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  • Newjackby Ted Conover

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system at Sing Sing. When Ted Conover?s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State Corrections Officer Academy was denied, he decided to apply for a job as a prison officer himself. The result is an unprecedented... more...

  • In Cold Bloodby Truman Capote

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    National Bestseller  On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.  As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that... more...

  • Lost Girlsby Robert Kolker

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 11.99

    Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a haunting and humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island, in a compelling tale of unsolved murder and Internet prostitution. One late spring evening in 2010, Shannan Gilbert, after running through the oceanfront community of Oak Beach screaming... more...

  • Positive Criminologyby Natti Ronel; Dana Segev

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    How can we best help offenders desist from crime, as well as help victims heal? This book engages with this question by offering its readers a comprehensive review of positive criminology in theory, research and practice. Positive criminology is a concept ? a perspective ? that places emphasis on forces of integration and social inclusion that are... more...

  • The Acid Testby Élmer Mendoza; Mark Fried

    Quercus 2016; US$ 18.99

    When the mutilated body of Mayra Cabral de Melo is found in a dusty field, Detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta has personal reasons for bringing the culprit to justice. Mayra, a well-known stripper, had no shortage of ardent, deluded and downright dangerous admirers, and Lefty himself is haunted by the night he spent in her company. As Mexico's drug... more...

  • Under and Aloneby William Queen

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 7.99

    In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a ?confidential informant? made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California,... more...

  • Defending Garyby Mark Prothero; Carlton Smith

    Wiley 2006; US$ 16.95 US$ 14.99

    At first, Mark Prothero, Defense Attorney for Gary Ridgway, thought: "This can't be the Green River Killer! He's too ordinary! He's too small. He's too calm. He's too polite! He can't possibly have murdered forty-nine women.  They can't be serious! They must have screwed up! I didn't realize then, but I was right.  Gary Ridgway... more...

  • Hell's Angelby Sonny Barger

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the four turbulent decades that followed. Hell's Angel also chronicles the way the HAMC revolutionized the look... more...

  • Debating the Death Penaltyby Hugo Adam Bedau; Paul G. Cassell

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    This volume brings together seven experts--judges, lawyers, prosecutors, and philosophers--to debate the death penalty in a spirit of open inquiry and civil discussion. Here, as the contributors present their reasons for or against capital punishment, the multiple facets of the issue are revealed in clear and thought-provoking detail. Is the death... more...

  • The Shanghai Badlandsby Frederic Jr Wakeman

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 37.00

    This book details the inner workings of terrorist groups operating in China between 1937?41. more...