Expertly authored by the co-editor of the best-selling text
Cultural Criminology Unleashed, this book re-examines criminology
in a global context. Wide-ranging and up-to-date, it covers the
topics of colonialism and post-colonialism, genocide, state
control, the impact of September 11th and the post-9/11 world.
Exploring the relationship between a modern discipline and
modernity, it reworks the history and composition of criminology in
light of September 11th and the prevalence of genocide in
modernity. Analizing statistics, anthropology and the everyday
assumptions of criminology's history, this text addresses the
political and scholarly grip on the territorial state and the
absence of a global criminology.
Rejecting the prevalent belief that September 11th and the
responses it evoked were exceptions that either destroyed or
revealed the absence of global legal order, the author argues that,
in fact, they confirm the nature of the world order of
A compelling and topical volume, this is a must read for anyone
interested or studying in the areas of criminology and criminal
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