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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 34.99
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95
With 1994 designated the United Nations Year of the Family, young children and their relationship with parents and carers is firmly back on the political agenda. Amongst recent legislation to meet this agenda in Britain is the Children Act 1989. The Act seeks to improve the position and perception of children in society, by stressing the rights of... more...
- BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 29.13
Hauptbeschreibung Die strafprozessrechtliche Arbeit zielt auf eine von den Grundlagen her entwickelte und strukturierte Konkretisierung des Zuständigkeitsmerkmals der "besonderen Bedeutung des Falles". Ausgehend vom Wortlaut werden verschiedene Interpretationsmöglichkeiten aufgezeigt, die im Einzelnen auf ihre Vereinbarkeit mit Systematik, Historik... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 40.99
In this engaging and provocative book, Sher explores the normative moral and social problems that arise from living in a decidedly non-ideal world_a world that contains immorality, evil, and injustice, and in which resources (including knowledge) are often inadequate. Sher confronts difficult issues surrounding preferential treatment and equal opportunity,... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 165.00
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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00
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...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 199.00
Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), designing out crime, safer by design, secured by design or any of the other flavours of manipulating the built environment to prevent crime, invariably engender an inter-disciplinary approach. This work is frequently the domain of architects,... more...
- 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...