Alternative Criminologies celebrates a kaleidoscopic process of permanent critique and a diversity of social and scientific knowledges. It examines complex and global crime issues in light of the many alternative scientific, artistic, empathetic, campaigning and otherwise imaginative criminologies that attempt to understand and/or fundamentally change why crime and justice take the forms they do.

From cutting edge topics such as crimes against humanity, the criminology of mobility, terrorism, cybercrime, corporate crime and green criminology; to gendered perspectives on violence against women, sexualities and feminist and queer criminologies; to key issues in penology such as mass incarceration, the death penalty, desistance from crime, risk and the political economy of punishment; Alternative Criminologies demonstrates the breadth, the variety and the vibrancy of contemporary perspectives on crime, criminalization and punishment.

Bringing together 34 leading experts from around the world, this international collection unites fresh and insightful theoretical positions with innovative empirical research and marks an important juncture for criminologies and their imagined futures. Alternative Criminologies is essential reading for students of crime and criminal justice.

part I|197 pages

Theoretical perspectives

chapter 1|14 pages

Alternative criminologies

An introduction
ByPat Carlen

chapter 2|17 pages

Cultural criminology continued

ByJeff Ferrell, Keith Hayward

chapter 3|17 pages

Criminologies of the market

ByElliott Currie

chapter 4|22 pages

Punishment and political economy

ByAlessandro De Giorgi

chapter 5|19 pages

Governing through crime

ByJonathan Simon, Giane Silvestre

chapter 6|18 pages

Criminology and consumerism

BySimon Winlow, Steve Hall

chapter 7|15 pages

Feminist criminologies

ByKerry Carrington

chapter 8|10 pages

Queering criminology

ByClara Moura Masiero

chapter 9|15 pages

The politics of sexuality

Alternative visions of sex and social change
ByJo Phoenix

chapter 10|15 pages

The criminology of mobility

BySharon Pickering, Mary Bosworth, Katja Franko

chapter 11|17 pages

Green criminologies

ByReece Walters

chapter 12|16 pages


ByLeandro Ayres França

part II|273 pages

Critical issues for the 21st century

chapter 13|18 pages

Crime and media

ByEamonn Carrabine

chapter 14|16 pages

Crime and risk

ByPat O’Malley

chapter 15|17 pages

The criminal pursuit of serious white-collar crimes

ByMichael Levi

chapter 16|16 pages

Hate crimes

ByStevie-Jade Hardy, Neil Chakraborti

chapter 17|15 pages

Criminology and terrorism

Toward a critical approach
ByGabe Mythen

chapter 18|19 pages

Violence against women

ByNicole Westmarland

chapter 19|28 pages


The Latin American experience
BySusanne Karstedt

chapter 20|16 pages

Crimes against humanity and war crimes

ByJosé Carlos Portella Junior

chapter 21|18 pages

The challenge of state crime

ByPenny Green

chapter 22|22 pages

Mass incarceration

ByDavid Brown

chapter 23|14 pages

Prisoner reentry as myth and ceremony

ByLoïc Wacquant

chapter 24|23 pages

Towards the global elimination of the death penalty

A cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment
ByRoger Hood, Carolyn Hoyle

chapter 25|10 pages

Peculiar institution

America’s death penalty today
ByDavid Garland

chapter 26|19 pages


Envisioning futures
ByHannah Graham, Fergus McNeill

chapter 27|20 pages

Alternative criminologies, academic markets and corporatism in universities

ByPat Carlen, Jo Phoenix