Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Criminology was classically described by Edwin Sutherland, one of its American pioneers, as the study of "the making, the breaking, and the enforcement of criminal laws." More recently, the subject has split into criminology, the study of the causes of crime, and criminal justice, the study of the institutions and processes involved in the enforcement of the criminal law. The scope is interdisciplinary, ranging across the behavioral and social sciences and the humanities from biology and neurology through sociology, psychology, and political science to literature, history, and philosophy. Most criminology and criminal justice departments and schools were established in the 1970s or later, though many hundreds of such departments now exist. Much writing and research go on, however, in other disciplines and departments as well as the more specialized programs. Contemporary scholarship ranges across time from historical studies of crime in the Middle Ages through content and discourse analyses of newspapers, television, film, and fiction, and across subjects from brain-scans to meta-ethics.


Editor in Chief

Michael Tonry is Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota Law School, and Senior Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement at Free University in Amsterdam. From 1999 to 2004 he was also Professor of Law and Public Policy and director of The Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Since 2001, he has been a visiting professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He has also been a senior fellow of The Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Leiden, since 2003. He specializes in criminal law and teaches courses in criminal law, jurisprudence, and comparative law. He is the author or editor of many books and articles, most recently Punishing Race: A Continuing American Dilemma (Oxford, 2012).

Editorial Board

Senior Editors
Rosemary Gartner
University of Toronto
Paul Knepper
University of Sheffield
Alex Piquero
University of Texas at Dallas

Former Editorial Board Members

Julian Roberts
Oxford University
Sally Simpson
University of Maryland

Volume Editors

Donna M. Bishop
Northeastern University
The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

Sandra Bucerius
University of Toronto
The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

Francis T. Cullen
University of Cincinnati
The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory

David P. Farrington
Cambridge University
The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

Barry C. Feld
University of Minnesota Law School
The Oxford Handbook of Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice
Rosemary Gartner
University of Toronto
The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

Robert J. Kane
Drexel University
The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

Bill McCarthy
University of California, Davis
The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime

Letizia Paoli
Leuven Institute of Criminology, KU Leuven
The Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime

Joan Petersilia
Stanford Criminal Justice Center (SCJC)
The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections
Michael D. Reisig
Arizona State University
The Oxford Handbook of Police and Policing

Kevin R. Reitz
University of Minnesota Law School
The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

Michael Tonry
University of Minnesota Law School
The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Public Policy
The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice
The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration
The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention

Pamela Wilcox
University of Cincinnati
The Oxford Handbook of Criminological Theory
 

Digital Collections

A specially curated collection of peer-reviewed articles that discuss cutting-edge research and ensure comprehensive and timely coverage of ever-expanding disciplines.

Brown v. Plata
Keramet Reiter
Natalie Pifer

Campus Crime
John J. Sloan
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Bonnie S. Fisher
University of Cincinnati

Community-Based Organizations and Crime Prevention
Tim Goddard
Andrea Headley

Conservation Criminology, Environmental Crime, and Risk
Edmund F. McGarrell
Michigan State University
Carole Gibbs
Michigan State University

Contemporary Penal Policies
Hilde Tubex
University of Western Australia

Crime during and after Military Service
Clive Emsley
The Open University

Crime Journeys
Wim Bernasco
Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)

Crime Policies of Small Countries: Viewing Punishment from the Periphery
Claire Hamilton
Queen's University Belfast

Cybercrime
Thomas J. Holt
Michigan State University
Adam M. Bossler
Georgia Southern University

Desistance from Sexual Offending
Danielle Arlanda Harris
Rebecca M. Cudmore
Northeastern University

Handling Irregularities
Ryoko Yamamoto
SUNY College at Old Westbury

Identity Theft
Lynne Vieraitis
University of Texas at Dallas
Amny Shuraydi

Jury Nullification in the United States
Nancy J. King

Juvenile Justice in Poland
Krzysztof Krajewski
Jagiellonian University
Late-Blooming Offending
Vere van Koppen
VU University
Arjan Blokland
Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)
Victor van der Geest
VU University Amsterdam
Catrien Bijleveld
VU University Amsterdam
Steve van de Weijer
VU University

Latin American Youth Gangs
Robert Brenneman
Saint Michael's College
Adriana García

Lay Adjudication around the World
Marijke Malsch
Independent Scholar

Media Representations of Crime and Criminal Justice
Christopher Birkbeck
University of Salford

Public Knowledge of Crime and Criminal Justice
Martina Y. Feilzer
University of Bangor

Religion, Crime, and Criminal Justice
Byron R. Johnson
Baylor University
Curtis S. Schroeder
Baylor University

Responsive Regulation
Melissa Rorie

Sentencing Councils and Commissions
Karen Gelb

Sentencing Guideline Schemes Across the United States and Beyond
Sarah Krasnostein
Monash University
Arie Freiberg
Monash University

Sex Offender Monitoring
Jennifer McMahon
City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center and John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Cynthia Calkins
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Julia Mesler
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Strategic Responses to the Boston Marathon Bombing
Laura Dugan
University of Maryland
Daren Fisher

The Appeal of the Crime Genre
Gray Cavender
Arizona State University
Nancy C. Jurik
Arizona State University
The Psychology of White-Collar Offending
Michael L. Benson
University of Cincinnati
Sarah M. Manchak
University of Cincinatti

The School-to-Prison Pipeline in America, 1972–2012
Bryan L. Sykes
Alex R. Piquero
University of Texas at Dallas
Jason P. Gioviano
Nicolas Pittman

Tourism, Leisure, and Crime
Elaine Barclay
University of New England
Rob I. Mawby
University of Leicester
Carol Jones
University of Gloucestershire

Victimization and Help-Seeking Among Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Angela R. Gover
University of Colorado Denver
Elizabeth A. Tomsich
Texas A&M International University, dept. of Public Affairs and Social Research
Tara N. Richards
University of Baltimore

Victimization Surveys
Ben Bradford
University of Oxford
Sarah MacQueen

Wrongful Convictions in the United States: An Overview
Jon B. Gould
Public Affairs, American University

Youth and Crime in Sweden
David Shannon
The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention
Olof Bäckman
Stockholm University
Felipe Estrada
Stockholm University
Anders Nilsson
Stockholm University

Youth Justice in Australia
Chris Cunneen
James Cook University

Youth Justice in China
Susyan Jou
Graduate School of Criminology, National Taipei University
Lennon Chang
City University of Hong Kong
Bill Hebenton
University of Manchester

Youth Justice in Israel
Mimi Ajzenstadt
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 

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