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Criminology

  • Hate Crimeby Neil Chakraborti; Jon Garland

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 45.00

    The concept of hate crime has been widely debated by academics but there is unlikely to ever be a broad consensus. However, the realities of the harm it causes to individuals and communities are all too real and UK Governments have recognized the value of decisions having a sound academic foundation. Fortunately there are a core group of academics... more...

  • Preventing Human Traffickingby Robert W. Spires

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    This book explores human trafficking, examining the work of grass-roots, non-profit organizations who educate and rehabilitate human trafficking victims and at-risk youth. Through interviews with staff and children, the author compares the work of two NGOs on-the-ground in Thailand with the work of similar organizations overseas, shedding light on... more...

  • Environmental Crime and Social Conflictby Avi Brisman; Nigel South; Rob White

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This collection of original essays stimulates new understandings of the relationships between humans and nature through critical evaluation of environmental destruction and degradation associated with social conflicts occurring around the world. The chapters are largely informed by green criminology perspectives and provide a systematic and comprehensive... more...

  • The Forgiveness Projectby Marina Cantacuzino; Desmond Tutu; Alexander McCall Smith

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 25.00

    Thought-provoking and powerful real life stories from survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence around the world are collected here from a diverse range of situations. They raise the possibility of alternatives to resentment, retaliation and revenge, with each story showing the very real impact of forgiveness within a particular context. more...

  • No Matter How Loud I Shoutby Edward Humes

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 11.66

    Now updated with a new introduction and afterword, this award-winning examination of the nation?s largest juvenile criminal justice system in Los Angeles by a Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist is ?an important book with a message of great urgency, especially to all concerned with the future of America?s children? ( Booklist ). In an age when violence... more...

  • Policing in Hong Kongby Kam C. Wong

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    Exploring the history and reform of policing in Hong Kong, this book focuses on the colonial years and questions accepted colonial history. Part One argues that colonial policing in Hong Kong (as in elsewhere) takes on local color and hue in practice. Part Two describes the HKP?s four distinctive reform periods: the formation period (1845), the reorganization... more...

  • "Enemies of the People" Under the Sovietsby Peter Julicher

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Soviet era was a time of social and economic upheaval in Russia's history as the Bolsheviks strove to build a socialist utopia based on the theories of Karl Marx. Central to this endeavor was the 25-year dictatorship of Josef Stalin, whose determination to make the Soviet Union a dominant industrial and military power created misery on a grand... more...

  • Listening to Killersby James Garbarino

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Listening to Killers offers an inside look at twenty years' worth of murder files from Dr. James Garbarino, a leading expert psychological witness who listens to killers so that he can testify in court. The author offers detailed accounts of how killers travel a path that leads from childhood innocence to lethal violence in adolescence or adulthood.... more...

  • Land of White Gloves?by Richard Ireland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Land of White Gloves?  is an important academic investigation into the history of crime and punishment in Wales. Beginning in the medieval period when the limitations of state authority fostered a law centred on kinship and compensation, the study explores the effects of the introduction of English legal models, culminating in the Acts of Union... more...

  • White-Collar Offenders and Desistance from Crimeby Ben Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    The MPs? expenses scandal in England and Wales and the international banking crisis have both brought into focus a concern about ?elite? individuals and their treatment by criminal justice systems. This interest intersects with a well-established concern within criminology for the transgressions of such offenders. However, up until now there has been... more...