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  1. Recommended reading list 12 items
    1. Power, crime, and mystification - Steven Box 1983

      Book 

    2. Contemporary critical criminology - Walter S. DeKeseredy 2011

      Book 

    3. McMafia: seriously organised crime - Misha Glenny 2009

      Book 

    4. Crime: local and global 2014

      Book 

    5. Crimes of globalization - Dawn Rothe, David O. Friedrichs 2015

      Book 

    6. The corporate criminal: why corporations must be abolished - Steve Tombs, David Whyte 2015

      Book 

    7. The new criminology revisited - Paul Walton, Jock Young 1998

      Book 

  2. Week 1: Introduction: the political economy of crime 0 items
  3. Week 2: Critical criminologies: Marxist readings of crime 9 items
    1. Toward a Political Economy of Crime - William J. Chambliss 1975

      Article Essential

    2. Criminality and economic conditions - W Bonger

      Chapter Optional

    3. Power, crime, and mystification - Steven Box 1983

      Book Optional See chapter 1: "Crime, power and ideological mystification"

    4. Contemporary critical criminology - Walter S. DeKeseredy 2011

      Book Optional See chapter 1: "Critical criminology: definition and brief history"

    5. A companion to Marx's Capital - David Harvey, Karl Marx 2010

      Book Optional

    6. Karl Marx: selected writings - Karl Marx, David McLellan 2000

      Book Optional

    7. Political economy, crime and criminal justice - R Reiner

      Chapter Optional

    8. Marx: a very short introduction - Peter Singer 2000

      Book 

    9. Free markets and the cost of crime: an audit of England and Wales - I Taylor

      Chapter Optional

  4. Week 3: Markets, profits and crime: is capitalism criminogenic? 10 items
    1. Truth, justice and the Walmart way: consequences of a retailing behemoth - L Klein, S Lang

      Chapter Essential

    2. The conditions of the working class in England - Friedrich Engels

      Chapter Optional

    3. The enigma of capital: and the crises of capitalism - David Harvey 2011

      Book Optional

    4. The shock doctrine: the rise of disaster capitalism - Naomi Klein 2007

      Book 

    5. Crimes of globalization - Dawn Rothe, David O. Friedrichs 2015

      Book Optional See chapter 2: "What are crimes of globalization?"

    6. Who is to blame? - Ian M. Taplin 2014

      Article Optional

    7. The vertigo of late modernity - Jock Young 2007

      Book  See chapter 2 "Blurring of the binary vision" and chapter 9 "the exclusive community"

  5. Week 4: The corporate criminal: understanding crimes of the economically powerful 8 items
    1. The corporate criminal: why corporations must be abolished - Steve Tombs, David Whyte 2015

      Book Essential See chapter 2: "Crime, harm and the corporation" - available via 'online resource' button

    2. Corporate crime and the problems of enforcement - R Burns

      Chapter Optional

    3. Greed and corporate failure: the lessons from recent disasters - Stewart Hamilton, Alicia Micklethwait 2006

      Book Optional

    4. Good or bad business? Exploring corporate and organized crime - G Hughes, M Langan

      Chapter Optional

    5. White-collar and corporate crime - M Levi, N Lord

      Chapter Optional

    6. Corporate crime - Gary Slapper, Steve Tombs 1999

      Book Optional

    7. The problem of white-collar crime - E Sutherland

      Chapter Optional

    8. Crime, harm and corporate power - S Tombs, D Whyte

      Chapter Optional

  6. Week 5: To have or not to be: crime, inequality and consumer culture 10 items
    1. Consuming life - Zygmunt Bauman 2007

      Book Optional

    2. Crime and consumer culture - K Hayward, O Smith

      Chapter 

    3. Breadline Britain: the rise of mass poverty - Stewart Lansley, Joanna Mack 2015

      Book Optional

    4. Relative deprivation - J Lea, J Young

      Chapter Optional

    5. Consumer Culture and the 2011 'Riots' - David Moxon 2011

      Article Optional Click on 'download this article in PDF format' for a more legible format.

    6. Why we can't afford the rich - R. Andrew Sayer 2016

      Book Optional

    7. Revolting subjects: social abjection and resistance in neoliberal Britain - Imogen Tyler 2013

      Book  See chapter 7, "The kids are revolting"

    8. Riots and political protest: notes from the post-political present - Simon Winlow, Steve Hall, James Treadwell, Daniel Briggs 2015

      Book Optional See chapter 5: "The consumer riots of 2011"

    9. The exclusive society: social exclusion, crime and difference in late modernity - Jock Young 1999

      Book 

    10. The spirit level: why greater equality makes societies stronger - Richard G. Wilkinson, Kate Pickett 2011

      Book Optional See chapter 10, "Violence: gaining respect", chapter 11, "Imprisonment and punishment" and chapter 13, "dysfunctional societies"

  7. Week 6: Prison-for-profit: social insecurity and the carceral-industrial complex 4 items
    1. The culture of control: crime and social order in contemporary society - David Garland 2001

      Book Optional See chapter 8: "Crime control and social order"

    2. Controlling Crime, Controlling Society: Thinking about Crime in Europe and America - Dario Melossi 2013

      Book Optional See part III: The "crisis decades", "state", social control and deviance today

    3. Austerity, violence and prisons - J Sim

      Chapter Optional

    4. Punishing the poor: the neoliberal government of social insecurity - Loïc J. D. Wacquant 2009

      Book  See chapter 1: "Social insecurity and the punitive upsurge" and chapter 5: "the coming of carceral big government"

  8. Week 7: Underground capitalism: organised crime and criminal entrepreneurship 7 items
    1. Criminal: the truth about why people do bad things - Tom Gash 2017

      Book  See chapter 4: 'Myth 4: organized crime is big, bad and booming'

    2. McMafia: seriously organised crime - Misha Glenny 2009

      Book Optional

    3. Advanced introduction to organised crime - Leslie Holmes 2016

      Book Optional

    4. Perspectives on "organised crime" - M Levi

      Chapter Optional

    5. Organised crime - Alan Wright 2006

      Book Optional See chapter 3: "Dirty business : the political economy of organised crime"

  9. Week 8: Humans as commodities: migration, exploitation and (hate) crime 9 items
    1. Crimes of mobility: criminal law and the regulation of immigration - Ana J. Aliverti 2013

      Book Optional

    2. Poverty, international migration, and asylum - George J. Borjas, Jeff Crisp, World Institute for Development Economics Research 2005

      Book Optional

    3. Austerity and the production of hate - J Burnett

      Chapter Optional

    4. Revolting subjects: social abjection and resistance in neoliberal Britain - Imogen Tyler 2013

      Book Optional See chapter 3: "The asylum invasion complex"

    5. Gender abuse and people trafficking - L Westmarland

      Chapter Optional

    6. The vertigo of late modernity - Jock Young 2007

      Book Optional See chapter 7: "Crossing the border: to these wet and windy shores"

  10. Week 9: Hiding (from) the poor: gated communities, estates and territorial stigma 11 items
    1. Gated communities: social sustainability in contemporary and historical gated developments - Samer Bagaeen, Ola Uduku 2010

      Book Optional

    2. Some reflections on the economic and political organisation of private neighbourhoods - G Glasze

      Chapter Optional See other chapters as well

    3. Estates: an intimate history - Lynsey Hanley 2017

      Book Optional

    4. Gentrification - Loretta Lees, Tom Slater, Elvin K. Wyly 2008

      Book Optional See chapter 1, "The birth of gentrification" and chapter 5, "contemporary gentrification"

    5. Ground control: fear and happiness in the twenty-first-century city - Anna Minton 2009

      Book Optional See chapter 7, "Fear of crime, 'respect', trust and happiness"

    6. Global cities, segregation and transgression - G Mooney, D Talbot

      Chapter Optional

    7. Revolting subjects: social abjection and resistance in neoliberal Britain - Imogen Tyler 2013

      Book Optional See chapter 6, "Britain and its poor"

    8. Urban outcasts: a comparative sociology of advanced marginality - Loïc J. D. Wacquant 2008

      Book Optional

  11. Week 10: Financial crime: vulnerable money, capital flows 8 items
    1. Journal of financial crime - Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime. Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime.

      Journal  This is an excellent resource comprising case studies of, and illustrating various methods of researching and theorising, financial crime

    2. Infectious greed: how deceit and risk corrupted the financial markets - Frank Partnoy 2010

      Book Optional

    3. Financial crime investigation and control - K. H. Spencer Pickett, Jennifer M. Pickett 2002

      Book Optional

    4. Financial identity theft: context, challenges and countermeasures - Nicole S. van der Meulen 2011

      Book Optional See chapter 5: "Financial service providers"

  12. Week 11: Toxic money? Capitalism and environmental harm 8 items
    1. Climate change, ecocide and crimes of the powerful - R White

      Chapter Essential

    2. This changes everything: capitalism vs. the climate - Naomi Klein 2015

      Book Optional See chapter 2: "Hot money: how free market fundamentalism helped overheat the planet"

    3. Crimes of globalization - Dawn Rothe, David O. Friedrichs 2015

      Book Optional See chapter 3: "Some current cases of crimes of globalization"

    4. The illegal trade in black caviar - Daan van Uhm, Dina Siegel 2016

      Article Optional

    5. Eco-crime - R Walters

      Chapter Optional

  13. Week 12: Controlling the crimes of capitalism? Social responses and civic resistance 7 items
    1. Social crime prevention strategies in a market society - E Currie

      Chapter Essential

    2. Capitalist realism: is there no alternative? - Mark Fisher 2009

      Book Optional

    3. Debt: the first 5,000 years - David Graeber 2011

      Book Optional

    4. Business ethics as a means of controlling abusive corporate power - J.P. Kennedy

      Chapter Optional

    5. How will capitalism end?: essays on a failing system - Wolfgang Streeck 2016

      Book Optional

    6. Riots and political protest: notes from the post-political present - Simon Winlow, Steve Hall, James Treadwell, Daniel Briggs 2015

      Book Optional See chapter 6, "What was Occupy?"