31 May 2011

NOTICE: Routledge Studies in the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

The following might be of interest:

SOLON is delighted to announce that Routledge publishers in conjunction with the SOLON Network are currently seeking submissions for a new research series, Routledge Studies in the History of Crime and Criminal Justice.

The aim of the series is to publish the very best in current research in the history of crime and criminal justice including legal and criminological perspectives with an academic readership in mind. Broad surveys rather than specific studies would be preferred and the notes below should give you an indication of the ideas the series editors have in mind. We would be happy to see proposals for monographs (including PhDs) and edited collections and are keen to welcome a broad and international selection of academics as authors and editors for books in the series. We hope to break new ground in research as well as offering fresh perspectives.

Please send us outline proposals and general expressions of interest/ideas/enquiries by the middle of August and full proposals as per attached by 30 October 2011

If you would like more information or indeed have any feedback or suggestions, we would be happy to hear from you. Please contact either Kim Stevenson ( or the commissioning editor for Criminology at Routledge, Tom Sutton ( We look forward to hearing from you.

Proposed themes:
  1. Identities: Gender, Sexualities and Life Courses (including gender and crime, trafficking, mental health, age profiles and crime/juveniles, sexual offences, victims/survivors of crime, criminal profiles according to age, occupation and experience – eg soldiers)
  2. Violence and the Criminal Justice Process (causes of violence including alcohol, mental health issues, hate crime etc)
  3. Law, Rights and the Criminal Justice Process (causations of crime, politics and criminal law, human rights issues)
  4. Criminalisation, Regulation and Organisation (including policing, organised crime, fraud and property crime generally, traffic offences, public order, indecency and criminalisation, alcohol and substance regulation, licensing and criminalisation, gambling and crime, health and safety, smuggling and customs, vaccination acts)
  5. Justice and Conflict (including war crimes, theories of international justice, diplomacy and the criminal justice process)
  6. Culture, Religion and Crime (cultural clashes including honour crime, blasphemy, understandings of criminality as a concept)
  7. Criminal Justice, Process and Outcomes (the role of criminal lawyers & judges, the culture of individual defence, role of the state, also probation, prisons, recidivism)
  8. Criminal Justice and Medias (electronic, print, visual and audio – celebrity cultures and criminals/lawyers, censorship, history of media law)
  9. Sciences and Theories of Crime (histories of criminology, psychiatry/psychology and crime, theories of punishment and rehabilitation)

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