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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Doing Justice, Doing Genderby Susan Ehrlich Martin; Nancy Jurik

    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...

  • Police Custodyby Layla Skinns

    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...

  • Policing Serious Crime in Chinaby Susan Trevaskes

    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...