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Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime

SAGE Publications has recently launched the Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime:

The Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime is an international and a multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal featuring high quality contributions from a community of global scholars and researchers. The journal is aimed at uncovering the interrelations of theoretical and empirical investigation of the crimes of powerfully organized people and institutions while advancing the knowledge of white collar and corporate crime as well as the practices of social intervention and policy change.

The journal’s first issue features a range of interesting articles including an inaugural editors’ statement that suggests the benefits of linking criminology and political economy, and an article by the Australian National University’s Professor John Braithwaite on the crimes of the powerful.

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Mechanistic Criminology

K. Ryan Proctor and Richard E. Niemeyer’s recent book Mechanistic Criminology (Routledge, 2019) develops mechanism-based schemas for several criminological theories: social learning, social control, and general strain. The book advances a neopositivist approach to theory-building, theory-testing and causal inference tests. Whilst I drew on cultural criminology understanding of terrorist subcultures and social learning mechanisms in my PhD this book provides new insights that will inform my post PhD research program.