Law & Criminology

A strong International Law is key for a prosperous globalized world. With Russia's invasion of Ukraine, there is conflict and forced displacement, and a post-pandemic society is emerging with new forms of crime continuing to appear online and across borders, creating new challenges for society and for law enforcement.

Social and justice inequalities continue to need addressing, including through a more inclusive and decolonised research base. As a result Criminology and Criminal Justice as well as International Law are rapidly evolving areas of study. Bringing together an international cohort of researchers and practitioners, the Law & Criminology eBook Collection seeks to comprehensively address global, transnational, and local issues. It draws on interdisciplinary research to examine cutting-edge topics and to encourage critical debates, with the aim of enriching academic, public and policy discussions.

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The Law & Criminology collection offers a rich mix of book types for all user groups: students, faculty, researchers, and professionals. Making it an unparalleled resource to excel research and learning. All books are available without DRM, making them accessible simultaneously by an unlimited number of users.

New & Emerging Research Areas:

  • Gender Perspectives in Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Art Law
  • A Global and Decolonised Criminology
  • Aggression
  • Police reform
  • Cybercrime 

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The Law and Criminology eBook collection aligns with Sustainable Development Goal.

1 No Poverty

2 Zero Hunger

3 Good Health & Well-Being

5 Gender Equality

7 Affordable and Clean Energy

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

10 Reduced Inequalities

11 Sustainable Cities and Communities 

13 Climate Action 

14 Life Below Water

16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions