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  • Return To The Badlandsby Liam Houlihan

    Melbourne University Press 2012; Not Available

    A bottle of blood is found buried in a wombat hole, but where is the body? Is a suburban couple paying the babysitter with freshly stolen money? Can a lucky leech outsmart a brazen burglar? Match wits with real life investigators to answer these questions, and also discover how nine of Western Australia’s most wanted criminals escaped from Perth’s... more...

  • Badlandsby Liam Houlihan

    Melbourne University Press 2010; Not Available

    Two bound Thai prostitutes are thrown into a Northern Territory river teeming with crocodiles. An elderly father and son are chopped to pieces by tomahawk-wielding ferals in Tasmania. A 'brave heart' youth worker is found savagely battered to death in Sydney for no apparent reason, mysteriously with false teeth in his pocket. When it comes... more...

  • Memoir of a Murderby Jill James

    D Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Memoir of a Murder vividly explores the damaging long-term effects of years of sexual abuse suffered by James at the hands of her father, a man she believes could have been a serial killer. Recovering from total memory loss, caused by the physical and emotional consequences of being the childhood victim of a psychopath, James finds that her devastating... more...

  • The Positive School of Criminologyby Enrico Ferri

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Enrico Ferri was a prominent figure in the early development of the field of criminology. The school of thought that he developed, which came to be known as positivism, sought to identify and address the social, economic and environmental factors that contributed to the emergence of criminal and antisocial behavior in some people. The three lectures... more...

  • A Book of Remarkable Criminalsby H. B. Irving

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Are you fascinated by the nefarious figures in history who have opted to walk a darker path in life? Armchair criminologists will take devilish delight in this gruesome collection of true-crime tales. The volume brings together concise biographies of depraved, delusional, and just plain evil louts, ne'er-do-wells and murderers, along with gripping... more...

  • The Criminal Imbecileby Henry H. Goddard

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Although the title isn't exactly politically correct in this day and age, Henry Goddard's in-depth study of low-intelligence and developmentally disabled murderers certainly stands up to the test of time. In three detailed case studies, Goddard classifies the characteristics of different types of developmentally disabled criminals and posits... more...

  • Masculinities in the Criminological Fieldby Ingrid Lander; Signe Ravn; Nina Jon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This volume both problematizes and renders visible conceptions and norms regarding male behaviour and masculinities, showing how these affect the criminological field through providing a theoretically sound and clear gender perspective to this field of research. With sections based around the following three themes: negotiations of masculinity in institutional... more...

  • Child Custody Evaluationby Daniel J. Hynan

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 46.95

    Each year, over one and a half million children experience the divorce of their parents. The goal of this book is to contribute to the advancement of knowledge regarding children of divorce, especially the practice of evaluation as it pertains to child custody. The reality of custody evaluation work invokes a plethora of specific circumstances regarding... more...

  • Corporate Crime in Chinaby Zhenjie Zhou

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 169.00

    Corporate crime in China has garnered worldwide attention and in the recent years we have witnessed positive legislative and administrative efforts by the Chinese government to prevent corporate misconducts. This book first defines the meaning of corporate crime in China and answers the basic questions of what corporate crime is through real... more...

  • Criminological Theoryby Anthony Walsh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Criminologists can benefit from questioning the underlying assumptions upon which they rest their work. Philosophy has the ability to clarify our thoughts, inform us of why we think about things the way we do, solve contradictions in our thinking we never knew existed, and even dissolve some dichotomies we thought were cast in stone. One of those dichotomies... more...