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  • Punishment and Responsibilityby H.L.A. Hart; John Gardner

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 45.99

    This classic collection of essays, first published in 1968, represents H.L.A. Hart's landmark contribution to the philosophy of criminal responsibility and punishment. Unavailable for ten years, this new edition reproduces the original text, adding a new critical introduction by John Gardner, a leading contemporary criminal law theorist. more...

  • Death of Innocenceby Mamie Till-Mobley; Christopher Benson; Jesse Rev Jackson

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    There are many heroes of the civil rights movement?men and women we can look to for inspiration. Each has a unique story, a path that led to a role as leader or activist. Death of Innocence is the heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring story of one such hero: Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till?an innocent fourteen-year-old African-American... more...

  • Imprisoning Communitiesby Todd R Clear

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 22.99

    In the first detailed, empirical exploration of the effects of mass incarceration on poor places, Imprisoning Communities demonstrates that in high doses incarceration contributes to the very social problems it is intended to solve: it breaks up family and social networks; deprives siblings, spouses, and parents of emotional and financial support;... more...

  • Dead Man Walkingby Helen Prejean; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Susan Sarandon; Tim Robbins

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana?s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier?s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to... more...

  • Crime and Punishment in Victorian Londonby Ross Gilfillan

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 8.99

    Crime loomed large in the minds of Victorian Londoners. All over the city, watches, purses and handkerchiefs disappear from pockets, goods migrate from warehouses, off docks and out of shop windows. Burglaries are rife, shoplifting is carried on in West End stores and people fall victim to all kinds of ingenious swindles. 'Pornographers proliferate... more...

  • Personality Assessment in Police Psychologyby Peter A. Weiss

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 58.95

    In recent years, personality assessment by professional psychologists has taken on an increasingly important role in the field of police work. Most importantly, personality assessment instruments have been utilized in the pre-employment psychological screening of police officer candidates. This psychological screening takes place at the end of the... more...

  • Life Sentenceby Christie Blatchford

    Doubleday Canada 2016; US$ 28.95

    A beloved crime reporter revisits some of her biggest assignments and passes judgement on our judicial system and especially its judges. When Christie Blatchford wandered into a Toronto courtroom in 1978 for the start of the first criminal trial she would cover as a newspaper reporter, little did she know she was also at the start of a self-imposed... more...

  • Death Investigationby Terry L. Castleman

    Charles C Thomas 2000; US$ 29.95

    This handbook will be a practical and useful resource for police death investigators. It defines the role of the police death investigator, and it contains the various aspects of death as well as the many causes of death. The book is broken down into two distinct sections - one for in-depth reading and the other as a quick reference section for review.... more...

  • Explosives and Bomb Disposal Guideby Robert Lenz

    Charles C Thomas 1976; US$ 49.95

    By Robert R. Lenz, Explosive Ordnance Consultant. Over ten years of active bomb disposal work throughout the world and four years as an instructor in the U.S. Naval School, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, highlight the career of the author. The author has developed a course of instruction on clandestine and sabotage devices and has developed tools and... more...

  • Managing the Use of Force Incidentby Howard Webb

    Charles C Thomas 2011; US$ 54.95

    Lawsuits are a fact of life for the criminal justice officer. They are predictable, preventable, and winnable. Managing the Use of Force Incident reveals a new and innovative approach to law enforcement liability management. Written by a cop for cops, this book presents the information necessary to minimize department and officer liability, win excessive... more...