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- New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
Key features of the book include: Authoritative authorship combining the analysis of a senior academic with the experience of a former judge. Comprehensive and wide-ranging in scope. Structured specifically to reflect the Treaty of Lisbon reorientation and immediate post-Lisbon developments. Extensive reference to primary sources (Treaty, legislation,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99
The use of torture, at least under some conditions, has gained some prominent defenders. This title brings together lawyers, political theorists, social scientists and others to debate the advisability of maintaining its absolute ban and to reflect on what it says about our societies if we do--or do not--adhere to it in all circumstances. more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Welcome to hell, a world at war. The streets of old Melbourne are no longer a tidy grid but fractured with laneways like cracks in old varnish, a hotchpotch of chaos, of shanties and factories, woodpiles and chimneys, the city smouldering under its bludgeoned sky. Here, crime flourishes, the damaged fester and the wicked plot. Detective Piggotts... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 9.95
Torture is indisputably abhorrent. Why, you might ask, would you even want to think or read about torture? That is a very good question, and one this book addresses in a compelling and enlightening way. Torture is a very important issue, not least because millions of people around the world have been subjected to this odious practice?and many are... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 20.95
Seven hundred years ago, executioners led a Welsh rebel named William Cragh to a wintry hill to be hanged. They placed a noose around his neck, dropped him from the gallows, and later pronounced him dead. But was he dead? While no less than nine eyewitnesses attested to his demise, Cragh later proved to be very much alive, his resurrection attributed... more...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 63.00
In Justice in the Risk Society Barbara Hudson outlines traditional liberal perspectives on justice, risk and security, as well as addressing some key concerns. The book provides theoretical analysis with a discussion of policies, and arguments are illustrated by cases and examples. more...
- Zed Books 2006; US$ 20.95
Market society is producing more crime around the world. More acts are being defined as crimes. Ever increasing numbers of people are classified as criminals and more are being locked up in prison. With globalization, the crime and punishment problem is no longer insulated from pressures beyond national borders. The rich may retreat behind their expensive... more...