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- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 74.95
Florida often seems not quite southern?yet it suffered more lynching than any of its Deep South neighbors when examined in proportion to the number of African American residents. Investigating this dark era of the state?s history and focusing on a string of brutal lynchings that took place during the 1940s, Tameka Hobbs explores the reasons why lynchings... more...
- Sourcebooks 2015; US$ 14.99
The bizarre true story of the criminals behind the second-largest bank heist in American history. One night in a small North Carolina town, a down-on-his-luck guard at Loomis Fargo manages to steal $17 million-literally more than one ton of cash. Despite being caught on camera wheeling the money from the vault to the getaway van, David Ghantt makes... more...
- PublicAffairs 2015; US$ 26.99
In the 1980s in California, New Jersey, and New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Florida, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, and elsewhere, daycare workers were arrested, charged, tried, and convicted of committing horrible sexual crimes against the children they cared for. These crimes, prosecutors said, had gone undetected for years, and their brutality... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95
This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of forced marriage and ?honour? killings in Britain. Set against a background of increasing ?honour?-based violence within the country?s South Asian and Muslim Diasporas, the book traces the development of the ?honour? question over the past two decades. It accordingly witnesses unprecedented changes... more...
- Dundurn 2015; US$ 12.99
In the 1850s, Dr. William Henry King murdered his wife and nearly got away with it. His capture, trial, and shocking execution riveted the countryside, but left questions that still linger. Now, based on original documents from witnesses, forensics, and sensational media coverage, Dan Buchanan finally lays bare the whole story of the King case. more...
- New Horizon Press 2015; US$ 15.95
Based on previously unavailable information and nearly two decades of research, Crime Incorporated reveals for the first time all the unsavoury facts of the Mob's bloody evolution from a gang of uncouth, bumbling killers into the highly organized, smoothly running 'corporation' it is today. William Balsamo, great-nephew of the first godfather,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 35.99
As long as the United States has banks, robbers will try to steal from them. A History of Heists details trends in bank robbery, including how advances in law enforcement and security have foiled many bandits. The ostensible goal of every bank robbery is to get the money, but it is a crime that often has a strong hold on the popular imagination.... more...
- The Spinney Press 2015; US$ 30.00
Child sexual abuse can cause significant physical and emotional harm to a child, which lasts into adulthood. What are the myths and misunderstandings about child sexual abuse? The book explores the prevalence, forms and impacts of child sexual abuse, and the responses to disclosure of child abuse by children and survivors. How can society break the... more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00
Stories are much more than a means of communication?stories help us shape our identities, make sense of the world, and mobilize others to action. In Narrative Criminology , prominent scholars from across the academy and around the world examine stories that animate offending. From an examination of how criminals understand certain types of crime... more...