January 2021 Academic & Specialist Bristol University Press

New Horizons in Criminology

A Criminology of War? Ross McGarry, Sandra Walklate

New Horizons in Criminology

A Criminology of War?
Ross McGarry, Sandra Walklate


Paperback | Jan 2021 | Bristol University Press | 9781529202663 | 175pp | 234x156mm | RFB | AUD$49.99, NZD$59.99

Within this book, whilst providing an implicit critique of mainstream criminology the authors seek to question if a 'criminology of war' is possible, and if so how this seemingly 'new horizon' of the discipline might be usefully informed by sociology.

In recent years, the academic study of 'war' has gained renewed popularity in criminology. This book illustrates its long-standing engagement with this social phenomenon within the discipline. Foregrounding established criminological work addressing war and connecting it to a wide range of extant sociological literature, the authors present and further develop theoretical and conceptual ways of thinking critically about war. Providing a critique of mainstream criminology, the authors question whether a 'criminology of war' is possible, and if so, how this seemingly 'new horizon' of the discipline might be usefully informed by sociology.