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  • How the Police Generate False Confessionsby James L. Trainum

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 35.99

    How Police Generate False Confessions explores the research on and controversy around false confessions and helps the reader understand what really happens in the interrogation room. more...

  • Unwarrantedby Barry Friedman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 21.00

    As the debate about out-of-control policing heats up, an authority on constitutional law offers a provocative account of how our rights have been eroded In June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of Americans. Just over a year later, the shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager... more...

  • Black and Blueby Jeff Pegues

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    The recent killings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Ferguson, and elsewhere are just the latest examples of the longstanding rift between law enforcement and people of color. In this revealing journey to the heart of a growing crisis, CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues provides unbiased facts, statistics, and perspectives from... more...

  • Invisible No Moreby Andrea Ritchie

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 21.99

    Published in response to the #SayHerName movement, an eye-opening, intersectional account of how women of color are uniquely impacted by policing and state-sanctioned violence Amid the growing public awareness of police violence, individual black men?including Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Philando Castile, and Freddie Gray?have been the focus of... more...

  • Locking Up Our Ownby James Jr. Forman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 20.25

    An original and consequential argument about race, crime, and the law Today, Americans are debating our criminal justice system with new urgency. Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics?and their impact on people of color?are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done. But what if we only know half the story? In Locking... more...

  • Shooting to Killby Seumas Miller

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    In this book, philosopher Seumas Miller analyzes the various moral justifications and moral responsibilities involved in the use of lethal force by police and military, relying on a distinctive normative teleological account of institutional roles. Miller covers a variety of urgent and morally complex topics, including police shootings of armed offenders,... more...

  • Law & Disorderby Bruce Chadwick

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 21.74

    Nineteenth-century New York City was one of the most magnificent cities in the world, but also one of the most deadly. Without any real law enforcement for almost 200 years, the city was a lawless place where the crime rate was triple what it is today and the murder rate was five or six times as high. The staggering amount of crime threatened to topple... more...

  • DeathQuestby Robert M. Bohm

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    This fifth edition of the first true textbook on the death penalty engages the reader with a full account of the arguments and issues surrounding capital punishment. The book begins with the history of the death penalty from colonial to modern times, and then examines the moral and legal arguments for and against capital punishment. It also provides... more...

  • Piracy in Southeast Asiaby Carolin Liss; Ted Biggs

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book combines multi-disciplinary ethnographic and theoretical approaches to examine piracy in Southeast Asia and the regional and international responses to this threat. During the piracy boom of the early to mid-2000s, the issue of piracy in Southeast Asia received substantial academic attention. Recent scholarship, however, has shifted the... more...

  • Above Suspicionby Joe Sharkey

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 9.99

    Soon to be a major motion picture starring Emilia Clarke and Jack Hudson: The ?uncommonly trenchant account of the only known FBI agent to confess to murder? ( Kirkus Reviews ). When rookie FBI agent Mark Putnam received his first assignment in 1987, it was the culmination of a lifelong dream, if not the most desirable location. Pikeville, Kentucky,... more...