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  • The Criminal Imbecileby Henry H. Goddard

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Although the title isn't exactly politically correct in this day and age, Henry Goddard's in-depth study of low-intelligence and developmentally disabled murderers certainly stands up to the test of time. In three detailed case studies, Goddard classifies the characteristics of different types of developmentally disabled criminals and posits... more...

  • Handbook on the Economics of Crimeby Bruce L. Benson; Paul R. Zimmermann

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00

    While few economists analyzed criminal behaviour and the criminal justice process before Gary Becker's seminal 1968 paper, an enormous body of economic research on crime has since been produced. This insightful and comprehensive Handbook reviews and extends much of this important resulting research. The Handbook on the Economics of Crime provides... more...

  • Global Lockdownby Julia Sudbury

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Global Lockdown is the first book to apply a transnational feminist framework to the study of criminalization and imprisonment. The distinguished contributors to this collection offer a variety of perspectives, from former prisoners to advocates to scholars from around the world. The book is a must-read for anyone concerned by mass incarceration... more...

  • Yakuzaby David E. Kaplan; Alec Dubro

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Known for their striking full-body tattoos and severed fingertips, Japan's gangsters comprise a criminal class eighty thousand strong--more than four times the size of the American Mafia. Despite their criminal nature, the yakuza are accepted by fellow Japanese to a degree guaranteed to shock most Westerners. more...

  • Cosa Nostraby John Dickie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 26.95

    The story of the mafia is not just what we see Tony Soprano and his boys doing on Sunday nights. In this vivid, gripping history of "cosa nostra," a noted historian of Italian culture uses startling new research to reveal what the mafia is and always has been: a secret society whose power is based on murder. 16 pages of photos. more...

  • The Criminal Triadby William M. Harmening

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 47.95

    What is it that compels a person to choose a life of crime and deviancy over one of responsibility and social conformity? To understand exactly how and why that choice is ultimately made, we must turn to the discipline of psychology. The author presents and then deconstructs his own unique formulation of the internal deterrence system, and looks specifically... more...

  • Serial Crimeby Wayne Petherick; Wayne Petherick

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 72.95

    Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling examines serial predatory behavior and is comprised of two main parts. The first section deals with behavioral profiling, and covers a variety of critical issues from profiling?s history and the theoretical schools of thought to its treatment in the mainstream media. The second... more...

  • A Theory of African American Offendingby James D. Unnever; Shaun L. Gabbidon

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95

    This book argues that a theory of crime specific to the African American experience is justified by qualitative and quantitative data, not just because of the disproportionately higher percentage of African Americans (in the U.S. population) who are offenders, but also because of the vastly higher percentage of Black Americans who are non-offenders.... more...

  • Delinquent Girlsby Shari Miller; Leslie D. Leve; Patricia K. Kerig

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    Traditionally, delinquent girls were considered an anomaly, a rare phenomenon attracting little scholarly notice. Today, more than one in four youth offenders is female, and researchers and practitioners alike are quickly turning their attention and resources to address this challenging situation. Delinquent Girls: Contexts, Relationships, and Adaptation... more...