Advances in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Penology (ACCJP): 20 Volumes

Advances in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Penology (ACCJP): 20 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Liam J. Leonard (Winchester University, UK)
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Criminology has never been more relevant. Violence, serial murder, crime and victimization continue to remain an unfortunate staple of society. Crime is a key issue globally, nationally, and regionally. Law enforcement personnel within the criminal justice system must keep pace with ever changing modes of crime. As officials work to predict and prevent crimes, as well as apprehend offenders, they will need to devise new tools and strategies to preserve the safety of society and ensure proper justice is served.

The Advances in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Penology (ACCJP) Book Series explores emerging research behind crime control strategies, crime motivation, new methods and the utilization of technology for committing illegal acts, criminal justice and reform strategies, and the effects of crime on society and its victims. The publications contained within this series are valuable resources for government officials, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, prison management, criminologists, sociologists, psychologists, forensic scientists, security specialists, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on international crime.

Topics Covered

  • Criminal Justice Systems
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Criminal Rehabilitation
  • Criminology
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Gaming
  • Gang Violence
  • Hacking
  • Hate Crimes
  • Human Trafficking
  • Law
  • Penal System
  • Policing
  • Prisons
  • Restorative Justice
  • Serial Killers
  • Serial Murder
  • Social Media and Crime
  • Victimology

Titles in Series

Modern Insights and Strategies in Victimology
Gabriela Mesquita Borges (University of Porto, Portugal), Ana Guerreiro (University of Maia, Portugal & School of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Porto, Portugal), Miriam Pina (School of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Porto, Portugal & Faculté de Droit, des Sciences Criminelles et d’administration Publique, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Copyright © 2024. 292 pages.
The study of victimization is experiencing profound changes with the introduction of new challenges and demands. From emerging forms of victimization to the continuo...
Building Trust, Effective Communication, and Transparency Between Police and Community Members
Christopher Lee Bush (Allen County Community College, USA), Jennifer Matthews (Metra Police Department, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 311 pages.
The criminal justice system is confined to a stagnant past, unable to cope with the effects of change affecting our rapidly evolving world. American citizens have lo...
Comparing Black Deaths in Custody, Police Brutality, and Social Justice Solutions
Janelle Christine Simmons (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 296 pages.
In today’s modern era, it has never been more crucial to ensure the safety of vulnerable populations, in particular Black individuals, in custody. Further study is r...
Restorative Justice and Practices in the 21st Century
Holli Vah Seliskar (Purdue University Global, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 324 pages.
Restorative justice is a conceptual and practical framework for repairing any harm that may have been caused either to people, property, or things. It is essential t...
Realizing the Purpose and Benefits of Juvenile Transfer to Criminal Court
Joseph B. Sanborn, Jr. (University of Central Florida (Retired), USA)
Copyright © 2023. 516 pages.
When offenses are neither serious, violent, nor chronic, it is typically viewed as acceptable to let the family take care of the problem. In this context, juvenile c...
Cases on Crimes, Investigations, and Media Coverage
Liam James Leonard (University of Winchester, UK)
Copyright © 2023. 254 pages.
Media has a great influence on the perceptions and opinions of the public throughout varying areas, particularly for crimes, investigations, and trials. People recei...
Paths to the Prevention and Detection of Human Trafficking
Sharon K. Andrews (University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA), Caroline M. Crawford (University of Houston-Clear Lake, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 422 pages.
Much has already been published to better understand the problems associated with human trafficking such as why it occurs, where it occurs, and the horrendous tolls...
Comparative Criminology Across Western and African Perspectives
Simeon P. Sungi (United States International University-Africa, Kenya), Nabil Ouassini (Prairie View A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 322 pages.
Crime prevention is essential to the success of any civilization. Effective criminal justice systems contribute greatly to the prevention of crime. However, clashing...
Handbook of Research on Present and Future Paradigms in Human Trafficking
Essien D. Essien (University of Uyo, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2022. 488 pages.
Human trafficking is currently regarded as a contemporary form of slavery. However, despite many initiatives undertaken over the last two decades to tackle the probl...
Global Perspectives on Reforming the Criminal Justice System
Michael Pittaro (American Military University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 380 pages.
The often-tenuous relationship between law enforcement and communities of color, namely African Americans, has grown increasingly strained, and the call for justice...
Invisible Victims and the Pursuit of Justice: Analyzing Frequently Victimized Yet Rarely Discussed Populations
Raleigh Blasdell (North Central College, USA), Laura Krieger-Sample (Southeast Missouri State University, USA), Michelle Kilburn (Southeast Missouri State University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 474 pages.
Victims of crime may experience a wide variety of traumas that result in physical, sexual, financial, psychological, emotional, and/or social consequences. While the...
Interventions, Training, and Technologies for Improved Police Well-Being and Performance
Eamonn Patrick Arble (Department of Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, USA), Bengt B. Arnetz (College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 278 pages.
The need for evidence-based practice to enhance current and future police training and assessment has never been greater. This need focuses on the procedures and fin...
Global Perspectives on People, Process, and Practice in Criminal Justice
Liam J. Leonard (Northern Arizona University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 282 pages.
The United States incarcerates nearly one quarter of the world’s prison population with only five percent of its total inhabitants, in addition to a history of using...
Combating the Exploitation of Children in Cyberspace: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Hossam Nabil Elshenraki (Dubai Police Academy, UAE)
Copyright © 2021. 165 pages.
The internet has greatly enhanced access to, dissemination, and sale of child pornography, which is a profitable industry estimated to generate billions of dollars w...
Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 1162 pages.
As society continues to rely heavily on technological tools for facilitating business, e-commerce, banking, and communication, among other applications, there has be...
Handbook of Research on Trends and Issues in Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Victim Support
Augusto Balloni (Italian Society of Victimology, Italy), Raffaella Sette (University of Bologna, Italy)
Copyright © 2020. 553 pages.
A complex and vulnerable contemporary society continually poses new challenges in terms of social conflict, and as crime advances, so must strategies for prevention...
Global Perspectives on Victimization Analysis and Prevention
Johnson Oluwole Ayodele (Lagos State University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2020. 272 pages.
Over the past two decades, both developed and developing countries have experienced major individual and collective tragic victimizations leading to major structural...
Handbook of Research on Mass Shootings and Multiple Victim Violence
Gordon A. Crews (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 531 pages.
The phenomena of mass shootings appear to be on the rise. Within the past decade, shootings have occurred in schools, religious institutions, concerts, movie theater...
Sexual Violence and Effective Redress for Victims in Post-Conflict Situations: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Jean de Dieu Sikulibo (University of Lay Adventists of Kigali, Rwanda)
Copyright © 2019. 328 pages.
All too often in situations of armed conflicts, rape and other acts of sexual violence are used as military tactics. The use of sexual violence as a strategy of war...
Constructing an Ethical Hacking Knowledge Base for Threat Awareness and Prevention
Sunita Vikrant Dhavale (Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, India)
Copyright © 2019. 281 pages.
In recent decades there has been incredible growth in the use of various internet applications by individuals and organizations who store sensitive information onlin...


The Advances in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Penology (ACCJP) Book Series aims to address concepts related to the intersection of criminal activity, law enforcement, and technology. The series endeavors to expand research within the fields of criminology and victimology by fostering new strategies, tools, and methods such as in the tracking, prevention, and prediction of illicit activity, as well as by discussing theories on the regulation and monitoring of technologies that enable such activities.

Editorial Advisory Board

Liam James Leonard, University of Winchester, United Kingdom

Editorial Advisory Board
Andrew Szasz, University of Santa Cruz, United States
Eamonn Carrabine, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Heather Anne Thompson, University of Michigan, United States
Lynne Wrennall, Liverpool John Moores Univ., United Kingdom
Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Eafit University, Colombia
Mick Ryan, Greenwich University, United Kingdom
Molly Dragiewicz, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Nic Groombridge, St. Mary's University College, Twickenham, United Kingdom
Paula Kenny, Dublin Independent College, Ireland
Anna Chaussee, University of Winchester, United Kingdom
Rick Lines, Executive Director, Harm Reduction International, United Kingdom
Walter DeKeseredy, University of West Virginia, United States