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  • The Faithful Executionerby Joel F. Harrington

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured,... more...

  • Dreams from the Monster Factoryby Sunny Schwartz; David Boodell

    Scribner 2009; US$ 15.00

    Dreams from the Monster Factory tells the true story of Sunny Schwartz's extraordinary work in the criminal justice system and how her profound belief in people's ability to change is transforming the San Francisco jails and the criminals incarcerated there. With an immediacy made possible by a twenty-seven-year career, Schwartz immerses the reader... more...

  • Doing Time Togetherby Megan Comfort

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    By quadrupling the number of people behind bars in two decades, the United States has become the world leader in incarceration. Much has been written on the men who make up the vast majority of the nation?s two million inmates. But what of the women they leave behind? Doing Time Together vividly details the ways that prisons shape and infiltrate... 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...

  • Crime Preventionby Karen Evans

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 37.00

    The book is a thematic examination of crime prevention, covering core areas of race, youth, community, and globalisation. Written in an accessible style with a focus on pedagogy, this is a key text for undergraduates in criminology. 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...

  • The Registration and Monitoring of Sex Offendersby Terry Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 55.95

    This book seeks to track the origins of sex offender registers, their purpose and the law and policy that underpins them in various parts of the world. Sex offender registers are not really registers at all but a set of ?legal requirements? that fall automatically on a person convicted or cautioned for a designated sexual offence; the term ?register?... more...