What is to Be Done About Crime and Punishment?

Towards a 'Public Criminology'

Editors: Matthews, Roger (Ed.)

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About this book

This book responds to the claim that criminology is becoming socially and politically irrelevant despite its exponential expansion as an academic sub-discipline. It does so by addressing the question 'what is to be done' in relation to a number of major issues associated with crime and punishment.
The original contributions to this volume are provided by leading international experts in a wide range of issues. They address imprisonment, drugs, gangs, cybercrime, prostitution, domestic violence, crime control, as well as white collar and corporate crime. Written in an accessible style, this collection aims to contribute to the development of a more public criminology and encourages students and researchers at all levels to engage in a form of criminology that is more socially relevant and more useful.

About the authors

Roger Matthews is Professor of Criminology at the University of Kent, UK. His main areas of interest and research include imprisonment, sex trafficking and prostitution, social theory, crime prevention and community safety. He is author of Prostitution, Politics and Policy (2008), Doing Time: An Introduction to the Sociology of Imprisonment (2009), Realist Criminology (2014) and is co-author of Exiting Prostitution: A Study in Female Desistance (2014). He is currently involved in an ESRC funded research project examining patterns of victimisation in the inner city.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Towards a Public Criminology

    Matthews, Roger

    Pages 1-7

  • The Violence Divide: Taking “Ordinary” Crime Seriously in a Volatile World

    Currie, Elliott

    Pages 9-30

  • Domestic Violence: The Increasing Tensions Between Experience, Theory, Research, Policy and Practice

    Westmarland, Nicole (et al.)

    Pages 31-55

  • Critical Realism and Gang Violence

    Pitts, John

    Pages 57-88

  • Middle-Range Radical Realism for Crime Prevention

    Tilley, Nick

    Pages 89-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What is to Be Done About Crime and Punishment?
Book Subtitle
Towards a 'Public Criminology'
Editors
  • Roger Matthews
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57228-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57228-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57227-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 324
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