Criminal Law (Books and Journals)
- Journal of Criminal Psychology From Nbr. 1-1, June 2011 to Nbr. 10-2, May 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice From Nbr. 1-1, March 2015 to Nbr. 6-2, May 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice From Nbr. 55-1-2, May 2016 to Nbr. 59-4, December 2020 Wiley, 2021
- Dundee Student Law Review From Nbr. I, January 2014 to Nbr. V, January 2019 Editorial vLex, 2020
- Crime and Human Rights by: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2007
- Community-Based Interventions for Criminal Offenders with Severe Mental Illness by: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2002
- Female Imprisonment: An Ethnography of Everyday Life in Confinement C. Frois. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan (2017) 231pp. £109.99hb ISBN 978‐3‐319‐63684‐9
- Solitary Confinement: Effects, Practices, and Pathways Toward Reform J. Lobel and P. Scharff Smith. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2020) 377pp. £75.00hb ISBN 978019094792I
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Canada's ‘Open Prisons’: Hybridisation and the Role of Halfway Houses in Penal Scholarship and Practice
This article analyses the role, form, and function of halfway houses (often referred to as re‐entry centres) in contemporary Canadian punishment. Building on studies of Nordic ‘penal exceptionalism’ and open prisons, I argue that criminologists can usefully study and conceive of halfway houses as a form of open prison. Thinking of halfway houses as open prisons (rather than re‐entry centres or...
- Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women's Prisons A. Chamberlen. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2018) 288pp. £70.00hb ISBN 9780198749240
French Prisoners Cast their Vote in the 2019 European Elections: An ad hoc Analysis of their Electoral Choices and Political Attitudes
France belongs to a group of jurisdictions where the vast majority of prisoners retain their right to vote, but where it remained difficult to exercise this right until a March 2019 Act unexpectedly allowed them to vote via a booth and ballot box for the EU parliamentary elections. This article analyses their participation and political choices at a national level. It further presents the result...
Unpacking Harm: Correctional Officer Framing of Sex Offenders and Protective Custody
The experiences of persons convicted or charged with sex‐related offences are informed by trends in how the sex offender population in society is defined and understood. I draw on data from in‐depth semi‐structured interviews with 100 Canadian provincial correctional officers to explore the harms tied to the framing of sex offenders in prison, including those embedded in institutional structures.
- Citizenship, Crime and Community in the European Union S. Coutts. Oxford: Hart (2019) 264pp. £70.00hb ISBN 9781509915361
Using A Culturally Safe Creative Writing Programme to Empower and Heal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men in Prison
Interviews with 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male prisoners who attended a culturally safe creative writing programme entitled ‘Dreaming Inside: Voices from the Junee Correctional Centre’, are used to explore how (re)connecting to culture can help improve social and emotional well‐being, and how the power of being heard and being able to express feelings and thoughts through poetry...
Authenticity, Coherence, and Power Shifts: A Framework for Assessing Community Engagement Across the Criminal Justice System
Criminal justice agencies increasingly use community engagement practices in efforts to improve public safety and garner legitimacy. While crime rates can be measured, improved legitimacy is harder to gauge. This article provides a framework to assess the influence of community engagement practices in the criminal justice system on legitimacy in three areas: authenticity, coherence in structure,...
Organisational Justice and Police Job Involvement in Haryana, India
High job involvement has been shown to result in many favourable outcomes, including higher job satisfaction, increased work performance, and improved life satisfaction. Organisational justice, which includes the concepts of distributive and procedural justice, refers to the perception that the employing organisation treats employees in a fair and just manner. This study used survey data from 827
The Arts, Rehabilitation or Both? Experiences of Mentoring Artists in Prison and Beyond
Mentoring within the criminal justice system plays an important role in rehabilitative and desistance processes. The experiences of arts‐based mentors are scarcely documented. This study discloses the narratives of eleven trained arts mentors who support ex‐offenders in continuing their artistic engagement. Findings show a number of benefits and challenges for those who mentor ex‐offenders, and...
- Violence & Society, 2nd edn L. Ray. London: Sage (2018) 320pp. £79.00hb, £27.99pb ISBN 9781473907911, 9781473907904
- Young Men's Experiences of Long‐Term Imprisonment: Living Life R.R. Tynan. Abingdon: Routledge (2019) 186pp. £120.00hb, £36.99pb ISBN 9781315208299
‘Indians are the Majority of the Prisoners’? Historical Variations in Incarceration Rates for Indigenous Women and Men in British Columbia
Indigenous people have experienced relatively high incarceration rates in British Columbia, as elsewhere in North America, since the 1940s. Archival prison records, however, show that the incidence of Indigenous incarceration was lower than for other people before 1910. This evidence implies the crucial period for increasing incarceration of Indigenous peoples in British Columbias was from 1910...
Rikers Island Jail Complex: The Use of Social History to Inform Current Debates on Incarceration in New York City
Rikers Island is the main jail complex for New York City. At its height in the 1990s, 22,000 people were incarcerated there. Having attracted national and international condemnation, it is regarded as one of the city's biggest failures: a magnet for scandal and controversy. In 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged that the complex would be closed within ten years with smaller ‘state of the art’...
- Honour Killings: Social and Legal Challenges in Turkey F. Tas Cifci. Abingdon: Routledge (2020) 238pp. £120.00hb ISBN 9781138348479
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Policy Responses to Domestic Violence, the Criminalisation Thesis and ‘Learning from History’
The ‘criminalisation thesis’ has proved a contentious but defining feature of modern social and legal responses to domestic violence since the 1970s. However, criminalisation has not always been the focus of legal attempts to tackle violence or offer recourse to victims. This article uses historical examples to explore the potential of legislative intervention outside of criminal law in tackling...
Conversations in a Crowded Room: An Assessment of the Contribution of Historical Research to Criminology
The relationship between history and social science generally, as well as history and criminology specifically, has long been considered problematic. But, since the likes of Burke (1992) and King (1999) spoke of a ‘dialogue of the deaf’, crime history has rapidly expanded and, more latterly, historical criminology has begun to emerge. This article reappraises the relationship of the subject areas
Excavating Youth Justice Reform: Historical Mapping and Speculative Prospects
This article analytically excavates youth justice reform (in England and Wales) by situating it in historical context, critically reviewing the competing rationales that underpin it and exploring the overarching social, economic, and political conditions within which it is framed. It advances an argument that the foundations of a recognisably modern youth justice system had been laid by the...
- You're Nicked: Investigating British Television Police Series B. Lamb. Manchester: Manchester University Press (2019) 217pp. £80.00hb ISBN 978‐1‐5261‐2585‐9
- Criminological Ethnography: An Introduction J. Treadwell. London: SAGE (2019) 240pp. £85.00hb, £29.99pb ISBN 9781473975712
Guyana's Prisons: Colonial Histories of Post‐Colonial Challenges
This article argues that history can play a role in addressing present‐day concerns about the form and function of incarceration in the post‐colonial nation of Guyana. It analyses some of the key features of imprisonment during the British colonial period (1814–1966), and connects them to the challenges faced by the prisons sector since Independence in 1966. The authors suggest that an...
The ‘Great Decarceration’: Historical Trends and Future Possibilities
During the 19th Century, hundreds of thousands of people were caught up in what Foucault famously referred to as the ‘great confinement’, or ‘great incarceration’, spanning reformatories, prisons, asylums, and more. Levels of institutional incarceration increased dramatically across many parts of Europe and the wider world through the expansion of provision for those defined as socially marginal,
- Paying for the Past: The Case Against Prior Record Sentence Enhancements R.S. Frase and J.V. Roberts. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2019) xiv+315pp. £47.99hb ISBN 9780190254001
The Complexities of ‘Home’: Young People ‘on the Move’ and State Responses
‘Home’ invokes ambiguous meanings for policy, practice and academia. This article explores the complexities of ‘home’ in relation to the experiences of two groups of young people in transitory circumstances (UK children who go missing from the family home or alternative care; and young people who have been separated from their home and families as refugees). We consider how the meaning given to ‘h
Towards a Criminology of the Domestic
Criminology has paid insufficient attention to the ‘domestic’ arena, as a locale that is being reconfigured through technological and social developments in ways that require us to reconsider offending and victimisation. This article addresses this lacuna. We take up Campbell's (2016) challenge that criminology needs to develop more sophisticated models of place and space, particularly in...
Home as a Site of State‐Corporate Violence: Grenfell Tower, Aetiologies and Aftermaths
Focusing on the aftermaths and consequences of the Grenfell Tower fire, this article reveals the factors which combined to produce a fire that could have such devastating effects. Further, it delineates the discrete ways in which distinct types of harms – physical, emotional and psychological, cultural and relational, and financial and economic – continue to be produced by a combination of State...