This volume in the series Sociology of Crime, Law, and Deviance deals with aspects of punishment, including sentencing, incarceration, and prison conditions, in a variety of settings at local, national, and/or regional levels. The book brings together some 14 scholars to contribute their respective
chapters, each of the authors drawn from various parts of the world, thus ensuring a global perspective. The chapters in this volume address specific aspects of punishment, prisons, and incarceration based on the author's unique specialty and setting. The focus is explicitly comparative, analyzing
punishment in different national and regional settings, and thus seeks to offer a global orientation. Both thematically and regionally diverse within the province of social and behavioral studies devoted to the study of punishment and incarceration, the chapters in this volume are also diverse in
terms of theoretical approach and methodological orientation.
The field of radicalization studies, which intersects within the fields of sociology, law, criminology, and criminal justice, focuses particularly on the social dynamics of terrorism from different theoretical, conceptual, and methodological perspectives. It is a fast-growing field in which many
areas remain to be explored.
In Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization, Derek Silva and Mathieu Deflem have gathered an interdisciplinary team of leading experts to make a valuable contribution to the existing literature. This book covers themes such as the notion of risk, security, and surveillance, crime and deviance,
gender, political propaganda, media, and cultural representations of radicalization. The volume is divided into theoretical and epistemological interventions aimed at understanding radicalization and counter-radicalization, the historical origins of radicalization, how scholars within the social
sciences measure processes and pathways toward radicalization, the policing of, and law enforcement strategies aimed at, combatting radicalization, policy developments in the field of counter-radicalization, and discussions related to the future of radicalization studies within sociology, legal
studies, and criminal justice.
For its breadth and depth of research, this volume of Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance is essential reading for researchers and students of, law, criminology, and criminal justice.