Crime and Punishment in the Philippines: Beyond Politics and Spectacle

Edited by Filomin C. Gutierrez, PhD.


This edited volume assembles works from social science researchers, criminal justice practitioners, and a media practitioner in hopes of making sense of crime and punishment controversies in the Philippines.

Written from the perspective of the social sciences, the research behind the chapters draws strength from the systematic collection of empirical evidence, data analysis, and rigorous theoretical reflection on crime and punishment practices as social phenomena

About the editor
FILOMIN C. GUTIERREZ, PhD. is Professor of sociology at the University of the Philippines Diliman where she teaches social deviance, sociology of violence, and research methods. She has published work on crime, delinquency, history of Philippine criminology, prison gangs, fraternities, violence, and masculinity. Her current research focuses on violence and the war on drugs from the perspective of arrested persons and the police. Gutierrez was former President of the Philippine Sociological Society from 2013-2015. She is Vice President for National Associations of the International Sociological Association (2018-2022). From 2012 to 2016, she served as Editor of the Philippine Sociological Review.

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