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Island Criminology

By John Scott and Zoe Staines

Published

May 14, 2024

Page count

178 pages

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New Horizons in Criminology

ISBN

978-1529220322

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jan 11, 2023

Page count

178 pages

Browse the series

New Horizons in Criminology

ISBN

978-1529220315

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jan 11, 2023

Page count

178 pages

Browse the series

New Horizons in Criminology

ISBN

978-1529220339

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jan 11, 2023

Page count

178 pages

Browse the series

New Horizons in Criminology

ISBN

978-1529220339

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Island Criminology

Ten percent of the world’s population lives on islands, but until now the place and space characteristics of islands in criminological theory have not been deeply considered. This book moves beyond the question of whether islands have more, or less, crime than other places, and instead addresses issues of how, and by whom, crime is defined in island settings, which crimes are policed and visible, and who is subject to regulation. These questions are informed by ‘the politics of place and belonging’ and the distinctive social networks and normative structures of island communities.

“Insightful, analytical and compassionate, Scott and Staines give voice to the most marginalized, shedding light on the complex dynamics of colonization and policing in the remotest parts of the world. This is a must-read on an under-researched topic. A story that needs to be told and heard.” Larissa Behrendt, University of Technology Sydney

“Immensely readable, deeply sociological, and charting a course for a whole new area of criminological inquiry, this is a book that reminds us what makes ‘a space a place’ and how history makes some places a paradise and others a prison.” Nigel South, University of Essex.

John Scott is Professor and Head of the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology.

Zoe Staines is an ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow in the School of Social Science at The University of Queensland.

1. Introduction

2. Idylls (and Horrors)

3. Isolation

4. Invasion

5. Integration

6. Insularity

7. Industry

8. Conclusion