Leanne Weber is Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow in Internal Border Policing at Monash University, Australia, and Co-Director of the Border Crossing Observatory. Elaine Fishwick is an independent research consultant currently working on a project with Sydney University Social Justice Research Network, Australia. Marinella Marmo is Associate Professor in Criminal Justice and Associate Dean (Research) at Flinders University Law School, Australia.
The Handbook covers an extensive list of themes that view the significance of human rights for social justice, policing, punishment, justice systems, law and governance and the development of criminology itself. This ambitious Handbook is the first major attempt to bring human rights out of the fringe and to the fore of criminological debate. It is breathtaking in its scope. The 53 chapters are authored by an inter-disciplinary group of distinguished, cutting-edge and early career scholars - an impressive feat in itself. This is a superb example of trans-nationalising the discipline by bringing together scholars from the global north and south. The Handbook is an essential source of original and diverse scholarship that brings criminology and human rights perspectives together. It will appeal to a broad range of scholars across a number of disciplines well beyond criminology. It is also vital reading for policy makers, legislators and human rights activists and organisations across the world. I thoroughly commend it. Kerry Carrington, Head of School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia For years many of us have bemoaned the lack of synergy between human rights and criminological scholarship. Happily, criminologists and human rights scholars are increasingly talking to each other and this diverse and rich collection marks an important milestone in that development. The editors and contributors are to be warmly congratulated. Kieran McEvoy, Professor of Law and Transitional Justice, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland