What is to Be Done About Crime and Punishment?

Towards a 'Public Criminology'

  • Roger Matthews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. John Pitts
    Pages 57-88
  3. Ben Bowling, Shruti Iyer, Robert Reiner, James Sheptycki
    Pages 123-158
  4. Francis T. Cullen, Daniel P. Mears, Cheryl Lero Jonson, Angela J. Thielo
    Pages 159-196
  5. Michael R. McGuire
    Pages 251-279
  6. Helen Johnson, Roger Matthews
    Pages 281-308
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 309-324

About this book


This book responds to the claim that criminology 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 criminology and encourages students and researchers at all levels to engage in a form of criminology that is more socially relevant and more useful.


Realist Criminology Prisons Criminological Theory Prostitution Community Safety domestic violence cybercrime prostitution drugs gangs probation white-collar crime crime and society corporate crime Critical Realism Middle Range

Editors and affiliations

  • Roger Matthews
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KentCanterburyUnited Kingdom

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