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American Society of Criminology 2020

Criminology and Law at UC Press

Our publishing program in criminology and law acts as a catalyst for change, one that showcases a rich fabric of global, multi-disciplinary inquiry that informs pressing questions about—and creative solutions to—equal access to justice in the world.

It’s a vibrant, award-winning destination for critical voices that confront the criminal justice crisis and interregotate the ways in which the law drives inequality. Many of our authors identify as scholar-activists, and they work tirelessly to dismantle systems of oppression in marginalized communities and throughout the criminal legal system.

Our titles speak to the urgent debates roiling in our country right now about how to reform or rethink the building blocks of criminal injustice: racial inequities, parole, cash bail, police brutality, carceral politics, immigration detention, surveillance, and police-community relations, just for starters.

Awards

Two UC Press authors have received awards from the American Society of Criminology this year. Nikki Jones, author of The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption, has won the Michael J. Hindelang Award, and Brendan McQuade, author of Pacifying the Homeland: Intelligence Fusion and Mass Supervision, has won the Book of the Year award from the ASC Division on Critical Criminology. Major congratulations to both.

Series Spotlight

UC Press Blog Series

Here's what to look forward to over the next few days:

  • A note from editor Maura Roessner
  • Author interviews and guest posts
  • Recommended books for courses
  • And more!
  • Visit the UC Press ASC2020 blog

    Meet the Editor

    Although we are unable to see you in person, we'd still love for you to "stop by the booth" and meet with us virtually. Want to pitch your book? Come prepared with clear statements of your argument, your audience, and why you want to write this book.

    Maura Roessner, Senior Editor Criminology, Law & Society, Law

    See what Maura Roessner is interested in acquiring & schedule a meeting.

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    UC Press Journals

    Federal Sentencing Reporter New Criminal Law Review
    Alt-Right Gangs by Shannon E. Reid, Matthew Valasik

    Alt-Right Gangs: A Hazy Shade of White

    • by Shannon E. Reid (Author), Matthew Valasik (Author)
    • September 2020
    • Paperback $29.95, £25.00|
      Hardcover $85.00,  £70.00|
      eBook $29.95,  £25.00
    Criminology Explains School Bullying by Robert A. Brooks, Jeffrey W. Cohen

    Criminology Explains School Bullying

    • by Robert A. Brooks (Author), Jeffrey W. Cohen (Author)
    • September 2020
    • Paperback $29.95, £25.00|
      Hardcover $85.00,  £70.00|
      eBook $29.95,  £25.00