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Applied Criminology

Applied Criminology

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April 2008 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This is the first book to cover comprehensively and accessibly the area of applied criminology. It draws together leading experts with experience of teaching, research and practice.

Each chapter engages with the application of criminology in a particular area of the community and criminal justice system, and offers:

  • An overview of the relationship between criminological theory and policy and practice developments.
  • Critical reflection on whether criminology has been meaningfully engaged - paying particular attention to the contemporary issues and debates.
  • Evaluation of the implications for diverse communities, paying particular attention to discrimination and oppression and criminal justice values.
  • Summaries, case studies and further reading to support knowledge and understanding.

 The book is accompanied by a companion website to enhance the learning experience. This includes:

  • Lecture notes
  • Online readings
  • Student exercises
  • Case studies
  • Useful links


Applied Criminology
Applied Criminology
Criminological Policy, Practice and Research

Contested Meanings and Differential Consequences

Policing the Community in the 21st Century
Prisons and Penal Policy
Accountability, Legitimacy and Discretion
Applying Criminology in Professional Practice

Youth Justice Policy and Practice
Reclaiming Applied Criminology as Critical Intervention

Responsibility, Rights or Reconciliation?

Risk Management, Accountability and Partnerships in Criminal Justice
The Case of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements

Restorative Justice
Theory, Policy and Practice

Corporate Crime and its Victims

I liked the individual articles that discussed various forms of application. These discussions were thorough and addressed some important applicaton issues. I used the book in my criminology course last semester (Fall 2009). I will teach the course again next Fall 2010 and will consider using it again. My only issue was that the students did not find it as well received as I. It did focus on a UK point of view, which I think resulted in a little bit of indifference for my students since it wasn't a comparative course. This could be correctable on my part by changing the course content to reflect a comparative viewpoint. I will consider this before I teach the course again.

Dr Francis Williams
Social Science , Plymouth State University
February 8, 2010

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