Formative Debates in Criminology
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 08 October 2020
Friday 18 December 2020
29 June 2020
Requisites for this module
MA M90012 Criminology,
MSC L30812 Criminology and Socio-Legal Research,
MA MF9112 Organised Crime, Terrorism and Security,
MA L31812 Sociology and Criminology,
PHD ML9048 Criminology,
MSOCMX98 Criminology (Including Placement Year),
MSOCMX99 Criminology (Including Year Abroad)
This course examines the history of and contemporary debates around theoretical criminology, criminalisation, globalisation, social deviance, the development of social control, surveillance and punishment, neoliberalism, migration and the links between criminological analysis and social theory.
We will address and consider key texts and research studies that have made a significant contribution to challenging our conventional understanding of the problem of crime and what to do about it.
To gain a solid understanding of the emerging horizons for criminology by close readings of recent works by leading authors in the field.
Please note that assessment information is currently showing for 2019-20 and will be updated in September.
Student participation is essential to make the seminar work properly. For this, students are expected to work in small groups, to read background material for the seminar discussion, introduce and critically assess the topic. For each week one or two key readings are identified that every student will read; supporting material can be obtained from the recommended and background reading sections of this module outline.
- Welch, M.; Schuster, L. (2005-11-01) 'Detention of asylum seekers in the US, UK, France, Germany, and Italy: A critical view of the globalizing culture of control', in Criminology and Criminal Justice. vol. 5 (4) , pp.331-355
- Garland, David. (2001) 'A History of the Present', in The culture of control: crime and social order in contemporary society, Oxford: Oxford University Press., pp.1-26
- Fleury-Steiner, Benjamin D.; Dunn, Kerry; Fleury-Steiner, Ruth. (2009-01) 'Governing through crime as commonsense racism', in Punishment & Society. vol. 11 (1) , pp.5-24
- Chan, Janet; Bennett Moses, Lyria. (2016) 'Is Big Data challenging criminology?', in Theoretical Criminology. vol. 20 (1) , pp.21-39
- Graham, Laura. (2017-06) 'Governing Sex Work Through Crime', in The Journal of Criminal Law. vol. 81 (3) , pp.201-216
- Muncie, John. (2015) Youth & crime, London: SAGE Publications.
- David Whyte. (2016) 'It's common sense, stupid! Corporate crime and techniques of neutralization in the automobile industry', in Crime, Law and Social Change. vol. 66 (2) , pp.165-181
- Jock Young. (1981) 'Thinking seriously about crime: some models of criminology', in Crime and society: readings in history and theory, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul in association with the Open University Press., pp.206-260
- Siegel, Dina; Nagy, Veronika. (c2018) The migration crisis?: criminalization, security and survival, The Hague: Eleven International Publishing.
- Hammarberg, T. (2008-12-01) 'A Juvenile Justice Approach Built on Human Rights Principles', in Youth Justice. vol. 8 (3) , pp.193-196
- Mark Andrew Wood. (2018) 'Crowdsourced Countersurveillance: A Countersurveillant Assemblage?', in Surveillance & Society. vol. 16 (1) , pp.20-38
- Young, Jock. (2011) The criminological imagination, Cambridge: Polity.
- Anna Di Ronco; James Allen-Robertson; Nigel South. (2018) 'Representing environmental harm and resistance on Twitter: The case of the TAP pipeline in Italy', in Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal., pp.1-26
- Bianca Fileborn. (2017) 'Justice 2.0: Street harassment victims' use of social media and online activism as sites of informal justice', in British Journal of Criminology. vol. 57 (6) , pp.1482-1501
- William J. Chambliss. (1975) 'Toward a Political Economy of Crime', in Theory and Society. vol. 2 (2) , pp.149-170
- Sutherland, Edwin Hardin. (1961) White collar crime, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
- Ben Bowling. (2011) 'Transnational Criminology and the Globalization of Harm Production', in What is Criminology?: Oxford University Press., pp.361-379
- Loïc Wacquant. (2010) 'Crafting the Neoliberal State: Workfare, Prisonfare, and Social Insecurity', in Sociological. vol. 25 (2) , pp.197-220
- Rodriguez, Juan AntonioSantiago, Neelie PerezBirkbeck, Christopher H.Crespo, FreddyMorillo, Solbey. (1165) 'Internationalizing the Study of Gang Membership: Validation Issues from Latin America', in Brit. J.. vol. 57 (2017) , pp.1165-11842017
- (2017) The Oxford handbook of criminology, ©2017: Oxford University Press.
- Velez, Maria B.Richardson, Kelly. (2012) 'Political Economy of Neighbourhood Homicide in Chicago - The Role of Bank Investment, The', in Brit. J.. vol. 52 (2012) , pp.490-5132012
- Angela Davis and Tony Platt. (2014) 'Interview with Angela Davis', in Social Justice: Social Justice/Global Options. vol. 40, pp.37-53
- Box, Steven. (1983) Power, crime, and mystification, London: Tavistock Publications. vol. Tavistock studies in sociology
- (2014) Social Justice - 40th Anniversary Issue: Legacies of Radical Criminology in the United States. vol. 40 (1/2 (131-132))
- Bhui, Hindpal Singh. (2009) Race and criminal justice, London: SAGE.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Isabel Crowhurst, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Anna Di Ronco, email: email@example.com.
Dr Isabel Crowhurst; Dr Anna Di Ronco
Michele Hall, Graduate Administrator, Tel: 01206 873051 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Paul Stretesky
The University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Professor of Criminology
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