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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    A little more than a century ago, the famous social scientist W.E.B. Du Bois asserted that a true understanding of African American offending must be grounded in the "real conditions" of what it means to be black living in a racial stratified society. Today and according to official statistics, African American men ? about six percent of the population... more...

  • Tod im Gefängnisby Peter Breitschmid; Marian Eleganti; Mihály Filó; Andreas Fischer; Dominik Groß; Wilfried Härle; Jacques de Haller; Christine Kaufmann; Christian Kind; Julian Mausbach; Pascal Muriset; Thomas Noll; Michael Rosentreter; Makoto Tadaki; Brigitte Tag; Markus Thier; Felix Unger; Florian Utz; Brigitte Tag; Dominik Groß

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 23.13

    Welche Freiheiten braucht ein Mensch, um in Würde zu sterben? Obgleich der Tod ein unausweichlicher Bestandteil des Gefängnisalltags ist, ist er wissenschaftlich bislang kaum untersucht. Der Band beleuchtet die Themen Hungerstreik, Suizid und Todesstrafe, aber auch den "normalen" Tod im Gefängnis aus rechtlicher, historischer und ethischer... more...

  • Feindstrafrecht - Eine kritische Analyse.by Geraldine Louisa Morguet

    Duncker & Humblot 2009; US$ 62.94

    Hauptbeschreibung Der auf Günther Jakobs zurückgehende Begriff des Feindstrafrechts hat in den letzten Jahren zunehmend an Aktualität gewonnen und ist aus der Debatte um die Gewichtung von sich widersprechenden Sicherheits- und Freiheitsinteressen im Rahmen laufender Gesetzgebungsverfahren kaum noch wegzudenken, gerade wenn brisante und medienwirksame... more...

  • Autonomie und strafrechtlicher Paternalismus.by Ioannis Gkountis

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 62.94

    Hauptbeschreibung Der Zweck des Strafrechts besteht im Schutz von Rechtsgütern. Ihre Bewahrung stellt den eigentlichen Legitimationsgrund des Strafrechts dar. In den letzten Jahrzehnten wird jedoch die Tendenz des Gesetzgebers beobachtet, strafrechtliche Regelungen zu erlassen, welche nicht die Erhaltung von "wahren" Rechtsgütern ins Zentrum legen,... more...