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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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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 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...

  • Cell 2455, Death Rowby Caryl Chessman; Joseph Longstreth

    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...

  • Among the Truthersby Jonathan Kay

    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...