Philosophical criminology asks big questions about how we get on with one another and what happens when we do not. This accessible book in the New Horizons in Criminology series is the first to foreground this growing area. The book is structured around six philosophical ideas concerning our relations with others: values, morality, aesthetics, order, rules and respect. Building on the author’s theoretical and empirical research, the book considers the boundaries of criminology and the scope for greater exchange between criminology and philosophy. The book is illustrated using examples from a range of countries, and provides a platform for engaging with important topical issues using philosophical and theoretical insights.
Andrew Millie is Professor of Criminology at Edge Hill University. Andrew’s work is interdisciplinary drawing on criminology, philosophy, human geography and theology. He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Criminology and has been an editor of the journal Urban Studies. Andrew’s previous publications include “Securing Respect” (Policy Press, 2009) and “Anti-Social Behaviour” (Open University Press, 2009).
A philosophical criminology;
Aesthetics and crime;
Order and disorder;
"A real tour de force that lays the groundwork for what Millie calls an empathetic criminology, this little gem of a book deserves to be read very widely." Ronnie Lippens, Keele University
"This is an adventurous and exciting book looking at some old concepts but with fresh thinking. Philosophical Criminology asks big questions about how we get on with one another and what happens when we do not, taking a route which crosses disciplinary boundaries. Well-informed, hugely accessible, and memorable." Loraine Gelsthorpe, University of Cambridge
"Philosophical Criminology explores its topic from the most basic of premises: it is impossible to discuss criminology without philosophy." David Polizzi, Indiana State University, USA
"This book is the new primer for philosophical criminology. It borrows both knowledge and wisdom from the analytic and continental traditions, and it explains why criminology has always been (and must always be) a decidedly philosophical endeavor, sui generis." Bruce Arrigo, UNC Charlotte
“Opens the philosophical toolbox to criminology helping us to comprehend what questions need asking and how best to answer them.” Don Crewe, Leeds Beckett University