The Oxford Handbook of Criminology provides a comprehensive collection of chapters covering the core and emerging topics studied on criminology courses, indispensable to students, academics, and professionals alike.
- 43 chapters written by over 85 leading academics exploring relevant theory, cutting-edge research, policy developments, and current debates, encouraging students to appreciate the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of criminological discourse
- Includes detailed references to aid further research
- Accompanied by online resources providing example essay questions for each chapter, guidance on answering essay questions, links to useful websites, and access to chapters from previous editions
- Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support
New to this edition
- Chapters updated to reflect recent cases, statistics, and scholarship, as well as significant current events such as Covid-19 and social justice movements.
- New chapters added presenting research on topical issues including victimology, hate crime, desistance, cybercrime, atrocity crimes, convict criminology, security and smart cities, prison abolitionism, comparative criminology, sex offending, and network criminology.
About the Author(s)
Edited by Alison Liebling, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Cambridge, Shadd Maruna, Professor of Criminology, Queen's University Belfast, and Lesley McAra, Professor of Penology, University of Edinburgh
Alison Liebling is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Director of the Prisons Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. She has attracted research fellowships from Trinity Hall, Leverhulme and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Shadd Maruna is Professor of Criminology at Queen's
University Belfast and President of the American Society of Criminology. He has previously taught at the University of Manchester and Cambridge University.
Lesley McAra is Professor of Penology in the Law School at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Director of the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime. A past President of the European Society of Criminology, Lesley was awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2018 for services to Criminology, and elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2021.
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