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Routledge Handbook of Public Criminologies

Edited by: Kathryn Henne , Rita Shah

Print publication date:  February  2020
Online publication date:  January  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138479296
eBook ISBN: 9781351066105
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351066105
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Featuring contributions from scholars from across the globe, Routledge Handbook of Public Criminologies is a comprehensive resource that addresses the challenges related to public conversations around crime and policy. In an era of fake news, misguided rhetoric about immigrants and refugees, and efforts to toughen criminal laws, criminologists seeking to engage publicly around crime and policy arguably face an uphill battle. This handbook outlines the foundations of and developments in public criminology, underscoring the need to not only understand earlier ideas and debates, but also how scholars pursue public-facing work through various approaches. The first of its kind, this collection captures diverse and critical perspectives on the practices and challenges of actually doing public criminology.

The book presents real-world examples that help readers better understand the nature of public criminological work, as well as the structural and institutional barriers and enablers of engaging wider audiences. Contributors address policies around crime and crime control, media landscapes, and changing political dynamics. In examining attempts to bridge the gaps between scholarship, activism, and outreach, the essays featured here capture important tensions related to inequality and social difference, including the ways in which criminology can be complicit in perpetuating inequitable practices and structures, and how public criminology aims?but sometimes fails?to address them.

The depth and breadth of material in the book will appeal to a wide range of academics, students, and practitioners. It is an important resource for early career researchers, more established scholars, and professionals, with accessible content that can also be used in upper-level undergraduate classes.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Everything Still to Play for Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Re-thinking Public Criminology Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Where Is the Public in Public Criminology? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Challenge of Transformative Justice Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Articulation of Liberation Criminologies and Public Criminologies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A Revolution in Prosecution Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Reflections from an Accidental Public Scholar Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Engaging the Public Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Public Feminist Criminologies Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Liberating Abortion Pills in Legally Restricted Settings  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Strangers Within Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Push and Pull of Going “Public” Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Public Criminologyin China Download PDF
Chapter  14:  A Case for a Public Pacific Criminology? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Challenges of Academics Engaging in Environmental Justice Activism Download PDF
Chapter  16:  You’re a Criminologist? What Can You Offer Us? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Our North Is the South Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Confronting Politics of Death in Papua Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Rethinking How “the Public” Counts in Public Criminology Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Does the Public Need Criminology? Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Starting the Conversation in the Classroom Download PDF
Chapter  22:  You Are on Indigenous Land Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Time to Think about Patriarchy? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Value-Responsible Design and Sexual Violence Interventions Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Abolitionism as a Philosophy of Hope Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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