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Routledge handbook of public criminologies

"Featuring contributions from scholars from across the globe, Routledge Handbook of Public Criminologies is a comprehensive resource that addresses the challenges related to public conversations around crime and policy. In an era of fake news, misguided rhetoric about immigrants and refugees, and efforts to toughen criminal laws, criminologists seeking to engage publicly around crime and policy arguably face an uphill battle. This handbook outlines the foundations of and developments in public criminology, underscoring the need to not only understand earlier ideas and debates, but also how scholars pursue public-facing work through various approaches. The first of its kind, this collection captures diverse and critical perspectives on the practices and challenges of actually doing public criminology. The book presents real-world examples that help readers better understand the nature of public criminological work, as well as the structural and institutional barriers and enablers of engaging wider audiences. Authors address policies around crime and crime control, media landscapes, and changing political dynamics. In examining attempts to bridge the gaps between scholarship, activism, and outreach, the essays featured here capture important tensions related to inequality and social difference, including the ways in which criminology can be complicit in perpetuating inequitable practices and structures, and how public criminology aims-but sometimes fails-to address them. The depth and breadth of material in the book will appeal to a wide range of academics, students, and practitioners. It is an important resource for graduate students, early career researchers, as well as more established scholars, and professionals, with accessible content that can also be used in upper-level undergraduate classes"--
Print Book, English, 2020
Routledge, New York, 2020
xviii, 314 Seiten Diagramme
9781138479296, 1138479292
Foreword: The State of Public Criminology: Progress and Challenges; Introduction: Public Criminology Reconsidered: An Invitation; PART I: The Emergence of Public Criminologies; 1. Everything Still to Play for: Revisiting "Public Criminologies: Diverse Perspectives on Academia and Policy"; 2. Re-Thinking Public Criminology: Politics, Paradoxes, and Challenges; 3. Where is the Public in Public Criminology? Towards a Participatory Public Criminology; 4. The Challenge of Transformative Justice: Insurgent Knowledge and Public Criminology; 5. Articulation of Liberation Criminologies and Public Criminologies: Advancing a Countersystem Approach and Decolonization Paradigm; PART II: Engaging Publics ; 6. A Revolution in Prosecution: The Campaign to End Mass Incarceration in Philadelphia; 7. Reflections from an Accidental Public Scholar; 8. Engaging the Public: Access to Justice for the Most Vulnerable; 9. Public Feminist Criminologies: Reflections on the Activist-Scholar in Violence Against Women Policy; 10. Limits of Visibility in the Struggle for Abortion Rights: Reflection from Latin America; PART III: Barriers and Challenges; 11. Strangers Within: Carving Out a Role for Engaged Scholarship in the University Space; 12. The Push and Pull of Going "Public": Barriers and Risks to Mobilizing Criminological Knowledge; 13. Public Criminology in China: Neither Public, nor Criminology; 14. A Case for a Public Pacific Criminology?; 15. The Challenges of Academics Engaging in Environmental Justice Activism; Josh Ozymy and Melissa Jarrell ; PART IV:Critiques and Critical Reflections; 16. You’re a Criminologist? What Can You Offer Us? Interrogating Criminological Expertise in the Context of White Collar Crime; 17. "Our North is the South": Lessons from Researching Police-Community Encounters in São Paulo and Los Angeles; 18. Confronting Politics of Death in Papua; 19. Rethinking How "the Public" Counts in Public Criminology; 20. Does the Public Need Criminology?; PART V: Future Trajectories; 21. Starting the Conversation in the Classroom: Pedagogy as Public Criminology; 22. You are on Indigenous Land: Acknowledgment and Action in Criminology; 23. Time to Think about Patriarchy? Public Criminology in an Era of Misogyny; 24. Value-Responsible Design and Sexual Violence Interventions: Engaging Value-Hypotheses in Making the Criminological Imagination; 25. Abolitionism as a Philosophy of Hope: "Inside-outsiders" and the Reclaiming of Democracy