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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...

  • Female Executionsby Geoffrey Abbott

    Summersdale 2014; US$ 9.99

    The fairer sex get it in the neck in these grisly tales from the gallows, guillotine, and gas chamber From Nan Hereford, the cloaked highwayman who held up coaches with just her fists, to the woman who survived the gallows and took her empty coffin away with her, this book illuminates history?s darker periods with a detailed and factual approach.... more...

  • Forensic Photographyby Nick Marsh

    Wiley 2014; US$ 123.95

    Forensic photography plays a vitally important part in the investigation of crime and the subsequent administration of justice. Written by a practitioner with many years professional experience, this book provides an overview of the most common forensic photography techniques in use today for those readers who may not have a detailed understanding... more...

  • The Psychology of Misconduct, Vice, and Crime (Psychology Revivals)by Bernard Hollander

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Born in Vienna in 1864, Bernard Hollander was a London-based psychiatrist in the early twentieth century. He is best known for being one of the main proponents of the interest in phrenology at that time. This title, originally published in 1922 contains the reflections of the author on his experience as a physician specialising in nervous and mental... 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...

  • Different Crimes, Different Criminalsby Doris Layton MacKenzie; Wendy Tobie Povitsky Stickle; Summer Acevedo

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book focuses on the importance of incorporating both sociological and psychological viewpoints in the understanding of criminal behavior. It identifies and explains emerging criminal offenders within the criminal justice system, examining the individual differences that make different types of offenders unique. more...

  • Alternate Light Source Imagingby Norman Marin; Jeffrey Buszka; Larry S. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 28.95

    Alternate Light Source Imaging provides a brief guide to digital imaging using reflected infrared and ultraviolet radiation for crime scene photographers. Clear and concise instruction illustrates how to accomplish good photographs in a variety of forensic situations. It demonstrates how tunable wavelength light sources and digital imaging techniques... more...

  • Crime Linkageby Jessica Woodhams; Craig Bennell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 89.95

    The increasing portrayal of forensic investigative techniques in the popular media? CSI , for example, has resulted in criminals becoming "forensically aware" and more careful about leaving behind physical evidence at a crime scene. This presents law enforcement with a significant problem: how can they detect serial offenders if they cannot rely on... 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...