The Oxford Handbook of Criminology

With contributions from over 60 leading experts in the field, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology is the definitive guide to the discipline providing an authoritative and outstanding collection of chapters on the key topics studied on criminology courses. The Handbook has shaped the study of criminology for over two decades and, with this new edition, continues to be indispensable to students, academics, and professionals alike. Each chapter details relevant theory, recent research, policy developments, and current debates. Extensive references aid further research. Extensively revised, the sixth edition has been expanded to include all the major topics and significant new issues such as zemiology; green criminology; domestic violence; prostitution and sex work; penal populism; and the significance of globalization for criminology.

Book contents:

  1. The foundations of sociological theories of crime

  2. Criminalization: historical, legal and criminological perspectives

  3. Punishment and welfare: social problems and social structures

  4. Penal populism and epistemic crime control

  5. Political economy, crime, and criminal justice

  6. Delivering more with less: austerity and the politics of law and order

  7. Crime data and criminal statistics: a critical reflection

  8. Ethnicities, racism, crime, and criminal justice

  9. Feminist criminology: inequalities, powerlessness, and justice

  10. Public opinion, crime, and criminal justice

  11. News power, crime, and media justice

  12. Social harm and zemiology

  13. Crime and consumer culture

  14. Green criminology

  15. Criminology, punishment and the state in a globalized society

  16. Border criminology and the changing nature of penal power

  17. Criminology and transitional justice

  18. Rethinking comparative criminal justice

  19. Understanding state crime

  20. Making and managing terrorism and counter-terrorism: the view from criminology

  21. Religion, crime, and violence

  22. Character, circumstances, and the causes of crime: towards an analytical criminology

  23. Crime and city: urban encounters, civility, and tolerance

  24. Prison architecture and design: perspectives from criminology and carceral geography

  25. Interpersonal violence on the British Isles, 1200 - 2016

  26. Urban criminal collaborations

  27. Developmental and life-course criminology: innovations, impacts, and applications

  28. Mental health, mental disabilities, and crime

  29. Domestic violence

  30. Prostitution and sex work

  31. Drugs: consumption, addiction, and treatment

  32. White-collar and corporate crime

  33. Desistance from crime and implications for offender rehabilitation

  34. Policing and the police

  35. Crime prevention and community safety

  36. Principles, pragmatism, and prohibition: explaining continuity and change in British drug policy

  37. Sentencing

  38. Punishment in the community: evolution, expansion, and moderation

  39. Reconfiguring penal power

  40. Marketizing criminal justice

  41. Youth justice

  42. Restorative justice in the 21st century: making emotions mainstream

  43. Criminological engagements