Crime and Risk
Publication Year: 2010
Challenging yet accessible, this innovative book will appeal to upper-level undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and academics in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Politics.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
Compact Criminology[Page ii]
Series editors: Nicole Rafter and Paul Rock
Compact Criminology is an exciting new series that invigorates and challenges the international field of criminology.
Books in the series are short, authoritative, innovative assessments of emerging issues in criminology and criminal justice – offering critical, accessible introductions to important topics. They take a global rather than a narrowly national approach. Eminently readable and first-rate in quality, each book is written by a leading specialist.
Compact Criminology provides a new type of tool for teaching and research, one that is flexible and light on its feet. The series is designed to address fundamental needs in the growing and increasingly differentiated field of criminology.
Other Compact Criminology titles include:
Comparing Criminal Justice by David Nelken
Crime and Risk by Pat O'Malley
Crime and Terrorism by Peter Grabosky and Michael Stohl
Experimental Criminology by Lawrence Sherman
Compact Criminology International Advisory Board:
Jan van Dijk, Tilburg University
Peter Grabosky, Australian National University
Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto
John Laub, University of Maryland
Alison Liebling, University of Cambridge
© Pat O'Malley 2010
First published 2010
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I would like to thank the editors of this series, Nicole Rafter and Paul Rock, for their positive, insightful and exceptionally prompt comments on various drafts of this book. Caroline Porter of Sage Publications was a pleasure to work with and unfailingly supportive. Parts of the final chapter draw from an earlier paper ‘Experiments in risk and criminal justice’ published in Theoretical Criminology 12(4). I would like to thank the editors and Sage Publications as publishers of this journal for allowing me this licence.
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