Criminal Law (Books and Journals)
- Criminology & Criminal Justice From Nbr. 22-3, July 2022 to Nbr. 22-3, July 2022 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- European Journal of Criminology From Nbr. 19-3, May 2022 to Nbr. 19-3, May 2022 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- International Review of Victimology From Nbr. 27-3, September 2021 to Nbr. 27-3, September 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- New Journal of European Criminal Law From Nbr. 12-4, December 2021 to Nbr. 12-4, December 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles From Nbr. 94-2, June 2021 to Nbr. 94-2, June 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Probation Journal From Nbr. 68-4, December 2021 to Nbr. 68-4, December 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Punishment & Society From Nbr. 24-1, January 2022 to Nbr. 24-1, January 2022 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Theoretical Criminology From Nbr. 25-4, November 2021 to Nbr. 25-4, November 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Youth Justice From Nbr. 21-3, December 2021 to Nbr. 21-3, December 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Journal of Criminology (formerly Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology) From Nbr. 55-2, June 2022 to Nbr. 55-2, June 2022 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Journal of Criminal Law, The From Nbr. 85-6, December 2021 to Nbr. 85-6, December 2021 Sage Publications, Inc., 2021
- Journal of Criminal Psychology From Nbr. 10-2, May 2020 to Nbr. 10-2, May 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice From Nbr. 6-2, May 2020 to Nbr. 6-2, May 2020 Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2021
- The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice From Nbr. 57-1, March 2018 to Nbr. 57-1, March 2018 Wiley, 2021
- Dundee Student Law Review From Nbr. V, January 2019 to Nbr. V, January 2019 Dundee Student Law Review, 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
- Book review: Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Political and Legal History, by David M Doyle and Liam O’Callaghan (eds.)
Correctional oversight bodies’ resources and protections across the European Union: Are their hands tied?
Oversight bodies play a critical role in upholding human rights standards in prison. Several international instruments require states to establish independent forms of prison oversight and to give them the powers they need to conduct their work. Resources are central to the effectiveness and independence of oversight bodies. Of equal importance is the ability of prison oversight bodies to offer...
Exploring criminal justice policy transfer models and mobilities using a case study of violence reduction
Although there is growing interest in criminal justice policy transfer, a dearth of empirical research in this area has been acknowledged. This article addresses this gap by presenting the results of research conducted on a case of policy transfer of a criminal justice programme, focused on group/gang violence reduction, from America to Scotland. Policy transfer models were used to develop, frame
Accessing justice: The impact of discretion, ‘deservedness’ and distributive justice on the equitable allocation of policing resources
The police are faced with a uniquely important role in the initiation of a process of justice. Through a framework of distributive justice, which examines both processes and outcomes of police encounters and the concrete and symbolic resources at their disposal, this paper seeks to analyse data from three policing projects over a 16-year period. The findings indicate a remarkably consistent story
- Book review: Queer Histories and the Politics of Policing (Queering Criminology and Criminal Justice), by Emma K Russell
Contextual culpability: How drinking and social context impact sentencing of violence
The controversial effect of intoxication on sentencing outcomes has received renewed attention with a series of new empirical studies. However, these studies have relied on survey data that conflate alcohol and drug intoxication and miss pertinent contextual features of the offence. This article explores how alcohol intoxication, and its social context, impact sentence outcomes for violent...
Student motivations for studying criminology: A narrative inquiry
The number of students studying criminology at university has significantly increased. Yet, criminology students have been all but ignored in research, despite being key stakeholders and ambassadors in the criminological enterprise. Drawing on the analysis of 12 in-depth interviews, we explore why students are motivated to study criminology and how these motivations are linked to their past...
Probation practice, desistance and the penal field in Norway
While Scandinavia in general and Norway in particular have been the focus of much criminological interest, the work of probation has largely been overlooked in favour of prisons. This article seeks therefore to contribute to our knowledge of Norwegian penality and desistance by analysing how probation caseworkers describe their practice. Caseworkers have a relational, contextualised understanding
Restorative youth detention: The way forward?
This article explores a range of normative, conceptual and practical issues that arise from utilising restorative justice with young people in custody in England and Wales, and considers the appropriateness of doing so within the coercive and oppressive space that prison occupies. It is suggested that, while there are some clear benefits for victims and offenders, there is a need to proceed with...
Taking crime guns seriously: A socio-material perspective
This article argues that guns, as objects used in and for crime, have received insufficient criminological attention. It proposes a socio-material perspective for taking crime guns seriously as material agents in the ways many serious crimes are planned and executed. Drawing in part upon affordance theory, the perspective links the ‘objective’ physical properties of guns to their allure and take...
Still no bodies: Five years of “no body, no parole” in Queensland, Australia
“No body, no parole” laws have been introduced in and expanded across Australia since 2015. These reforms were politically premised on the notion of providing closure to victims’ families by compelling prisoners convicted of homicide offences to disclose the location of their victims’ remains in order to be considered eligible to apply for parole. These laws are in operation in most states and...
- Acknowledgement of reviewers for 2021
Effectiveness of sexual offender treatment and reintegration programs: Does program composition and sequencing matter?
Using administrative data obtained from Queensland Corrective Services, we investigated the composition and sequencing of sex offender treatment and reintegration programs on recidivism outcomes. Outcomes were compared over an average of 4.8 years (SD = 29.20 months; range = 15 days to 9.25 years) on 2,407 adult males convicted of sexual offences and discharged from custody between 2010 and 2017.
Exploring the effects of community disadvantage and remoteness on Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples’ risk of reincarceration
Community disadvantage and a person's residential geographical location are believed to be risk factors for crime. This research aimed to go beyond examining individual-level risk factors for reincarceration and explored the impact of community disadvantage and residential geographical location on Australia's Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples’ risk of reincarceration post-release. Descriptive
Promoting the police: A thematic analysis of the New Zealand Police recruitment campaigns and the construction of officers’ identities
Prior to 2021, the New Zealand (NZ) Police had consistently struggled to meet the required target of recruiting new police officers. As a strategy to promote the NZ Police and to subsequently increase the number of officers within the force, a series of recruitment campaigns were broadcasted. Despite appearing to frame the career of a NZ Police officer positively, research has suggested that...
Operational response: Policing persons with mental illness in Australia
Across the globe, policing persons with mental illness (PWMI) in crisis involves significant police work. Police must respond effectively to individuals whose behaviour and language are often erratic, and who may be intoxicated or experiencing psychosis. In Australia, police are often criticised for inappropriately handling mental health crises in the community and for differentially policing...
Disability support and reincarceration after a first adult prison custody episode for people with intellectual disability in New South Wales, Australia
Prisoners with an intellectual disability (ID) are an over-represented group in custody, with studies indicating this group is more likely to reoffend and be reincarcerated than the general prison population. While prisoners with ID share many of the same risk factors for recidivism as the general prison population, the lack of adequate disability support has been argued to be an additional key...
‘Offending doesn't happen in a vacuum’: The backgrounds and experiences of children under the age of 14 years who offend
Relative to those who first offend in adolescence, younger children who offend are at increased risk of engaging in serious, persistent, and violent offending. In addition, these children are at risk of a range of adverse psychosocial outcomes across the lifespan. Early intervention with children at risk of offending is therefore critical to support children to thrive and reduce offending and...
Migrations in times of economic crisis: Reflections on labour, inequality and imprisonment in Italy
The Great Recession (2008–13) produced several changes in migratory flows and stock, return migration and foreigners’ legal status, employment, involvement in crime and punishment. In the international context, Italy showed some peculiarities. Unlike other South European countries, Italy did not experience a great worsening of the working conditions of immigrants. Moving from the political...
- Penal changes, crises, and the political economy of punishment: An introduction1
Punishment, political economy and crisis: Disciplining labour through state-corporate surveillance in the ‘neoliberal heartlands’
The aim of this article is to advance the politico-economic analysis of punishment in contexts of crisis. To this end, the article examines punitive state interventions in the ‘neoliberal heartlands’ of the UK and the US, as set against a backdrop of multidimensional crises that have reconfigured political landscapes, the relationship between labour and capital, and the mode and scope of state...
Depression and repression: Global capitalism, economic crisis and penal politics in interwar Greece
Notwithstanding the significant advances made over the last twenty years in terms of charting and explaining the ways in which state punishment is influenced by economic and political forces, little is still known about the penal effects of conditions of economic crisis and about the role the incumbent government's political orientation plays in this regard. Because the few available studies on...
Beyond the austerity-driven hypothesis: Political economic theses on penality and the recent prison population decline
In what might be called the ‘austerity-driven hypothesis’, a consistent strand of literature has sought to explain the prison downsizing witnessed in many jurisdictions of the global north over the past decade by referring to the financial crisis of the late 2000s to early 2010s and its effects in terms of public spending cuts. Since this economic phase is essentially over, whereas the (moderate)
Inequality and penality: The hidden side of a complex relationship
This article focuses on the close association between inequality and punishment observed over recent decades at a macro level, at least in some regions of the world. A review of the empirical literature first provides an overview of the different types of variables mobilized to try to understand this complex relationship. The aim of the empirical part is to explore the potential role of attitudes
Inequality, welfare and punishment. Comparative notes between the Global North and South
In this paper, I will describe how two strong connections between, on the one hand, income inequality and welfare generosity, and, on the other, punitiveness, have been built in both theoretical and empirical explorations in the contemporary comparative literature on the sociology of punishment. Then, I will point out the strong concentration of these explorations on national cases from the...
‘Just give up the ball’: In search of a third space in relationships between male youth workers and young men involved in violence
This article critically examines the employment of male youth workers in the field of youth crime prevention. It focuses on how their relationships with young men involved in violence might (or might not) support young men and promote desistance. It does this via the presentation of a single psychosocial case study that examines the relationship between a Black male youth worker and a young Black
- Book review: A Criminology of Moral Order
Gendered landscapes of safety: How women construct and navigate the urban landscape to avoid sexual violence
This article presents findings from an online survey gathering quantitative and qualitative data from men and women students at a university in the north of England in 2016. The survey explored their perceptions of safety and experiences of interpersonal violence during their time as a student, both on and off campus. We show how women were more likely to report sexual violence compared to men....
Rules in information sharing for security
Information sharing has become a central concern for security agencies since 9/11. Previous research has identified a number of barriers to information sharing among agencies: a combination of legal or policy constraints, interagency rivalry and mistrust, and technology. Drawing on ideas from the sociology of information and trust, this article conceptualises the sharing/withholding of...
The role of (in)visibility in hate crime targeting transgender people
This article explores incidents of hate crime targeted at transgender people. Drawing on in-depth interview data, it challenges and extends established theorisations of the significance of ‘difference’ and ‘vulnerability’ in relation to victimisation. It introduces and emphasises the idea of ‘visibility’ as a more useful lens through which to understand the systematic harm caused by hate crime...