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Research in Rural Crime

Series Editors: Alistair Harkness, University of New England in New South Wales, Australia and Matt Bowden, Technological University Dublin, Ireland

Myths about peaceful, crime-free areas beyond the cityscape persist, but in fact rural crime is multi-faceted, raising new policy predicaments about policing and security governance.

With approximately 46 percent of the global population living in rural areas, a focus on rural crime in these diverse communities is critical.

Filling a gap in the discipline, the Research in Rural Crime series, provides an outlet for original, cutting-edge research in this emergent criminological subfield.

Truly international in nature, it leads the way for new research and writing on a wide range of rural crime topics, rural transgressions, security and justice.

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Call for book proposals

We welcome monograph-length titles that are jurisdictional specific or related to themes that transcend political and juridical boundaries, presenting outlooks on contemporary and pressing public policy issues.

Contributors to this series present pioneering interdisciplinary and comparative rural criminological perspectives. Titles will be theoretically and conceptually driven, empirical or adopting mixed-methods approaches, and topics will focus on regional, rural and remote parts of the globe that are often overlooked in criminological works.

Books in this series can be sole or joint authored, or edited collections, and will bebetween 60,000 and 80,000 words in length.

If you would like to submit a proposal or discuss ideas, then please contact the Series Editors:
Alistair Harkness
Matt Bowden
Rebecca Tomlinson

Editorial advisory board

Vania Ceccato, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Willie Clack, University of South Africa, South Africa
Walter DeKeseredy, University of West Virginia, US
Rachel Hale, Federation University, Australia
Bridget Harris, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Qingli Meng, University of Northern Iowa, US
Gorazd Meško, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Kyle Mulrooney, University of New England, Australia
Rick Ruddell, University of Regina, Canada
Danielle Watson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Ralph Weisheit, Illinois State University, US
Rob White, University of Tasmania, Australia
Andrew Wooff, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland


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