The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South

  • Kerry Carrington
  • Russell Hogg
  • John Scott
  • Máximo Sozzo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Theoretical Debates and Key Concepts Using Southern Criminology

  3. Crime, Criminalisation and Policing in the Global Peripheries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Jarrett Blaustein, Nathan W. Pino, Graham Ellison
      Pages 205-221
    3. Avi Brisman, Nigel South, Reece Walters
      Pages 301-321
    4. Mark Findlay
      Pages 369-390
    5. Rebecca Scott Bray
      Pages 415-432
    6. Vania Ceccato, Silas N. Melo, Tulio Kahn
      Pages 521-550
  4. Southern Penalities

  5. Gender, Culture and Crime on the Global Periphery

About this book


The first comprehensive collection of its kind, this handbook addresses the problem of knowledge production in criminology, redressing the global imbalance with an original focus on the Global South. Issues of vital criminological research and policy significance abound in the Global South, with important implications for South/North relations as well as global security and justice. In a world of high speed communication technologies and fluid national borders, empire building has shifted from colonising territories to colonising knowledge. The authors of this volume question whose voices, experiences, and theories are reflected in the discipline, and argue that diversity of discourse is more important now than ever before.  
Approaching the subject from a range of historical, theoretical, and social perspectives, this collection promotes the Global South not only as a space for the production of knowledge, but crucially, as a source of innovative research and theory on crime and justice. Wide-ranging in scope and authoritative in theory, this study will appeal to scholars, activists, policy-makers, and students from a wide range of social science disciplines from both the Global North and South, including criminal justice, human rights, and penology.


Justice Southern Criminology Indigenous post-colonialism transitional justice Indigenous epistemology African Americans homicide rates racial disparities violence Asian criminology India derivative discourse rural criminology trafficking Queer criminology LGBTQ politics death investigation inquests neo-liberalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Kerry Carrington
    • 1
  • Russell Hogg
    • 2
  • John Scott
    • 3
  • Máximo Sozzo
    • 4
  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbane, QLDAustralia
  2. 2.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbane, QLDAustralia
  3. 3.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbane, QLDAustralia
  4. 4.National University of Litoral Santa FeSanta FeArgentina

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