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LAW1136
Module Reading List

Understanding Crime, 2019/20, Semester 1, 2
Mr Sean Butcher
S.B.Butcher@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading lists

The university library has a wealth of books that cover issues raised within the module. The following reading lists indicate the main readings that will be referred to in lectures and seminars. In addition, more specific reading materials will be specified within lecture handouts. You should use these lists to help you identify relevant material for your essay and exam preparation. You are expected to read at least one or two relevant readings each week.

Core Texts

The books listed below are ones which cover most or all of the topics and themes that form the content of the module. You do not have to buy a book for this module. However, if you wish to buy a book, the ones highlighted in bold will be most useful.

Case, S., Johnson, P., Manlow, D., Smith, R. and Williams, K. (2017), Criminology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Croall, H. (2011) Crime and Society in Britain, (2nd edn), Harlow: Longman.

Hale, C., Hayward, K., Wahidin, A. and Wincup, E. (2013) Criminology, (3rd edn), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Liebling, A., Maruna, S. and McAra L. (2017) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Muncie, J. and McLaughlin, E. (2001) (eds.) (2nd edn) The Problem of Crime, London: Sage.

Newburn, T. (2017) Criminology (3rd edn), Oxon: Routledge.

Williams, K. S. (2004) Criminology (5th edn), Oxford University Press.

Lecture specific reading lists

You are expected to read at least one of the (lecture specific) sources per lecture. We do not expect you to read everything that is on the reading lists. Several sources are listed per lecture in order that every student will be able to access at least one source. If the reference does not provide a specific chapter then use the index to locate the relevant sections in the books.

Week 1 Introduction to the Module

Please read the module handbook before the lecture.

Weeks 2 & 3  What is Crime?

Becker, H. (2002) ‘Definitions of Deviance’, in Y. Jewkes and G. Letherby, Criminology: A Reader, London: Sage. Chapter three.

Box, S (1983) Power, Crime and Mystification, London: Routledge. Chapter one.

Morrison, M. (2009) ‘What is crime? Contrasting definitions and perspectives’, in C. Hale, K. Hayward, A. Wahidin, and E. Wincup (eds.) Criminology, (2nd edn), Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter one Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Hillyard, P. and Tombs, S. (2006) ‘Beyond Criminology’, in Criminal obsessions : why harm matters more than crime ISBN: 0954890310, Crime & Society Foundation. 

Hillyard, P. and Tombs, S. (2017) ‘Social Harm and Zemiology’, in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn) in Liebling, A., Maruna, S. and McAra L. (eds), pp.284-305.

Lacey, Nicola and Zedner, Lucia (2017), ‘Criminalization: Historical, Legal, and Criminological Perspectives’, in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn) in Liebling, A., Maruna, S. and McAra L. (eds), Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp.57-76.

Muncie, J. and McLaughlin, E. (2001) (eds.) (2nd edn) The Problem of Crime, London: Sage. Chapter one

McLauglin, E., Muncie, J. and Hughes, G. (2003) Criminological Perspectives, London: Sage. Pp. 239-249.

Muncie, John (2001), ‘The Construction and Deconstruction of Crime’, in The Problem of Crime 2nd edn, edited by John Muncie and Eugene McLaughlin, London: Sage, pp.8-23. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Reiner, Robert (2016), Crime : the mystery of the common-sense concept ISBN: 9780745660318 (pbk.) : £15.99; 9780745660301 (hbk.) : £50.00, Cambridge: Polity.

Newburn, T. (2009) Key readings in criminology ISBN: 9781843924029 (pbk.) : £34.99; 9781843924036 (hbk.) : £95.00; 184392403X (hbk.) : £95.00; 1843924021 (pbk.) : £34.99, Cullompton: Willan. Chapter one

Tierney, J. (1996) Criminology: theory and context, Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf. Chapter one

Quinney, R. (1965) ‘Is Criminal Behaviour Deviant Behaviour’, British journal of criminology. ISSN: 0007-0955, 5 (2): 132-142.

Williams, K. S. (2004) Criminology (5th edn), Oxford University Press. Chapter one

Zedner, L. (2004) Criminal Justice, Oxford: Clarendon Law Series. Chapter two Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Weeks 4 & 5  Measuring Crime – Police Records and Surveys 

Carrabine, E., Iganski, P., Lee, M., Plummer, K. and South, N. (2004) Criminology: A Sociological Introduction, London: Routledge. Chapter two

Coleman, C. and Moynihan, M. (1996) Understanding crime data : haunted by the dark figure ISBN: 0335195180 (pb); 0335195199, Buckinghamshire: Open University Press. Chapters 1-4

Croall, H. (1998) Crime and Society in Britain, Harlow: Longman. Chapter two

Hope, T. (2005) ‘What do crime statistics tell us?’, in Hale, C., Hayward, K., Wahidin, A. and Wincup, E. (eds.) Criminology (2nd edn). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter three

Maguire, M. and McVie, S. (2017) ‘Crime Data and Criminal Statistics: A Critical Reflection’, in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn) in Liebling, A., Maruna, S. and McAra L. (eds), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.163-189.

Newburn, T. (2017) Criminology (Third Edition), Oxon: Routledge. Chapter three

Tierney, J. (1996) Criminology: theory and context, Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf. Chapter two.

Weatherburn, Don (2011) ‘Uses and Abuses of Crime Statistics’, Crime and Justice Bulletin Vol. 153, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, available at: https://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/Documents/CJB/cjb11.pdf.

Williams, K. S. (2004) Criminology (5th edn), Oxford University Press. Chapter four

Week 6 Crime Statistics and Constructing the Criminal  

Box, S. (2009) ‘The social construction of official statistics on criminal deviance’, in T. Newburn Key readings in criminology ISBN: 9781843924029 (pbk.) : £34.99; 9781843924036 (hbk.) : £95.00; 184392403X (hbk.) : £95.00; 1843924021 (pbk.) : £34.99, Cullompton: Willan. Chapter 3.1

Coleman, C. and Moynihan, M. (1996) Understanding crime data : haunted by the dark figure ISBN: 0335195180 (pb); 0335195199, Buckinghamshire: Open University Press. Chapter five

Hale, C., Hayward, K., Wahidin, A. and Wincup, E. (2009) Criminology, (2nd edn), Oxford: Oxford University Press. Part III (on Social dimensions of crime)

Morgan, R. and Newburn, T. (1997) The Future of Policing. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Pp. 110-129.

Williams, K. S. (2004) Criminology (5th edn), Oxford University Press. Chapter three Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Week 7  Public Perceptions of Crime 

Hancock, L. (2004) ‘Criminal justice, public opinion, fear and popular politics’, in J. Muncie and D. Wilson (eds) Student Handbook of Criminal Justice and criminology, London: Cavendish.

Hough, M. and Roberts, J. (1998). Attitudes to punishment: findings from the British Crime Survey. Home Office Research Study No. 179. London: Home Office. Available from: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110218144315/http://rds.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs/hors179.pdf

Hough, M. and Roberts, J. (2017) ‘Public Opinion, Crime and Criminal Justice’, in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn) in Liebling, A., Maruna, S. and McAra L. (eds), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.239-259.

Roberts, J. and Hough, M. (2005) Understanding public attitudes to criminal justice ISBN: 033521536x (pbk) : £19.99; 9780335215379 (hbk.); 0335215378 (hbk.) : £60.00; 9780335215362 (pbk ;) : £19.99, Buckingham: Open University Press.

Williams, K. S. (2004) Criminology (5th edn), Oxford University Press. Chapter three.

Week 8 & 9  Media Representations of Crime 

Ben Yehuda, Nachmann (2009), ‘Moral Panics - 36 Years On’, British journal of criminology. ISSN: 0007-0955 Vol.49, pp.1-3.

Carrabine, E. et al (2002) Crime in modern Britain ISBN: 0199246114, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Chapter 5) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Carrabine, E. et al (2009) (2nd edn.) Criminology: A Sociological Introduction, London: Routledge. (Chapter 20, available as an e-book via the library catalogue)

Cohen, Stanley (1971), Images of deviance ISBN: 0140212930, Penguin: Harmondsworth.

Cohen, Stanley (1972), Folk Devils and Moral Panics (MacGibbon and Kee: London).

Christie Nils (1986), ‘The ideal victim’, in From crime policy to victim policy : reorienting the justice system ISBN: 0312307071 : $25.00 (est.) edited by Fattah, E.A., Basingstoke: MacMillan, pp.17-30.

Critcher, C. (2003) Moral Panics and the Media, Buckingham: Open University Press. (especially Chapters 1 and 2)

Croall, H. (2011) (2nd edn.) Crime and Society in Britain, Harlow: Pearson (Chapter 2).

Goode, E. and Ben-Yehuda, N. (2009) (2nd edn.) Moral Panics: The Social Construction of Deviance, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Greer, C. (2009) ‘Crime and media: understanding the connections’, in C. Hale et al (eds) (2nd edn.) Criminology, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Required reading for Seminar Four, available on the VLE).

Greer, C. and Reiner, R. (2012) ‘Mediated Mayhem: Media, Crime and Criminal Justice’ , in M. Maguire et al (eds) (5th edn.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jewkes, (2004) ‘’Media representations of criminal justice’, in J. Muncie and D. Wilson (eds.) Student Handbook of Criminal Justice and Criminology, London: Cavendish.

Jewkes, Yvonne (2011), Media and Crime, Sage: London, Chapters 2 and 3 especially.

Marsh, I. and Melville, G. (2008) Crime, Justice and the Media, London: Routledge.

Reiner, R. (2007) ‘Media made criminality: the representation of crime in the mass media’, in M. Maguire et al (eds.) (4th edn.) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Yeomans, Henry (2009) ‘Revisiting a Moral Panic: Ascetic Protestantism, Attitudes to Alcohol and the Implementation of the Licensing Act 2003’, Sociological research online. ISSN: 1360-7804, Vol.14 (2/3), www.socresonline.org.uk/14/2/6.html.

Young, Jock (1971), ‘The Role of the Police as Amplifiers of Deviancy, Negotiators of Reality and Translators of Fantasy’, in Images of deviance ISBN: 0140212930 edited by Stanley Cohen, Penguin: Harmondsworth, pp.27-61. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Week 10  Semester Review, Assignment & Essay Writing 

To prepare for this lecture you should read through your lecture and seminar notes from the first semester

Week 14 and 15  Everyday Crime and Deviance

Bannister, J. and Kearns, A. (2013) ‘Overcoming Intolerance to Young People’s Conduct: Implications from the Unintended Consequences of Policy in the UK’, Criminology & criminal justice. ISSN: 1748-8958 13(4), pp.380-397.

Brown, A. (2004) ‘Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime Control and Social Control’, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 43(2), 203-211. Available online 

Burney, E. (2008) ‘Nuisance or Crime? The Changing Uses of Anti-Social Behaviour Control’, CJM - criminal justice matters. ISSN: 0962-7251 57(1), 4-5.

Christie, N. (2004) A suitable amount of crime ISBN: 0203421086 (electronic bk.); 9780203421086 (electronic bk.); 0415336112 (Paper); 0415336104 (hbk.), Routledge: Abingdon

Cohen, S. (1979) ‘The Punitive City: Notes on the dispersal of social control’, Contemporary Crises 4(3), pp. 339-363. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Millie, A. (2008), ‘Anti-Social Behaviour, Behavioural Expectations and an Urban Aesthetic’, British journal of criminology. ISSN: 0007-0955 v48 (3), pp.379-394.

Millie, A. (2008) Anti-Social Behaviour, Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Newburn, T. (2013) Criminology, Oxon: Routledge. See sections on ASB in chapters 24 and 29.

Rodger, J. (2013). Criminalising Social Policy: Anti-social Behaviour and Welfare in a De-civilised Society, London: Routledge.

Rutter, M., Giller, H., & Hagell, A. (1998), Antisocial behavior by young people ISBN: 0521646081 (pbk); 0521641578, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Weeks 16 and 17 Cyber Crime 

Wall, David S. (2007), Cybercrime : the transformation of crime in the information age ISBN: 9780745627366 (pbk.) : £16.99; 9780745627359 (hbk.) : £55.00; 0745627358 (hbk.) : £55.00; 0745627366 (pbk.) : £16.99, Wiley: Oxford.

Wall, David (2017), ‘Crime, Security, and Information Communication Technologies: The Changing Cybersecurity Threat Landscape and its Implications for Regulation and Policing’, The Oxford handbook of law, regulation and technology ISBN: 9780199680832 (hbk.) : £125.00 edited by Roger Brownsword, Eloise Scotford, and Karen Yeung, Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Yar, Majid (2013), Cybercrime and Society, Sage: London.

Week 18 and 19 Organised Crime

Albanese, J. (2011) Organized crime in our times , 6th Edition. MA: Elsevier. (Chapter 1)

Carrabine, E., Iganski, P., Lee, M., Plummer, K. and South, N. (2004) Criminology: A Sociological Introduction, London: Routledge. (Chapter 11)

Croall, H. (1998) Crime and Society. Pearson: Harlow. (Chapter 13)

Hobbs, D. (1995) Bad business : professional crime in modern Britain . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hobbs, D. (1997) Criminal Collaborations, in M. Maguire, R. Morgan, and R. Reiner, The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (2nd edn). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hobbs, D. (1998) ‘Going Down the Glocal: The Local Context of Organised Crime’, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. ., 37(4): 407-422.

Hughes, G. and Langan, M. (2002) ‘Good or bad Business? Exploring Corporate and Organised Crime’, in J. Muncie, and E. McLaughlin, (eds.) The Problem of Crime. (2nd edn.) London: Sage.

Levi, M. (1998) ‘Perspectives on “Organised Crime”: an overview, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice., 37(4): 335-345.

Newburn, T. (2017) Criminology (Third Edition). Oxon: Routledge. (Chapter 20)

Ruggerio, V. (1996) Organized and corporate crime in Europe : offers that can't be refused . Aldershot: Dartmouth.

Savona E. & Berlusconi G. (Eds.) (2015) Organized Crime Infiltration of Legitimate Businesses in Europe: A Pilot Project in Five European Countries. Final Report of Project ARIEL – Assessing the Risk of the Infiltration of Organized Crime in EU MSs Legitimate Economies: a Pilot Project in 5 EU Countries, Trento: Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento (http://www.transcrime.it/pubblicazioni/progetto-ariel/). (UK Sections by David Wall and colleagues)

Savona E. & Riccardi, M. (Eds) (2015) From illegal markets to legitimate businesses: the portfolio of organised crime in Europe, Final Report of EU co-funded Project OCP – Organised Crime Portfolio. Trento: Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento. http://www.ocportfolio.eu/ OR http://www.transcrime.it/en/pubblicazioni/the-portfolio-of-organised-crime-in-europe/ (UK Sections by David Wall and colleagues)

Sergi, A. (2015) ‘Divergent mind-sets, convergent policies: Policing models against organized crime in Italy and in England within international frameworks’, European Journal of Criminology, Online version http://euc.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/03/31/1477370815578196.full.pdf+html

Wall, D.S. (2015) ‘Dis-organized Crime: Towards a distributed model of the organization of Cybercrime’, The European Review of Organised Crime, 2(2): 71-90. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2677113

Wall, D.S. and Chistyakova, Y. (2015) ‘How organised crime in the UK has evolved beyond the movie Mafia model’, The Conversation, 17 May, https://theconversation.com/how-organised-crime-in-the-uk-has-evolved-beyond-the-mafia-model-40782

Wright, A. (2006) Organised crime. Cullompton: Willan. (Chapter 1)

Weeks 20 and 21 Terrorism

Erlenbusch, Verena (2014), ‘How (Not) to Study Terrorism’, Critical review of international social and political philosophy. ISSN: 1369-8230; 1743-8772, Vol. 17 (4), pp.470-491.

Furedi, F. (2009) ‘Terrorism and the politics of fear’ in Hale et al (eds) Criminology, Chapter 15

Hoffman, B. (2006) Inside Terrorism. New York: Columbia University Press. Chapters 1 and 8 Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

LaFree, G., Morris, N., Dugan, L. (2010) ‘Cross-national Patterns of Terrorism: Comparing Trajectories for total, attributed and fatal attacks 1970 – 2006’, British journal of criminology. ISSN: 0007-0955, 50 (4)

Innes, M. (2006) ‘Policing Uncertainty: Countering Terror through Community Intelligence and Democratic Policing’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. ISSN: 0002-7162, 605: 1-20.

Innes, M. and Levi, M. (2017), ‘Making and Managing Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism’, in The Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edn) in Liebling, A., Maruna, S. and McAra L. (eds), Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.455-477.

Levi, M. (2007) ‘Organized Crime and Terrorism’ in Maguire., M. et al (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. Oxford: OUP.

Newburn, T. (2017) Criminology (Third Edition), Oxon: Routledge. (Chapter 36)

Rapoport, D.C. (2004). The four waves of modern terrorism. In A. K. Cronin, & J. M. Ludes (Eds.), Attacking terrorism : elements of a grand strategy ISBN: 0878403477, (pp. 46–73). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Wilkinson, Paul (2011), Terrorism versus Democracy: The Liberal State Response (Third Edition), London: Routledge.

Williams, K. (2004) Textbook on Criminology (5th edn), Oxford University Press. (Chapter 19) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Week 22 Summary, Review and Exam Preparation

Reading for this lecture should involve reading through your notes from semester 2. You might also wish to look at prior exam papers and bring any questions you have to the lecture.

This list was last updated on 11/10/2019