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Routledge International Handbook of Rural Criminology (Hardcover)
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Traditionally criminologists have tended to focus their attention on urban crimes, yet in recent years a number of books and articles have shifted their focus towards the rural. This is unsurprising given that 49% of the world’s population lives in small towns, villages and farms. Rural Criminology is increasingly becoming a major subfield of Criminology.This book brings together leading international scholars to discuss major topics on Rural Criminology and offers an authoritative synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on rural crime. Topics covered include:
- The rural community and crime,
- Violence in the rural context,
- Substance use and production,
- Environmental and agricultural crime,
- The social psychology and cultural dimensions of rural crime.
- Rural criminal justice.
Edited by a world renowned scholar of rural criminology, this book will be an essential reference tool for rural criminologists and sociologists and those engaged in rural studies.