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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 3.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 14.99
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$ 54.95
Police custody acts as an important gateway to the criminal justice process. Much is at stake here for both staff and suspects as what happens in police custody can have important consequences further down the line. This book offers a timely contribution to research on police custody, which has been largely neglected for the last decade, and it is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95
Despite a resurgence in the number of studies of Chinese social control over the past decade or so, no sustained work in English has detailed the recent developments in policy and practice against serious crime, despite international recognition that Chinese policing of serious crime is relatively severe and that more people are executed for crime... more...