Interdisciplinary research series in ethnic, gender, and class relations.
"Criminology assumes the position of an established discipline, yet its influence is limited by its primary focus on the West for both theoretical and empirical substance. But the growing interest in comparative criminology now means that countries compare notes, thereby broadening the parameters of criminology. Still relatively ignored in the literature, however, are issues of crime and justice as they affect people of African descent around the globe. Drawing upon materials from countries in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, and Europe, this stimulating book reflects on the experiences of people of African descent to offer a convergence of criminologies in and outside the West. Simultaneously, it acknowledges Western criminology as a significant angle from which to comprehend crime and justice as they are conceptualized outside the West. The volume also investigates whether Western criminological accounts are relevant to the comprehension of crime, criminality and systems of justice in Africa, the Caribbean and South America."--Provided by publisher.
"First published 2004 by Ashgate Publishing"--title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter Introduction chapter 1 Criminology and Orientalism chapter 2 Human Rights, Gender and Traditional Practices: The Trokosi System in West Africa chapter 3 Crime, Justice and Social Control in Egypt chapter 4 Crime, Social Change and Social Control in Namibia: An Exploratory Study of Namibian Prisons chapter 5 Criminal Fraud and Developing Countries chapter 6 Transnational Crimes: The Case of Advanced Fee Fraud in Nigeria chapter 7 Women Faced with Violence: A View on Skin Colour in Brazil chapter 8 Working from the Inside/Out: Drama as Activism in Westville Female Prison chapter 9 Women and (African) Indigenous Justice Systems chapter 10 Crossing the Wrong Boundaries: The Dilemma of Women's Drug Trade Participation in Jamaica chapter 11 Gunboat Criminology and the Colonization of Africa chapter 12 Reparative Justice: A Pan-African Criminology Primer.