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- NYU Press 2011; US$ 25.50
Why do people commit crimes? How do we control crime? The theories that criminologists use to answer these questions are built on a number of underlying assumptions, including those about the nature of crime, free will, human nature, and society. These assumptions have a fundamental impact on criminology: they largely determine what criminologists... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 40.00
A sophisticated, original book by a rising star. Steve Hall provides a comprehensive critique of existing theories, contextualises the philosophies and policy which have informed criminological theory and sets out a new theoretical perfective for criminology and sociology. more...
Once Upon a Crime - I Grew Up in Britain's Hardest City, Where the Only Way to Survive Was on Your WitsJohn Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 8.74
This is the true story of Jimmy Cryans. A story of growing up in Glasgow’s east end during the fifties and sixties and how he became involved in a life of crime. Jimmy speaks about the various characters he met and his dealings with some of Britain’s major criminals. He reveals how petty theft and shoplifting quickly snowballed into armed... more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.95
In June 1948, 27-year-old petty criminal Caryl Chessman was sentenced in California on two counts of sexual assault, receiving two death sentences as punishment in a case that remains one of the most baffling episodes in American legal history. Maintaining his innocence of these crimes, Chessman lived in Cell 2455, a four-by-ten foot space on Death... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 6.99
The final confessions of the senior Kray brother. Only one man knew everything about Ronnie and Reggie Kray and that was their brother Charlie. Until now nobody has ever revealed the truth about the Firm. Gossip and rumor have been rife, fact has blended into fiction and the unwritten law of the street meant that the real story was buried. But... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 4.99
Did you think the X-Files is fiction? If so, you must be one of those deluded fools who think Elvis is dead, believe that the US actually went to the moon, and don't know that the ruling elites did a deal with the extra-terrestrials after the Roswell crash in 1947...Boy, it really is getting strange out there. At one time, you could blame the world's... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 15.99
Millions of people around the world have convinced themselves that the perpetrators of 9/11 were not al-Qaeda terrorists but elements within the U.S. government seeking a pretext to launch wars abroad and enact draconian laws at home. These ?9/11 Truthers? are not alone. They are part of a vast conspiracist subculture that is spreading like wildfire... more...
- Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 23.34
Welche Freiheiten braucht ein Mensch, um in Würde zu sterben? Obgleich der Tod ein unausweichlicher Bestandteil des Gefängnisalltags ist, ist er wissenschaftlich bislang kaum untersucht. Der Band beleuchtet die Themen Hungerstreik, Suizid und Todesstrafe, aber auch den "normalen" Tod im Gefängnis aus rechtlicher, historischer und ethischer... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 45.79
Historiker, Journalisten und Politologen analysieren in diesem Buch politische Morde an 28 historischen Persönlichkeiten, z.B. Gaius Iulius Cäsar, Thomas Becket, Wallenstein, Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand von Österreich, Mahatma Gandhi, John F. Kennedy, Aldo Moro, Yitzhak Rabin oder Zoran Djindjic, und betten sie in übergeordnete gesellschaftliche, politische... more...