Criminology 2022

American Society of Criminology 2022 Annual Meeting
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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.

The Press is especially excited to announce our new book series Temple Studies in Criminalization, History, and Society series, edited by Baris Cayli Messina, aims to promote greater understanding of criminalization and its various patterns at the local, national, and global levels throughout modern and contemporary history across theoretical and methodological boundaries.

If you would like to schedule a time to discuss your book proposal, please contact Ryan Mulligan.

All-American Massacre

The Tragic Role of American Culture and Society in Mass Shootings

Edited by Eric Madfis and Adam Lankford

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 15 figues


Before Crips

Fussin', Cussin', and Discussin' among South Los Angeles Juvenile Gangs

John C. Quicker and Akil S. Batani-Khalfani

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

464 pages | 6 x 9 | 7 tables, 14 halftones, 1 map


"Beyond the Law"

The Politics of Ending the Death Penalty for Sodomy in Britain

Charles Upchurch

A major reexamination of the earliest British parliamentary efforts to abolish capital punishment for consensual sex acts between men

302 pages | 6 x 9 | 19 halftones


Courting the Community

Legitimacy and Punishment in a Community Court

Christine Zozula

Exploring the practices and potential of criminal justice in community courts

218 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 1 line drawing


The Defender

The Battle to Protect the Rights of the Accused in Philadelphia

Edward W. Madeira Jr. and Michael D. Schaffer

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

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 11 halftones


Divide & Conquer

Race, Gangs, Identity, and Conflict

Robert D. Weide

Argues that contemporary identity politics divides gang members and their communities across racial lines

284 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 14 halftones, 1 map


Feminist Post-Liberalism

Judith A. Baer

Reconciling liberalism and feminist theory

220 pages | 6 x 9


Fitting the Facts of Crime

An Invitation to Biopsychosocial Criminology

Chad Posick, Michael Rocque, and J.C. Barnes

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

222 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table, 7 figures


Gangs on Trial

Challenging Stereotypes and Demonization in the Courts

John M. Hagedorn

Exposes how stereotypes replace evidence in gang related trials

246 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figs., 7 halftones, 1 map


Gender and Violence against Political Actors

Edited by Elin Bjarnegård and Pär Zetterberg

306 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 tables, 18 figures


Immigrant Rights in the Nuevo South

Enforcement and Resistance at the Borderlands of Illegality

Meghan Conley

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

224 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 16 halftones


In the Weeds

Demonization, Legalization, and the Evolution of U.S. Marijuana Policy

Clayton J. Mosher and Scott Akins

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

314 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables


Judicial Merit Selection

Institutional Design and Performance for State Courts

Greg Goelzhauser

How should judges be selected?

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 23 tables, 9 figures, 1 map


Justice Outsourced

The Therapeutic Jurisprudence Implications of Judicial Decision-Making by Nonjudicial Officers

Edited by Michael L. Perlin and Kelly Frailing

Examines the hidden use of nonjudicial officers in the criminal justice system

290 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 6 figures


Latinx Environmentalisms

Place, Justice, and the Decolonial

Edited by Sarah D. Wald, David J. Vázquez, Priscilla Solis Ybarra, and Sarah Jaquette Ray

Putting the environmental humanities into dialogue with Latinx literary and cultural studies

340 pages | 6 x 9 | 16 halftones