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 stateNew sections on cultural criminology and the politics of gender, and green cultural criminologyTwo new and expanded chapters on research methodology within the field of cultural criminologyFurther Reading suggestions and a list of related films and documentaries at the end of each chapter, enabling you to take your studies beyond the classroomNew and updated vignettes, examples, and visual illustrations throughoutBuilding 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