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The ANNALS: Our Bimonthly Journal of Research

Regulating Crime: The new Criminology of Crime Control

Special Editors: Joshua D. Freilich and Graeme R. Newman

Vol. 679, September 2018

Regulating Crime: The New Criminology of Crime Control proposes a new direction for criminology: pre-empting, supplementing, and enhancing the traditional machinery of justice with a novel framework of intermediary regulation. The research in this volume of The ANNALS demonstrates that many crime problems cannot be effectively reduced or prevented through punishment or corrections. Rather, non-criminal-justice actors, such as communities and companies, can employ regulatory frameworks and safety measures to reduce the opportunity, quantity, and quality of criminal behavior…read more.


Featured Fellow

Kathryn Edin, 2014 Margaret Mead Fellow

Kathryn Edin, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers. The hallmark of her research is her direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-income women and men. Edin is particularly interested in questions about the urban poor that have not been fully answered by quantitative work: How do single mothers possibly survive on welfare? Why do they end up as single mothers in the first place? Where are the fathers and why do they disengage from their children’s lives? Read more…