Anarchist Studies Network

A PSA Specialist Group for the Study of Anarchism.


ASN members secure £250k research grant from the ESRC. See here

Rowman & Littlefield Int publish two book series by ASN members Saul Newman and Ruth Kinna

See for example

Amster, Randall (2004). Street People and the Contested Realms of Public Space. New York: LFB Scholarly Pub.

Bennett, James (1996). "Political Trials and Prisoners in the United States." Social Anarchism 22: ??-??.

Berkman, Alexander (2000). Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist. New York: New York Review of Books.

Borovoi, Alexei (197-?). Anarchism and Law. Buffalo, NY: Friends of Malatesta.

Clark, John P., and Larry L. Tifft (1966). "Polygraph and Interview Validation of Self-Reported Deviant Behavior." American Sociological Review 31 (August): 516-523.

Comfort, Alex (1950). Authority and Delinquency in the Modern State: A Criminological Approach to the Problem of Power. London: Routledge and K. Paul.

- - - (1951). Delinquency: A Lecture Delivered at the Anarchist Summer School, London, August 1950. London: Freedom Press.

Dawn Collective (eds) (2003) Under The Yoke Of The State: Selected Anarchist Responses To Prisons And Crime - Vol.1, 1886-1929 London / Berkeley: Kate Sharpley Library.

Dicristina, Bruce. (1995). Method in Criminology: A Philosophical Primer. New York: Harrow and Heston. See review at

Ferrell, Jeff (1998). "Against the Law." Social Anarchism 25: ??-??.

- - - (1999). "Anarchist Criminology and Social Justice." Social Justice/Criminal Justice: The Maturation of Critical Theory in Law, Crime, and Deviance. Ed. Bruce A. Arrigo. Belmont, CA: West/Wadsworth. ??-??.

- - - (1995). "Anarchy Against the Discipline." Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture 3: 86-91.

- - - (2004). "Boredom, Crime and Criminology." Theoretical Criminology 8.3: 287-302.

- - - (1991). "The Brotherhood of Timber Workers and the Culture of Conflict." Journal of Folklore Research 28: 163-177.

- - - (1994). "Confronting the Agenda of Authority: Critical Criminology, Anarchism, and Urban Graffiti." Varieties of Criminology: Readings from a Dynamic Discipline. Ed. Gregg Barak. Westport, CT: Praeger. 161-178.

- - - (1993). Crimes of Style: Urban Graffiti and the Politics of Criminality. New York: Garland.

- - - (1997). "Criminological Verstehen: Inside the Immediacy of Crime." Justice Quarterly 14.1: 3-23.

- - - (2006). Empire of Scrounge: Inside the Urban Underground of Dumpster Diving, Trash Picking, and Street Scavenging. New York: New York University Press.

- - - (1998). "Freight Train Graffiti: Subculture, Crime, Dislocation." Justice Quarterly. 15.4: 587-608.

- - - (2003). "Speed Kills." Critical Criminology 11.3: 185-198.

- - - (2001). Tearing Down the Streets: Adventures in Urban Anarchy. New York: Palgrave.

- - - (1997). "Youth, Crime, and Cultural Space." Social Justice. 24.4: 21-38.

- - - and Kevin Ryan (1985). "The Brotherhood of Timber Workers and the Southern Lumber Trust: Legal Repression and Worker Response." Radical America 19: 55-74.

- - - and Kevin Ryan (1986). "Knowledge, Power, and the Process of Justice." Crime and Social Justice 25: 178-195.

- - - and Clinton R. Sanders (eds.) (1995). Cultural Criminology. Boston: Northeastern.

Goldman, Emma (1910). "Prisons: A Social Crime and a Failure." Anarchism and Other Essays. New York: Mother Earth Publishing Association. 115-132.

Goodman, Paul (1963). "Dead End." Review of All the Way Down: The Violent Underworld of Street Gangs by Vincent Riccio and Bill Slocum. Anarchy 3.27: 140. <--Originally in New York Times Book Review; reprinted in The Society I Live In Is Mine (New York: Horizon Press, 1963).

- - - (1960). Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized System. New York: Random House. <--A widely read analysis not only of phenomena of juvenile delinquency but also of the emerging counterculture via a social-psychological approach.

Hamon, Augustin Frédéric (1893). On the Definition of Crime. London: James Tochatti, Liberty Press. <--Trans. into Spanish as De la definición del crimen by by J.O. Zuloaga, 1894.

- - - (1895). Psychologie de l'anarchiste-socialiste. Paris: P.V. Stock.

- - - (1973). Anarchist Peril: The Psychology of the Anarchist. Trans. Jean-Paul Cortane. Vancouver: Pulp Press.

- - - (1899). The Universal Illusion of Free Will and Criminal Responsibility. London: The University Press, Ltd.

Industrial Worker. 1912. (Editorial). Spokane, WA: IWW. October 24: 2.

Industrial Worker. 1913. (Editorial). Spokane, WA: IWW. June 26: 2.

Kropotkin, Peter (1887). "Are Prisons Necessary?" In Russian and French Prisons. London: Ward and Downey. 338-371.

Martin, Brian (1993). "What About the Police?" ''Social Defence, Social Change''. London: Freedom Press. 89-95.

Mazor, Lester J. (1978). "Disrespect for Law." In Roland J. Pennock and John W. Chapman, eds., Anarchism. New York: NYU. 143-159.

Pepinsky, Harold E. (1978). "Communist Anarchism as an Alternative to the Rule of Criminal Law." Contemporary Crises 2: 315-327.

- - - (1991). "Peacemaking in Criminology." New Directions in Critical Criminology. Ed. Brian D. MacLean and Dragan Milovanovic. Vancouver: The Collective Press. 107-110.

- - - and Paul Jesilow (1984). Myths That Cause Crime. Cabin John, MD: Seven Locks.

Pepinsky, Harold E. and Richard Quinney (eds.). 1991. Criminology as Peacemaking. Bloomington: Indiana.

Tifft, Larry (1979). "The Coming Redefinitions of Crime: An Anarchist Perspective." Social Problems 26.4: 392-402.

- - - and Dennis Sullivan (2001). "A Needs-Based, Social Harms Definition of Crime." What Is Crime?: Controversies Over the Nature of Crime and What to Do About It. Ed. Stuart Henry and Mark Lanier. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. ??-??.

- - - and Dennis Sullivan (2006). Handbook of Restorative Justice: A Global Perspective. London: Routledge.

- - - and Dennis Sullivan (2006). "Needs-Based Anarchist Criminology." The Essential Criminology Reader. Ed. Stuart Henry and Mark Lanier. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. ??-??.

- - - and Dennis Sullivan (2001). Restorative Justice: Healing the Foundations of Our Everyday Lives. Monsey, NY: Willow Tree Press.

- - - and Dennis Sullivan (1980). The Struggle to Be Human: Crime, Criminology, and Anarchism. Sanday [Scot.]: Cienfuegos Press.

Sullivan, Dennis C. (1980). The Mask of Love: Corrections in America, Toward a Mutual Aid Alternative. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press.

Williams, Christopher R., and Bruce A. Arrigo, 'Anarchaos and Order: On the Emergence of Social Justice'. Theoretical Criminology 5, no. 2 (2001): 223-52.

Anarchy vol. 9 no. 9 (1969) dedicated to "Criminology."

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