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Intro -- The blackwell Companion to Criminology -- Contents -- Preface -- List of Contributors -- PART I CRIME, JUSTICE, AND SOCIETIES -- 1 The Social Nature of Crime and Deviance -- 2 Theories of Social Control and the State between American and European Shores -- 3 Criminal Justice Process and War on Crime -- 4 Criminology, Genocide, and Modernity: Remarks on the Companion that Criminology Ignored -- PART II JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND JUSTICE -- 5 The Criminologists' Gang -- 6 Youth Crime and Crime Control in Contemporary Japan -- 7 Consumer Culture and Crime in Late Modernity -- 8 The Politics of Youth Crime and Justice in South Africa -- PART III PUNISHMENT AND ITS ALTERNATIVES -- 9 Penal Policies and Contemporary Politics -- 10 Beyond Bricks, Bars, and Barbed Wire: The Genesis and Proliferation of Alternatives to Incarceration in the United States -- 11 Rehabilitation: An Assessment of Theory and Research -- 12 Female Punishment: From Patriarchy to Backlash? -- PART IV GENDER AND THE MASCULINITY OF CRIME -- 13 Beyond Bad Girls: Feminist Perspectives on Female Offending -- 14 Managing "Men's Violence" in the Criminological Arena -- 15 Masculinities and Crime: Rethinking the "Man Question"? -- 16 "Abominable and Detestable": Understanding Homophobia and the Criminalization of Sodomy -- 17 The Gendering and Racializing of Criminalized Others -- PART V CAPITAL, POWER, AND CRIME -- 18 White-Collar Crime -- 19 "Dance Your Anger and Your Joys": Multinational Corporations, Power, "Crime -- 20 Globalization and the Illicit Drugs Trade in Hong Kong -- 21 Trafficking in Human Beings and Related Crimes in West and Central Africa -- PART VI GLOBALIZATION, CRIME, AND INFORMATION -- 22 Globality, Glocalization, and Private Policing: A Caribbean Case Study -- 23 The Rise of the Surveillant State in Times of Globalization -- 24 The Politics of Crime Statistics.
25 Two Realities of Police Communication -- 26 Hacktivism - Resistance is Fertile? -- Index.
"A cosmopolitan collection characterized by freshness of perspective. Critical sociological insight on crime at its best." John Braithwaite, Australian National University "If The Blackwell Companion to Criminology is read widely and carefully, and absorbed thoroughly - as it most certainly should be - it will shake criminology out of its intellectual sloth and parochialism." Gilbert Geis, University of California "The Blackwell Companion to Criminology is a comprehensive reference work designed for those interested in the study of crime, and its causes, effects, trends, and institutions... Taken together, this edited book is a welcome contribution, and essential reading for those studying elements of criminology and criminal justice." The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice "Many of these essays are brimming with powerful reasoning and vitally informative details … Strengths lie in the analyses of such topics as modern genocide, juvenile crime, female offenders, elite offenders, international outlaw networks, globalization effects on crime trends, and information technologies. Also beneficial are the tightly reasoned critiques of how crime is communicated to the public and targeted by state agencies. As they explore cutting-edge questions in criminology, readers will find sophisticated theoretical scholarship, especially regarding modern and postmodern frameworks, feminism, critical cultural studies, and neo-Marxism … Summing Up: Essential." Choice Choice Outstanding Title "A welcome addition … well written and … generally sophisticated, challenging, and provocative … offers much needed diversity, depth, and breadth … global approach is timely." Criminal Justice Review.
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