alison Liebling & Ben Crewe: Prison life, penal power, and prison effects
31: Peter Raynor: Community penalties, probation, and offender management
32: Nicola Padfield, Rod Morgan & Mike Maguire: Out of court, out of sight? Criminal sanctions and non-judicial decision-making
33: Friedrich Losel: Offender treatment and rehabilitation: what works?
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Criminology: History and Theory
1. Situating criminology, Ian Loader & Richard Sparks
2. Sociological theories of crime, Paul Rock
3. Criminological psychology, Clive Hollin
4. Cultural criminology, Keith Hayward & Jock Young
5. Comparing criminal justice, David Nelken
Social construction of crime and crime control
6. Legal constructions of crime, Nicola Lacey & Lucia Zedner
7. Overtaking on the left? The politics of law and order in the 'Big Society', David Downes & Rod Morgan
8. Criminal statistics and the construction of crime, Mike Maguire
9. Mediated mayhem: media, crime, criminal justice, Robert Reiner & Chris Greer
10. Public opinion, crime, and criminal justice, Mike Hough & Julian Roberts
Dimensions of Crime
11. Casino capital's crimes: Political economy, crime, and criminal justice, Robert Reiner
12. Gender and crime, Frances Heidensohn & Marisa Silvestri
13. Ethnicities, racism, crime, and criminal justice, Coretta Phillips & Ben Bowling
14. Victims, the criminal process, and restorative justice, Carolyn Hoyle
15. Mentally disordered offenders, mental health, and crime, Jill Peay
16. Developing socio-spatial criminology, Anthony E. Bottoms
17. Youth crime and justice: Rediscovering devloution, discretion, and diversion?, Rod Morgan & Tim Newburn
18. Critical debates in developmental and life-course criminology, Lesly McAra & Susan McVie
Forms of Crime
19. Violent crime, Fiona Brookman & Amanda Robinson
20. The organisation of serious crimes for gain, Michael Levi
21. White-collar and corporate crime, David Nelken
22. Terrorism and counter-terrorism, Martin Innes & Michael Levi
23. Drugs, alcohol, and crime, Nigel South & Fiona Measham
24. State crime: A dialectical view, Penny Green & Tony Ward
Reactions to Crime
25. Governing security: Pluralization, privatization, and paradigm shifts in crime control and policing, Trevor Jones
26. Crime prevention and community safety, Adam Crawford & Karen Evans
27. Policing and the police, Tim Newburn & Robert Reiner
28. From suspect to trial, Andrew Sanders & Richard Young
29. Sentencing: Theory, principle, and practice, Andrew Ashworth & Julian Roberts
30. Prison life, penal power, and prison effects, Alison Liebling & Ben Crewe
31. Community penalties, probation, and offender management, Peter Raynor
32. Out of court, out of sight? Criminal sanctions and non-judicial decision making, Nicola Padfield, Rod Morgan & Mike Maguire
34. What works? Offender treatment and rehabilitation, Friedrich Losel

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