Emotions and Crime: Towards a Criminology of Emotions

Michael Hviid Jacobsen (Editor), Sandra Walklate (Editor)

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Abstract

In spite of the fact that crime is an emotive topic, the question of emotion has been largely overlooked in criminological research, which has tended instead to examine criminal conduct in terms of structural background variables or rational decision-making. Building on research into emotions within sociology, this book seeks to show how criminologists can in fact take emotions seriously and why criminology needs to begin considering emotions as a central element of its theoretical, conceptual and methodological apparatus. Thematically organised and presenting both empirical and theoretical studies, Emotions and Crime pays attention to the different emotional dimensions of crime, victimhood, the criminal justice system, the practice of criminological research and the discipline of criminology. Bringing together the work of an international team of authors and discussing research into violence, punishment, gender, imprisonment and mass atrocity, this volume shows how crime and emotions are inextricably connected, and illustrates both the hidden and pervasive role of emotions in criminological work.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages227
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781351017626, 9781351017633, 9781351017619, 9781351017602
ISBN (Print)9781138497887
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
  • Introduction: crime and emotions, emotions and crime

    Jacobsen, M. H. & Walklate, S., 2019, Emotions and Crime: Towards a Criminology of Emotions. Jacobsen, M. H. & Walklate, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 1-9 9 p.

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  • Postscript: concluding thoughts: some lessons from being ‘liminal’

    Walklate, S., 2019, Emotions and Crime: Towards a Criminology of Emotions. Jacobsen, M. H. & Walklate, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 203-215 13 p.

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  • Preface and acknowledgements

    Jacobsen, M. H. & Walklate, S., 11 Jun 2019, Emotions and Crime: Towards a Criminology of Emotions. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. vii-vii 1 p.

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