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  • Judas Kissesby Donna Carson

    Hardie Grant Books 2008; US$ 11.50

    In April 1994 in a remote NSW town, Donna Carson was bashed, doused in petrol and set alight by her de facto partner. She suffered horrific burns to 65%of her body and spent the next six months in hospital lapsing in and out of consciousness.Throughout, what kept her alive was the thought of her two young sons, Coe and Bodean.While she recuperated,... more...

  • The Mentally Abnormal Offenderby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2009; US$ 103.00 US$ 92.70

    The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia , in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists... more...

  • Black Vanguards and Black Gangstersby Steven R. Cureton

    UPA 2011; US$ 59.50

    Examines the extent to which black gangsterism is a product of civil rights gains, community transition, black flight, social activism, and failed grassroots social movement groups. The voice of the ghetto was silenced by a black leadership preoccupied with a middle-class integrationist agenda, leading to confusion, frustration, and the emergence of... more...

  • Economic Crisis and Crimeby Mathieu Deflem

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 157.99

    Addresses a variety of issues related to economic crisis in the broadest sense of the term, involving diverse national and international contexts, historical epochs, and a range of problems related to economic life. This title tackles criminologically relevant questions in connection with crime/deviance and/or the control thereof. more...

  • Konstruierte Normalitäten - normale Abweichungenby Gesine Drews-Sylla; Elisabeth Dütschke; Halyna Leontiy; Elena Polledri

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 48.30

    Der Sammelband vereint Beiträge der Tagung „Konstruierte Norm[alität][en] – normale Abweichung[en]“, die vom Konstanzer Netzwerk internationaler (Post-)Doktorandinnen organisiert wurde. Prozesse der Normbildungen und der Grenzziehung zwischen Normalitäten und Abweichungen werden in vier interdisziplinären Sektionen diskutiert. Die AutorInnen thematisieren... more...

  • The Pale Criminalby Stephen J. Costello

    Karnac Books 2002; US$ 31.99

    It was Freud, borrowing Nietszche's phrase from Thus Spake Zarathustra, who described as 'pale criminals' those who committed criminal acts out of deep-lying (unconscious) guilt. The focus of this challenging and penetrating study is on this type of criminality. It is Stephen J. Costello's aim to bring a 'unifying vision and theoretical integration'... more...

  • Codes of the Underworldby Diego Gambetta

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.43

    How do criminals communicate with each other? Unlike the rest of us, people planning crimes can't freely advertise their goods and services, nor can they rely on formal institutions to settle disputes and certify quality. They face uniquely intense dilemmas as they grapple with the basic problems of whom to trust, how to make themselves trusted, and... more...

  • Women Criminals: An Encyclopedia of People and Issues [2 volumes]by Vickie Jensen

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 191.00

    The two-volume Women Criminals: An Encyclopedia of People and Issues addresses both key topics and key figures in women's crime. The first volume provides topical essays about areas critical to the understanding of female criminals, such as the definition of women's crime, explanations of women's criminality, ethnic and age diversity in female criminals,... more...

  • Offending Womenby Lynne Haney

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Offending Women is an eye-opening journey into the lived reality of prison for women in the United States today. Lynne Haney looks at incarcerated mothers, housed together with their children, who are serving terms in alternative, community-based prisons-a type of facility that is becoming increasingly widespread. Incorporating vivid, sometimes shocking... more...

  • Criminal Psychologyby Laurence Miller

    Charles C Thomas 2012; US$ 67.95

    Criminal psychology is the application of the principles of normal and abnormal psychology to the understanding, prediction, and control of criminal behavior. Criminal Psychology: Nature, Nurture, Culture provides an in-depth yet readable introduction to the foundations of criminal psychology as it is understood and practiced from the classroom to... more...