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  • Mad Dog Moxleyby Peter Corris

    NewSouth 2011; US$ 23.95

    William Cyril Moxley was hanged at Sydney’s Long Bay Gaol in 1932 – the first execution in New South Wales for eight years. His crime was the brutal rape and murder of 21-year-old Dorothy Ruth Denzel and the vicious beating and killing of her boyfriend, Frank Barnby Wilkinson. How did this World War I army deserter, small-time thief, conman... more...

  • Toward a Unified Criminologyby Robert Agnew

    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...

  • The Causes and Consequences of Income Tax Noncomplianceby Jeffrey A. Dubin

    Springer 2011; US$ 119.00

    Taxpayer compliance is a voluntary activity, and the degree to which the tax system works is affected by taxpayers' knowledge that it is their moral and legal responsibility to pay their taxes. Taxpayers also recognize that they face a lottery in which not all taxpayer noncompliance will ever be detected. In the United States most individuals comply... more...

  • Putting Fear of Crime on the Mapby Bruce J. Doran; Melissa B. Burgess

    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...

  • Delinquent Girlsby Shari Miller; Leslie D. Leve; Patricia K. Kerig

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    Traditionally, delinquent girls were considered an anomaly, a rare phenomenon attracting little scholarly notice. Today, more than one in four youth offenders is female, and researchers and practitioners alike are quickly turning their attention and resources to address this challenging situation. Delinquent Girls: Contexts, Relationships, and Adaptation... more...

  • The Global Victimization of Childrenby Clayton A. Hartjen; S. Priyadarsini

    Springer 2012; US$ 169.00

    ai This book describes the concept of child victimization in all its facets. Millions of young people throughout the world face violence, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse and exploitation on a daily basis. The worldwide victimization of young people can be prevented, or, at least, its incidence can be greatly reduced, if purposeful action is taken... more...

  • Theorizing Crime and Devianceby Steve Hall

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 50.00

    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...

  • Child Soldier Victims of Genocidal Forcible Transferby Sonja C. Grover

    Springer 2012; US$ 139.00

    This book provides an original legal analysis of child soldiers recruited into armed groups or forces committing mass atrocities and/or genocide as the victims of the genocidal forcible transfer of children. Legal argument is made regarding the lack of criminal culpability of such child soldier 'recruits' for conflict-related international... more...

  • Once Upon a Crime - I Grew Up in Britain's Hardest City, Where the Only Way to Survive Was on Your Witsby Jimmy Cryans

    John 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...

  • Doing the Business - The Final Confession of the Senior Kray Brotherby Charlie Kray

    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...