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  • Crimes of Punishmentby Theodore L. Dorpat

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 35.00

    This groundbreaking book by an award-winning psychoanalyst and forensic psychiatrist presents a comprehensive exploration of a timely but often taboo topic: the failure of punishment to deter crime and violence, an issue that affects us both individually and as a culture. Written at the culmination of the author s fifty-year career as a psychoanalyst,... more...

  • Key Issues in Criminal Career Researchby Alex R. Piquero; David P. Farrington; Alfred Blumstein

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00

    This 2007 book presents one of the world's most descriptive accounts of the criminal careers of 411 South London boys followed to age 40. more...

  • A World of Gangsby John M. M. Hagedorn; Mike Davis

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    ?Street gangs mirror the inhuman ambitions and greed of society?s trendsetters and deities even as they fight to the death over scraps from the table of the international drug trade.  But John Hagedorn, characteristically, also finds hope in the contradictory values of outlaw youth?selflessness, solidarity, and love amid cupidity and directionless... more...

  • A Rapid Assessment of Bonded Labour in Hazardous Industries in Pakistanby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2004; US$ 5.00

    Based on field work in Sindh and Punjab provinces. Describes working conditions and labour arrangements in three hazardous industries and examines forms of coercion and bondedness. more...

  • Fingerprintsby Mark Hawthorne

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 59.95

    The unique composition of the skin on the inner hands and bottom of the feet affords not only a utilitarian benefit in providing friction but also provides a forensic marker for identifying individuals. Fingerprints: Analysis and Understanding is the most fundamental, up-to-date resource available on the techniques of obtaining and analyzing... more...

  • Elders, Crime, and the Criminal Justice Systemby Max B. Rothman; Burton D. Dunlop; Pamela Entzel

    Springer Publishing Company 2004; US$ 89.00

    This book provides a comprehensive analysis of interactions between older people and the criminal justice system. The editors present current research on elders in a multitude of roles, from victim and offender to attorney, defendant, witness, juror, and prisoner. Of particular interest are chapters on the psychological and medical conditions of elder... more...

  • Dillinger's Wild Rideby Elliot J. Gorn

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 14.99

    In an era that witnessed the rise of celebrity outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger was the most famous and flamboyant of them all. Reports on the man and his misdeeds--spiced with accounts of his swashbuckling bravado and cool daring--provided an America worn down by the Great Depression with a salacious... more...

  • Criminal Identities Consumer Cultureby Steve Hall; Simon Winlow; Craig Ancrum

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This book offers the first in-depth investigation into the relationship between today's criminal identities and consumer culture. Using unique data taken from criminals locked in areas of permanent recession, the book aims to uncover feelings and attitudes towards a variety of criminal activities, investigating the incorporation of hearts and minds... more...

  • Addressing Offending Behaviourby Simon Green; Elizabeth Lancaster; Simon Feasey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Offending behaviour is one of the most talked about issues in contemporary society. What can be done to stop people reoffending? What can be done to help people escape their criminal lifestyles? This book aims to review and analyse the different ways in which these questions are addressed in practice, drawing upon the expertise of academics and practitioners.... more...

  • What Works With Women Offendersby Rosemary Sheehan; Gill McIvor; Chris Trotter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    The number of women prisoners has been growing rapidly during recent years and in many places has more than doubled in the past decade, significantly outstripping increases in the number of male prisoners and with particular consequences for minority ethnic, black and aboriginal women, who constitute disproportionate levels of prison populations in... more...