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The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology

Edited by: Joseph F. Donnermeyer

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138799745
eBook ISBN: 9781315755885
Adobe ISBN: 9781317628514

10.4324/9781315755885
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49% of the world’s population lives in small towns, villages and farms, yet until recent years criminological scholarship has focused almost exclusively on urban crimes. The Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology is the first major publication to bring together this growing body of scholarship under a single cover. For many years rural criminology has remained marginalized and often excluded from the mainstream, with precedence given to urban criminology: this volume intends to address that imbalance.

Pioneering in scope, this book brings together leading international scholars from fourteen different countries to offer an authoritative synthesis of theoretical and empirical literature. This handbook is divided in to seven parts, each addressing a different aspect of rural criminology:

  • Rurality and crime
  • Criminological dimensions of food and agriculture
  • Violence and rurality
  • Drug use, production and trafficking in the rural context
  • Intersections between rural and green criminology
  • Policing, justice and rurality
  • Teaching rural criminology

Edited by a world renowned scholar of rural criminology, this book explores rural crime issues in over thirty-five countries including Japan, Sweden, Brazil, Australia, Tanzania, the US, and the UK. This is the first Handbook dedicated to rural criminology and is an essential resource for criminologists, sociologists and social geographers engaged with rural studies and crime.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to the International Handbook of Rural Criminology  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Civic community and violence in rural communities Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Research on social disorganization theory and crime in rural communities Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Factors affecting crime rates in six rural Indigenous communities Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Crime and response in rural Japan Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The importance of context Download PDF
Chapter  7:  From myth to myth Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Rural prostitution Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Homies of the corn Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The nomadic pastoralist, the fisherman and the pirate Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Farm victimisation Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Agricultural crime in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Criminal farmers and organised rural crime groups Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Understanding farm animal abuse Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Human trafficking, labor exploitation and exposure to environmental hazards Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Modern slavery and agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Intimate violence against women in rural communities  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Crime and violence outside the metropole Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Intimate violence and abuse in Australian rural contexts Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Rural bullying Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Crime and victimization in rural Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Corruption and land use expropriation in rural China Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Drug production in the rural context Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Rural adolescent substance use Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The rural context of substance misuse in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Approaching rural drug issues from the perspective of community psychology Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Methamphetamine and the changing rhetoric of drugs in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Fractured earth, forced labour Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Re-conceptualising folk crime in rural contexts Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Conservation crime as political protest Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Illegal hunting Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Illegal hunting as rural defiance Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Jumping from the frying pan into the fire Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Policing rural Indigenous communities Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Indigenous peoples and rural criminology Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Policing the countryside in a devolving United Kingdom Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Crime and policing in Swedish rural areas Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Policing rural Canada Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Community law enforcement in rural Tanzania  Download PDF
Chapter  40:  China’s social transformation and the development of rural community corrections  Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Teaching rural criminology Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Lessons for scholarizing from contributions to the International Handbook of Rural Criminology  Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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