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LAW1136
Module Reading List

Understanding Crime, 2021/22, Semester 1
Mr Sean Butcher
S.B.Butcher@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The following reading list includes sources that will be referred to throughout the module, and you are welcome to access and read these in order to advance your learning further. Please note though, that this is not a mandatory reading list – sources that you are expected to read will be communicated to you during each week’s content.

General 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 Britain2nd ed. Harlow: Longman.

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

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

Muncie, J. and McLaughlin, E. eds. 2001. The Problem of Crime2nd ed. London: Sage.

Newburn, T. 2017. Criminology. 3rd ed. Oxon: Routledge.  

Newburn, T. 2018. Criminology: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Williams, K. S. 2012. Textbook on Criminology. 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Content Specific Texts

Introduction to the Module

Please read the module handbook before the lecture.

What is Crime?

Becker, H. 2002. Definitions of Deviance. In: Jewkes, Y. and Letherby, G. eds. Criminology: A Reader. London: Sage. Chapter Three.

Box, S. 1983. Power, Crime and Mystification. London: Routledge. Chapter One.

Case, S. Johnson, P. Manlow, D. Smith, R. and Williams, K. 2017. Criminology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2.3 - What is crime?   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Hillyard, P. and Tombs, S. 2006. Beyond Criminology. [Online]. Criminal Obsessions: Why Harm Matters More than Crime. [Accessed 11 September 2020]. Crime & Society Foundation. 

Hillyard, P. and Tombs, S. 2017. Social harm and zemiology. In Liebling, A. Maruna, S. and McAra L. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.284-305.

Lacey, N, and Zedner, L. 2017. Criminalization: historical, legal, and criminological perspectives. In Liebling, A., Maruna, S. and McAra L. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology6th ed. Oxford University Press: Oxford. pp.57-76.

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

Morrison, M. 2009. What is crime? Contrasting definitions and perspectives. In Hale, C. Hayward, K. Wahidin, A. and Wincup, E. eds. Criminology. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter One. 

Muncie, J. 2001. The construction and deconstruction of crime. In Muncie, J and McLaughlin, E. eds. The Problem of Crime. 2nd ed. London: Sage. pp.8-23.   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 26/10/2020) 

Muncie, J. and McLaughlin, E. eds. 2001. The Problem of Crime. 2nd ed. London: Sage. Chapter One.

Newburn, T. 2009. Key Readings in Criminology. Cullompton: Willan. Chapter One.

Reiner, R. 2016. Crime: The Mystery of the Common-Sense Concept. Cambridge: Polity. Chapters One, Two and Three.

Quinney, R. 1965. Is Criminal Behaviour Deviant Behaviour? British Journal of Criminology. 5(2): pp.132-142.

Tierney, J. 1996. Criminology: Theory and Context. Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf. Chapter One.

Williams, K. S. 2012. Textbook on Criminology. 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 2.5.

Zedner, L. 2004. Criminal Justice. Oxford: Clarendon Law Series. Chapter Two

How is Crime Measured?

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. 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. Criminology2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter Three.

Maguire, M. and McVie, S. 2017. Crime data and criminal statistics: a critical reflection. In: Liebling, A. Maruna, S. and McAra L. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.163-189.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Newburn, T. 2017. Criminology3rd ed. Oxon: Routledge. Chapter Three.    

Tierney, J. 1996. Criminology: Theory and Context. Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall/Harvester Wheatsheaf. Chapter Two.

Weatherburn, D. 2011. Uses and abuses of crime statistics. [Online]. Crime and Justice Bulletin Vol. 153, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. [Accessed 14 September 2020]. Available at: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/NSWCrimJustB/2011/7.pdf.  

Williams, K. S. 2012. Textbook on Criminology. 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter Four.

Public Perceptions of Crime 

Box, S. 2009. The social construction of official statistics on criminal deviance. In: Newburn, T. ed. Key Readings in Criminology. Cullompton: Willan. Chapter 3.1.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Coleman, C. and Moynihan, M. 1996. Understanding Crime Data: Haunted by the Dark Figure. Buckinghamshire: Open University Press. Chapter Five.

Hale, C. Hayward, K. Wahidin, A. and Wincup, E. 2013. Criminology3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Part III - 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 ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter Three.

Hancock, L. 2004. Criminal justice, public opinion, fear and popular politics. In: Muncie, J. and Wilson, D. eds. Student Handbook of Criminal Justice and CriminologyLondon: Cavendish.

Hough, M. and Roberts, J. 1998. Attitudes to Punishment: Findings from the British Crime Survey. Home Office Research Study No. 179. [Online]. [Accessed 15 September 2020]. 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: Liebling, A. Maruna, S. and McAra, L. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. 6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.239-259.   

Roberts, J. and Hough, M. 2005. Understanding Public Attitudes to Criminal Justice. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Williams, K. S. 2012. Textbook on Criminology. 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter Three.

Media Representations of Crime

Ben Yehuda, N. 2009. Moral Panics - 36 Years On. British Journal of Criminology. 49(1), pp.1-3.

Carrabine, E. Cox, P. Lee, M. and South, N. 2002. 2002. Crime in Modern Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter Five.

Carrabine, E. Cox, P. South, N. Lee, M. Turton, J. and Plummer, K. 2009. Criminology: A Sociological Introduction2nd ed. London: Routledge. Chapter 20.

Cohen, S. 1971. Images of Deviance. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Cohen, S. 1972. Folk Devils and Moral Panics. London: MacGibbon and Kee.

Christie N. 1986. The ideal victim. In: Fattah, E.A. ed. From Crime Policy to Victim Policy: Reorienting the Justice System. Basingstoke: MacMillan. pp.17-30.

Critcher, C. 2003 Moral Panics and the Media. Buckingham: Open University Press. Chapters One and Two.

Croall, H. 2011. Crime and Society in Britain. 2nd ed. Harlow: Pearson. Chapter Two.

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

Greer, C. 2013. Crime and media: understanding the connections. In: Hale, C. Hayward, K. Wahidin, A. and Wincup, E. eds. Criminology. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.143-164.   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 26/10/2020) 

Greer, C. and Reiner, R. 2012. Mediated mayhem: media, crime and criminal justice. In: Maguire, M. Morgan, R. and Reiner, R. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology.5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jewkes, Y. 2004. Media representations of criminal justice. In, Muncie, J. and Wilson, D. eds. Student Handbook of Criminal Justice and Criminology. London: Cavendish.

Jewkes, Y. 2015. Media and Crime. 3rd ed. Sage: London. Chapter Three. pp.81-108.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

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: Maguire, M. Morgan, R. and Reiner, R. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Yeomans, H. 2009. Revisiting a moral panic: ascetic protestantism, attitudes to alcohol and the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003. In Sociological research onlineVol.14(2/3). [Online]. [Accessed 7 September 2020]. Available at: www.socresonline.org.uk/14/2/6.html.

Young, J. 1971. The role of the police as amplifiers of deviancy, negotiators of reality and translators of fantasy. In: Cohen, S. ed. Images of Deviance. Harmondsworth: Penguin. pp.27-61.

Everyday Crime

Bannister, J. and Kearns, A. 2013. Overcoming intolerance to young people’s conduct: implications from the unintended consequences of policy in the UK. Criminology and Criminal Justice. 13(4): pp.380-397.   

Brown, A. 2004. Anti-social behaviour, crime control and social control. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 43(2): pp.203-211.

Burney, E. 2008. Nuisance or crime? The changing uses of anti-social behaviour control. Criminal Justice Matters. ISSN: 0962-7251 57(1): pp.4-5.

Christie, N. 2004. A Suitable Amount of Crime. Abingdon: Routledge.

Cohen, S. 1979. The punitive city: notes on the dispersal of social control. Contemporary Crises. 4(3): pp. 339-363. 

Millie, A. 2008. Anti-social behaviour, behavioural expectations and an urban aesthetic. British Journal of Criminology. 48(3): pp.379-394.

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

Newburn, T. 2017. Criminology. 3rd ed. Oxon: Routledge. Chapter 25.    

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

Rutter, M. Giller, H. and Hagell, A. 1998. Anti-Social Behavior by Young People. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cyber Crime 

Farell, G. and Birks, D. 2018. Did cybercrime cause the crime drop? Crime Science. 7(8): pp.1-4.

Levi, M. 2016. Assessing the trends, scale and nature of economic cybercrimes: overview and issues. Crime, Law and Social Change. 67(1): pp.3-20.

Miró-Llinares, F. and Moneva, S. 2019. What about cyberspace (and cybercrime alongside it)? A reply to Farrell and Birks “Did cybercrime cause the crime drop?”. Crime Science. 8(12): pp.1-5.

Wall, D. 2007. Cybercrime: The Transformation of Crime in the Information Age. Oxford: Wiley. Chapter Two.  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Wall, D. 2017. Crime, security, and information communication technologies: the changing cybersecurity threat landscape and its implications for regulation and policing. In: Brownsword, R. Scotford, E. and Yeung. K. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Yar, M. and Steinmetz, K.F. 2019. Cybercrime and Society. 3rd ed. London: Sage.

Organised Crime

Albanese, J. 2014. Organized Crime in our Times.6th ed. London: Routledge. Chapter One.   

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: Maguire, M. Morgan, R. and Reiner, R. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hobbs, D. 1998. Going down the glocal: the local context of organised crime. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 37(4): pp.407-422.

Hughes, G. and Langan, M. 2002. Good or bad business? Exploring corporate and organised crime. In Muncie, J. and McLaughlin, E. eds. The Problem of Crime. 2nd ed. London: Sage.

Levi, M. 1998. Perspectives on 'organised Crime': an overview. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 37(4): pp.335-345.

Newburn, T. 2017. Criminology3rd edn. Oxon: Routledge. Chapter 20.

Ruggerio, V. 1996. Organized and Corporate Crime in Europe: Offers that can't be Refused. Aldershot: Dartmouth.

Savona, E. and 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. [Online]. [Accessed 7 September 2020]. Available from: http://www.transcrime.it/pubblicazioni/progetto-ariel/.

Sergi, A. 2015. Divergent mind-sets, convergent policies: policing models against organized crime in Italy and in England within international frameworks. [Online]. European Journal of Criminology. [Accessed 7 September 2020]. Available at: 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. [Online]. The European Review of Organised Crime. [Accessed 7 September 2020]. Available at: 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. [Online]. The Conversation. [Accessed 7 September 2020]. Available at: https://theconversation.com/how-organised-crime-in-the-uk-has-evolved-beyond-the-mafia-model-40782.

Wright, A. 2006. Organised Crime. Cullompton: Willan. Chapter Nine.   

Terrorism

Erlenbusch, V. 2014. How (not) to study terrorism. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 17(4): pp.470-491.

Furedi, F. 2013. Terrorism and the politics of fear. In: Hale, C. Hayward, K. Wahidin, A. and Wincup, E. eds. Criminology. 3rd ed. Chapter 13.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Hoffman, B. 2006. Inside Terrorism. New York: Columbia University Press. Chapters One and Eight.

LaFree, G. Morris, N. and Dugan, L. 2010. Cross-national patterns of terrorism: comparing trajectories for total, attributed and fatal attacks 1970 – 2006. British Journal of Criminology. 50(4): pp.622-649.

Innes, M. 2006. Policing uncertainty: countering terror through community intelligence and democratic policing. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 605: 1-20.

Innes, M. and Levi, M. 2017. Making and managing terrorism and counter-terrorism. In: Liebling, A., Maruna, S. and McAra L. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology6th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.455-477.

Levi, M. 2007. Organized crime and terrorism. In Maguire, M. Morgan, R. and Reiner, R. eds. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Newburn, T. 2017. Criminology3rd ed. Oxon: Routledge. Chapter 36.

Rapoport, D.C. 2004. The four waves of modern terrorism. In: Cronin, A.K. and Ludes, J.M. eds. Attacking Terrorism: Elements of a Grand Strategy. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. pp. 46–73.  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 26/10/2020) 

Wilkinson, P. 2011. Terrorism versus Democracy: The Liberal State Response3rd edn. London: Routledge.

Williams, K. 2012. Textbook on Criminology. 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 19.

Reflecting on crime

Blomberg, T.G. Brancale, J.M. Beaver, K.M. and Bales, W.D. eds. 2016. Advancing Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy. London: Routledge.

Blomberg, T.G. and Krohn, M.D. 2019. Making a difference in criminology: past, present and future. American Journal of Criminal Justice. 44(4): pp.670-688.

Case, S. Johnson, P. Manlow, D. Smith, R. and Williams, K. 2017. Criminology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp.817-819.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Fattah, E.A. 1997. Criminology: Past, Present and Future. A Critical Overview. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Chapter 12.

Loeber, R. and Welsh, B.C. eds. 2012. The Future of Criminology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nelken, D. ed. 1994. The Futures of Criminology. London: Sage.

Smith, D.J. 2014. Wider and deeper: the future of criminology in Europe. European Journal of Criminology. 11(1): pp.3-22.

Sparks, R. 2020. Crime and justice research: the current landscape and future possibilities. Criminology & Criminal Justice. 20(4): pp.471-494.   

Walklate, S. 2016. Whither criminology: its global futures? Asian Journal of Criminology. 11(1): pp.47-59.

This list was last updated on 17/08/2021