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  • How to Killby Kris Hollington

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.43

    Exploding telephones, pipe-guns and bullets made of teeth, aspirin explosives, cobra-venom darts, a rifle that shoots around corners, a 'piss bomb' (10 cups of boiled urine mixed with nitric acid), exploding clams, samurai swords, karate chops, poisoned umbrellas and a fuel-laden light aircraft. Sometimes even a regular gun. These are just some of... more...

  • Can't Catch a Breakby Prof. Susan Starr Sered; Prof. Maureen Norton-Hawk

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Based on five years of fieldwork in Boston, Can?t Catch a Brea k documents the day-to-day lives of forty women as they struggle to survive sexual abuse, violent communities, ineffective social and therapeutic programs, discriminatory local and federal policies, criminalization, incarceration, and a broad cultural consensus that views suffering as... more...

  • Deviant Behaviour (Routledge Revivals)by Paul Rock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    This book, first published in 1973, explores the manner in which conceptions of deviancy arise and shows how the attitudes of non-deviants, of society and of authority, are as instrumental in forming these conceptions as the actions of the deviants themselves. Chapters include discussions on the definition of deviants and deviancy and the enforcement... more...

  • The Historic Murder Trial of George Crawfordby David Bradley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Depression-era murder trial of George Crawford in Northern Virginia helped end the exclusion of African Americans from juries. Nearly forgotten today, the murders, ensuing manhunt, extradition battle and sensational trial enthralled the nation. Before it was over, the U.S. House of Representatives threatened to impeach a federal judge, the age-old... more...

  • Bodies in the Back Garden - True Stories of Brutal Murders Close to Homeby Nigel Cawthorne

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    For the killer, there is always the problem of getting rid of the body. Muswell Hill murderer Dennis Nilsen famously cooked the corpses of his victims in Cranley Gardens and flushed them down the lavatory, only to be caught when the sewers blocked up. But his first twelve victims were disposed of in the back garden of his previous home in Melrose... more...

  • Helter Skelterby Curt Gentry; Vincent Bugliosi

    Random House 2014; US$ 11.54

    The true story behind the most infamous mass murder case ever and its perpetrator, the notorious criminal Charles Manson. On August 9th 1969, seven people were found shot, stabbed and bludgeoned to death in Los Angeles. America watched in fascinated horror as the killers were tried and convicted. But the real questions went unanswered.... more...

  • Rethinking Policing and Justiceby Luis Fernandez; Laura Huey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    It has become somewhat axiomatic to refer to the police as the ?gatekeepers? of the criminal justice system and thus as a mechanism for the provision of justice. And yet, when we conceptualize the police in this way, what is often taken for granted is the exact nature of that role and its larger social meaning. Indeed, we know that police deliver... more...

  • Australia's Hardest Prison: Inside the Walls of Long Bay Jailby James Phelps

    Random House Australia 2014; US$ 29.71

    Welcome to Long Bay, Australia's hardest prison. For the first time, guards and inmates of the notorious South Sydney facility reveal what really goes on behind its towering concrete walls. Opened in 1909 Long Bay Jail, originally a women's reformatory, has a dark and extraordinary history. From ghosts to legendary prisoners, there has been an infamous... more...

  • Bye Mam, I Love You - A daughter's last words. A mother's search for justice. The shocking true story of the murder of Rebecca Aylwardby Sonia Oatley; Lynne Barrett-Lee

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    On Saturday, 23 October 2010, Sonia Oatley waved off her 15-year-old daughter, Becca, to meet Joshua Davies, a former boyfriend. Becca?s hope was that the two of them would get back together, but it was not to be. By 3pm, oddly, she stopped answering her mobile. By 7.30 she was officially declared missing. And at 10am the following morning, while... 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...