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Community safety

Critical perspectives on policy and practice

Edited by Peter Squires

Community safety emerged as a new approach to tackling and preventing local crime and disorder in the late 1980s and was adopted into mainstream policy by New Labour. This book provides the first sustained critical and theoretically informed analysis of the community safety agenda by leading authorities in the field.

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A Companion to Crime, Harm and Victimisation

This is the first accessible, succinct text to provide definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts relating to the expanding field of crime, harm and victimisation. Written by a wide range of experts, it includes theories, ideas and case studies relating to victims of conventional crime and victims outside the remit of criminal law.

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A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk

This unique and topical companion provides expert analyses that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. It consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice and practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding risk assessment, treatment, control and management.

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A Companion to State Power, Liberties and Rights

This book provides succinct yet robust definitions and explanations of core concepts and themes in relation to state power, liberties and human rights. Laid out in a user-friendly A-Z format, entries have with clear direction to related entries and further reading. It will be suitable for students on a variety of courses.

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A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

Offering a succinct approach to the vocabulary and terminology of historical and contemporary approaches to crime and punishment, it includes concise but robust definitions of key terms and concepts from expert contributors in a user-friendly A-Z format with clear direction to related entries and further reading.

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Competition for Prisons

Public or Private?

This book re-assesses the benefits and failures of competition, how public and private prisons compare, the impact of competition on the public sector’s performance, and how well Government has managed this ‘quasi-market’.

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The Concept and Measurement of Violence Against Women and Men

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics and offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms.

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Contemporary Intersectional Criminology in the UK

Examining the Boundaries of Intersectionality and Crime

Edited by Jane Healy and Ben Colliver

In the first collection of its kind, criminology experts demonstrate the value of applying intersectionality as theory, framework and methodology in research. They explore applications including race, gender and age alongside a range of experiences relating to harm, hate crimes and offending, to shed new light on the causes and effects of crime.

Bristol Uni Press

Convict Criminology

Inside and Out

This is the first single authored book to trace the emergence of Convict Criminology and explore its relevance beyond the USA to the UK and other parts of Europe. It presents uniquely reflexive scholarship combining personal experience with critical perspectives on contemporary penology, focussing explicitly on men.

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County Lines

Exploitation and Drug Dealing among Urban Street Gangs

Drawing upon extensive research amongst gang members, dealers and drug users, this timely book provides a comprehensive insight into the ‘County Lines’ phenomenon.

Shedding new light on this urgent topic on government agendas, this is an invaluable contribution to the literature on gangs, youth violence and organised crime.

Bristol Uni Press

Crime and Investigative Reporting in the UK

Drawing on interviews with journalists and police officers, this is the first ethnographic study of crime news reporting in the UK for over 25 years. It shows the impediments to crime reporting that exist in the ‘fake news’ era and considers the future of investigative journalism start-ups.

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Criminal Justice and the Pursuit of Truth

Can the criminal justice system achieve justice based on its ability to determine the truth? This book investigates the concept of truth and scrutinises how well the criminal justice process facilitates truth-finding. It bridges the gap between what people expect from the justice system and what it can legitimately deliver.

Bristol Uni Press