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Revista de Bioética y Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Forenses de Honduras     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Ciências Jurídicas     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho (Concepción)     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho (Coquimbo)     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho de la Seguridad Social, Laborum     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho de la Unión Europea     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Revista de Derecho de la Universidad Nacional del Altiplano de Puno     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Derecho Fiscal     Open Access  
Revista de Derecho Privado     Open Access  
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Revista de Direito     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Agrário e Agroambiental     Open Access  
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Revista de Direito Brasileira     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Direito da Administração Pública     Open Access  
Revista de Direito da Faculdade Guanambi     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sanitário     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sociais e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista de Educación y Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios de la Justicia     Open Access  
Revista de Estudios Historico-Juridicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Estudios Jurídicos y Criminológicos     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos Empíricos em Direito     Open Access  
Revista de Estudos Institucionais     Open Access  
Revista de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho     Open Access  
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)     Open Access  
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho : Universidad de la República     Open Access  
Revista de la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas     Open Access  
Revista de la Maestría en Derecho Procesal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de la Secretaría del Tribunal Permanente de Revisión     Open Access  
Revista de Llengua i Dret     Open Access  
Revista de Movimentos Sociais e Conflitos     Open Access  
Revista de Processo, Jurisdição e Efetividade da Justiça     Open Access  
Revista de Sociologia, Antropologia e Cultura Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Derecho del Estado     Open Access  
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Direito e Práxis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Direito GV     Open Access  
Revista Direitos, Trabalho e Política Social     Open Access  
Revista do Curso de Direito     Open Access  
Revista do Curso de Direito do Centro Universitário Brazcubas     Open Access  
Revista dos Estudantes de Direito da UnB     Open Access  
Revista Electrónica Cordobesa de Derecho Internacional Público : RECorDIP     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica de Direito Processual     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica do Curso de Direito - PUC Minas Serro     Open Access  
Revista Española de Medicina Legal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Revista Estudios Jurídicos     Open Access  
Revista Estudios Socio-Jurídicos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Facultad de Jurisprudencia     Open Access  
Revista Historia y Justicia     Open Access  
Revista Icade. Revista de las Facultades de Derecho y Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Interdisciplinar de Direito     Open Access  
Revista Internacional CONSINTER de Direito     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Internacional de Derecho del Turismo     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Doctrina y Jurisprudencia     Open Access  
Revista IUS     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica : Investigación en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Jurídica Crítica y Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Jurídica da UFERSA     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica de Asturias     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica de la Universidad de León     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica IUS Doctrina     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica Portucalense/Portucalense Law Journal     Open Access  
Revista Jurídica Universidad Autónoma de Madrid     Open Access  
Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Social     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Latinoamericana de Derechos Humanos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Opinión Jurídica     Open Access  
Revista Pedagogía Universitaria y Didáctica del Derecho     Open Access  
Revista Persona y Derecho     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista Processus de Estudos de Gestão, Jurí­dicos e Financeiros     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Quaestio Iuris     Open Access  
Revue du Droit des Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue générale de droit     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Revue internationale de droit pénal     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue pro právo a technologie     Open Access  
Riau Law Journal     Open Access  
Roger Williams University Law Review i     Open Access  
RUDN Journal of Law     Open Access  
Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Center Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Russian Politics & Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Santa Clara Law Review     Open Access  
Santé mentale et Droit     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
SASI     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Science & Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 313)
ScienceRise : Juridical Science     Open Access  
Scientiam Juris     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scientometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
SCRIPTed - A Journal of Law, Technology & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Seattle Journal for Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seattle University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seqüência : Estudos Jurídicos e Políticos     Open Access  
Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Seton Hall Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sexual Offending : Theory, Research, and Prevention     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Singapore Academy of Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Social & Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Società e diritti     Open Access  
Sociologia del diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sociological Jurisprudence Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South African Crime Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
South African Journal of Bioethics and Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South East European University Review (SEEU Review)     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Southern Illinois University Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Spanish Journal of Legal Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
St. John's Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Stanford Law & Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Stanford Law Review     Free   (Followers: 40)
Stanford Technology Law Review     Free   (Followers: 3)
Statute Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Statutes and Decisions : Laws USSR     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Strategic Direction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Studenckie Zeszyty Naukowe     Open Access  
Studia Canonica     Full-text available via subscription  
Studia Iuridica Lublinensia     Open Access  
Studia Iuridica Toruniensia     Open Access  
Studia z Prawa Wyznaniowego     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Studies in Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Suffolk University Law Review     Free  
Suhuf     Open Access  
Supremasi Hukum : Jurnal Penelitian Hukum     Open Access  
Supreme Court Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Sustainable Development Law & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Swiss Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Sydney Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Syiar Hukum     Open Access  
Tanjungpura Law Journal     Open Access  
Te Mata Koi : Auckland University Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Teisė : Law     Open Access  
Temas Socio-Jurídicos     Open Access  
Texas Journal of Women and the Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Texas Law Review     Free   (Followers: 10)
The American Lawyer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
The Journal of Legislative Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
The Jurist : Studies in Church Law and Ministry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
The Modern American     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
THEMIS - Revista de Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Theoretical Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Theory and Practice of Legislation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Tidsskrift for erstatningsrett, forsikringsrett og trygderett     Full-text available via subscription  
Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap     Full-text available via subscription  
Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Tilburg Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Toruńskie Studia Polsko-Włoskie     Open Access  
Touro Law Review     Open Access  
Transnational Environmental Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Transnational Legal Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Transport Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Transportation Planning and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Trusts & Trustees     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Tulane Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Tulsa Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
UCLA Entertainment Law Review     Open Access  
UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
UCLA Law Review     Free   (Followers: 8)
UCLA Women's Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Udayana Journal of Law and Culture     Open Access  
UIR Law Review     Open Access  
Universitas : Revista de Filosofía, Derecho y Política     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development     Open Access  
University of Baltimore Law Forum     Open Access  
University of Baltimore Law Review     Open Access  
University of Chicago Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
University of Chicago Law School Record     Open Access  
University of Cincinnati Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
University of Kansas Law Review     Open Access  
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University of Miami Business Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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University of Miami Law Review     Free   (Followers: 3)
University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review     Open Access  
University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
University of New Brunswick Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of New South Wales Law Journal, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
University of Pittsburgh Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
University of Queensland Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
University of St. Thomas Law Journal     Open Access  
University of Toronto Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
University of Vienna Law Review     Open Access  
UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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USFQ Law Review     Open Access  
Utrecht Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Theoretical Criminology
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Number of Followers: 44  
 
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      Authors: Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Sadi Shanaah
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Criminological literature frequently argues that the rehabilitative penological paradigm of the 20th century (‘penal welfarism’) has been replaced by pre-crime, risk-based, ‘new penology’. Under the conditions of social and economic neoliberalism, it is claimed, the commitment to rehabilitating individuals has been withdrawn. In this article, we explore the curious persistence of rehabilitation—enacted within crime prevention and countering-violent-extremism programmes. We show that rather than ‘new penology’ replacing ‘penal welfarism’, the history of social crime prevention programmes demonstrates the presence of a ‘hybrid penology’. Here, rehabilitation was brought into the pre-criminal space and practised upon pre-delinquents. This pre-emptive rehabilitation of at-risk subjects pervaded preventive policy in both Western Europe and the socialist Former Yugoslavia. In both case studies, this logic of pre-crime rehabilitation then transferred into the counterterrorism sector—with ideological dissidence identified as the threshold for reform-oriented intervention. Rehabilitation remains with us, warped by the turn to pre-emption.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-06-23T06:03:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221108866
       
  • Transnational policing between national political regimes and human rights
           norms: The case of the Interpol Red Notice system

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      Authors: Serdar San
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Current transnational policing mechanisms such as Interpol appear to reproduce authoritarianism-like actions in democratic contexts by helping to undermine the rights and freedoms of individuals targeted by non-democratic regimes. Through an in depth examination of the cases of Turkish and Russian police, this article seeks to explain the possible motives of the law enforcement institutions of democratic states in executing the questionable Interpol Red Notice requests by authoritarian regimes based on the existing theoretical debates in the literature on international policing. It explores three factors that foster policing cooperation between democratic and authoritarian states: 1) an aspired depoliticization of international policing that facilitates cooperation among states with different national and ideological outlooks; 2) an occupational culture that encourages professional support and solidarity among policing agents that transcends national rivalries; and 3) state cooperation against threats posed by the planning and conduct of international crime.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-06-08T06:08:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221105280
       
  • Why Global North criminology fails to explain organized crime in Mexico

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      Authors: Valentin Pereda
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      The prevailing definitions of organized crime and methodological approaches to studying it derive mainly from the Global North. However, an emergent body of literature suggests that organized crime in the Global South differs from organized crime in the Global North. Focusing on the case of Mexico, I argue that mainstream criminological theories’ inability to explain significant aspects of organized crime in that country stems from their underspecified scope. Mainstream theories analyse organized crime as a phenomenon that transpires in societies characterized by high levels of internal peace, rule of law and strong public institutions. In Mexico, a country that fails to adhere to these conditions, organized crime manifestations defy prevailing theoretical assumptions.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-06-08T06:08:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221104562
       
  • The not-so-hidden partisan politics of community policing: Community
           police meetings in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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      Authors: Leslie Elva MacColman, Violeta Dikenstein
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Community policing promises to foster collaboration between police and citizens, strengthen social cohesion, and address the root causes of crime and disorder. In order to understand why it often fails to achieve this, we argue that scholars should recognize community–police meetings as sites of dynamic, multi-scalar political contestation and pay closer attention to the not-so-hidden partisan struggles that shape them. Our empirical analysis focuses on Buenos Aires, Argentina. Based on ethnographic observation of 30 community–police meetings and interviews with 50 politicians, police officers, activists, and everyday citizens, we explain how higher-order partisan contests influenced the dynamics and outcomes of local meetings. We show how these meetings exacerbated social schisms, reified ideological differences between competing parties, and galvanized support for the City Government’s “law and order” policies. Our results suggest that local participation sometimes reinforces the punitive approaches to urban problems that community policing originally aimed to transcend.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-06-06T05:21:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221103848
       
  • Private security and national security: The case of Estonia

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      Authors: Matthew Light, Anne-Marie Singh, Josh Gold
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Most studies of private security postulate exclusively internal, primarily economic, causes of the industry's growth and regulation. In contrast, based on the case of post-Soviet Estonia, we investigate how a state's external security environment influences private security. Estonia's tense relations with Russia generated several policies through which private security evolved from a lawless industry to a modest, lightly regulated one: (1) the exclusion of public police from private security; (2) an effective campaign against organized crime; (3) free-trade policies that permitted western companies to acquire Estonian security firms; and (4) state–civil society security cooperation. Estonia thus clarifies how high politics shapes private security, while also revealing the factors that make the industry relatively uncontentious in most industrialized democracies.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-06-06T05:21:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221099930
       
  • The civic crime of corruption: Citizen networks and public sector bribery
           in the non-democracies

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      Authors: Marina Zaloznaya
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      In the Global North, corruption is considered incompatible with civic health: scholars argue that it decreases social trust, atomizes communities, and discourages active citizenship. Using the first-ever national dataset from Russia with behavioral measures of corruption, ego-centric networks, and political participation, this article develops an alternative theory of corruption’s impact on civic life in societies where freedoms of association are limited. Analyses of these new data suggest that: (1) Russian bribe-givers are embedded in outward-oriented and mobilizable personal networks, supportive of civic connectivity; and (2) Russian bribe-givers are significantly more likely than law-abiding citizens to mobilize others when pushing back against the state. Counterintuitively, then, in non-democracies, corruption in the public sector sustains the kind of social networks that underlie civic culture.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-06-06T05:21:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221099105
       
  • Police legitimacy and approval of vigilante violence: The significance of
           anger

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      Authors: Muhammad Asif
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Most of the previous studies on vigilante violence suggest that people employ vigilante violence instrumentally to compensate for a lack of state monopoly on violence and the state's illegitimacy in controlling crime. This study, however, highlights the significance of emotions—most notably anger—in explaining approval of vigilante violence. A cross-sectional study was conducted at six Pakistani universities with a sample of 500 students recruited through online surveys. The results of the regression models show that police legitimacy and trait anger independently predict approval of vigilante violence both directly and indirectly via righteous anger. Thus, the findings suggest that people who are easily angered and who perceive the police as corrupt and procedurally unjust feel righteous anger and are likely to approve of vigilante violence.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-06-01T05:51:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221101369
       
  • Book Review: Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of
           Policing by Sarah Brayne

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      Authors: Marianne Quirouette
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-05-23T06:27:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221101007
       
  • The security mindset: Corrections officer workplace culture in late mass
           incarceration

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      Authors: Heather Schoenfeld, Grant Everly
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Prison officers’ behavior is one of the most consequential features of the modern prison. In this article, we introduce an organizational culture conceptual framework and build on previous prison scholarship to develop a model of prison officer workplace culture. We then apply the proposed model to original research in a US prison to investigate the relational aspects of prison officer culture during early 21st-century penal reforms. We find a set of collective norms and beliefs among officers consistent with the “traditional” prison officer culture historically documented by penologists, including high levels of distrust of prisoners, avoidance of relationships, and distancing from rehabilitation goals. We name this culture the “security mindset” because officers use multiple conceptions of “security” to rationalize their behavior. Our findings suggest that prison officer culture in late mass incarceration may work against the positive and supportive relationships necessary for rehabilitation.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-05-19T04:46:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221095617
       
  • Negotiating penal hybridity: Time–space boundary-work in parole
           decision making

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      Authors: Netanel Dagan
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Drawn on qualitative findings from discretionary chairpersons of parole boards in Israel, the study aims to theorize parole decision making as time–space boundary-work. Parole decision-makers were found to act within a hybrid professional environment that requires them to process distinct, and possibly conflicting, penal values, competencies and orientations. In order to address their professional tensions, parole decision-makers constantly negotiate their time and space, and thereby their professional identity. First, the parole decision-makers perform temporal boundary-work—conceptualizing their work and identity through qualitative-expansive time. Second, they perform spatial boundary-work—conceptualizing their work and identity through either (a) judicial space or (b) therapeutic space. This time–space work is used both to span and demarcate their boundaries in relation to other penal actors and to increase their visibility and legitimacy.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-05-16T07:29:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221093088
       
  • Re-theorizing the progress of women in policing: An alternative
           perspective from the Global South

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      Authors: Kerry Carrington, Jess Rodgers, Máximo Sozzo, María Victoria Puyol
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Women’s entry into policing, a traditionally masculine occupation, has been theorized almost entirely through a liberal feminist theoretical lens where equality with men is the end target. From this theoretical viewpoint, women’s police stations in the Global South established specifically to respond to gender violence have been conceptualized as relics from the past. We argue that this approach is based on a global epistemology that privileges the Global North as the normative benchmark from which to define progress. Framed by southern criminology, we offer an alternative way of theorizing the progress of women in policing using women’s police stations that emerged in Latin America in the 1980s, specifically those in the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-05-10T06:41:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221099631
       
  • The de-realization of Black bodies in an era of mass digital surveillance:
           A techno-criminological critique

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      Authors: Bruce Arrigo, Olivia P Shaw
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      This article describes the ways in which existing methods of dataveillance and big data collection have contributed to the current de-realization of Black bodies. In the present or ultramodern era, de-realization consists of datafication (i.e. digital profiling techniques and life mining strategies) in support of techno-crime control policy. The process of de-realization both de-politicizes Black identities and de-personalizes the lived experience of Blackness. In order to make explicit our thesis, section one proposes a techno-criminological theory of de-realization. The theory explains how the racialized construction of surveillance in the current age is mediated by the algorithmic logic of pre-crime and the asymmetric rationale of post-criminology. In order to situate our overall theorizing, section two explains how Black bodies have historically been the subject of excessive and invasive forms of de-realization. This history includes slavery and visceral forms of de-realization (e.g. the technologies of branding), as well as political opposition to Civil Rights and volatile forms of de-realization (e.g. the technologies of suspicion). In the present era, the de-realization of Black bodies consists of the mass digital surveillance of social movements (i.e. bodies of activist social change), including Black Lives Matter (BLM), that are policed through the technologies of information analytics. Section three speculates on the criminological fall-out stemming from present day manifestations of de-realization. This speculation emphasizes how history, theory, and culture are relevant to historicizing the administration of injustice in the ultramodern age of digital reality construction.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-05-10T06:41:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221082318
       
  • Book Review: Social Democratic Criminology by Robert Reiner

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      Authors: Richard Sparks
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-05-04T05:49:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221089676
       
  • Book Review: The Death of Asylum: Hidden Geographies of the Enforcement
           Archipelago by Alison Mountz

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      Authors: Francesco Vecchio
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-04-26T07:19:49Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221092214
       
  • Violence and bordering on the margins of the State: A view from South
           Africa and the southern border of Spain

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      Authors: Gail Super, Ana Ballesteros-Pena
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines expulsions in and around the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and in informal settlements in former black townships in South Africa. These violent bordering processes expose the violent injustices that constitute the boundaries of lawful (liberal) law, and the violence that sovereigns use to secure territories. Drawing on Walter Benjamin we make three main theoretical arguments. First, that the bordering processes in our case studies are instances of law (and State) preserving violence. Second, that absence and responsibilization are central techniques for invisibilizing the role of violence in preserving law, and that abdication of jurisdiction is key to the exercise of state sovereignty. Third, that when the State preserves itself through sharing its monopoly over violence the fictitious distinction between law and violence collapses. We use the term ‘borderline lawful violence’ to highlight the precarious nature of the boundary between lawful and unlawful violence.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-03-10T10:39:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221076422
       
  • Remote control: Horizontal surveillance and the gendering of carceral
           punishment

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      Authors: Michael Gibson-Light
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Research traditionally suggests that men incarcerated in the USA regard horizontal surveillance—that is, monitoring the behaviors of other prisoners—as antithetical to notions of masculinity behind bars. Yet, following an 18-month ethnography in a US prison for men, this article reveals that the imprisoned may in fact embrace prisoner-on-prisoner monitoring tied to labor. It details how participants in this institution sought out peer surveillants who had the power to grant referrals to more desirable jobs. Within prison worksites, individuals further policed peers’ production and service quality. Labor-based horizontal surveillance was integral to performances of masculinity related to employment status and work ethic. Drawing on labor scholarship as well as studies of surveillance in other penal settings, this article reveals how supervision maps onto gendered beliefs about work, offending, and contemporary American corrections in ways that contribute to carceral agendas and broader systems of control.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-03-07T03:15:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221082094
       
  • Governing against the tide: Populism, power and the party conference

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      Authors: Thomas Guiney, Stephen Farrall
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      In this article we argue that a tendency to treat populism as a ubiquitous, mechanistic characteristic of contemporary penality has impeded systematic theoretical discussion of how populist ideologies find contingent expression within national penal systems. Drawing upon an agonistic perspective we seek to show that the intersection between populism and punishment must be understood as a structured process that is shaped by struggle between actors with different types, and amounts, of political power. We illustrate these claims with reference to a historical case study of the 1981 British Conservative Party Conference; a political calendar ritual that facilitated symbolic conflict and provided an institutional point of entry for populist movements seeking to disrupt the prevailing liberal consensus on crime and secure substantive policy concessions from government.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-02-24T04:34:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221081504
       
  • Irreducibly social: Why biocriminology’s ontoepistemology is
           incompatible with the social reality of crime

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      Authors: Callie H Burt
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Professing interactionist bio + social terminology, contemporary biocriminology asserts a break from its biologically essentialist past. Assurances notwithstanding, whether biocriminology has undergone a decisive paradigm shift rejecting notions of biological criminals and bad brains remains uncertain. Unfortunately, discussions of biocriminology's assumptions are mired in politics, obscuring important scientific issues. Motivated to clarify misunderstanding, I address the ontoepistemology of biocriminology from a scientific realist perspective. Drawing on familiar notions of crime as a social construction, I explain how and why biocriminology's ontoepistemology is inconsistent with the social reality of crime for scientific not ideological reasons. I explain that recognizing crime as a social construction does not imply that crime is not real or objective and cannot be studied scientifically. On the contrary, the irreducibly social nature of crime requires that scientific realists reject assumptions of “biological crime” as well as the biologically reductionist epistemology on which biocriminology depends.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-02-23T02:52:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806211073695
       
  • Gestalt contexture and contested motives: Understanding video evidence in
           the murder trial of Officer Michael Slager

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      Authors: Patrick G Watson
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      This article is situated in ongoing discussions about the influx of images of police violence. To date, much scholarship has centred on Foucauldian notions of knowledge-power and sousveillance. Alternatively, I attend to how video evidence produces understanding of police violence in court through a case study of the murder trial of Officer Michael Slager who shot and killed Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina. While audio and video direct evidence of the moments leading up to Slager's decision to shoot was presented, cross-examination focused more explicitly on post-shooting conduct as circumstantial evidence. This approach highlights an issue for video evidence, that what is to be settled at trial may not be directly re-presented in video. Gurwitsch's notion of Gestalt and Garfinkel's adaptation thereof are proposed as an alternative means of interrogating video evidence.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-01-31T11:58:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806211073696
       
  • Feminized need and racialized danger: Punitive therapeutics and historical
           addict tropes in a Midwestern drug court

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      Authors: Veronica Horowitz, Teresa Gowan
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Drug courts are widely praised as a therapeutic alternative to mass incarceration. Using ethnographic discourse analysis, our intersectional comparison of a Midwestern court demonstrates how gender and race create differentiated and unequal rehabilitative projects. Striking differences in treatment, sanctions, and requirements demonstrate the lasting power of long-standing historical addiction tropes. Our primarily white and African-American site re-inscribed the historical polarization between “white slaves” and “drug zombies”, between the (traumatized female) “involuntary addict” and the dangerous agency of the (racialized) male “criminal addict”. The explicit gender differentiation between therapy for women and work for men was thus cross-cut by race, with talk therapy for white women and neuro-scientific medicalization for white men set against deep racio-cultural reform for African-Americans. While Black women were encouraged to take on intensive mothering, Black men were subjected to the highest surveillance and suspicion, their struggles in the labor and housing markets misrecognized as cultural deficiency.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-01-31T11:58:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806211060867
       
  • Revisiting police reform: Rank-Neutral Space as resistance and conformity

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      Authors: Claire Davis
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      The contemporary policing landscape is challenging traditional, hierarchical working arrangements as the police respond to new and more complex demands. Scholars have long recognized police occupational culture as a barrier to organizational change. Rank-centric cultural conventions conflict with alternative, democratic forms of working. This article introduces the concept of Rank-Neutral Space to describe an emerging practice where police officers navigate the hierarchical-laden culture to bring about change. In theorizing Rank-Neutral Space, I bring together perspectives from the sociology of space and findings from a qualitative study of police leadership, to define the space as a site of resistance and conformity, to capture the complexity of reform in the police as both processes of change and continuity.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-01-19T11:50:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806211073694
       
  • Radical hope and processes of becoming: Examining short-term prisoners’
           imagined futures in England & Wales and Norway

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      Authors: Julie Laursen
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Prisoners’ hopes for a life without suffering—without causing and experiencing harm—are embedded in practices of ethical becoming and ideas of transcendence. These hopes are somehow both more banal and complex than the literature on hope generally suggests; they emerge because of lack and are signs of despair, rather than realistic prospects or opportunities. Based on longitudinal interview data (N = 452) with short-term prisoners in Norway and England & Wales, this article shows how hope functions as an orientation through different phases of a prison sentence as well as post-release regardless of whether it materializes. With inspiration from Lear’s idea of ‘radical hope’, I describe prisoners’ hopes as a mode of living with more emphasis on where hope comes from rather than what it leads to, thus following recent prompts to distinguish between hopes derived from opportunities from deeper hopes grounded in despair. I outline prisoners’ pain upon entry into custody and show how their ‘ground projects’—the things without which they would not care to go on with their lives—become clear when they are taken away. In this conceptualization, short-term prisoners’ hopes are in many ways a manifestation of despair fused with ethical deliberations on what kind of person one wishes to become and to whom one owes something.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-01-19T11:50:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806211069545
       
  • Trajectories of hope/lessness among men and women in the late stage of a
           life sentence

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      Authors: Serena Wright, Susie Hulley, Ben Crewe
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Drawing on Snyder's ‘hope theory’ as a conceptual framework, this article examines the hope narratives of men and women at the ‘late stage’ of a life sentence. The article aims to bridge the existing gap between jurisprudence and sociological accounts on hope and life imprisonment by extending this debate to men and women serving reducible life sentences in England and Wales, for whom release is not guaranteed but assumed to be attainable. Through focusing on the individual ways in which the spectre and procedural elements of release shape narratives of hope and hopelessness, this article agrees with Vannier that recent human rights debates have fallen short in terms of subjectively understanding the complex relationship between ‘hope’ and ‘release’ for life-sentenced prisoners. It concludes by highlighting the necessity of procedural legitimacy in reducing uncertainty and promoting and maintaining hope among this group.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-01-17T01:54:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806211067770
       
  • Rethinking police procedural justice

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      Authors: Dorian Schaap, Elsa Saarikkomäki
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      While procedural justice theory has become the dominant paradigm in thinking about police legitimacy, it has several important weaknesses. First, procedural justice's conceptually essential distinction between ‘process’ and ‘outcome’ is blurred in reality, which is visible both in empirical operationalizations and in researchers’ understanding of police work. Second, procedural justice theory views society through an implicit consensus lens, making it poorly equipped to address police–citizen conflicts and structural societal inequalities. This is evident in the theory's inability to unpack the dynamics of police–citizen interactions and its reluctance to problematize the police role in contemporary plural societies. To advance our understanding of police legitimacy and police–citizen relations, particularly among marginalized groups, we strongly recommend working toward theoretical renewal and empirical diversification.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-01-17T01:54:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806211056680
       
  • Bargaining with criminals: The morality of witness collaboration in
           Mexico's “war on drugs”

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      Authors: Juan Espindola
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Public authorities take considerable and oftentimes controversial steps in their efforts to dismantle criminal organizations involved in drug trafficking and related crimes in Mexico. Among other things, they recruit offenders who abandon their criminal organization and strike a deal with law enforcement agents and prosecutors to share information about their co-perpetrators in exchange for leniency in sentencing as well as of protection from retaliation. This article explores whether the deployment of collaborators is morally permissible in view of the significant risks it exposes them to, most notably retaliatory aggressions. The article examines the underlying philosophical problem regarding the justifiability of deploying collaborators in the social and political circumstances prevailing in the country. The normative framework I advance to explore the Mexican case can be useful in examining the ethical implications of using collaborating witnesses elsewhere.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-01-17T01:54:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806211072859
       
  • The long history of prevention: Social Defence, security and anticipating
           future crimes in the era of ‘penal welfarism’

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      Authors: Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Šádí Shanaáh
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.
      Using a combination of documentary and archival research methods, this article explores the development of Social Defence criminology across the 19th and 20th centuries—highlighting the influence the ‘new’ Social Defence movement had upon the United Nations' and Council of Europe's international crime policy programmes. By exploring the integration of Social Defence within these international programmes, the article is able to challenge several longstanding arguments in Criminology which associate pre-crime and the securitization of criminal justice with the neoliberal era. Social Defence scholars influenced International Organizations to research and disseminate anticipatory mechanisms to identify and reform potential deviants decades earlier than prominent theses suggest. These measures were steeped in the language of security and were oriented towards the prevention of future juvenile crime. The article argues for a reweighing of the influence of Social Defence criminology and against accounts which draw significant divisions between ‘penal welfarism’ and ‘neoliberal penality’.
      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-01-17T01:53:54Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806211056313
       
  • Book Review: The Politics of Punishment: A Comparative Study of
           Imprisonment and Political Culture by Louise Brangan

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      Authors: Marguerite Schinkel
      First page: 349
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-01-21T05:31:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806211070146
       
  • Book Review: Latinas in the Criminal Justice System: Victims, Targets and
           Offenders by Vera Lopez and Lisa Pasko

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      Authors: Kayla Marie Martensen
      First page: 351
      Abstract: Theoretical Criminology, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Theoretical Criminology
      PubDate: 2022-03-29T08:15:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/13624806221089669
       
 
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