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Critical Criminology and Literary Criticism

Establishing a new interdisciplinary methodology, ‘criminological criticism’, Rafe McGregor proposes a model for collaboration between literary studies and critical criminology that is beneficial to the humanities, the social sciences and society.

Bristol Uni Press

The Criminalisation of Social Policy in Neoliberal Societies

From anti-terrorism agendas, to the punishment of the poor and the governance of parenting, this book explores how diverse fields of social policy intersect more deeply than ever with crime control and in so doing, deploy troubling strategies.

Bristol Uni Press

Gangs, Drugs and Youth Adversity

Continuity and Change

Revisiting the young men interviewed in Deuchar’s original fieldwork in Glasgow, this dynamic book explores the evolving nature of gangs and the contemporary challenges affecting young people, including drug distribution, football-related bigotry and the mental health repercussions emerging from social media.

Bristol Uni Press

Reparations and Anti-Black Racism

A Criminological Exploration of the Harms of Slavery and Racialized Injustice

Police shootings and incarceration inequalities are two examples of the legacy of slavery in the US and UK. Offering a criminological exploration of the case for slavery and anti-black racism reparations in the context of enduring harms and differential treatment of black citizens, this book refutes the policy perspectives that oppose reparations.

Bristol Uni Press

Robbery in the Illegal Drugs Trade

Violence and Vengeance

Uniquely focusing on robberies involving drug dealers and users, this book considers the material and emotional gains and losses to offenders and victims, and offers policy recommendations to reduce occurrences of this common crime.

Bristol Uni Press

Experiences of Criminal Justice

Perspectives From Wales on a System in Crisis

Drawing on first-hand accounts of police officers, solicitors, barristers, prison workers, suspects, convicts and their families in South Wales, this book uncovers how austerity affects the everyday working of the criminal process.

Bristol Uni Press

Minority Ethnic Prisoners and the COVID-19 Lockdown

Issues, Impacts and Implications

This insightful book identifies the risks posed by prison lockdowns to minority ethnic prisoners, foreign national prisoners and prisoners from Traveller and Roma communities who are disproportionately represented in prisons across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Bristol Uni Press

Disproportionate Minority Contact and Racism in the US

How We Failed Children of Color

Drawing on original data, this book addresses the issue of color-blind racism through an examination of the circular logic used by the juvenile justice system to criminalize non-White youth. It calls for a need to understand racial inequality in the justice system from a structural perspective rather than simply at the level of individual bias.

Bristol Uni Press

Criminal Women

Gender Matters

Bringing together cutting-edge feminist research, this collection uses participatory, inclusive and narrative methodologies to highlight the lived experiences of women involved with the criminal justice system.

Bristol Uni Press

Queering Criminology in Theory and Praxis

Reimagining Justice in the Criminal Legal System and Beyond

This ground-breaking book explores the practical applications of queer theory for criminal justice practitioners. It covers theoretical concepts within queer criminology and the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals as victims, offenders and professionals, and proposes ways in which a real difference can be made to training, policy and practice.

Bristol Uni Press

Redemptive Criminology

Challenging concepts and practices of rehabilitation, this text draws on criminology, philosophy and theology to develop a theory of ‘redemptive criminology’ that could revolutionise the rehabilitation system. It offers new insights into punishment and retribution and explores the connections between victims, perpetrators and the community.

Bristol Uni Press

Human Trafficking in the Era of Global Migration

Unraveling the Impact of Neoliberal Economic Policy

This book explores the global social issues that contribute to human trafficking in three countries – Cambodia, Bolivia and The Gambia - using a new theoretical framework and innovative methodology that considers their similarities and unique histories.

Bristol Uni Press