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International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

Leanne Weber, Elaine Fishwick and Marinella Marmo (2014) Crime, Justice and Human Rights. Palgrave Macmillan.

Abstract

Crime, Justice and Human Rights is an invaluable resource for those interested in the growing links between human rights, criminal justice and criminology. The authors have succeeded in producing a systematic survey of issues and debates arising at the contemporary interface of human rights and criminal justice that is comprehensive in its coverage of the literature and core topics, richly informative, clear and accessible. As such the book is highly recommended as a text for upper undergraduate or postgraduate units on human rights and criminal justice/criminology. Of particular note in this regard are the additional resources and useful links provided at the end of each chapter. But to commend it only as a text would sell it short, for it introduces and engages theoretical debates and critical perspectives around human rights in a way that will be of interest to an academic audience well beyond the classroom setting.

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Author Biography

Queensland University of Technology
Australia Australia
Professor Russell Hogg has published widely in the areas of criminology and criminal justice studies, including Policing the Rural Crisis (Federation Press, 2006, co-authored with Kerry Carrington) and Critical Criminology: Issues, Debates, Challenges (Willan, 2002, co-edited with Kerry Carrington). He is also co-editor of a forthcoming collection of essays on crime in rural Australia.
Open Access Journal
ISSN 2202-8005