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  • Insideby Michael G. Santos

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 11.89

    American jails and prisons confine nearly 13.5 million people each year, and it is estimated that 6 to 7 percent of the U.S. population will be confined in their lifetimes. Despite these disturbing numbers, little is known about life inside beyond the mythology of popular culture. Michael G. Santos, a federal prisoner nearing the end of his second... more...

  • People Who Eat Darknessby Richard Lloyd Parry

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.50

    In the summer of 2000, Jane Steare received the phone call every mother dreads. Her daughter Lucie Blackman - tall, blonde, and twenty-one years old - had stepped into the vastness of a Tokyo summer and disappeared forever. That winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a desolate seaside cave. Her disappearance was mystifying. Had Lucie... more...

  • Street Justiceby Bruce A. Jacobs; Richard Wright

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

    This 2006 book explores retaliation from the perspective of those who have experienced it first hand. more...

  • Corruptionby M. Arnone; L. S. Borlini

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘Although corruption has affected human society since its very birth with different intensity over time, it is not confined to any particular geographic region, country, social or political system or culture. Recently there has been widespread international determination to effectively curb such crime. Corruption: Economic Analysis and International... more...

  • Halting the Sexual Predators among Us: Preventing Attack, Rape, and Lust Homicideby Duane Dobbert

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 64.00

    Recently, the National Center for Victims of Crime reported annual figures showing 103,845 children were sexually abused, while in that same year there was a 20% increase in all rape incidents and a 33% increase in sexual assaults. Incarceration and therapy have not reduced the rates, points out this author. The rate of incarceration has increased,... more...

  • The Wizard of Liesby Diana B. Henriques

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 11.89

    The inside story of Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, with surprising and shocking new details from Madoff himself. Who is Bernie Madoff, and how did he pull off the biggest Ponzi scheme in history? These questions have fascinated people ever since the news broke about the respected New York financier who swindled his friends, relatives,... more...

  • The Numberby Jonny Steinberg

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2010; US$ 11.99

    On 9 June 2003, a 43-year-old coloured man named Magadien Wentzel walked out of Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town. Behind him lay a lifelong career in the 28s, South Africa's oldest and most reviled prison gang, for decades rumoured to have specialised in rape and robbery. In front of him lay the prospect of a law-abiding future, and life in a household... more...

  • Exposureby Michael Woodford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    President, whistleblower, crusader. Exposure is the story of how Michael Woodford exposed the dark heart of Olympus. When Michael Woodford was made President and CEO of Olympus, he became the first Westerner ever to climb the ranks of one of Japan's corporate icons. Then his dream job turned into a nightmare. He learned about a series of bizarre... more...

  • From Nuremberg to The Hagueby Philippe Sands

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

    A 2003 collection of lectures examining the evolution of international criminal justice from World War II to date. more...

  • Policing, Ethics and Human Rightsby Peter Neyroud; Alan Beckley

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 46.95

    Ethical and human rights issues have assumed an increasingly high profile in the wake of miscarriages of justice, racism (Lawrence Inquiry), incompetence and corruption - in both Britain and overseas. At the same time the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in England and Wales will have a major impact on policing, challenging many of the assumptions... more...