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- The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36
November 2005 marks the tenth anniversary of the conviction of Rose West, currently serving ten life sentences for her part in the Cromwell Street murders. This book tells for the first time the story from a police perspective. For ten years, the officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Superintendent John Bennett QPM, has refused to tell... more...
- NYU Press 2011; US$ 89.00
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...
- Springer 2011; US$ 149.00
Since first emerging as an issue of concern in the late 1960s, fear of crime has become one of the most researched topics in contemporary criminology and receives considerable attention in a range of other disciplines including social ecology, social psychology and geography. Researchers looking the subject have consistently uncovered alarming characteristics,... 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 robbery... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 10.19
Robin Ramsay is the editor and publisher of the journal Lobster ( www.lobster-magazine.co.uk ). He is the co-author of Smear! Wilson And The Secret State!, the author of Prawn Cocktail Party and author of The Rise of New Labour and Who shot JFK? in the Pocket Essentials series. 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$ 8.74
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 before... 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$ 23.13
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...