This book responds to the claim that crimilogy is becoming socially and politically irrelevant despite its exponential expansion as an academic sub-discipline. It does so by addressing the question 'what is to be done' in relation to a number of major issues associated with crime and punishment. The original contributions to this volume are provided by leading international experts in a wide range of issues. They address imprisonment, drugs, gangs, cybercrime, prostitution, domestic violence, crime control, as well as white collar and corporate crime. Written in an accessible style, this collection aims to contribute to the development of a more public crimilogy and encourages students and researchers at all levels to engage in a form of crimilogy that is more socially relevant and more useful.
Roger Matthews is Professor of Criminology at the University of Kent, UK. His main areas of interest and research include imprisonment, sex trafficking and prostitution, social theory, crime prevention and community safety. He is author of Prostitution, Politics and Policy (2008), Doing Time: An Introduction to the Sociology of Imprisonment (2009), Realist Criminology (2014) and is co-author of Exiting Prostitution: A Study in Female Desistance (2014). He is currently involved in an ESRC funded research project examining patterns of victimisation in the inner city.