Criminology 2021 Virtual Exhibit

As the cutting edge of study in law, deviance, and justice move rapidly, Temple University Press continues to publish necessary interventions, urgent voices, and pathbreaking research on the frontier of critical issues. Temple University Press books think broadly, look forward, and set agendas within their disciplines.


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All Creatures Safe and Sound

Lessons from recent disasters on accounting for the safety of animals and humans alike

Before Crips

A historical analysis of South Los Angeles juvenile gang life as revealed by those who were there

The Collision of Political and Legal Time

Explores the dynamic institutional relationship that historically exists between the President and the Supreme Court

Communities and Crime

A systematic exploration of how criminology has accounted for the role of community over the past century

Courting the Community

Exploring the practices and potential of criminal justice in community courts

Criminology and Public Policy

Leading scholars of crime policy address the most critical problems facing the justice system in America

The Cultural Production of Intellectual Property Rights

Examining the contemporary conceptualization of and debates over intellectual property rights

The Defender

A vibrant history of the Defender Association of Philadelphia—dubbed “the best lawyers money can’t buy”

Emerging Threats to Human Rights

Understanding how emerging threats to human rights intersect with patterns of migration

Fitting the Facts of Crime

Presenting a biopsychosocial perspective to explain the most common findings in criminology—and to guide future research and public policy

Gangs on Trial

Exposes how stereotypes replace evidence in gang related trials

Healing Our Divided Society

Examining inequality in America fifty years after the Kerner Report

Immigrant Rights in the Nuevo South

Examining the connections between repression and resistance for unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. Southeast

In the Weeds

Tracing the history of marijuana policy from “reefer madness” to legalization

Judicial Merit Selection

How should judges be selected?

Latinx Environmentalisms

Putting the environmental humanities into dialogue with Latinx literary and cultural studies Read a blog entry by the editors

Migration and Mortality

Documents and denounces the violent impacts of restrictive migration policies in the Americas, linking this institutional violence to broader forces of racial capitalism

On Gangs

A comprehensive review of what is known about gangs—from their origins through their evolution and outcomes

Perceptions of a Polarized Court

Is the Supreme Court immune to the stain of polarization?

Policing in Natural Disasters

How disaster work impacts law enforcement officers and first responders based on some of the worst disasters in modern history

Public City/Public Sex

How female prostitutes and men who sought sex with other men shaped the history and emergence of modern Paris in the nineteenth century Read a blog entry by the author

The Rise and Fall of America's Concentration Camp Law

Dissecting the complex relationship among race, national security, and civil liberties in “the age of American concentration camps” Read a blog entry by the author

School Zone

Why some school environments are more conducive to crime than safety

Taking Juvenile Justice Seriously

A pragmatic and comprehensive look at delinquency and juvenile justice through a developmental lens

Wildlife Crime

A comprehensive theoretical, empirical, methodological, and practical global overview of wildlife crime

Youth Who Trade Sex in the U.S.

Examining the dominant, unitary "innocent girl–predatory man" policy narrative to improve research, policy, and community interventions for young people in the sex trades