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  • This House of Griefby Helen Garner

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    A Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, 2014. Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed... more...

  • Criminologyby Eamonn Carrabine; Pamela Cox; Maggy Lee; Nigel South; Ken Plummer; Jackie Turton

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 57.95

    The new edition of Criminology: A Sociological Introduction builds on the success of the first edition and now includes two new chapters: Crime, Place and Space, and Histories of Crime. More than a collection of orthodox thinking, this fully revised and updated textbook is also ground in original research, and offers a clear and insightful... more...

  • How to Shoot Friends and Influence People: Chopper 3by Mark Brandon "Chopper" Read; Mark Brandon Read

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 5.11

    'Crims and screws agree on one thing: that the people who run prisons wouldn't know if a tram was up them unless you rang the bell.' How to Shoot Friends and Influence People, Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read's third book, was written behind bars as Chopper faced life in prison for a shooting he claimed he didn't commit. For this book, Chopper obtained... more...

  • Life After Deathby Damien Echols

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 24.99

    The true story of the wrongful conviction of the infamous West Memphis Three, Life After Death is a powerful and unflinching first-person account of life on death row. In 1993 three teenagers, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Miskelley Jr, were arrested and charged with the murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas.... more...

  • Murder in the Stacksby David Dekok

    Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 17.99

     On Nov. 28, 1969, Betsy Aardsma, a 22-year-old graduate student in English at Penn State, was stabbed to death in the stacks of Pattee Library at the university?s main campus in State College.  For more than forty years, her murder went unsolved, though detectives with the Pennsylvania State Police and local citizens worked tirelessly to find her... more...

  • Understanding Homicideby Fiona Brookman

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 76.00

    Here is a comprehensive and challenging text unravelling the phenomenon of homicide. The author combines original analysis with a lucid overview of the key theories and debates in the study of homicide and violence. more...

  • Student Handbook of Criminal Justice and Criminologyby John Muncie; David Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    Written by some of the leading criminologists in the country, this new title is a 'one-stop shop' for those who teach, study or are interested in criminology and the criminal justice systems of the UK. more...

  • From Nuremberg to The Hagueby Philippe Sands

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    A 2003 collection of lectures examining the evolution of international criminal justice from World War II to date. more...

  • Penitentiaries, Reformatories, and Chain Gangsby Mark Colvin

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 48.00

    The very definition of punishment in America has been subject to a variety of changes, and has served as the basis for much debate over the course of America's history. In Penitentiaries, Reformatories, Chain Gangs , Mark Colvin tackles the subject of penal change in America by examining three case studies which represent shifts in the interpretation... more...

  • Tinseltownby William J. Mann

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99

    The Day of the Locust meets The Devil in the White City and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this juicy, untold Hollywood story: an addictive true tale of ambition, scandal, intrigue, murder, and the creation of the modern film industry. By 1920, the movies had suddenly become America?s new favorite pastime, and one of the nation?s... more...