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  • Cruel Gamesby Rose Ciotta

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    University of Pennsylvania professor Rafael Robb was in a class of his own. An expert on game theory, his colleagues and students marveled over his brilliance. But his wife, Ellen, knew his dark, calculating side?and in December 2006, after years of alleged psychological abuse, she was finally ready to leave him. Her divorce papers were nearly in... more...

  • Dead Endby Jeanne King

    M. Evans & Company 2002; US$ 20.99

    The focus of this book is the trial and conviction of Sante and Kenneth Kimes for the bizarre murder of Irene Silverman, whose New York mansion they were attempting to steal. more...

  • Neighborhoods and Crimeby Jr. Robert J. Bursik; Harold G. Grasmick

    Lexington Books 2002; US$ 38.99

    Chapter 1 Table of Contents Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 1 Basic Issues Chapter 4 2 The Criminal Behavior of Neighborhood Residents Chapter 5 3 Neighborhood Opportunities for Criminal Behavior Chapter 6 4 Neighborhood Dynamics and the Fear of Crime Chapter 7 5 The Neighborhood Context of Gang Behavior Chapter 8 6 Neighborhood-Based Responses to Crime:... more...

  • Crime and Everyday Lifeby Marcus K. Felson; Rachel Boba Santos

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 46.00

    Crime and Everyday Life, Fourth Edition , provides an illuminating glimpse into roots of criminal behavior, explaining how crime can touch us all in both small and large ways. This innovative text shows how opportunity is a necessary condition for crime to occur, while exploring realistic ways to reduce or eliminate crime and criminal behavior by... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Street Crime in Americaby Jeffrey Ian Ross

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 125.00

    This traditional A-to-Z reference has significant coverage of police and courts and other criminal justice sub-disciplines while also featuring thematic articles on the sociology of street crime. more...

  • Handbook of Asian Criminologyby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 279.00

    Provides a comprehensive English-language reference work on crime across the countries of Asia, where existing books have a partial substantive or country bias, this will be a complete single-volume reference to crime and criminal justice in Asia Provides detailed quantitative country level coverage of crime, victimization and corrections data: unique... more...

  • Reducing Gun Violenceby George Tita; K. Jack Riley; Greg Ridgeway; Clifford Grammich; Allan Abrahamse

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    To assess whether an initiative to reduce gun violence that had been successful in Boston could be adapted for use elsewhere, researchers selected an East Los Angeles area for a similar intervention that was to include both law enforcement and social service components. Although the latter component was not widely available when the intervention began,... more...

  • Violent Crimeby Darnell F. Hawkins

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 44.00

    An exploration of the extent and causes of racial and ethnic differences in violent crime. more...

  • The Criminal Careerby Britta Kyvsgaard

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 84.00

    In this 2002 book, Britta Kyvsgaard examines the life circumstances and criminal behavior patterns of career criminals in Denmark. more...

  • The Crime Drop in Americaby Alfred Blumstein; Joel Wallman

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Top criminologists explain the reasons for the drop in violent crime in America. more...