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  1. Crime, Inequality and Power

    By Eileen B. Leonard 

    In this book Eileen Leonard analyzes multiple forms of criminal behavior in the United States, including violence, sexual assault, theft, and drug law violations, whilst also asking readers to consider the parallels between crimes that are rarely thought comparable... Read more...

  2. Criminology

    Explaining Crime and Its Context, 9th Edition
    By Stephen E. Brown, Finn-Aage Esbensen, Gilbert Geis  

    Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, 9th edition, is a highly acclaimed textbook offering a broad perspective on criminological theory. It provides students of criminology and sociology with a thorough exposure to a range of theories, contrasting their logic and assumptions, but also highlighting efforts to integrate and blend these frameworks... Read more...

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  1. The Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful

    Edited by Gregg Barak 

    Across the world, most people are well aware of ordinary criminal harms to person and property. Often committed by the powerless and poor, these individualized crimes are catalogued in the statistics collected annually by the FBI and by similar agencies in other developed nations... Read more...

  2. Intersectionality and Criminology

    Disrupting and revolutionizing studies of crime
    By Hillary Potter 

    The use of intersectionality theory in the social sciences has proliferated in the past several years, putting forward the argument that the interconnected identities of individuals, and the way these identities are perceived and responded to by others, must be a necessary part of any analysis... Read more...

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Research & Reference

  1. Gregg Barak - editor of the Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful

    Click here to read a fascinating editorial on The Crimes of the Powerful are Under the Investigative Radars by Gregg Barak, the editor of The Routledge International Handbook of the Crimes of the Powerful which is due to publish in June 2015.

    This editorial by Gregg Barak first appeared in the Sociology and Criminology -Open Access journals, Aug 07, 2014. Gregg Barak has also published Media, Process, and the Social Construction of Crime, with Routledge in August 1995.

  2. Read an interview with Ben Hunter, author of White-Collar Offenders and Desistance from Crime

    Click here to read a fascinating interview with Ben Hunter, the author of White-Collar Offenders and Desistance from Crime which published in March 2015.

    He reveals the reasons why he decided to write this book, how this book is different than other books in the field and what he found surprising when researching the book. This book is part of the International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation, edited by Stephen Farrall click here to view the full range of books available in this series.

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General Interest

  1. Erroll Southers discusses the Charleston shootings and the ‘T’ word

    After the recent tragic attack on Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, Erroll Southers shares his thoughts on terrorism, race and religion. Click here to read the full blog post on

    For more information on Erroll's book Homegrown Violent Extremism please click here.

  2. NEW: Routledge Featured Authors Page

    Have you seen our new Featured Authors Page?... Read more... 

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