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Criminology

  • Jacked Up and Unjustby Katherine Irwin; Karen Umemoto

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    In the context of two hundred years of American colonial control in the Pacific, Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto shed light on the experiences of today?s inner city and rural girls and boys in Hawai?i who face racism, sexism, poverty, and political neglect. Basing their book on nine years of ethnographic research, the authors highlight how legacies... more...

  • The Criminal Brain, Second Editionby Nicole Rafter; Chad Posick; Michael Rocque

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 29.75

    What is the relationship between criminality and biology? Nineteenth-century phrenologists insisted that criminality was innate, inherent in the offender?s brain matter. While they were eventually repudiated as pseudo-scientists, today the pendulum has swung back. Both criminologists and biologists have begun to speak of a tantalizing but disturbing... more...

  • Rampage Nationby Louis Klarevas

    Prometheus Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    In the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed more people in the United States than the mass shooting. This well-researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society: Why do people go on killing sprees? Are gun-free zones magnets for deadly rampages? What can we do to curb the carnage of this... more...

  • Good Cop, Bad Warby Neil Woods

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 21.14

    'The logic of the drugs war only leads one way: the police get smarter, so the criminals get nastier. Things can only ever go from bad to worse, from savagery to savagery?? Neil Woods was the first and best of his kind ? an undercover cop whose brief was to infiltrate Britain?s most dangerous drug gangs, befriending the foot soldiers before... more...

  • The Sorrows of Mexicoby Lydia Cacho; Anabel Hernández; Juan Villoro; Diego Enrique Osorno; Sergio González Rodríguez; Marcela Turati; Emiliano Ruiz Parra; Elena Poniatowska

    Quercus 2016; US$ 18.99

    Veering between carnival and apocalypse, Mexico has in the last ten years become the epicentre of the international drug trade. The so-called "war on drugs" has been a brutal and chaotic failure (more than 160,000 lives have been lost). The drug cartels and the forces of law and order are often in collusion, corruption is everywhere. Life is cheap... more...

  • Conceptualizing Devianceby Candace Forbes Bright

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book compares tradition attribute data methods for assessing perceptions of deviance to emerging relational data-based social network methods using a cross-cultural sample from the United States and South Korea. It offers new insights into the conceptualization of deviance and the application of social network analysis as a new tool for studying... more...

  • Predator Empireby Ian G. R. Shaw

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    What does it mean for human beings to exist in an era of dronified state violence? How can we understand the rise of robotic systems of power and domination? Focusing on U.S. drone warfare and its broader implications as no other book has to date, Predator Empire argues that we are witnessing a transition from a labor-intensive ?American empire?... more...

  • Forging the Starby David Turk

    University of North Texas Press 2016; US$ 23.96

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  • Convict Cowboysby Mitchel Roth

    University of North Texas Press 2016; US$ 26.36

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  • Caught Upby Jerry Flores

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    From home, to school, to juvenile detention center, and back again. Follow the lives of fifty Latina girls living forty miles outside of Los Angeles, California, as they are inadvertently caught up in the school-to-prison pipeline. Their experiences in the connected programs between ?El Valle? Juvenile Detention Center and ?Legacy? Community School... more...