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Criminology

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  • Why We Harmby Lois Presser

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    This timely book scrutinizes accounts of acts as diverse as genocide, environmental degradation, war, torture, terrorism, homicide, rape, and meat-eating in order to develop an original theoretical framework with which to consider harmful actions and their causes. Chapter by chapter, it examines statements made by perpetrators of a wide variety of... more...

  • Don't Shootby David M. Kennedy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    Gang- and drug-related inner-city violence, with its attendant epidemic of incarceration, is the defining crime problem in our country. In some neighborhoods in America, one out of every two hundred young black men is shot to death every year, and few initiatives of government and law enforcement have made much difference. But when David Kennedy,... more...

  • El Narcoby Ioan Grillo

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    'War' is no exaggeration in discussing the bloodshed that has terrorized Mexico in the past decades. As rival cartels battle for control of a billion-dollar drug trade, the body count- 23,000 dead in five years - and sheer horror beggar the imagination of journalistic witnesses. Cartel gunmen have shot up schools and rehabilitation centers, and murdered... more...

  • Situational Prevention of Poachingby Andrew M Lemieux

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    For centuries, criminologists have looked for scientific ways to study, understand, and ultimately prevent crime. In this volume, a unique offense, poaching, is explored in various contexts to determine what opportunity structures favor this crime and how situational crime prevention may reduce its prevalence. The data sources used range from publically... more...

  • Criminology and Criminal Justiceby Peter Joyce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    This book presents a summary of the key ideas that seek to explain criminal behaviour and the measures that have been developed to prevent crime. A broad overview of the criminal justice system is provided in order to explain the operations of the key criminal justice agencies and the processes that are involved in bringing offenders to justice. Readers... more...

  • Flexible Workersby Teela Sanders; Kate Hardy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Striptease and other types of erotic dance increasingly make up a large, lucrative and visible part of the sex industries in the United Kingdom and 'lap dancing' has become the focus of many important contemporary debates about gender, work and sexuality. This new book from Teela Sanders and Kate Hardy moves away from the more traditional focus on... more...

  • The Nurture Versus Biosocial Debate in Criminologyby Kevin M. Beaver; J. C. Barnes; Brian B. Boutwell

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 37.00 US$ 31.45

    The Nurture Versus Biosocial Debate in Criminology: On the Origins of Criminal Behavior and Criminality takes a contemporary approach to address the sociological and the biological positions of human behavior by allowing preeminent scholars in criminology to speak to the effects of each on a range of topics. Kevin M. Beaver, J.C. Barnes, and Brian... more...

  • Crime in England 1688-1815by David J Cox

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Crime in England 1688-1815 covers the ?long? eighteenth century, a period which saw huge and far-reaching changes in criminal justice history. These changes included the introduction of transportation overseas as an alternative to the death penalty, the growth of the magistracy, the birth of professional policing, increasingly harsh sentencing of... more...

  • Policing in Taiwanby Liqun Cao; Lanying Huang; Ivan Y. Sun

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The police in Taiwan played a critical role in the largely peaceful transition from an authoritarian regime to a democracy. While the temptation to intervene in domestic politics was great, the top-down pressure to maintain a neutral standing facilitated an orderly regime change. This is the first monograph to examine the role of the police as a linkage... more...