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State, Power, Crime

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296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Featuring contributions by many of the leading scholars in the field, this seminal text explores the key themes and debates on state power today, in relation to crime and social order. It critically evaluates a range of substantive areas of criminological concern, including terrorism, surveillance, violence, and the media.

Key Features

  • Gives historical overviews of key theories about state power
  • Provides an assessment of the relationship between crime, criminal justice, and the state
  • Analyzes the development of law and order policy
  • Discusses the impact of structural fissures such as gender, race and sexuality
  • Presents an overview of current research and writing
  • Offers critical reflection on the future direction of research and analysis
  • Provides advice on further reading

In 1978, with the publication of Hall et al's Policing the Crisis and Poulantzas's State, Power, Socialism, the complexity of the state's interventions in maintaining a capitalist social order were laid bare for critical criminological analysis. State, Power, Crime offers an up to date and comprehensive examination of the challenges posed by state power, in relation to both criminal and social justice. It is essential reading for upper level undergraduates and postgraduates in criminology, criminal justice and sociology.

Stuart Hall
Preface
Roy Coleman et al
Introduction: State, Power, Crime
Anette Ballinger
Gender, Power and the State: Same as It Ever Was?
Lois Bibbings
The Heterostate: Hegemonic Heterosexuality and State Power
Jon Burnett
Racism and the State: Authoritarianism and Coercion
Roy Coleman
Policing the Working Class in the City of Renewal: The State and Social Surveillance
Janet Jamieson and Joe Yates
Young People, Youth Justice and the State
Chris Jones and Tony Novak
Power, Politics and the Welfare State
Steve Tombs and David Whyte
The State and Corporate Crime
Penny Green and Tony Ward
Violence and the State
Paddy Hillyard
The 'Exceptional' State
Pete Gill
Intelligence, Terrorism and the State
Lynn Hancock
Crime Prevention, Community Safety and the Local State
Sandra Walklate
Victims and the State
Paul Mason
Crime, Media and the State
Reece Walters
The State, Knowledge Production and Criminology
Christina Pantazis and Simon Pemberton
Nation States and the Production of Social Harm: Resisting the Hegemony of 'TINA'

Essential essay reading which is a comprehensive study of Corporate,State and Crime in which a critical analysis is developed by leading authors in criminological studies. A singularly important book which involves a wide range of criminological theoretical insights into state power and corporate crime.

Mr Martin Dorgan
MBA, University College Cork (NUI)
September 8, 2015

Core reading for this module

Mr Martin Dorgan
MBA, University College Cork (NUI)
September 8, 2015

I have recommended this text to my students studying children, young people and crime. There is a fantastic chapter by Janet Jamieson and Joe Yates. I found this chapter and book excellent for helping students to think more critically about crime and justice!

Mr Sean Creaney
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
June 10, 2013

This represents an excellent undergraduate text which discusses an number of important issues for our Terrorism studies course. We will be asking the library to acquire some copies and recommending it to students for important further reading.

Mr Kris Christmann
Centre of Applied Criminology, Huddersfield University
January 19, 2013

First and foremost, this is an excellent text which critically explores the relationship between the state and crime. But unfortunately it is not appropriate for this particular first-year module due to it not having a clear enough relationship with the module outcomes at this level of learning. However, having inspected the book it may be able to contribute a great deal to our third year and post-graduate modules and I will pass it on to the relevant module leaders for consideration.

Mr Andrew Henley
Department of Criminology, Keele University
January 11, 2013

A fantastic book that incorporates a range of perspectives on the intersecting aspects of state, power and crime within late modernity. Building on the groundbreaking 1970s book, Policing the Crisis, State, Power, Crime situates contemporary social problems within the context of neoliberal and late modern developments.

Mr James Heydon
Business and Computing, Hull College
August 14, 2012

An excellent text which brings together the key issues surrounding the question of criminal justice and 'the state'. Well written, informative and an essential read for any social sciences students

Miss Laura Firth
Public Services, Runshaw College
July 5, 2012

An excellent collection of critical essays written by leaders in the field of state crime and critical criminology. An interesting and important range of topics with a well constructed introduction from the editors.

Dr Victoria Canning
Sociology , Liverpool John Moores University
June 23, 2011

The course that this book was intended for is cancelled.

Dr Barzoo Eliassi
Lund University, Centre for Middle-Eastern Studies
March 29, 2011

This book offers a broad critical evaluation of the relationship between the state, power and crime in liberal democratic states. Although the collection of essays primarily deals with issues within the United Kingdom, the central theme of this edition and theoretical insights offered are directly applicable in cognate jurisdictions.

Dr Gerard Coffey
Law , University of Limerick
February 17, 2011

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Introduction

Chapter One


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Roy Coleman

Joe Sim

Steve Tombs

David Whyte

David Whyte is professor of Socio-legal Studies at the University of Liverpool, where he teaches sociology and criminology and researches the relationship between law and institutional power. His most recent books are Neoliberalism and the Moral Economy of Fraud (ed. with Jörg Wiegratz, 2016), Corporate Human Rights Violations (with Stefanie Khoury, 2017), and The Violence of Austerity (ed. with Vickie Cooper, 2017). More About Author

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