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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...
- 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...
- 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$ 56.95
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...
- SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 57.00
Crime Control and Women reveals the current limitations of criminal justice policies that are oblivious to the impact they exert on citizens who vary by gender, race and/or social class. Feminist in perspective, the contributors to this volume share a common vision of hope that social change will result from social control and punishment that is... 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...
- SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 60.00
Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. This Second Edition represents not only a thorough update of research on women in these fields, but a careful reconsideration... more...