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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...

  • Criminal Behavior Systemsby Marshall B. Clinard; Richard Quinney; John Wildeman

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 31.95

    An important classic, especially useful for courses in criminal behavior and personality, this text begins with a discussion of the construction of types of crime and then formulates and utilizes a typology of criminal behavior systems. more...

  • Different Crimes, Different Criminalsby Doris Layton MacKenzie; Lauren O'Neill; Wendy Povitsky; Summer Acevedo

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 47.95

    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. Text supported with charts,... more...

  • Women Criminals: An Encyclopedia of People and Issuesby Vickie Jensen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 189.00

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

  • The Neurobiology of Criminal Behaviorby Anthony Walsh; Jonathan Bolen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • The Bully Societyby Jessie Klein

    NYU Press 2012; US$ 69.00

    In today's schools, kids abusing kids is not an occasional occurrence but rather an everyday reality where children learn early that being sensitive, respectful, and kind earns them no respect. Jessie Klein makes the provocative argument that the rise of school shootings across America, and childhood aggression more broadly, are the consequences of... more...