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  • Understanding White Collar Crimeby Hazel Croall

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 46.00

    Presents an overview of white collar crime, by introducing the concept, looking at its definition, its identification with class and status, and its development within criminology. This book explores the problems of estimating the vast extent of white collar crime and is useful for undergraduate courses in criminology, sociology and law. more...

  • Extraordinary Circumstancesby Cynthia Cooper

    Wiley 2010; US$ 16.95

    The longer WorldCom Chief Audit Executive Cynthia Cooper stares at the entries in front of her, the more sinister they seem. But the CFO is badgering her to delay her team's audit of the company's books and directing others to block Cooper's efforts. Still, something in the pit of her stomach tells her to keep digging. Cooper takes readers behind the... more...

  • Supermaxby Sharon Shalev

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    This book examines the rise and proliferation of 'Supermaxes', large prisons dedicated to holding prisoners in prolonged and strict solitary confinement, in the United States since the late 1980s. more...

  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 6.95

    MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is... more...

  • The Faceby Garry Bushell

    John Blake Publishing 2002; US$ 1.68

    If you liked Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels...or Snatch...or The Guv'nor...then you'll love this fast-talking gangster novel. Harry Tyler, undercover cop, is the best in his field. Sharp-witted, and cool-headed, he always nails his man. Johnny Too, East-End gangland villain, is handsome, cunning and dangerous and always gets what he wants. So... more...

  • Corruption and Developmentby Mark Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 72.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Prison and the Gallowsby Marie Gottschalk

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    This 2006 book argues that punitive penal policies were forged by particular social movements. more...

  • Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britainby Neil Storey

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain' provides an illustrated insight into the Victorian prison system and the experiences of those within it - on both sides of the bars. Featuring stories of crime and misdeeds, this fascinating book includes chapters on a typical day inside a Victorian prison - food, divine service, exercise and medical provision;... more...

  • Freddie Foreman - The Godfather of British Crimeby Freddie Foreman

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 5.08

    To Britain?s criminal underworld, Freddie Foreman is the Godfather. Held responsible for the gangland killings of Ginger Marks and Frank ?The Mad Axeman? Mitchell, he was the punisher to those who broke the underworld?s strict code of conduct. Foreman?s dramatic kidnap and arrest for Britain?s biggest cash robbery made headlines around the world,... more...

  • The Water Doctor's Daughtersby Pauline Conolly

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 7.28

    The Water Doctor's Daughters is the fascinating tale of Dr James Marsden, a wealthy nineteenth-century homeopathist and water-cure practitioner, and his troubled family life. Though Marsden's children grew up knowing some of the most famous personalities of the day, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Tennyson, they were severely emotionally deprived.... more...