Criminology publications


Studies in Law, Politics and Society

Balint, Jennifer. “Prosecuting and partnering for social change: Law, social movements and Australia's mandatory detention for refugees and asylum seekers,” in Sarat, Austin (ed.,). Studies in Law, Politics and Society Vol. 79. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019.

This special issue of Studies in Law, Politics and Society contains two sections. In the first, 'Religious Inspirations and Legal Responses', contributors examine the interaction between law and religion. The second section, 'Law and Social Change: Old Questions, New Answers', examines the ways in which the law simultaneously enhances and inhibits projects of social change. More information…

Peace Through Law

Balint, Jennifer; Haslem, Neal and Haydon, Kirsten. "The Work of Peace: World War One, Justice and Translation Through Art," in Erpelding, Michel; Hess, Burkhard and Fabri, Hélène Ruiz (eds.,). Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and Dispute Settlement After World War I. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH und Co. KG, 2019.

With the benefit of hindsight, presenting the Treaty of Versailles as an example of 'peace through law' might seem like a provocation… Relying both on legal and on historical research, this book provides a global overview of how the Paris peace treaties impacted dispute resolution in the interwar period, both substantially and procedurally. The book’s accounts of several all-but-forgotten international tribunals and their case law include references to archival records and photographic illustrations. More information…

#MeToo and the politics of social change

Fileborn, Bianca and Loney-Howes, Rachel (eds.,). #MeToo and the politics of social change. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

#MeToo has sparked a global re-emergence of sexual violence activism and politics. This edited collection uses the #MeToo movement as a starting point for interrogating contemporary debates in anti-sexual violence activism and justice-seeking. It draws together 19 accessible chapters from academics, practitioners, and sexual violence activists across the globe to provide diverse, critical, and nuanced perspectives on the broader implications of the movement. More information...

Towards gender equality in the music industry

Fileborn, Bianca; Wadds, Phillip and Barnes, Ash. "Setting the stage for sexual assault: the dynamics of gender, culture, space and sexual violence at live music venues," in Strong, Catherine and Raine, Sarah (eds.,). Towards gender equality in the music industry: education, practice and strategies for change. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019.

Gender inequality is universally understood to be a continued problem in the music industry. This volume presents research that uses an industry-based approach to examine why this gender imbalance has proven so hard to shift, and explores strategies that are being adopted to try and bring about meaningful change in terms of women and gender diverse people establishing ongoing careers in music. More information...

Violence Against Older Women

Fileborn, Bianca and Barrett, C. "Sexual violence against older women: documenting the practices of aged care service providers," in Bows, Hannah (ed.). Violence Against Older Women Volume II: Responses. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

This book brings together international research from scholars and activists on the forms of violence that older women experience into a unique, comprehensive two-volume set. This volume is concerned with understanding the consequences and impacts of violence against older women. More information...


Being and Becoming an Ex-Prisoner

Johns, Diana F. Being and Becoming an Ex-Prisoner. Routledge, 2018.

Despite broad scholarship documenting the compounding effects and self-reproducing character of incarceration, ways of conceptualising imprisonment and the post-prison experience have scarcely changed in over a century. Contemporary correctional thinking has congealed around notions of risk and management. This book aims to cast new light on men’s experience of release from prison. More information...

Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture

Rush, Peter and Young, Alison. "The Image-characters of Criminal Justice in Tokyo," in Pearson, Ashley; Giddens, Thomas and Tranter, Kieran (eds.,). Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture: From Crime Fighting Robots to Duelling Pocket Monsters. Routledge, 2018.

This volume brings together a range of global scholars to reflect on and critically engage with the place of law and justice in Japan’s popular cultural legacy. It explores not only the global impact of this legacy, but what the images, games, narratives, and artefacts that comprise it reveal about law, humanity, justice, and authority in the twenty-first century. More information…

Critical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions

Spivakovsky, Claire; Seear, Kate and Carter, Adrian (eds.,). Critical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions: Law, Medicine and Society. Routledge, 2018.

Examining the ethical, social and legal issues involved in coerced care, this book brings together the views and insights of leading researchers from a range of disciplines, including criminology, law, ethics, psychology and public health, as well as legal and medical practitioners, social-service ‘consumers’ and government officials. More information…

Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century

Voigt, Thomas; Day, Andrew and Balandin, Susan. "The Unintended Consequences of Heroism or Acts of Bravery on Civilians," in Efthimiou, Olivia; Allison, Scott T. and Franco, Zeno E. (eds.,). Heroism and Wellbeing in the 21st Century: Applied and Emerging Perspectives. Routledge, 2018.

Offering a holistic take on an emerging field, this edited collection examines how heroism manifests, is appropriated, and is constructed in a broad range of settings and from a variety of disciplines and perspectives... This book applies a critical psychological perspective in synthesising the social construction of heroism and wellbeing, contributing to the development of global wellbeing indicators and measures. More information...

Antisocial Media

Wood, Mark A. Antisocial Media: Crime-watching in the Internet Age. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

This book provides a cutting-edge introduction to Internet-facilitated crime-watching and examines how social media have shifted the landscape for producing, distributing, and consuming footage of crime... Synthesising criminology, media theory, software studies, and digital sociology, Antisocial Media is media criminology for the Facebook age. More information…

Law and the Visual

Young, Alison. "llicit interventions in public non-spaces: Unlicensed images," in Manderson, Desmond (ed.,). Law and the Visual: Representations, Technologies, Critique. University of Toronto Press, 2018.

In Law and the Visual, leading legal theorists, art historians, and critics come together to present new work examining the intersection between legal and visual discourses. Proceeding chronologically, the volume offers leading analyses of the juncture between legal and visual culture as witnessed from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. More information…


Genocide Perspectives V

Balint, Jennifer. "Too near and too far: Australia’s reluctance to name and prosecute genocide," in Marczak, Nikki and Shields, Kirril (eds.,). Genocide Perspectives V: A Global Crime, Australian Voices. UTS ePress, 2017.

In this collection of essays, Australian scholars discuss the crime of genocide, examining regimes and episodes that stretch across time and geography. Included are discussions on Australia’s own history of genocide against its Indigenous peoples, mass killing and human rights abuses in Indonesia and North Korea, and new insights into some of the core twentieth century genocides, such as the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide. More information...

Transforming Environments and Rehabilitation

Day, Andrew and Vess, J. "The importance of personal safety to therapeutic outcome in the prison setting," in Akerman, Geraldine; Needs, Adrian and Bainbridge, Claire (eds.,). Transforming Environments and Rehabilitation: A Guide for Practitioners in Forensic Settings and Criminal Justice. Routledge, 2017.

How can environments play a role in assisting and sustaining personal change in individuals incarcerated within the criminal justice system? Can a failure to address contextual issues reduce or undermine the effectiveness of clinical intervention? Bringing together a range of leading forensic psychologists, this book explores and illustrates inter-relationships between interventions and the environment in which they take place. More information...

The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice

Heseltine, K. and Day, Andrew. "Rehabilitation Programmes in Australian Prisons," in Deckert, Antje and Sarre, Rick (eds.,). The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Haines, Fiona. "Corporate and White Collar Crime," in Deckert, Antje and Sarre, Rick (eds.,). The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Ross, Stuart and Polk, Ken. “Violent Crime,” in Deckert, Antje and Sarre, Rick (eds.,). The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

This handbook engages key debates in Australian and New Zealand criminology over the last 50 years. In six sections, containing 56 original chapters, leading researchers and practitioners investigate topics such as the history of criminology; crime and justice data; law reform; gangs; youth crime; violent, white collar and rural crime; cybercrime; terrorism; sentencing; Indigenous courts; child witnesses and children of prisoners; police complaints processes; gun laws; alcohol policies; and criminal profiling. Key sections highlight criminological theory and, crucially, Indigenous issues and perspectives on criminal justice. More information...

Criminology and the Anthropocene

Haines, Fiona and Parker, Christine. "Human rights and multinational enterprises A criminological analysis of non-judicial mechanisms of redress," in Holley, Cameron and Shearing, Clifford (eds.,). Criminology and the Anthropocene. Routledge, 2017.

The Anthropocene signals a new age in Earth’s history, a human age, where we are revealed as a powerful force shaping planetary systems. What might criminology be in the Anthropocene? What does the Anthropocene suggest for future theory and practice of criminology? This book seeks to contribute to this research agenda by examining, contrasting and interrogating different vantage points, aspects and thinking within criminology. More information...

The Criminology of War

Roberts, Paul and McMillan, Nesam. "For criminology in international criminal justice," in Jamieson, Ruth (ed.,). The Criminology of War. CRC Press, 2017.

The essays selected for this volume provide an overview of the range of issues confronting scholars interested in the complex and multiple relationships between war and criminality, and map the many connections between war, security, governmentality, punishment, gender and crime. More information...

Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community

Rogers, Juliet. "Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community," in Sheils, Barry and Walsh, Julie (eds.,). Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

This book brings together the work of scholars and writer-practitioners of psychoanalysis to consider the legacy of two of Sigmund Freud's most important metapsychological papers: 'On Narcissism: An Introduction' (1914) and 'Mourning and Melancholia' (1917 [1915]). More information...

Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People

Thorpe, Rachel; Fileborn, Bianca and Clarke, Laura Hurd. "Framing the sexual rights of older heterosexual women: acknowledging diversity and change," in Barrett, Catherine and Hinchliff, Sharron (eds.,). Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People: Theory, Policy and Practice. Routledge, 2017.
Fileborn, Bianca; Barrett, Catherine and Roberto, Karen. "Sexual assault of older women: Breaking the silence," in Barrett, Catherine and Hinchliff, Sharron (eds.,). Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People: Theory, Policy and Practice. Routledge, 2017.

The book addresses a gap in research and policy. Using an adaptation of the Declaration of Sexual Rights from the World Association of Sexual Health, it provides readers with an innovative and evidence-based framework for achieving the sexual rights of older people. Drawing on interdisciplinary research, it explores the cultural and social locations of old age and its intersections with sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex status. More information...

Refiguring Techniques in Digital Visual Research

Young, Alison and Macdowall, L. "Visual Documentation in Hybrid Spaces: Ethics, Publics and Transition," in Cruz, Edgar Gómez; Sumartojo, Shanti and Pink, Sarah (eds.,). Refiguring Techniques in Digital Visual Research. Springer, 2017.

This book interrogates how new digital-visual techniques and technologies are being used in emergent configurations of research and intervention. It discusses technological change and technological possibility; theoretical shifts toward processual paradigms; and a respectful ethics of responsibility. More information…


Reclaiming the Night-Time Economy

Fileborn, Bianca. Reclaiming the Night-Time Economy: Unwanted Sexual Attention in Pubs and Clubs. Palsgrave macmillan, 2016.

This book explores young adults' experiences and understandings of sexualised violence within licensed venues. Although anecdotally common, unwanted sexual attention in pubs and clubs has been the focus of relatively little criminological analysis. This text provides the first exploration of how and why unwanted sexual attention occurs in licensed venues. More information...

Sexuality & Ageing

Fileborn, Bianca et al. "Old and desirable: older women’s accounts of ageing bodies in intimate relationships," in Bouman, Walter Pierre and Kleinplatz, Peggy J. (eds.,). Sexuality & Ageing. Routledge, 2016.

Across the globe, both in developed and developing countries, the population is rapidly ageing. In the fields of sexual and relationship therapy and sexual health, ageing has not been an issue of priority... This book brings together contributions from those currently writing on and researching ageing as it relates, in a therapeutic context, to gender identity, to sex and sexuality, and to intimate relationships. More information...

Queering Criminology

Fileborn, Bianca. "Queering safety: LGBTIQ young adults' production of safety and identity on a night out," in Ball, Matthew; Crofts, Thomas and Dwyer, Angela (eds.). Queering Criminology. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

McDonald, Dave. "Who Is the Subject of Queer Criminology? Unravelling the Category of the Paedophile," in Ball, Matthew; Crofts, Thomas and Dwyer, Angela (eds.). Queering Criminology. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Queer criminological work is at the forefront of critical academic criminology, responding to the exclusion of queer communities from criminology, and the injustices that they experience through the criminal justice system. This volume draws together both theoretical and empirical contributions that develop the growing scholarship being produced at the intersection of 'queer' and 'criminology'. More information...

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights

Haines, Fiona. "Human rights and multinational enterprises A criminological analysis of non-judicial mechanisms of redress," in Weber, Leanne; Fishwick, Elaine and Marmo, Marinella (eds.,). The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights. Routledge, 2016.

Spivakovsky, Claire. “Human Rights and the Governance of Cognitive Impairment and Mental Illness,” in Weber, Leanne; Fishwick, Elaine and Marmo, Marinella (eds.,). The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights. Routledge, 2016.

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights brings together a diverse body of work from around the globe and across a wide range of criminological topics and perspectives, united by its critical application of human rights law and principles. This collection explores the interdisciplinary reach of criminology and is the first of its kind to link criminology and human rights. More information...

Street Art World

Young, Alison. Street Art World. Reaction Books, 2016.

This strikingly illustrated book explores every aspect of street art, from making and photographing, to stealing and selling it. Artists working in the streets reveal both their passion for street art and ambivalence about its commodification. The rise, fall and rise again of street art in the art market is told through revealing encounters with collectors and auction houses in Paris, London, Melbourne and beyond. More information...


Settler Colonial Governance in Nineteenth-Century Victoria

Balint, Jennifer et al. "The Minutes of Evidence Project: Creating Collaborative Fields of Engagement with the Past and Present'," in Boucher, Leigh and Russell, Lynette (eds.,). Settler Colonial Governance in Nineteenth-Century Victoria. Australian National University Press, 2015.

This collection represents a serious re-examination of existing work on the Aboriginal history of nineteenth-century Victoria, deploying the insights of postcolonial thought to wrench open the inner workings of territorial expropriation and its historically tenacious variability. More information…

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs

Fernandez, E., May, Andrew and Boyle, Greg. "Measures of Anger and Hostility in Adults," in Boyle, Gregory J., Saklofske, Donald H. and Matthews, Gerald (eds.,). Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs. Academic Press, 2015.

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs assists researchers and practitioners by identifying and reviewing the best scales/measures for a variety of constructs. Each chapter discusses test validity, reliability, and utility. Authors have focused on the most often used and cited scales/measures, with a particular emphasis on those published in recent years. More information...

Framing Drug Use

Fitzgerald, J. Framing Drug Use: Bodies, Space, Economy and Crime. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

This book examines the forces that shape psychoactive drug use. The approach, informed by poststructuralist semiotics, culture, phenomenology and contemporary theories of affect, illuminates the connections between drugs, bodies, space, economy and crime. More information...

Breaking Cycles of Intergenerational Repetition

Rogers, Juliet. "Rethinking Remorse - the problem of the banality of full disclosure in testimonies from South Africa," in Gobodo-Madikizela, Pumla (ed.,). Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory. Barbara Budrich Publishers, 2015.

The authors in this volume explore the interconnected issues of intergenerational trauma and traumatic memory in societies with a history of collective violence across the globe. Each chapter’s discussion offers a critical reflection on historical trauma and its repercussions, and how memory can be used as a basis for dialogue and transformation. More information...

Crime, Victims and Policy

Wilson, D. and Ross, S. (eds.,). Crime, Victims and Policy: International Contexts, Local Experiences. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

This book provides critically examines how recent international developments in victims theory and policy are experienced within specific local contexts. The chapters approach key criminological issues including the experience of criminal justice agencies, policy formulation, the construction of victim identities and the 'discovery' of new victims. More information...