The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and War

  • Ross McGarry
  • Sandra Walklate

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Ross McGarry, Sandra Walklate
    Pages 1-21
  3. The Criminogenic Contexts of War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Vincenzo Ruggiero
      Pages 61-77
    3. Carmel O’Sullivan, Reece Walters
      Pages 79-96
  4. Violence and Victimization at War

  5. Violence, War and Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Ruth Delaforce
      Pages 211-229
    3. Jude McCulloch
      Pages 249-266
  6. Perpetrators of Violence and the Aftermath of War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267

About this book


This interdisciplinary Handbook brings together into one coherent volume a range of international authors, who firmly establish the relevance of war within the discipline of criminology. The chapters address emerging and prevailing issues in the criminological study of war, including state crime, corporate crime, victimology, genocide, policing, security and various forms of violence. Taking a critical standpoint including feminist, cultural, and radical approaches amongst others, the Handbook is split into five clear sections: (1) The Criminogenic Contexts of War; (2) Violence and Victimization at War; (3) Violence, War and Security; (4) Perpetrators of Violence and the Aftermath of War; and (5) Cultural and Methodological Developments for a Criminology of War. 

Edited by two leading experts in the field, this Handbook provides an original point of reference on the contemporary debates and applications of criminology and war and will be a key resource for academics and students across criminology, international relations, critical military studies, military sociology, peace studies and law.


crime victimology critical military studies trauma security studies violence critical criminology criminal justice victims risk resilience terrorism genocide sexual violence military service post-conflict policing prisons defence corporate crime criminology Military Sociology Military Studies police political violence war

Editors and affiliations

  • Ross McGarry
    • 1
  • Sandra Walklate
    • 2
  1. 1. Department of Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologyUniversity of Liverpool, UKLIVERPOOLUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Sociology, Social Policy and CriminologyUniversity of Liverpool, UKLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-43169-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-43170-7
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