:

product description page

Caribbean Crime and Criminal Justice : Impacts of Post-colonialism and Gender (Hardcover)

Caribbean Crime and Criminal Justice : Impacts of Post-colonialism and Gender (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Despite high crime rates among men in the Caribbean, rising rates of violence against women in the region, and a significant number of Caribbean nationals incarcerated abroad due to drug smuggling, existing research has yet to offer explanations that are tailored to the unique Caribbean societies and the individuals in them.

This edited volume adds to the existing body of scientific, empirical and theoretical work on crime (victimization), and criminal justice in the Caribbean, with a specific focus on impacts of post-colonialism and gender. To investigate these impacts on a developing Caribbean criminology, the contributions in this volume focus on how impacts of post-colonialism, associated racial stereotypes, and/or gender throughout the Caribbean impact on (a) types of offending, (b) victimization, and (c) criminal justice system responses and policies.

Bringing together a broad range of experts, this book sheds light on key criminological topics in the Caribbean, including victimization, risk factors for offending, subcultures of violence and particularly gendered violence, and the role of motherhood within matrifocal societies. It is essential reading for those engaged with Caribbean - or decolonial - Criminology and those engaged with comparative and international studies in crime and justice more generally.

Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: October 3, 2017
TCIN: 53145667
UPC: 9781138223776
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-6166
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.