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Criminal Law

  • Smart on Crimeby Garrick L. Percival

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    The most punitive era in American history reached its apex in the 1990s, but the trend has reversed in recent years. Smart on Crime: The Struggle to Build a Better American Penal System examines the factors causing this dramatic turnaround. It relates and echoes the increasing need and desire on the part of actors in the American government system... more...

  • Corruptionby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Globally, corruption is a serious and widespread crime undermining democratic institutions, jeopardising economic development, and threatening the security and stability of governments. In Australia, barely a day goes by when the media does not report corrupt behaviour in political parties, the public sector, trade unions, sports bodies and companies.... more...

  • Tackling Child Sexual Abuseby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Child sexual abuse can cause significant physical and emotional harm to a child, which lasts into adulthood. What are the myths and misunderstandings about child sexual abuse? The book explores the prevalence, forms and impacts of child sexual abuse, and the responses to disclosure of child abuse by children and survivors. How can society break the... more...

  • The Securitization and Policing of Art Theftby Dr John Kerr

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The subject of many films and books, art theft is a fascinating topic that continues to capture the popular imagination. However, it is one of many types of art crime that remain under-researched and which require much more academic, empirical investigation. This book examines who is performing, managing, governing and controlling the securitization... more...

  • Crime, Victims and Policyby Dean Wilson; Stuart Ross

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book provides critically examines how recent international developments in victims theory and policy are experienced within specific local contexts. The chapters approach key criminological issues including the experience of criminal justice agencies, policy formulation, the construction of victim identities and the 'discovery' of new victims.... more...

  • Livingstone, Owen, and Macdonald on Prison Lawby Tim Owen; Alison Macdonald

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 244.99

    Prison Law is the leading text in its field. It offers comprehensive coverage of the substantive law, the Prison Rules, and the remedies available to prisoners, including complaints procedures, civil claims, judicial review, and claims under the Human Rights Act. Both domestic and international avenues of redress are explained in detail. The book covers... more...

  • Sex Crimesby Alissa Ackerman; Rich Furman

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Sex crimes, such as rape, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence, are increasingly transnational in nature, introducing unique cross-border and cross-cultural challenges for police, the courts, and the law. Policy makers and practitioners are in need of a resource that explores the incidence, prosecution, and treatment of sexual crimes... more...

  • The Ferguson Reportby Theodore M. Shaw; United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

    The New Press 2015; US$ 10.00

    On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed African American high school senior, was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. For months afterward, protestors took to the streets demanding justice, testifying to the racist and exploitative police department and court system, and connecting the shooting of Brown with the deaths of Trayvon... more...

  • Criminal Justiceby Julian V. Roberts

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    The criminal justice system is wide ranging; from the crimes themselves and policing to the sentencing of offenders and prisons. In this Very Short Introduction Julian V. Roberts draws upon the latest research and current practices from a number of different countries around the world. Focusing on the adversarial model of justice found in common law... more...

  • An American Dilemmaby Mary Welek Atwell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    An American Dilemma examines the application of the death penalty in the United States as it conflicts with obligations under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. more...