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  • Black Vanguards and Black Gangstersby Steven R. Cureton

    UPA 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$ 141.99

    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...

  • Konstruierte Normalitäten - normale Abweichungenby Gesine Drews-Sylla; Elisabeth Dütschke; Halyna Leontiy; Elena Polledri

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 59.99

    Der Sammelband vereint Beiträge der Tagung ?Konstruierte Norm[alität][en] ? normale Abweichung[en]?, die vom Konstanzer Netzwerk internationaler (Post-)Doktorandinnen organisiert wurde. Prozesse der Normbildungen und der Grenzziehung zwischen Normalitäten und Abweichungen werden in vier interdisziplinären Sektionen diskutiert. Die AutorInnen thematisieren... more...

  • The Pale Criminalby Stephen J. Costello

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Codes of the Underworldby Diego Gambetta

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.95

    How do criminals communicate with each other? Unlike the rest of us, people planning crimes can't freely advertise their goods and services, nor can they rely on formal institutions to settle disputes and certify quality. They face uniquely intense dilemmas as they grapple with the basic problems of whom to trust, how to make themselves trusted, and... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 191.00

    The two-volume Women Criminals: An Encyclopedia of People and Issues addresses both key topics and key figures in women's crime. The first volume provides topical essays about areas critical to the understanding of female criminals, such as the definition of women's crime, explanations of women's criminality, ethnic and age diversity in female criminals,... more...

  • Kriminalität von Migranten in Deutschlandby Melanie Steinwand

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.08

    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 mit Migrationshintergrund... 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...

  • The Bully Societyby Jessie Klein

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 21.25

    ·          ?A coherent, heartbreaking narrative of how bullying works.? ? The Boston Globe ·          ?The author writes with clarity and compassion? offers an opportunity for us to examine, discuss, and consider the world.? ? Kirkus Reviews ·          ?Resists pop-psychology profiling? a searing indcitment of the cultures of cruelty,... more...

  • Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisonsby Martha Grace Duncan

    NYU Press 1991; US$ 22.95

    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...