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The Routledge Handbook of European Criminology

Edited by: Sophie Body-Gendrot , Mike Hough , Klára Kerezsi , René Lévy , Sonja Snacken

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  August  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415685849
eBook ISBN: 9780203083505
Adobe ISBN: 9781136185496

10.4324/9780203083505
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This new book brings together some of the leading criminologists across Europe, to showcase the best of European criminology. This Handbook aims to reflect the range and depth of current work in Europe, and to counterbalance the impact of the – sometimes insular and ethnocentric – Anglo-American criminological tradition. The end-product is a collection of twenty-eight chapters illustrating a truly comparative and interdisciplinary European criminology.

The editors have assembled a cast of leading voices to reflect on differences and commonalities, elaborate on theoretically grounded comparisons and reflect on emerging themes in criminology in Europe. After the editors’ introduction, the book is organised in three parts:

  • five chapters offering historical, theoretical and policy oriented overviews of European issues in crime and crime control;
  • seven chapters looking at different dimensions of crime in Europe, includingcrime trends, state crime, gender and crime and urban safety;
  • fifteen chapters examining the variety of institutional responses, exploring issues such as policing, juvenile justice, punishment, green crime and the role of the victim.

This book gives some indication of the richness and scope of the emerging comparative European criminology and will be required reading for anyone who wants to understand trends in crime and its control across Europe. It will also be a valuable teaching resource, especially at postgraduate level, as well as an important reference point for researchers and scholars of criminology across Europe.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Routledge Handbook of European Criminology Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Globalisation and criminal justice trends in Italy Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A history of crime and criminal justice in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Is there such a thing as a European crime control policy? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Surveys on victimisation and insecurity in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Criminal law and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  7:  It is not just the economy Download PDF
Chapter  8:  State crime Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Organised and transnational crime in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Collective criminalization of the Roma in Central and Eastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Gender and crime in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The informal economy in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Place, space and urban (in)security Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Trust in justice and the legitimacy of legal authorities Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Media and crime Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Political economy and penal systems Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Imprisonment and penal demands Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Changes in criminal law in German late modernity Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Police and policing in Europe  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Crime prevention and public safety in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  21:  European sentencing practices Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Community sanctions Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Prisons and punishment in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Juvenile justice in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Drugs legislation Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The terrorist threat before and after 9/11 Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The borders of the European union and the processes of criminalization of migrants  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Practices and modes of transatlantic data-processing Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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