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Cultural Criminology
An Invitation

Second Edition
  • Jeff Ferrell - Texas Christian University, USA and University of Kent, UK
  • Keith Hayward - University of Kent, UK
  • Jock Young - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York and University of Kent


© 2015 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Cultural Criminology: An Invitation traces the history, theory, methodology and future direction of cultural criminology.

Drawing on issues of representation, meaning and politics, this book walks you through the key areas that make up this fascinating approach to the study of crime.

The second edition has been fully revised to take account of recent developments in this fast developing field, thereby keeping you up-to-date with the issues facing cultural criminologists today. It includes:

  • A new chapter on war, terrorism and the state
  • New sections on cultural criminology and the politics of gender, and green cultural criminology
  • Two new and expanded chapters on research methodology within the field of cultural criminology
  • Further Reading suggestions and a list of related films and documentaries at the end of each chapter, enabling you to take your studies beyond the classroom
  • New and updated vignettes, examples, and visual illustrations throughout

Building on the success of the first edition, Cultural Criminology: An Invitation offers a vibrant and cutting-edge introduction to this growing field. It will encourage you to adopt a critical and contemporary approach to your studies in criminology.

First edition: 2009 Distinguished Book Award from the American Society of Criminology's Division of International Criminology

 
Chapter 1: Cultural Criminology: An Invitation
 
Chapter 2: The Gathering Storm
 
Chapter 3: The Storm Breaks: Cultural Criminology Now
 
Chapter 4: A Cultural Criminology of the Everyday
 
Chapter 5: War, Terrorism and the State: A Cultural Criminological Introduction
 
Chapter 6: Media, Representation and Meaning: Inside the Hall of Mirrors
 
Chapter 7: Against Criminological Method
 
Chapter 8: Dangerous Knowledge: Methods of Cultural Criminology
 
Chapter 9: Conclusions

The new edition provides a timely update of an important book - timely not because its ideas were dated or lacking in relevance, but rather because events of the last decade have confirmed the significance of the arguments advanced in the original edition. Not only has the cultural field been shown to have an increasing importance for criminal justice policy and practice, but criminological theory and research have also demonstrated the complexities of its analysis. The new edition updates the original argument about the importance of cultural analysis for criminology through an expansive array of examples and case studies as well as through a highly thoughtful account of the ways in which criminal justice has always been intertwined with culture. The book also engages closely with related approaches in criminological theory to generate a closely argued account of the significance of culture for criminology

Professor Alison Young
The University of Melbourne

Updating and expanding their path-breaking appreciation of the fundamentally cultural foundations of crime both as law enforcement target and as behavior pursuing the charms of deviance, in their second edition, Ferrell, Hayward and the late Jock Young introduce “cultural criminology” within the long historical sweep of social thought on crime. Their far-reaching and generous appreciation of diverse contributions to the cultural criminology movement is heuristically explosive.  On virtually every page their text will offer the keen reader multiple suggestions for taking research on crime and deviance in novel directions. As criminology faces a crisis of confidence, this rare work shows how a new generation of students can fit promising and practical investigations of crime and deviance under a single comprehensive canopy.

Professor Jack Katz
UCLA

This bookgives broad outline of cultural criminology which is important to develop an understanding of criminolofgy

Mr Martin Dorgan
MBA, University College Cork (NUI)
November 27, 2015

This book is very relevant to criminology in the Rep of Ireland. It gives good insight to cultural criminology and helps the reader to relate the topic by introducing movies that students can watch after reading about the topic. It is a good read which will help students to adapt a critical approach.

Mr graham cambridge
Department of Sociology, University College Cork (NUI)
October 8, 2015

Too dense for first year undergraduates. More suited for second years.

Dr Kofi Boakye
Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University
September 17, 2015

With the growing understanding of how culture underpins both the reality of crime and how crime is viewed, this text is highly recommended for students who wish to expand their understanding

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Institute of Policing and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Cumbria
June 16, 2015

Will form a good basis for theoretical discussion throughout a course that bends to being practical.

Ms Allison Savory
Department of Social Sciences, Bucks New University
June 4, 2015

For those studying cultural criminology or any elements related to this; this is an absolutely essential read. The style of writing is clear but can be challenging for the lower level students. For this reason I would recommend the book be used by those of level 6 or above.

Miss Anna Waistnage
Health and Social care sciences, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
June 2, 2015
Key features

New to the Second Edition of Cultural Criminology:

  • A chapter on war, terrorism and the state
  • Sections on cultural criminology and the politics of gender, and green cultural criminology
  • Two new and expanded chapters on research methodology
  • Further Reading suggestions and a list of related films and documentaries at the end of each chapter
  • New and updated vignettes, examples, and visual illustrations throughout
  • A new concluding chapter
  • A new chapter on war, terrorism and the state
  • New sections on cultural criminology and the politics of gender, and green cultural criminology
  • Two new and expanded chapters on research methodology
  • Further Reading suggestions and a list of related films and documentaries at the end of each chapter
  • New and updated vignettes, examples, and visual illustrations throughout
  • A new concluding chapter

Sample Materials & Chapters

Cultural Criminology: Media, representation and meaning


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