Reconnecting Crime and Social Harm

  • Avi Boukli
  • Justin Kotzé

Part of the Critical Criminological Perspectives book series (CCRP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Avi Boukli, Justin Kotzé
    Pages 1-8
  3. Reconsidering Crime and Social Harm

  4. Contextualising Harm

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-287

About this book


This book challenges the given dichotomies between crime and harm, and criminology and zemiology. The main aim of the volume is to highlight the inexorable interconnectedness between systemically induced social harm and the corrosive flows of everyday crime both perpetrated and endured by those victimised by the capitalist system and its hegemonic vicissitudes. Drawing attention not only to various structurally imbedded harms, the chapters also outline the wider consequences of such harms, as they extend beyond immediate victims and contribute towards the further perpetuation of criminogenic and zemiogenic conditions. 

Comprising two parts, the first explores the relationship between crime and harm and criminology and zemiology, and the second explores the intersections of crime and harm through various lenses, including those trained on probation; global mobility; sexuality and gender; war and gendered violence; fashion counterfeiting; and the harms of the service economy. An exciting and wide-reaching volume written by world-renowned scholars, this collection is a must-read for students, academics, and policy makers in the fields of law, criminology, sociology, social policy, criminal justice, and social justice.


Criminology Criminal justice Zemiology Social harm Socio-structural Neo-liberalism Deregulation Criminal law Law enforcement Environmental crime War crime Capitalism Abolitionism

Editors and affiliations

  • Avi Boukli
    • 1
  • Justin Kotzé
    • 2
  1. 1.The Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Teesside UniversityMiddlesbroughUnited Kingdom

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