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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...

  • Women, Crime and Criminal Justiceby Rosemary L Barberet

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This is the first fully internationalized book to focus on women as offenders, victims and justice professionals. It provides background, as well as specialized information that allows readers to comprehend the global forces that shape women and crime; analyze different types of violence against women (in peacetime and in armed conflict); and grasp... 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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crimeby Rosemary Gartner; Bill McCarthy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 149.99

    Research on gender, sex, and crime today remains focused on topics that have been a mainstay of the field for several decades, but it has also recently expanded to include studies from a variety of disciplines, a growing number of countries, and on a wider range of crimes. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime reflects this growing diversity... 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...