The first handbook of New Zealand criminology, for students and practitioners.
With chapters by leading scholars of criminology from across the country, The Aotearoa Handbook of Criminology represents a state-of-the-art account of crime and criminal justice in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The handbook is structured into four parts that explore the politics of researching and representing crime, key types of crime, the workings of criminal justice, and the differential experiences of crime and justice. The handbook outlines the foundations of current approaches to crime, victims and offenders, alongside critical, decolonising, and feminist perspectives on criminological ideas and practices.
Fully referenced and with study questions and further reading, The Aotearoa Handbook of Criminology will be a critical resource to New Zealand students and practitioners. It will also help propel future improvements to how we define crime, how we prevent it, and how we can respond in much better ways to those who are victimised by crimes and wider harms.