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  • Crimes of Charityby Konrad Bercovici

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    In this thought-provoking volume, author Konrad Bercovici takes an in-depth look at organized charity as it existed in the early twentieth century. Although Bercovici acknowledges that many disadvantaged populations need some sort of assistance to make ends meet, he marshals a series of compelling arguments against the kind of help that fosters dependence... more...

  • Understanding Penal Practiceby Ioan Durnescu; Fergus McNeill

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    Criminological and penological scholarship has in recent years explored how and why institutions and systems of punishment change ? and how and why these changes differ in different contexts. Important though these analyses are, this book focuses not so much on the changing nature of institutions and systems, but rather the changing nature of penal... more...

  • The Death Penaltyby Roger Hood; Carolyn Hoyle

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 69.99

    The 4th edition of this authoritative study of the death penalty, now written jointly with Carolyn Hoyle, brings up-to-date developments in the movement to abolish the death penalty worldwide. It draws on Roger Hood's experience as consultant to the United Nations for the UN Secretary General's five-yearly surveys of capital punishment and... more...

  • The Science of Crime Measurementby Martin A. Andresen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Crime statistics are ubiquitous in modern society ? but how accurate are they? This book investigates the science of crime measurement focussing on four main questions: how do we count crime? How do we calculate crime rates? Are there other measurements of crime? What are the issues surrounding crime statistics? All too often we take the measurement... more...

  • Minorities, Migrants, and Crimeby Ineke Haen Marshall

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 50.00

    This ideal resource is the result of an enthusiastic collaboration of authors from both Europe and the United States. Highlighting diversities and similarities found in law enforcement priorities, punishment philosophy and practices, and media coverage, the volume also includes an enlightening discourse on political, scholarly and public issues critical... more...

  • Empowering the Children?s and Young People?s Workforceby Simon Brownhill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    While the provision in Children?s and Young People?s Services endures much change and turbulence, the calling for well qualified and critically reflective practitioners remains ever present. This innovative and accessible core textbook explores the key themes, ideas, concepts and topics that are central to practitioners working across the 0-19 sector.... more...

  • Policing Controversyby Ian Blair

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 26.67

    The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is often described as the toughest job in the world.He (there has never been a woman in 140 years) is answerable to three bosses, the Mayor of London, the Home Secretary and the Metropolitan Police Authority, and he has a £3 billion budget to spend, ensuring that he is always at the centre of a political... more...

  • Advancing Quantitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justiceby Travis C. Pratt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Advancing Quantitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice  is designed to promote the understanding of various quantitative research methods and to encourage their use among those seeking answers to questions about crime and justice. To this end a number of top scholars have been assembled to provide their insights on a variety of 'cutting... more...

  • Kids in the Middleby Vikki S. Katz

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

      Kids in the Middle explores how children of immigrants use their language capabilities, knowledge of American culture, and facility with media content and devices to help their parents forge connections with local schools, healthcare facilities, and social services as they adjust to life in the United States. Through in-depth inquiry in one Southern... more...

  • The Culture of Controlby David Garland

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 30.99

    The Culture of Control charts the dramatic changes in crime control and criminal justice that have occurred in Britain and America over the last 25 years. It explains these transformations by showing how the social organization of late modern society has prompted a series of political and cultural adaptations that alter how governments and citizens... more...