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  • Black Vanguards and Black Gangstersby Steven R. Cureton

    University Press of America 2011; US$ 54.99

    Examines the extent to which black gangsterism is a product of civil rights gains, community transition, black flight, social activism, and failed grassroots social movement groups. The voice of the ghetto was silenced by a black leadership preoccupied with a middle-class integrationist agenda, leading to confusion, frustration, and the emergence of... more...

  • Economic Crisis and Crimeby Mathieu Deflem

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 134.95

    This volume provides timely analyses of the impact of the current economic crisis (in the broadest sense of the term), innovative perspectives on problems of economy and finance, and criminological insights on often neglected aspects of social life. Specific themes include: corporate crime, money laundering, home foreclosures, and mortgage fraud. more...

  • The Pale Criminalby Stephen J. Costello

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 33.95

    It was Freud, borrowing Nietszche's phrase from Thus Spake Zarathustra, who described as 'pale criminals' those who committed criminal acts out of deep-lying (unconscious) guilt. The focus of this challenging and penetrating study is on this type of criminality. It is Stephen J. Costello's aim to bring a 'unifying vision and theoretical integration'... more...

  • Kriminalität von Migranten in Deutschlandby Melanie Steinwand

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 18.30

    Hauptbeschreibung Immer wieder gelangen Straftaten von Migranten in den Fokus von Medien und Politik. In öffentlichen Debatten wird die Polizeiliche Kriminalstatistik (PKS), welche die Kriminalität Nichtdeutscher abbildet, als statistische Grundlage herangezogen. Dabei verschwimmen - ob bewusst oder fahrlässig - die Begriffe Ausländer, Migrant, Person... more...

  • Women Criminals: An Encyclopedia of People and Issues [2 volumes]by Vickie Jensen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 208.00

    A unique, two-volume study that examines female crime and the women who commit it. more...

  • The Neurobiology of Criminal Behaviorby Anthony Walsh; Jonathan Bolen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 129.95

    The main feature of this work is that it explores criminal behaviour from all aspects of Tinbergen's Four Questions. Rather than focusing on a single theoretical point of view, this book examines the neurobiology of crime from a biosocial perspective. It suggests that it is necessary to understand some genetics and neuroscience in order to appreciate... more...

  • Offending Womenby Lynne Haney

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Offending Women is an eye-opening journey into the lived reality of prison for women in the United States today. Lynne Haney looks at incarcerated mothers, housed together with their children, who are serving terms in alternative, community-based prisons-a type of facility that is becoming increasingly widespread. Incorporating vivid, sometimes shocking... more...

  • Criminal Psychologyby Laurence Miller

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 67.95

    Criminal psychology is the application of the principles of normal and abnormal psychology to the understanding, prediction, and control of criminal behavior. Criminal Psychology: Nature, Nurture, Culture provides an in-depth yet readable introduction to the foundations of criminal psychology as it is understood and practiced from the classroom to... more...

  • Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisonsby Martha Grace Duncan

    NYU Press 1996; US$ 89.00

    An ex-convict struggles with his addictive yearning for prison. A law-abiding citizen broods over his pleasure in violent, illegal acts. A prison warden loses his job because he is so successful in rehabilitating criminals. These are but a few of the intriguing stories Martha Grace Duncan examines in her bold, interdisciplinary book Romantic Outlaws,... more...