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A Criminology of War?

By Ross McGarry and Sandra Walklate

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1 Jan 2021

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176 pages

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New Horizons in Criminology

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978-1529202663

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234 x 156 mm

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New Horizons in Criminology

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A Criminology of War?

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In recent years, the academic study of ‘war’ has gained renewed popularity in criminology. This book illustrates its long-standing engagement with this social phenomenon within the discipline.

Foregrounding established criminological work addressing war and connecting it to a wide range of extant sociological literature, the authors present and further develop theoretical and conceptual ways of thinking critically about war. Providing a critique of mainstream criminology, the authors question whether a ‘criminology of war’ is possible, and if so, how this seemingly ‘new horizon’ of the discipline might be usefully informed by sociology.

''Solidly grounded in inter- and intra-disciplinary scholarship, McGarry and Walklate provide a sophisticated and critical analysis of complex connections between war and criminology. While bringing the study of war closer to the centre of modern criminological enterprise, this book will attract serious attention far beyond it'.'' Ali Wardak, University of South Wales

Ross McGarry is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool.

Sandra Walklate is Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool and conjoint Chair of Criminology at Monash University.

Introduction: Can there be a “criminology of war”?;

Theorising "war" within sociology and criminology;

The war on terrorism: criminology’s “third war”;

The “forgotten criminology of genocide”;

From nuclear to “degenerate” war;

The “dialectics of war” in criminology;

Criminology’s “fourth war”? Gendering war and its violence(s);

Conclusion: Beyond a “new” wars paradigm: bringing the periphery into view.