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  • The [Oxford] Handbook of Crime Preventionby Brandon C. Welsh; David P. Farrington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 57.99 US$ 49.87

    How can a society prevent-not deter, not punish-but prevent crime? Criminal justice prevention, commonly called crime control, aims to prevent crime after an initial offence has been commited through anything from an arrest to a death penalty sentence. These traditional means have been frequently examined and their efficacy just as frequently questioned.... more...

  • Childhood, Youth, and Social Work in Transformationby Lynn M. Nybell; Jeffrey J. Shook; Janet L. Finn

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 69.99

    Social workers today not only face competing claims concerning the rights and needs of children and youth, but they also confront contradictions between policy and practice. Social workers are expected to fight for the best interests of the child, even though financial support for children's welfare and education grows scarce. They are asked to save... more...

  • Imagined Orphansby Lydia Murdoch

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 53.95

    With his dirty, tattered clothes and hollowed-out face, the image of Oliver Twist is the enduring symbol of the young indigent spilling out of the orphanages and haunting the streets of late-nineteenth-century London. He is the victim of two evils: an aristocratic ruling class and, more directly, neglectful parents. Although poor children were... more...

  • Settling Accountsby John Borneman

    Princeton University Press 1997; US$ 38.95 US$ 31.16

    As new states in the former East bloc begin to reckon with their criminal pasts in the years following a revolutionary change of regimes, a basic pattern emerges: In those states where some form of retributive justice has been publicly enacted, there has generally been much less of a recourse to collective retributive violence. In Settling Accounts... more...

  • Adventures in Criminal Justice Researchby Kim A. Logio; George W. Dowdall; Earl Robert Babbie; Fred Halley

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 71.00 US$ 60.35

    A step-by-step lab manual for understanding criminal justice research. more...

  • Über legitime Herrschaftby Karin Glaser

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 44.99

    ?Dieses Buch geht der Frage nach, unter welchen Bedingungen Herrschaft als rechtmäßig anerkannt wird. Es bietet eine Einführung in diverse Ansätze der Legitimitätstheorie und erarbeitet den Wandel des Legitimitätsverständnisses über die Jahrhunderte. Dabei werden unter anderem Legitimitätskonzepte nach Jean Bodin, Thomas Hobbes, John Lock und Jean... more...

  • Criminal Justiceby Deborah Drake; John Muncie; Louise Westmarland

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Criminal Justice: Local and Global and its sister text Crime: Local and Global are two new teaching texts that aim to equip the reader with a critical understanding of the globally contested nature of 'crime' and'justice'. Through an examination of key concepts and criminological approaches, the books illuminate the different ways in which crime... more...

  • Countering Terrorism in Britain and Franceby Frank Foley

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Frank Foley presents the first in-depth comparative analysis of counterterrorist operations in two leading liberal democracies. more...

  • Justice Reinvestmentby Chris Fox; Kevin Albertson; Kevin Wong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Rising prison numbers on both sides of the Atlantic are cause for concern. Justice Reinvestment is a major movement in criminal justice reform in the US that is also attracting lots of interest in the UK. Justice Reinvestment is an approach to addressing the penal crisis that uses the best available evidence to re-direct resources to more effective... more...

  • Crime as Structured Actionby James W. Messerschmidt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 36.99

    James W. Messerschmidt?s groundbreaking book Crime as Structured Action demonstrates that to understand crime, we must understand how crime operates through a complex series of gender, race, sexual, and class practices. more...