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Criminology

  • Leaving Prostitutionby Sharon S. Oselin

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 89.00

    While street prostitutes comprise only a small minority of sex workers, they have the highest rates of physical and sexual abuse, arrest and incarceration, drug addiction, and stigmatization, which stem from both their public visibility and their dangerous work settings. Exiting the trade can be a daunting task for street prostitutes; despite this,... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crimeby Rosemary Gartner; Bill McCarthy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 149.99

    Research on gender, sex, and crime today remains focused on topics that have been a mainstay of the field for several decades, but it has also recently expanded to include studies from a variety of disciplines, a growing number of countries, and on a wider range of crimes. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime reflects this growing diversity... more...

  • Lost Classroom, Lost Communityby Margaret F. Brinig; Nicole Stelle Garnett

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the past two decades in the United States, more than 1,600 Catholic elementary and secondary schools have closed, and more than 4,500 charter schools?public schools that are often privately operated and freed from certain regulations?have opened, many in urban areas. With a particular emphasis on Catholic school closures, Lost Classroom, Lost... more...

  • Police Reform from the Bottom Upby Monique Marks; David Sklansky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    What role can and should police unions and rank-and-file officers play in driving and shaping police reform? Police unions and their members are often viewed as obstructionist and conservative, not as change agents. But reform efforts are much more likely to succeed when they are supported by the rank-and-file, and line officers have knowledge, skills... 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...

  • Gender Issues, Sex Offenses, and Criminal Justiceby Janine Chaneles

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.00

    Here is a powerful look at gender issues in the criminal justice system, particularly as gender is related to sex offenses and the system?s response to those offenses. Experts examine inmate sexual aggression, gender disparity in bail setting, racial patterns of rape, the female offender?s adjustment to prison life, the psychological profile of female... more...

  • Crime, Justice and the Mediaby Ian Marsh; Gaynor Melville

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Crime, Justice and the Media examines and analyses the relationship between the media and crime, criminals and the criminal justice system. This expanded and fully updated second edition considers how crime and criminals have been portrayed by the media through history, applying different theoretical perspectives to the way crime, criminals and... more...

  • Criminological Research for Beginnersby Laura Caulfield; Jane Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Criminological Research for Beginners is a comprehensive and engaging guide to research methods in Criminology. Written specifically for undergraduate students and novice researchers, this book has been designed as a practical guide to planning, conducting, and reporting research in the subject. By first inviting readers to consider the importance... more...

  • Transforming Criminal Justice?by Jane Donoghue

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Why is punishment not more effective? Why do we have such high re-offending rates? How can we deal with crime and criminals in a more cost-effective way? Over the last decade in particular, the United Kingdom, in common with other jurisdictions such as Canada, the United States (US) and Australia, has sought to develop more effective ways of responding... more...

  • Drugs and Crimeby Philip Bean

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    A high proportion of crimes committed in Britain are drugs-related, with many offenders having a documented history of drug use. However, the direct link between drugs and crime is often less clear than is supposed and this text attempts to achieve a better understanding of these and surrounding issues that have been marred by misunderstanding and... more...