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  • Homicideby Leonard Beeghley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 26.99

    The American homicide rate remains dramatically higher than that in other Western nations. News of a murder has become a routine event. How do we explain such high levels of lethal violence in the world's leading democracy? Echoing Durkheim's Suicide, this book focuses on one important phenomenon to explain larger currents in American society. Leonard... more...

  • Virtuous Violenceby Alan Page Fiske; Tage Shakti Rai; Steven Pinker

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    This radical and thought-provoking book argues that violence does not result from a breakdown of morality, but is morally motivated. more...

  • A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book About Studying Criminologyby Ronnie Lippens

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 28.00

    This is an 'in a nutshell' guide written in an informal and accessible style. more...

  • Cyber Criminals on Trialby Russell G. Smith; Peter Grabosky; Gregor Urbas

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00

    This 2004 book provides an international study of the manner in which cyber criminals are dealt with by the judicial process. more...

  • Social Justiceby Loretta Capeheart; Dragan Milovanovic

    Rutgers University Press 2007; US$ 27.95

    An eye for an eye, the balance of scales--for centuries, these and other traditional concepts exemplified the public's perception of justice. Today, popular culture, including television shows like Law and Order, informs the public's vision. But do age-old symbols, portrayals in the media, and existing systems truly represent justice in all of its... more...

  • Gang Leader for a Dayby Sudhir Venkatesh

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A New York Times Bestseller Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago?s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with... more...

  • In His Sightsby Kate Brennan

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    What if the man you'd loved for years transformed into a ruthless and relentless tormentor, stealing your freedom, threatening your sanity and your safety? This is not a fictional scenario. It is Kate Brennan's life. A well-respected writer and scholar, Kate was wary of getting involved when she met Paul, a wealthy, charismatic businessman with... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 13.99

    When news breaks that a convicted murderer, released from prison, has killed again, or that an innocent person has escaped the death chamber in light of new DNA evidence, arguments about capital punishment inevitably heat up. Few controversies continue to stir as much emotion as this one, and public confusion is often the result. This volume brings... more...

  • The Cocaine Kidsby Terry Tempest Williams

    Da Capo Press 1990; US$ 16.50

    "Since 1982, sociologist Terry Williams has spent days, weeks, and months “hanging out? with a teenage cocaine ring in cocaine bars, after-hours clubs, on street corners, in crack houses and in their h" more...

  • Basic Handbook Of Police Supervisionby Gerald W. Garner

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 32.95

    This handbook provides reliable guidance on what to do next and offers practical, no-frills advice about what to do to counter the day-to-day challenges and outright calamities that make up the first-line leader’s work life. Perhaps even more important, it offers time-proven recommendations on how to prevent a bothersome situation from escalating... more...