This is the first book to cover comprehensively and accessibly the area of applied criminology. It draws together leading experts with experience of teaching, research and practice.
Each chapter engages with the application of criminology in a particular area of the community and criminal justice system, and offers:
- An overview of the relationship between criminological theory and policy and practice developments
- Critical reflection on whether criminology has been meaningfully engaged – paying particular attention to the contemporary issues and debates
- Evaluation of the implications for diverse communities, paying particular attention to discrimination and oppression and criminal justice values
- Summaries, case studies and further reading to support knowledge and understanding
The book is accompanied by a companion website to enhance the learning experience, including:
- Lecture notes
- Online readings
- Student exercises
- Case studies
- Useful links
The book is essential reading for all students of criminology, criminal justice, community justice, probation/offender management studies, policing, social work, and social policy. It is also indispensable for those engaged in professional training for the community and criminal justice sectors.