Criminal Law (Books and Journals)
- Criminology & Criminal Justice From Nbr. 1-1, February 2001 to Nbr. 21-2, April 2021
- European Journal of Criminology From Nbr. 1-1, January 2004 to Nbr. 18-3, May 2021
- International Review of Victimology From Nbr. 1-1, September 1989 to Nbr. 27-3, September 2021
- New Journal of European Criminal Law From Nbr. 1-1_suppl, June 2009 to Nbr. 12-2, June 2021
- Probation Journal From Nbr. 1-1, July 1929 to Nbr. 68-2, June 2021
- Punishment & Society From Nbr. 1-1, July 1999 to Nbr. 23-3, July 2021
- Theoretical Criminology From Nbr. 1-1, February 1997 to Nbr. 25-3, August 2021
- Youth Justice From Nbr. 1-1, April 2001 to Nbr. 21-2, August 2021
- Journal of Criminology (formerly Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology) From Nbr. 1-1, March 1968 to Nbr. 53-4, December 2020
- Journal of Criminal Law, The From Nbr. 1-1, January 1937 to Nbr. 85-2, April 2021
- 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. 57-1, March 2018 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
- Book review: Understanding Victims of Interpersonal Violence: A Guide for Investigators and Prosecutors
- Book review: After Homicide: Victims’ Families in the Criminal Justice System
‘Antisemitism is just part of my day-to-day life’: Coping mechanisms adopted by Orthodox Jews in North London
This paper analyses the coping mechanisms which Orthodox Jews in North London have adopted in managing antisemitism. The study, which was informed by a sociological framework, employed a qualitative approach using 28 semi-structured interviews and five focus groups. The findings reveal that despite the high frequency of the victimisation, and despite the awareness among respondents that...
Double, triple or quadruple hits? Exploring the impact of cybercrime on victims in the Netherlands
This article explores the impact of online crime victimisation. A literature review and 41 interviews – 19 with victims and 22 with experts – were carried out to gain insight into this. The interviews show that most impacts of online offences correspond to the impacts of traditional offline offences. There are also differences with offline crime victimisation. Several forms of impact seem to be...
An insider looking in or an outsider wannabee? Studying vulnerable hard-to-reach populations in the field of victimology – the example of the Roma communities in Sweden
This article reviews methodological barriers to victimological research on vulnerable hard-to-reach populations and presents a reflexive discussion of insider and outsider positions in a study researching Roma communities’ victimization in Sweden. As a Roma (Traveler/resande) academic, I found that some aspects of my identity were linked to an insider position, while other aspects of my identity...
- Book review: Restoring Harm: A Psychosocial Approach to Victims and Restorative Justice
Long-term (re)integration of persons trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation
This paper focuses on the recovery and (re)integration processes of women victims of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Europe. It looks at their life not just following a trafficking experience, but for several years afterwards, answering the questions: Are some factors more important than others, in the short and long run? What are the overall dynamics of the (re)integration...
Sociality of hate: The transmission of victimization of LGBT+ people through social media
Hate crimes carry many emotional and psychological detriments for those who are targeted because of who they are. The harms associated with hate are commonly theorized in the context of those directly targeted. Using a victimological lens, I consider how the harms of a mass anti-LGBT+ shooting in Orlando, Florida were carried across social media, indirectly victimizing LGBT+ people in the North...
The ideal victim: A critical race theory (CRT) approach
Using a critical race theory (CRT) framework, this paper analyses Black and Black mixed- race people’s experiences of reporting crime. It is based on qualitative interviews with 20 participants. The analysis finds that the process of becoming the (un)victim is mediated through the intersection of race with gender and masculinity, class and migrant status. Ultimately, Black and Black mixed-race...
A fighting fetish: On transnational police and their warlike presentation of self
Transnational police readily use martial language in the stories they tell about their work. Their actual work, however, tells a different and less dramatic story. Why, then, do they insist on these warlike tales? Why is there a discrepancy between the self-representation of transnational policing and its reality? Using an ethnographic study, this article provides some answers. First, it includes
Theatrics of transnational criminal justice: Ethnographies of penality in a global age
This special issue sets out to explore the Theatrics of Transnational Criminal Justice. ‘Why’, we ask, ‘do transnational criminal justice actors perform themselves as they do?’ ‘Why are their representations frequently, if not different from, then often quite dramatized versions of the average reality of their practices?’ ‘What does such dramatization tell us about not only the symbolism but also
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- Book Review: Christine Schwöbel-Patel, Marketing Global Justice: The Political Economy of International Criminal Law
- Book review: Lisa Flower, Interactional Justice: The Role of Emotions in the Performance of Loyalty
Embodiments and frictions of statehood in transnational criminal justice
Outside of criminology, dominant conceptions of postcolonial statehood in the Global South as ‘fragile’ or ‘failed’ have long been criticized. In criminology, however, the theoretical outcomes of this critique have been scarce. In this article we therefore ask how ideals and practices of transnational criminal justice are informed by and productive of specific (Global North) conceptions of...
Immigration trials and international crimes: Expressing justice and performing race
This article examines the performative collisions between the wrong of genocide and the invocation of this international crime as a means to secure carceral control of borders. Drawing on courtroom observations, legal transcripts and the media coverage of an immigration trial in the United States, the article explores the performative relationship between international criminal law and...
Observing Juvenile Courtrooms: Testing the Implementation of Guidelines on Child-Friendly Justice in Spain
In 2010, the Council of Europe adopted Guidelines on child-friendly Justice. This means, inter alia, developing an accessible justice system and focusing on respecting children’s rights to participate in and to understand proceedings. This research was conducted to establish the implementation of child-friendly justice through 129 observations in the courtrooms of two Spanish juvenile courts. The
Young Adults in the Justice System: The Interplay between Scientific Insights, Legal Reform and Implementation in Practice in The Netherlands
In recent years, there has been increased attention for the position of adolescents and young adults in the justice system. The Netherlands implemented the Act on Adolescent Criminal Law in 2014, making it possible to sentence young adults up to the age of 23 at the time of the offence as juveniles. This article addresses the most recent Dutch reforms in order to identify key challenges to...
- Child Defendants at Crown Court: ‘Very Rare’?
Critical stasis and disruptive performances: ICJ and the Anwar R trial in Koblenz
This article explores the extraterritorial criminal court case against Anwar R, a high-ranking member of the Syrian regime on trial for crimes against humanity in Koblenz, Germany. Empirically anchored in ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Koblenz and with the Commission for International Justice and Accountability, the article illuminates the trial as a ‘disruptive performance’. The case...
The two-sided spectacle at the border: Frontex, NGOs and the theatres of sovereignty
The Southern Mediterranean border has in the past decade become one of the most deeply contested political spaces in Europe and has been described as a site of the border spectacle. Drawing on textual and visual analysis of Twitter messages by two of the most prominent actors in the field, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, and the humanitarian and medical NGO Médecins Sans...
Biometric statehood, transnational solutionism and security devices: The performative dimensions of the IOM’s MIDAS
This article contributes to border criminology and transnational criminal justice research into the role of transnational actors in shaping practices of global justice, punishment and control, as well as to the criminological analysis of penal technologies. I examine the performative effects of the Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS) developed by the International Organization...
Borders as penal transplants: Control of territory, mobility and illegality in West Africa
This article explores an increasingly significant trend in crime and mobility control that has received scant criminological attention: border externalization, specifically scrutinizing land border security-building by international actors in West Africa. Going beyond the usual focus on migration in border studies, it develops a criminologically grounded theorization of the border as a political...
The Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility: The Need for a Holistic Approach
The minimum age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales remains 10 years: something which has attracted criticism globally by policy makers and youth justice practitioners. Yet, the Westminster Government refuses to consider changes to minimum age of criminal responsibility, despite evidence supporting reform. This article, drawing on the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the...
‘It was like more easier’: Rangatahi (Young People) and Their whānau (Family) Talk About Communication Assistance in the New Zealand Youth Justice System
This qualitative study gives voice to rangatahi (young people) and their whānau (families) (n = 10) who have experienced communication assistance in the New Zealand youth justice system. Communication assistance is a form of specialist support for witnesses and defendants who have been identified as having communication difficulties; and is modelled on the role of the intermediary in England and...
- Patrick Lopez-Aguado, Stick Together and Come Back Home: Racial Sorting and the Spillover of Carceral Identity
Decolonizing the criminal question
In the last years there has been a growing effort from different theoretical perspectives to interrogate critically the impact of colonialism in the past and present of institutions and practices of crime control, both at the central and peripheral contexts, as well as in the production of knowledge in the criminological field. In this feature piece we examine this debate. We offer a critical...
From rehabilitation to penal communication: The role of furlough and visitation within a retributivist framework
Retributivism is one of the most prevalent theories in contemporary penal theory. However, despite its popularity it is frequently argued that too little attention has been paid to the implications of retributivism for prison management and prison life, including prison visits and furlough. More so, it has been questioned both whether the various forms of retributivism found in the philosophical...
The depth of imprisonment
Based on a large, comparative study of prisoner experiences in England & Wales and Norway, this article explores the concept of the ‘depth of imprisonment’ – put most simply, the degree of control, isolation and difference from the outside world – in two stages. First, it sets out the various factors that contribute to ‘depth’ i.e. its core components. Second, it outlines the most frequent...
The social meaning of snitching in Chinese drug detention centers
Snitching is the act of providing information to the authorities in exchange for rewards. Although snitching is, strictly speaking, a taboo among street offenders and prison inmates worldwide, offenders regard some types of snitching as relatively more acceptable than others. Studies regarding the social meaning of snitching have mostly been conducted with reference to American and European...