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Criminology

  • The Man in the Monsterby Martha Elliott

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    An astonishing portrait of a murderer and his complex relationship with a crusading journalist Michael Ross was a serial killer who raped and murdered eight young women between 1981 and 1984, and several years ago the state of Connecticut put him to death. His crimes were horrific, and he paid the ultimate price for them. When journalist Martha... more...

  • Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundariesby Ana Muņiz

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Based on five years of ethnography, archival research, census data analysis, and interviews, Police, Power, and the Production of Racial Boundaries reveals how the LAPD, city prosecutors, and business owners struggled to control who should be considered ?dangerous? and how they should be policed in Los Angeles. Ana Muņiz shows how this influential... more...

  • Race, Place, and Suburban Policingby Andrea S. Boyles

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    While considerable attention has been given to encounters between black citizens and police in urban communities, there have been limited analyses of such encounters in suburban settings. Race, Place, and Suburban Policing tells the full story of social injustice, racialized policing, nationally profiled shootings, and the ambiguousness of black... more...

  • Forced Marriage and 'Honour' Killings in Britainby Dr Christina Julios

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    This book explores the contemporary phenomenon of forced marriage and ?honour? killings in Britain. Set against a background of increasing ?honour?-based violence within the country?s South Asian and Muslim Diasporas, the book traces the development of the ?honour? question over the past two decades. It accordingly witnesses unprecedented changes... more...

  • Pan-African Issues in Drugs and Drug Controlby Professor Anita Kalunta-Crumpton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    Popular ?war on drugs? rhetoric postulates drug use in the West as the product of the drug production and trafficking roles of non-western societies and non-western peoples within and outside the West. In such rhetoric, African societies and people of African descent in Africa and in Diaspora have received criticisms for their respective roles in... more...

  • Covered in Inkby Beverly Yuen Thompson

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.40

    A small dolphin on the ankle, a black line on the lower back, a flower on the hip, or a child?s name on the shoulder blade?among the women who make up the twenty percent of all adults in the USA who have tattoos, these are by far the most popular  choices. Tattoos like these are cute, small, and can be easily hidden, and they fit right in with society?s... more...

  • Juvenile Justice in Global Perspectiveby Franklin E. Zimring; David S. Tanenhaus; Maximo Langer

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 41.65

    Among developed nations, the United States has one of the most extreme and harsh criminal justice systems in the world?there is overwhelmingly more violence, more punishment, and more incarceration for both adults and juveniles here. But while American scholars may have extensive knowledge about other justice systems around the world and how adults... more...

  • Illuminating Dark Networksby Luke M. Gerdes

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    Illuminating Dark Networks discusses new necessary methods to understand dark networks, because these clandestine groups differ from transparent organizations. more...

  • Smart on Crimeby Garrick L. Percival

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    The most punitive era in American history reached its apex in the 1990s, but the trend has reversed in recent years. Smart on Crime: The Struggle to Build a Better American Penal System examines the factors causing this dramatic turnaround. It relates and echoes the increasing need and desire on the part of actors in the American government system... more...

  • American Swastikaby Pete Simi; Robert Futrell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 21.99

    This second edition of American Swastika provides an up-to-date perspective on the white power movement in America. Featuring powerful case studies, interviews, and first-person accounts, the book takes readers through hidden enclaves of hate, exploring how white supremacy movements thrive nationwide and how we can work to prevent future violence.... more...