The book that launched a thousand ideas: ‘Human rights, crime and justice’

Book coverHuman rights can be left out in the cold when the focus is on the criminal justice and criminology. It becomes ever important in this globalizing world that this concept instead be woven into the law and philosophy of these disciplines. Stepping up to answer this call is a new book which gathers case studies from around the world to support the teaching of this subject.

In a crowded reception space surrounded by peers, “Crime Justice and Human Rights” by Leanne Weber, Elaine Fishwick and Marinella Marmo was launched. With a lively introduction by Professor Linda Briskman of Swinburne University, BOb’s Leanne Weber shared her passion for human rights within criminology and the importance of teaching that within the classroom. With the idea to assist students and researchers, she described how this book teaches incorporation of the human rights paradigm into analysis.

Crime, Justice and Human Rights Book Launch, from left to right, Marinella Marmo, Linda Briskman, Leanne Weber and Elaine Fishwick.
Crime, Justice and Human Rights Book Launch, from left to right, Marinella Marmo, Linda Briskman, Leanne Weber and Elaine Fishwick.

Touching on this theme, a reviewer wrote: “This book will be of tremendous value within the field of criminology and criminal justice given the rapid growth of courses on human rights and global criminology. I recommend it as an excellent resource for faculty and students interested in the utility of human rights for achieving justice in a globalized world.” – Nancy Wonders, Northern Arizona University, USA

Launched at the Criminological Horizons lecture, hosted by BOb’s Sharon Pickering, this book is available for sale here.

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