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Criminology

  • How to Killby Kris Hollington

    Random House 2014; US$ 14.85

    Exploding telephones, pipe-guns and bullets made of teeth, aspirin explosives, cobra-venom darts, a rifle that shoots around corners, a 'piss bomb' (10 cups of boiled urine mixed with nitric acid), exploding clams, samurai swords, karate chops, poisoned umbrellas and a fuel-laden light aircraft. Sometimes even a regular gun. These are just some of... more...

  • The Historic Murder Trial of George Crawfordby David Bradley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The Depression-era murder trial of George Crawford in Northern Virginia helped end the exclusion of African Americans from juries. Nearly forgotten today, the murders, ensuing manhunt, extradition battle and sensational trial enthralled the nation. Before it was over, the U.S. House of Representatives threatened to impeach a federal judge, the age-old... more...

  • Blood Ritesby Jimmy Lee Shreeve

    Random House 2014; US$ 11.88

    Lima, Peru, 2004: The body of a decapitated baby boy is found on a hilltop, surrounded by flowers, a liquor bottle and a container of blood, apparently the victim of a ritual sacrifice to appease a pre-Columbian earth god. New Jersey, USA, 2002: A Palo Mayombe sect temple basement is raided by police, who find human body parts and the remains... more...

  • Dirty Entanglementsby Louise I. Shelley

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Using lively case studies, this book analyzes the transformation of crime and terrorism and the business logic of terrorism. more...

  • Organ Transplants from Executed Prisonersby Louis J. Palmer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    In this revised edition, this book continues the debate on whether transplantable organs of executed capital felons should be used to save lives. It provides the reader with relevant data and information necessary for making an informed and intelligent decision on this crucial matter. In a balanced approach, constitutional arguments on behalf of capital... more...

  • The Death Penalty in Africaby Aimé Muyoboke Karimunda

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Human development is not simply about wealth and economic well-being, it is also dependent upon shared values that cherish the sanctity of human life. Using comparative methods, archival research and quantitative findings, this book explores the historical and cultural background of the death penalty in Africa, and presents a clear and compelling case... more...

  • The Death Penalty in Africaby Aimé Muyoboke Karimunda

    Oscar Test Publisher 2014; US$ 124.95

    Human development is not simply about wealth and economic well-being, it is also dependent upon shared values that cherish the sanctity of human life. Using comparative methods, archival research and quantitative findings, this book explores the historical and cultural background of the death penalty in Africa, and presents a clear and compelling case... more...

  • Online Gambling and Crimeby James Banks

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    With attention to the manner in which online gambling can be a source of criminal activity, not only on the part of players, but also criminal entrepreneurs and legitimate gambling businesses, Online Gambling and Crime discusses developments in criminal law and regulatory frameworks, evaluating past and present policy on online gambling. A rich examination... more...

  • Generation Rxby Erin Marie Daly

    Counterpoint 2014;

    These are the harrowing questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother Pat, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty. In just a few short years, the powerful prescription painkiller had transformed him from a fun-loving ball of energy to a heroin addict so hell-bent on getting his next fix that... more...

  • Moral Wagesby Kenneth H. Kolb

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Moral Wages offers the reader a vivid depiction of what it is like to work inside an agency that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Based on over a year of fieldwork by a man in a setting many presume to be hostile to men, this ethnographic account is unlike most research on the topic of violence against women. Instead of focusing... more...