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Criminology

  • The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacyby Frederick Hatch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015;

    The eight people charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were tried by a military commission under military law. The author contends that this was illegal, since the civilian legal system was fully functioning. The many ways in which the defendants' rights were violated are described, as are the ways in which the trial... more...

  • Actor-Network Theory and Crime Studiesby Dominique Robert; Martin Dufresne

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Developed by Bruno Latour and his collaborators, actor-network theory (ANT) offers crimes studies a worthy intellectual challenge. It requires us to take the performativity turn, consider the role of objects in our analysis and conceptualize all actants (human and non-human) as relational beings. Thus power is not the property of one party, but rather... more...

  • From Police to Security Professionalby Michael S. D'Angelo

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Much of the private sector security industry is made up of former law enforcement professionals as their training makes them uniquely qualified to migrate to the security field. This book covers the unique skills, experience, and mentality required to enter into the private security industry from a law enforcement background. It discusses the scope... more...

  • Carceral Geographyby Dominique Moran

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Carceral geography offers a geographical perspective on incarceration, and this volume accordingly tracks the ideas, practices and engagements that have shaped the development of this new and vibrant subdiscipline, and scopes out future research directions. By conveying a sense of the debates, directions, and threads within the field of carceral geography,... more...

  • Reasons and Intentions in Law and Practical Agencyby George Pavlakos; Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 76.00

    A collection of new essays on the interplay between intentions and practical reasons in law and practical agency. more...

  • Chasing the Screamby Johann Hari

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 22.99

    It is now 100 years since drugs were first banned. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, 30,000-mile journey into the war on drugs to uncover its secrets – and he found that there is a startling gap between what we have been told and what is really going on. As strange as it may seem at first, drugs are... more...

  • Meltdown in Hadithaby Kenneth F. Englade

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    In November 2005, Sunni insurgents attacked a U.S. Marine squad en route to Haditha with an improvised explosive device (IED). One Marine died and two others were wounded. Within minutes, squad members killed 24 Iraqi civilians, including an elderly couple, four women and six children. It was the worst incident of its kind in the Iraq War. Thirteen... more...

  • Community Criminologyby Ralph B. Taylor

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 44.20

    For close to a century, the field of community criminology has examined the causes and consequences of community crime and delinquency rates. Nevertheless, there is still a lot we do not know about the dynamics behind these connections. In this book, Ralph Taylor argues that obstacles to deepening our understanding of community/crime links arise in... more...

  • Love of Blood - The True Story of Notorious Serial Killer Joanne Dennehyby Christopher Berry-Dee

    John Blake Publishing 2015;

    THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES… A man alone in a bedsit with a young woman friend, who suddenly unleashes a deadly onslaught, without warning or reason. The stabs don?t hurt. They seem more like punches. Then he realises that the red liquid pumping out of his body and on to the floor is his blood. He doesn?t realise, as he drifts into unconsciousness... more...

  • Broadmoor - My Journey Into Hellby Charlie Bronson; Lorraine Etherington

    John Blake Publishing 2015;

    THE CLOSEST PLACE ON EARTH THAT YOU WILL GET TO HELL - Charlie Bronson Broadmoor: My Journey Into Hell documents the story of long-term prisoner Charlie Bronson and his five-year stay at Britain?s most notorious mental hospital, Broadmoor. His journey has, until now, never been told. In the winter of 1979, aged just twenty-seven, the inmate who... more...