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  • The Securitization of Societyby Marc Schuilenburg; David Garland; George Hall

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 37.60

    Traditionally, security has been the realm of the state and its uniformed police. However, in the last two decades, many actors and agencies, including schools, clubs, housing corporations, hospitals, shopkeepers, insurers, energy suppliers and even private citizens, have enforced some form of security, effectively changing its delivery, and overall... more...

  • Narrative Criminologyby Lois Presser; Sveinung Sandberg

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    Stories are much more than a means of communication?stories help us shape our identities, make sense of the world, and mobilize others to action. In  Narrative Criminology , prominent scholars from across the academy and around the world examine stories that animate offending. From an examination of how criminals understand certain types of crime... more...

  • Guns the Right Way - Introducing Kids to Firearm Safety and Shootingby Jerry Luciano

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 16.99

    Regardless of age, every child can benefit from learning about gun safety. Whether you want to introduce your child to firearms for hunting or sport ? or simply ensure that he or she knows how to be safe around firearms ? this is the book for you! This straightforward teaching aid can help you understand the unique issues associated with kids... more...

  • The Meaning of Space in Sign Languageby Gemma Barberà Altimira

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Bringing together sign language linguistics and the semantics-pragmatics interface, this book focuses on the use of signing space in Catalan Sign Language (LSC). On the basis of small-scale corpus data, it provides an exhaustive description of referential devices dependent on space. The book provides insight into the study of meaning in... more...

  • Prison and Social Deathby Joshua M. Price

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    A compelling blend of solidarity, civil rights activism, and social research, Prison and Social Death offers a unique look at the American prison and the excessive and unnecessary damage it inflicts on convicts and parolees. Joshua M. Price documents the ?social death? that convicts suffer while incarcerated and afterward, drawing upon hundreds... more...

  • Crips and Bloodsby Herbert Covey

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    Despite the dangers and harsh realities intrinsic to street life and criminal activity, the no-holds-barred lifestyle of gangs continues to interest mainstream America. This provocative book provides an insider's look into the subculture of two of the most notorious street gangs?the Crips and the Bloods. Crips and Bloods: A Guide to an American... more...

  • Crime in the United States 2015by Shana Hertz-Hattis

    Bernan Press 2015; US$ 104.99

    This book contains findings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the offenses?known to law enforcement?released annually from its Uniform Crime Reporting Program. This reference is the most comprehensive official compilation of crime statistics in the United States and is an important addition to your library's collection. ... more...

  • Critical Issues in Child Welfareby Joan F. Shireman

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    Joan Foster Shireman is emerita professor in the Graduate School of Social Work, Portland State University. more...

  • Yorkshire Ripper - The Secret Murdersby Chris Clarke; Tim Tate

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    In 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, the ‘Yorkshire Ripper?, was convicted of thirteen murders and seven attempted murders. All his proven victims were women: most were prostitutes. Astonishingly, however, this is not the whole truth. There is a still-secret story of how Sutcliffe?s terrible reign of terror claimed at least twenty-two more lives and left five... more...

  • Honour-Based Violenceby Dr Aisha K Gill; Dr Nazand Begikhani; Professor Gill Hague

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    ?Honour'-based violence is a form of intimate violence committed against women (and some men) by husbands, fathers, brothers and male relatives. A very common social phenomenon, it has existed throughout history and in a wide variety of societies across the world, from white European to African cultures, from South and East Asia to Latin America.... more...