BONUS Criminology Reading List

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We just want to thank you for sticking with us throughout the past #TopicThursdays and what better way to say thanks then providing you with a reading list to get you on your way.

We took some recommendations off others and considered our favourites too. We know there are plenty more books worth your while but I’m sure this is enough to start you off (as well as the list your teachers/lecturers give you).

Anyway, enjoy:

  • Criminology: The Key Concepts By Martin O’Brien; Majid YarRoutledge, 2008
  • International Handbook of Criminology By Shlomo Giora Shoham; Paul Knepper; Martin KettCRC Press, 2010
  • Understanding Criminology: Current Theoretical Debates By Sandra WalklateOpen University Press, 2007 (3rd edition)
  • Fifty Key Thinkers in Criminology By Keith Hayward; Shadd Maruna; Jayne MooneyRoutledge, 2010
  • The Future of Criminology By Rolf Loeber; Brandon C. WelshOxford University Press, 2012
  • Criminology: A Sociological Introduction By Eamonn Carrabine; Paul Iganski; Maggy Lee; Ken Plummer; Nigel SouthRoutledge, 2004
  • Toward a Unified Criminology: Integrating Assumptions about Crime, People and Society By Robert Agnew New York University Press, 2011
  • Understanding Psychology and Crime: Perspectives on Theory and Action By James McGuireOpen University Press, 2004
  • Out of Control: Assessing the General Theory of Crime By Erich GoodeStanford Social Sciences, 2008
  • The Comparative Method in Globalised Criminology By Pakes, FrancisAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Vol. 43, No. 1, April 2010
  • Understanding Political Violence: A Criminological Analysis By Vincenzo RuggieroOpen University Press, 2006
  • Understanding Race and Crime By Colin Webster, Open University Press, 2007
  • Durkheim and Criminology: Reconstructing the Legacy By Smith, PhilipAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Vol. 41, No. 3, December 2008
  • Constitutive Criminology: Origins, Core Concepts, and Evaluation By Henry, Stuart; Milovanovic, Dragan Social Justice, Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer 2000
  • Criminology’s Darkest Hour: Biocriminology in Nazi Germany By Rafter, Nicole Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Vol. 41, No. 2, August 2008

One thought on “BONUS Criminology Reading List

  1. This is very helpful I believe. This readling list has already added some more books on Criminology on my reading list.


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