The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights

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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.

This text is divided into six sections, each with an introduction and an overview provided by one of the editors. The opening section makes an assessment of the current standing of human rights within the discipline. Each of the remaining sections corresponds to a substantive area of harm prevention and social control which together make up the main core of contemporary criminology, namely:

criminal law in practice;

transitional justice, peacemaking and community safety;

policing in all its guises;

traditional and emerging approaches to criminal justice;

and penality, both within and beyond the prison.

This Handbook forms an authoritative foundation on which future teaching and research about human rights and criminology can be built. This multi-disciplinary text is an essential companion for criminologists, sociologists, legal scholars and political scientists.
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  • Hardback | 591 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 38.1mm | 1,202g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 Line drawings, black and white; 6 Tables, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138931179
  • 9781138931176
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Table of contents


Section I: Taking Stock of Human Rights within Criminology

1. Turning to Human Rights: Criminology Past and Future (Therese Murphy and Noel Whitty)

2. Criminological Issues and the UN: Key Issues and Trends (Rhona Smith)

3. Thinking about Human Rights from within Criminology (Anthony Amatrudo)

4. The Africana Paradigm: W.E.B Du Bois as a Founding Father of Human Rights Criminology (Biko Agozino)

5. Regarding Rights for the Other: Abolitionism and Human Rights from Below (David Scott)

6. Feminist Criminology and Human Rights (Rosemary Barberet and Diana Rodriguez-Spahia)

7. Victims: Needs, Rights and Justice (Sandra Walklate)

8. Governmentality Analytics and Human Rights in Criminology (Randy K. Lippert)

9. Conceptualizing Human Rights in State - Corporate Crime Research (Ray Michalowski)

10. Criminology, Globalization and Human Rights (Russell Hogg)

Section II: Law, Regulation and Governance through a Human Rights Lens

11. The European Union, Criminal law and Human Rights (Valsamis Mitsilegas)

12. Digital Surveillance and Everyday Democracy (Didier Bigo)

13. Anti-terrorism Laws and Human Rights (Nicola McGarrity and Jessie Blackbourn)

14. Death Investigation and Human Rights (Rebecca Scott Bray)

15. Australian Border Policing, the Detention of Children and State Crime (Mike Grewcock)

16. Civil Society Perspectives on Corruption and Human Rights: The Case of Papua New Guinea (Tony Ward)

17. Human Rights and Multi-National Enterprises: A Criminological Analysis of Non-Judicial Mechanisms of Redress (Fiona Haines)

18. The Utility and Futility of International Rights Standards for Children in Conflict with the Law: The Case of England (Kathryn Hollingsworth)

19. Human Rights and the Governance of Cognitive Impairment and Mental Illness (Claire Spivakovsky)

20. Environmental Crime, Human Rights and Green Criminology (Hope Johnson, Nigel South and Reece Walters)

21. Trafficking Cultural Objects and Human Rights (Simon Mackenzie and Donna Yates)

Section III: Human Rights in the Promotion of Peace, Community Safety and Social Justice

22. Human Rights in Situations of Transitional Justice (Stephan Parmentier, Monica Aciru, Huma Saeed and Mina Rauschenbach)

23. The Violence of War, the Violence of Peace: Mining, Conflict and Social Justice on Bougainville (Kristian Lasslett)

24. Childhood, Rights and Justice in Northern Ireland (Deena Haydon and Phil Scraton)

25. Keeping the Peace: Police Peacekeeping and Capacity Development in the Promotion of Human Rights (Andrew Goldsmith)

26. Criminalizing dissent: Social movements, public order policing, and the erosion of protest rights (Greg Martin)

27. The limits of Migration-related Human Rights: Connecting Exploitation to Immobility (Sanja Milivojevic, Marie Segrave and Sharon Pickering)

28. (De)-Criminalising Queer Lives: Viewing through a Post-Colonial Optic (Ratna Kapur)

29. Justice Reinvestment as Social Justice (David Brown, Chris Cunneen, Melanie Schwartz, Julie Stubbs and Courtney Young)

Section IV: Policing and Human Rights

30. Police, Crime and Human Rights (Jude McCulloch)

31. Police Violence and the Failed Promise of Human Rights (Bill McClanahan and Avi Brisman)

32. Bent to Authority: Human Rights, Authoritarian Neoliberalism and Consent Policing (Willem de Lint)

33. Human rights and Police Training: Democratising Policing Systems (Alan Beckley)

34. Human Rights and Everyday Practices of Policing in Post-war Sri Lanka (Kiran Grewal and Vidura Munasinghe)

35. 'Like Running on One Leg': the Regulation of Sexual Rights through the Preventative Policing of Sexual Violence in Delhi (Natasha Marhia)

36. Human Rights and Policing in South Africa as a Matter of In/Exclusion (Julia Hornberger)

37. Human Rights and Pluralization of Policing (Mutuma Ruteere, Clifford Shearing and Philip Stenning)

38. Transnational Policing and the End-times of Human Rights (Ben Bowling and James Sheptycki)

Section V: Human Rights and the Justice Process

39. Seeing the State: Human Rights Violations of Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power (Robyn Holder)

40. Survival, Dignity and Wellbeing: Indigenous Human Rights and Transformative Approaches to Justice (Chris Cunneen and Juan Tauri)

41. Gender Equality, Human Dignity and the Right to a Fair Trial (Jill Hunter)

42. China's Criminal Response to Domestic Violence Against Women: Private Prosecution and a Human Rights Approach (Sanzhuan Guo)

43. Human Rights Law and Juvenile Justice: Emerging Law and Practice (Ursula Kilkelly and Louise Forde)

44. Legal Status of Customary Criminal Justice Systems and Human Rights in Ethiopia (Wondwossen Kassa and Muradu Abdo Srur)

45. 'Daiyou kangoku': Systemic Human Rights Violations in Pre-indictment Detention in Japan (Saul Takahashi)

46. The International Criminal Court, Human Rights and Intervention Narratives (Nerida Chazal)

Section VI: Human Rights and Penality

47. Human Rights as a Protective Force (Elizabeth Stanley)

48. Supervising Offenders in the Community: Vision, Values and Human Rights (Loraine Gelsthorpe and Madeline-Sophie Abbas)

49. Prisons and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future Challenges (Peter Scharff-Smith)

50. Human rights, Criminal Justice and Closed Environments (Bronwyn Naylor)

51. Human Rights and Imprisonment of Older Adults (Diete Humblet and Sonja Snacken)

52. Human Rights and Prison: A Case Study from the Australian Capital Territory (Lorana Bartels and Jeremy Boland)

53. Human Rights versus Citizenship Rights: Media Coverage of Human Rights in the UK (Des McNulty, Nicholas Watson and Gregory Philo)
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Review quote

"The Handbook covers an extensive list of themes that view the significance of human rights for social justice, policing, punishment, justice systems, law and governance and the development of criminology itself. This ambitious Handbook is the first major attempt to bring human rights out of the fringe and to the fore of criminological debate. It is breathtaking in its scope. The 53 chapters are authored by an inter-disciplinary group of distinguished, cutting-edge and early career scholars - an impressive feat in itself. This is a superb example of trans-nationalising the discipline by bringing together scholars from the global north and south. The Handbook is an essential source of original and diverse scholarship that brings criminology and human rights perspectives together. It will appeal to a broad range of scholars across a number of disciplines well beyond criminology. It is also vital reading for policy makers, legislators and human rights activists and organisations across the world. I thoroughly commend it."

Kerry Carrington, Head of School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

"For years many of us have bemoaned the lack of synergy between human rights and criminological scholarship. Happily, criminologists and human rights scholars are increasingly talking to each other and this diverse and rich collection marks an important milestone in that development. The editors and contributors are to be warmly congratulated."

Kieran McEvoy, Professor of Law and Transitional Justice, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland
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About Leanne Weber

Leanne Weber is Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow in Internal Border Policing at Monash University, Australia, and Co-Director of the Border Crossing Observatory.

Elaine Fishwick is an independent research consultant currently working on a project with Sydney University Social Justice Research Network, Australia.

Marinella Marmo is Associate Professor in Criminal Justice and Associate Dean (Research) at Flinders University Law School, Australia.
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