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  • Lectures on Violence, Perversion and Delinquencyby David Morgan; Stanley Ruszczynski

    Karnac Books 2007; US$ 26.95

    In this volume contemporary staff describe their thinking and clinical work. Theoretical underpinnings for the understanding of perversion and violence, questions of risk and ethics and the institutional difficulties which emerge in the care of these patients are presented alongside chapters on clinical work, with adults and adolescents, including... more...

  • Judas Kissesby Donna Carson

    Hardie Grant Books 2008; US$ 11.50

    In April 1994 in a remote NSW town, Donna Carson was bashed, doused in petrol and set alight by her de facto partner. She suffered horrific burns to 65%of her body and spent the next six months in hospital lapsing in and out of consciousness.Throughout, what kept her alive was the thought of her two young sons, Coe and Bodean.While she recuperated,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kosmologien der Gewaltby Adolfo Ceretti; Lorenzo Natali

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book addresses the issue of the origin of criminal violence and relates it to the current fears of threat in politics and society. Based on the theory developed by the interactionist American social-psychologist Lonnie Athens, the authors devote their efforts to all relevant literature. more...