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  • Imagined Orphansby Lydia Murdoch

    Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 53.95

    With his dirty, tattered clothes and hollowed-out face, Oliver Twist is the enduring symbol of the young indigent spilling out of orphanages and haunting the streets of late-nineteenth-century London. Although poor children were often portrayed as real-life Oliver Twists—either orphaned or abandoned by unworthy parents—they in fact frequently maintained... more...

  • Settling Accountsby John Borneman

    Princeton University Press 1997; US$ 38.95 US$ 35.44

    As new states in the former East bloc begin to reckon with their criminal pasts in the years following a revolutionary change of regimes, a basic pattern emerges: In those states where some form of retributive justice has been publicly enacted, there has generally been much less of a recourse to collective retributive violence. In Settling Accounts... more...

  • Adventures in Criminal Justice Researchby Kim A. Logio; George W. Dowdall; Earl R. Babbie; Frederick S. Halley

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 71.00

    A step-by-step lab manual for understanding criminal justice research. more...

  • Über legitime Herrschaftby Karin Glaser

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.77

    ​Dieses Buch geht der Frage nach, unter welchen Bedingungen Herrschaft als rechtmäßig anerkannt wird. Es bietet eine Einführung in diverse Ansätze der Legitimitätstheorie und erarbeitet den Wandel des Legitimitätsverständnisses über die Jahrhunderte. Dabei werden unter anderem Legitimitätskonzepte nach Jean Bodin, Thomas Hobbes, John Lock und Jean... more...

  • Criminal Justiceby Deborah Drake; John Muncie; Louise Westmarland

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 45.95

    Criminal Justice: Local and Global and its sister text Crime: Local and Global are two new teaching texts that aim to equip the reader with a critical understanding of the globally contested nature of 'crime' and'justice'. Through an examination of key concepts and criminological approaches, the books illuminate the different ways in which crime... more...

  • Countering Terrorism in Britain and Franceby Frank Foley

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 29.00

    Frank Foley presents the first in-depth comparative analysis of counterterrorist operations in two leading liberal democracies. more...

  • Justice Reinvestmentby Chris Fox; Kevin Albertson; Kevin Wong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Rising prison numbers on both sides of the Atlantic are cause for concern. Justice Reinvestment is a major movement in criminal justice reform in the US that is also attracting lots of interest in the UK. Justice Reinvestment is an approach to addressing the penal crisis that uses the best available evidence to re-direct resources to more effective... more...

  • Crime as Structured Actionby James W. Messerschmidt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 37.00

    James W. Messerschmidt’s groundbreaking book Crime as Structured Action demonstrates that to understand crime, we must understand how crime operates through a complex series of gender, race, sexual, and class practices. more...

  • Working Together For Young Childrenby Tricia David

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    With 1994 designated the United Nations Year of the Family, young children and their relationship with parents and carers is firmly back on the political agenda. Amongst recent legislation to meet this agenda in Britain is the Children Act 1989. The Act seeks to improve the position and perception of children in society, by stressing the rights of... more...

  • Approximate Justiceby George Sher

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 43.50

    In this engaging and provocative book, Sher explores the normative moral and social problems that arise from living in a decidedly non-ideal world_a world that contains immorality, evil, and injustice, and in which resources (including knowledge) are often inadequate. Sher confronts difficult issues surrounding preferential treatment and equal opportunity,... more...