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Criminology

  • 'Honour' Killing and Violenceby Aisha K. Gill; Carolyn Strange; Karl Roberts

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 33.00

    In this interdisciplinary collection leading experts and scholars from criminology, psychology, law and history provide a compelling analysis of practices and beliefs that lead to violence against women, men and children in the name 'honour'. more...

  • "Oh, it's like CSI?"by Tharinia Dukes-Robinson; Ashraf Esmail

    University Press of America 2013; US$ 24.99

    This book goes beyond the glamorous portrayals of CSI professionals on television to highlight the real sources of job satisfaction among forensic scientists. Drawing on interviews with current forensic scientists, this book concludes that forensic scientists experience the most satisfaction in helping victims, the community, and society at large.... more...

  • 'Soft' Policingby Daniel McCarthy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Examining multi-agency working in response to anti-social behaviour, this book investigates the way in which the police, social work teams and the youth justice service work together on early intervention initiatives to help young people, and explores the complexities and practical struggles of these partnerships. more...

  • 'Till Death Do Us Partby Robi Ludwig; Matt Birkbeck; Larry King; Nancy Grace

    Atria Books 2006; US$ 16.99

    Every day six people in the United States are murdered by spouses or intimate partners. The stories of killer spouses tend to captivate us, as they beg the question of how so many seemingly normal and happy people manage to go over the edge. Indeed, every relationship presents "extreme moments" where scary feelings surface, yet what happens when those... more...

  • The ’Ndrangheta and Sacra Corona Unitaby Nicoletta Serenata

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book?covers two lesser known but important members of the Italian Mafia: the??Ndrangheta and the Sacra Corona Unita. Italian criminal organizations, in particular Mafia, are one of the most commonly researched organized crime groups, usually focusing on the Sicilian Mafia, Cosa Nostra, or the Neapolitan Mafia, Camorra. However, Italy has other... more...

  • The 'Million Dollar Inmate'by Heather Ahn-Redding

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    The 'Million Dollar Inmate' highlights the financial and social costs of America's incarceration of non-violent offenders. Basing her insight on extensive research into the origins of our correctional systems, the visible and non-visible costs incurred by the practice of incarcerating non-violent offenders, and the goals of our prison system, Heather... more...

  • 101 Interesting Facts about Bodyguards and Bodyguardingby Robin Barratt

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 3.99

    Do you know what is involved in the role of a bodyguard? Could you have what it takes to protect the rich and famous? Would you like to learn more about the people who watch over high-profile individuals and celebrities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are sure to enjoy 101 Interesting Facts about Bodyguards and Bodyguarding. Did... more...

  • 117 Daysby Ruth First

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available

    In prison you see only the moves of the enemy. Prison is the hardest place to fight a battle.'This sparsely written and unique record tells of her experiences of solitary confinement, constant interrogation and instantaneous re-arrest on release - lightened by humorous portraits of governors, matrons, wardresses and interrogators, seen as the tools... more...

  • 117 Daysby Ruth First

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 20.36

    In prison you see only the moves of the enemy. Prison is the hardest place to fight a battle.'This sparsely written and unique record tells of her experiences of solitary confinement, constant interrogation and instantaneous re-arrest on release - lightened by humorous portraits of governors, matrons, wardresses and interrogators, seen as the tools... more...

  • The 1855 Murder Case of Missouri versus Celia, an Enslaved Womanby Alexis Brooks de Vita

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    This book reconstructs the conviction of a slave girl found guilty of beating and burning to death her owner, the man who fathered her three children. The political climate of pre-Civil War Missouri did not favor justice for an enslaved girl who confessed to murdering her owner, even though those acquainted with the case believed she could not have... more...