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  • To Serve and Protectby Bruce L. Benson

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 22.95

    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 developments?results of a political and bureaucratic social experiment which, Bruce Benson argues, neither protects... more...

  • Underground Codesby Katheryn Russell-Brown

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 21.25

    An active sociologist questions deeply seeded racism and codes that influence the US law enforcement. more...

  • Failed Evidenceby David A. Harris

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 29.75

    "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...

  • The Color of Crime (Second Edition)by Katheryn Russell-Brown

    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-Brown’s 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...

  • Errors of Justiceby Brian Forst

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    Forst takes a fresh perspective on the assessment of criminal justice policy. more...

  • Murder & Crime: Leedsby Margaret Drinkall

    The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36

    Discover the darker side of Leeds with this remarkable collection of true-life crimes from across the city. Featuring all factions of the criminal underworld, this macabre selection of tales includes the case of Mary Bateman, known as the Yorkshire Witch, and that tale of a man so determined to kill his wife that he tried five times, before finally... more...

  • Falsely Accusedby Marian Hoy

    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...

  • Crime, Culture & Violenceby Dr Katie Seidler

    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...

  • Social Work Practice in the Criminal Justice Systemby George T. Patterson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    The criminal justice system, with its complex policies and procedures and its focus on deterrence, punishment, and rehabilitation, can be a difficult system to understand. Social Work Practice in the Criminal Justice System presents an overview of the criminal justice system, exploring the network of systems which comprise it. Integrating social... more...

  • Punishing Raceby Michael Tonry

    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...