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  • 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...

  • The Boy from Baby House 10by Alan Philps; John Lahutsky

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    In 1990, a young boy afflicted with cerebral palsy was born, prematurely, in Russia. His name was Vanya. His mother abandoned him to the state childcare system and he was sent to a bleak orphanage called Baby House 10. Once there, he entered a nightmare world he was not to leave for more than eight years. Housed in a ward with a group of other children,... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Restorative Justiceby Gerry Johnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Restorative justice is one of the most talked about developments in the field of crime and justice. Its advocates and practitioners argue that state punishment, society's customary response to crime, neither meets the needs of crime victims nor prevents reoffending. In its place, they suggest, should be restorative justice, in which families and communities... more...

  • O'Hara's Fundamental of Criminal Investigationby DeVere Woods

    Charles C Thomas 2013; US$ 59.95

    Charles and Gregory O’Hara’s Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation has served as the “Bible” of criminal investigation for many years. The author of this new edition has prepared this text for a new generation of criminal investigators in such a way that they will learn what is meant by a complete investigation and acquaint themselves... more...

  • Common Sense Police Supervisionby Gerald W. Garner

    Charles C Thomas 2014; US$ 49.95

    The purpose of this fifth edition is to stimulate the veteran, novice, or would-be police supervisor to utilize his or her most powerful tool, common sense, in carrying out the duties of an effective leader. Made up of life experience, good judgment, prudence, and a well-developed ability for solid reasoning and logical decision making, common sense... more...

  • Restoring Justiceby Daniel W. Van Ness; Karen Heetderks Strong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Restoring Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Justice offers a clear and convincing explanation of restorative justice, a movement within criminal justice with growing worldwide influence. It explores the broad appeal of this new vision and offers a brief history of its development. The book presents a theoretical foundation for the principles... more...

  • FBI's Ten Most Wantedby Dary Matera

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 5.24

    The history, the hunts, the captures -- and the criminals still at large In 1950, the FBI officially instituted its now-legendary list of the "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" as a means of alerting the public and enlisting their aid in the apprehension of notorious felons. Over the years, it has included such infamous names as bank robber Willie Sutton,... more...

  • Worse Than Slaveryby David M. Oshinsky

    Free Press 1997; US$ 17.00

    In this sensitively told tale of suffering, brutality, and inhumanity, Worse Than Slavery is an epic history of race and punishment in the deepest South from emancipation to the civil rights era—and beyond. Immortalized in blues songs and movies like Cool Hand Luke and The Defiant Ones , Mississippi’s infamous Parchman State Penitentiary was,... more...

  • Crime Fighting and Crime Preventionby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Before a crime is ever committed, law enforcement officials try to prevent lawbreaking by enacting policies and safeguards. Crime Fighting and Crime Prevention provides a clear look at the efforts of law enforcement agencies and civilians to control and prevent crimes. The various crime-prevention techniques covered range from computer databases that... more...