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Applying Complexity Theory

Whole Systems Approaches to Criminal Justice and Social Work

This is the first book to explore the application of complexity theory to difficult practice issues in criminal justice and social work and brings together experts in this emerging field to address complexity theory from a range of perspectives, providing a detailed but accessible discussion of the key issues to whole systems approaches.

Policy Press

A Handbook of Food Crime

Immoral and Illegal Practices in the Food Industry and What to Do About Them

Gray and Hinch explore the phenomenon of food crime. Through discussions of food safety, food fraud, food insecurity, agricultural labour, livestock welfare, genetically modified foods, food sustainability, food waste, food policy, and food democracy, they problematize current food systems and criticize their underlying ideologies.

Policy Press

The Encyclopedia of Rural Crime

The key reference guide to rural crime and rural justice, this encyclopedia gives 70 concise and informative synopses of the key issues in rural crime, criminology, offending and victimisation, and both institutional and informal responses to rural crime.

Bristol Uni Press

Taking the crime out of sex work

New Zealand sex workers' fight for decriminalisation

This book examines the decriminalisation of all sectors of sex work in New Zealand. It provides first hand views and experience on this policy from the point of view of those involved in the sex industry, as well as people involved in developing, implementing, researching and reviewing the policies.

Policy Press

Evidence-Based Skills in Criminal Justice

International Research on Supporting Rehabilitation and Desistance

This book is the first to bring together international research on evidence-based skills and practices in probation and youth justice in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Wide-ranging in scope, it also covers effective approaches to working with ethnic minority service users, women and young people.

Policy Press

International Approaches to Rape

By introducing readers to national perspectives of issues relating to rape, the book presents a comparative approach which highlights similarities and differences between countries, contexts, laws, key issues and policies and interventions.

Policy Press

Criminology and Public Theology

On Hope, Mercy and Restoration

Edited by Andrew Millie

This timely and unique contribution brings together leading scholars from criminology and theology to challenge criminal justice orthodoxy. They question the dominance of retributive punishment, and consider alternatives which draw on Christian ideas of hope, mercy and restoration.

Bristol Uni Press

The Governance of Female Drug Users

Women's Experiences of Drug Policy

Challenging popular misconceptions of female users, this book is the first to examine how female drug user's identities, and hence their experiences, are shaped by drug policies.

Policy Press
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Deviance and inequality in Japan

Japanese youth and foreign migrants

This book explores state controls in Japan, focusing on the interrelation of inequality and deviance of youth and migrant groups which leads to crime.

Policy Press

Risk and Rehabilitation

Management and Treatment of Substance Misuse and Mental Health Problems in the Criminal Justice System

Policy Press

The Harms of Work

An Ultra-Realist Account of the Service Economy

This book discusses workplace harm through an ultra-realist lens and examines the connection between individuals, their working conditions and management culture. It investigates the reorganisation of labour markets and the shift to flexibility and highlights working conditions and organisational practices within which multiple harms occur.

Bristol Uni Press

The Street Casino

Survival in Violent Street Gangs

Simon Harding proposes an unique theoretical perspective on survival in violent street gangs which offers new evidence on gang behaviour, dynamics, affiliation and risks in inner city areas.

Policy Press