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Criminology - Research
Hidden violence against women and children
This book analyses male violence against women and children, and the mechanisms society develops to push it out of sight.
Prison Education at The Open University
The first authoritative volume to look back on the last 50 years of The Open University providing higher education to those in prison, this unique book gives voice to ex-prisoners whose lives have been transformed by the education they received, offering vivid personal testimonies, reflective vignettes and academic analysis of education in prison.
The Criminalisation of Morality
Throughout history there has always been an ‘other’, often based on culture, race, gender or class, that has been demonised by the majority. Whitehead challenges the idea that this is an inevitable fact of life. This important book offers a resolution that benefits society as a whole rather than just the powerful few.
Intention and Reality in Regulating the Sex Trade
The book offers a detailed analysis of the design and implementation of prostitution policy at the local level.
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.
Public Space, Sexuality and Revolt
Despite the rise in research and public awareness about rape culture and gendered violence, it remains a serious problem. Using case studies from the US and UK this book explains how it happens, what it means and how it can be contested.
What's Love Got to Do with It?
The first detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse in same sex relationships, challenging the heteronormative model in domestic violence research, policy and practice.
Understanding Upper Secondary School Choices in Urban Contexts
Drawing on qualitative analysis in Barcelona and Madrid, this book explores upper secondary educational transitions in urban contexts, the different political, institutional and subjective dimensions of these transitions and the multiple mechanisms of inequality that traverse them.
An Eco-Justice Perspective
A systematic and critical discussion of the nature of environmental harm from an eco-justice perspective, challenging conventional criminological definitions of environmental harm. It features examples and illustrations from many national contexts.
Exploring the Nature of European Realities
Presenting an original series of provocative essays, this book offers a European framing of white-collar crime. Experts from different countries foreground what is unique, innovative, or different about white-collar and corporate crimes that are so strongly connected to Europe.
Exploiting research in UK drug policy making?
This book provides a new model for evidence-based policy in UK drug policy and will be essential reading for students and researchers in public policy and criminology.
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