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A Criminology of War?

Ross McGarry and Sandra Walklate


With the academic study of ‘war’ gaining renewed popularity within criminology in recent years, this book illustrates the long-standing engagement with this social phenomenon within the discipline. Foregrounding established criminological work addressing war and connecting it to a wide range of extant sociological literature, the authors present and further develop theoretical and conceptual ways of thinking critically about war. Within this book, whilst providing an implicit critique of mainstream criminology the authors seek to question if a ‘criminology of war’ is possible, and if so how th ... More

Keywords: Criminology of war, Sociology of war, Old and new war, War on terrorism, Genocide studies, Nuclear war, Civilian war victims, Remembering and forgetting, Gender and war, Colonialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781529202595
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529202595.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ross McGarry, author
University of Liverpool

Sandra Walklate, author
Monash University