Your CrimSL Summer Reading List 2022

July 1, 2022 by Eunillyne Lazado

Summer is officially here, and we at CrimSL are celebrating by sharing this summer’s CrimSL Reading List. Take a look at what we are reading this summer, featuring recently published works by a few members of the CrimSL community. 

Changing of the Guards: Private influences, privatization, and criminal justice in Canada 

by various contributors. Edited by Alex Luscombe, Kevin Walby, and Derek Silva

This volume evaluates issues of privatization and influences in the Canadian criminal justice system across the 21st century, including but not limited to critical questions about legitimacy, policy diffusion, racism, inequality, corruption, and democracy within the contexts of policing, sentencing, imprisonment, border control, and national security in the Canadian context.

Contributors include co-editor and CrimSL PhD candidate Alex Luscombe, PhD students Jamie Duncan and Jona Zyfi, and CrimSL Director, Professor Audrey Macklin.

Published by UBC Press.


Infrastructure: New trajectories in law 

by Mariana Valverde

Infrastructure gives an overview and assessment of infrastructure’s governance tools, including financial, legal, and cultural underpinnings. This book will help citizens, public servants, students, and other practitioners inquire about infrastructure projects in their own communities. 

Published by Routledge.


Private security and national security: The case of Estonia 

by Matthew Light, Anne-Marie Singh, and Josh Gold

This article looks at the case of Estonia and how its external security environment shapes and influences private security amidst a challenging political landscape. This study also identifies key features of private security in the Western world.

Published on Theoretical Criminology.


Transnational policing between national political regimes and human rights norms: The case of the Interpol Red Notice System 

by Serdar San

This piece seeks to explain the possible motives of democratic law enforcement institutions in executing Interpol Red Notice requests by authoritarian regimes. Examining numerous cases in Turkey and Russia, the author also explores various factors that foster policing cooperation between states.

Published on Theoretical Criminology


Happy reading! We at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies wish you a warm and safe summer.