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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...

  • Ehrenmord in Deutschlandby Anna C Cöster

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 23.33

    Hauptbeschreibung Fememorde haben seit der Ermordung Hatun Sürücüs 2005 in Berlin wiederholt Entsetzen ausgelöst. Weltweit rechnen die Vereinten Nationen mit 5000 Todes-opfern jährlich. Zu derartigen Exzessen kommt es auch in westlichen Ländern, jedoch weniger häufig als gedacht. Von 55 Opfern in acht Jahren spricht das BKA. Aber ist jeder dieser... more...

  • Dead Men's Wagesby Lillian Pizzichini

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.35

    'Scratch the surface of any family and you will find stories of intrigue, abuse and illegitimacy. It is just that, because of the nature of my grandfather's business, our secrets are more sinister' Lilian Pizzichini's grandfather was a conman who worked with some of London's most notorious gangsters. Within the pages of this haunting and revealing... 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...

  • Theorizing Crime and Devianceby Steve Hall

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 48.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 129.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...