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  • The Safety Utopiaby Hans Boutellier

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 89.99

    Comments in the Dutch press (translated): "an ongoing Aha-erlebnis , ...a brilliant diagnosis of today's society." "?The Safety Utopia belongs on the bookshelf alongside other social-scientific analyses of our times such as Anthony Giddens?s The Consequences of Modernity (1990), Richard Ericson and Kevin Haggerty?s Policing the Risk Society (1997)... more...

  • A Breed Apartby Victor Woods

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 20.95

    In this ?straightforward, energetic? ( Publishers Weekly ) memoir, Victor Woods vividly recounts a trouble-filled and misunderstood childhood in the suburbs of Chicago, the rollercoaster ride that led him to captain a multi-million dollar counterfeit scheme, and his life-changing stint in federal prison. Victor Woods, charged by the US Federal Government... more...

  • The Paradiso Filesby Timothy M. Burke

    Steerforth Press 2008; US$ 16.95

    In this bold and suspenseful true-crime story, former homicide prosecutor Timothy M. Burke makes his case against one Leonard Paradiso. Lenny ?The Quahog? was convicted of assaulting one young woman and paroled after three years, but Burke believes that he was guilty of much more ? that Paradiso was a serial killer who operated in the Boston area,... more...

  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    "Riveting." -- The New York Times "Compelling... dramatic... Venkatesh gives readers a window into a way of life that few Americans understand." -- Newsweek "An eye-opening account into an underserved city within the city." -- Chicago Tribune "The achievement of Gang Leader for a Day is to give the dry statistics a raw, beating heart." -- The Boston... more...

  • Mob Starby Gene Mustain; Jerry Capeci

    DK Publishing 2002; US$ 17.95

    John Gotti is terminally ill; when he passes on to that great Mafia in the sky, co-author Capeci will be in great demand for interviews and will the plug the book. As he battles terminal cancer in a federal prison in Illinois, John Gotti, still the acting head of the Gambino Mafia family, is constantly in the news. Once Mr. Gotti ascends to Mafia heaven,... more...

  • Go Down Togetherby Jeff Guinn

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 16.99

    Forget everything you think you know about Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Previous books and films, including the brilliant 1967 movie starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, have emphasized the supposed glamour of America's most notorious criminal couple, thus contributing to ongoing mythology. The real story is completely different -- and far more... more...

  • History and Crimeby Barry S Godfrey; Paul Lawrence; Chris A Williams

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 41.00

    This lively and accessible text provides an introduction to the history of crime and crime control. It explains the historical background that is essential for an understanding of contemporary criminal justice and examines the historical context for contemporary criminological debates. For each topic, the book provides an overview of current research,... more...

  • The Mad Onesby Tom Folsom

    Weinstein Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    The Mad Ones chronicles the rise and fall of the Gallo brothers, a trio of reckless young gangsters whose revolution against New York City?s Mafia was inspired by Crazy Joe Gallo?s forays into Greenwich Village counterculture. Crazy Joe, Kid Blast, and Larry Gallo are steeped in legend, from Bob Dylan?s eleven-minute ballad ?Joey? to fictionalizations... more...

  • Comparative Histories of Crimeby Barry Godfrey; Clive Emsley; Graeme Dunstall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    This book aims to both reflect and take forward current thinking on comparative and cross-national and cross-cultural aspects of the history of crime. Its content is wide-ranging: some chapters discuss the value of comparative approaches in aiding understanding of comparative history, and providing research directions for the future; others address... more...

  • Ageing, Crime and Societyby Azrini Wahidin; Maureen Cain

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    The relationship between ageing and crime has been a much neglected issue, the focus rather being on youth. This books aims to redress this imbalance, bringing together a group of leading authorities to address key issues on the subject of crime and ageing, considering older people as both victims and perpetrators of crime, and looking too at conditions... more...