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- NYU Press 1998; US$ 89.00
In contrast to government's predominant role in criminal justice today, for many centuries crime control was almost entirely private and community-based. Government police forces, prosecutors, courts, and prisons are all recent historical developmentsresults of a political and bureaucratic social experiment which, Bruce Benson argues, neither... more...
- NYU Press 2012; US$ 69.00
"Failed Evidence is a masterful expose of both the flaws in our criminal justice system and the reasons many police and prosecutors are unwilling to correct them. If real change is to occur, would-be reformers need to ingest this book. Its prescriptions, all based on the latest scientific findings, would go a long way toward eliminating wrongful... more...
- NYU Press 2008; US$ 89.00
When The Color of Crime was first published ten years ago, it was heralded as a path-breaking book on race and crime. Now, in its tenth anniversary year, Katheryn Russell-Browns book is more relevant than ever. The Jena Six, Duke Lacrosse Team, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, James Byrd, and all of those victimized in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina... more...
- Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 8.99
Explanations of how and why innocent persons are arrested and convicted for crimes they did not commit, the supportive relationship between police and district attorneys offices that encourages false arrests, and the emotional and financial payoff for those convictions are included in the manuscript. Suggestions on how innocent people can protect... more...
- Australian Academic Press 2010; US$ 14.99
From prison interviews with violent offenders and a wealth of experience and research, an Australian psychologist explores the complex interaction between crime and culture. Fifteen convicted adult male violent offenders explain their understanding, motivations and rationalisations for their actions in relation to values. This nuanced understanding... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99
How can it be, in a nation that elected Barack Obama, that one third of African American males born in 2001 will spend time in a state or federal prison, and that black men are seven times likelier than white men to be in prison? Blacks are much more likely than whites to be stopped by the police, arrested, prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
Police custody is the gateway to the criminal justice process, meaning that there is much at stake for staff and suspects. This book offers a timely contribution to research on the police custody process, and is the first to examine the growing role given to civilians employed by the police or by private security companies within police custody areas.... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 19.95
Cybercrime Investigation Case Studies is a "first look" excerpt from Brett Shavers' new Syngress book, Placing the Suspect Behind the Keyboard. Case studies are an effective method of learning the methods and processes that were both successful and unsuccessful in real cases. Using a variety of case types, including civil and criminal cases, with... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 99.99
The Multicultural Prison: Ethnicity, Masculinity, and Social Relations among Prisoners presents a unique sociological analysis of the daily negotiation of ethnic difference within the closed world of the male prison. At a time when issues of race, multiculture, and racialization inside the prison have been somewhat neglected, this book considers how... more...