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Legitimacy and Trust in Criminal Law, Policy and Justice: Norms, Procedures, Outcomes

by Nina Peršak

Whereas previous studies of legitimacy and trust have mostly dealt with procedural justice and the police, this book focuses on other crucial understudied aspects of legitimacy within criminal law, policy and...


Hegemonic Individualism and Subversive Stories in Capital Mitigation

by Ross Kleinstuber

Capital punishment policies in the USA are almost always justified by an individualistic belief in either rational choice or dispositional attribution, which justifies the death penalty either as a deterrent,...


Exploring Green Criminology: Toward a Green Criminological Revolution

by Michael J. Lynch & Paul B. Stretesky

Widespread and significant forms of harm such as green or environmental harm have generally been overlooked by criminologists. This book argues that green harm needs to become a key area of study within the...


Controversies in Innocence Cases in America

by Sarah Lucy Cooper

Controversies in Innocence Cases in America brings together leading experts on the investigation, litigation, and scholarly analysis of innocence cases in America, from legal, political and ethical perspectives....


Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law: An Introduction

by Christine Schwöbel

Drawing on the critical legal tradition, the collection of international scholars gathered in this volume analyse the complicities and limitations of International Criminal Law. This area of law has recently...


The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

by Christopher E. Smith, Christina DeJong & Michael McCall

By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal...


International Criminal Law: Using or Abusing Legality?

by Edwin Bikundo

This book analyses the relationship between law and violence, the utility of law over violence and whether legality as an approach has an inherent disability in addressing mass violence as a crime. The study...


Practising Critical Reflection to Develop Emancipatory Change: Challenging the Legal Response to Sexual Assault

by Christine Morley

Overwhelmingly, critical practitioners working across a range of human service fields, who are committed to emancipatory and progressive social change ideals, report feeling powerless, alienated from the means...


Capital Punishment: A Hazard to a Sustainable Criminal Justice System?

by Lill Scherdin

As most jurisdictions move away from the death penalty, some remain strongly committed to it, while others hold on to it but use it sparingly. This volume seeks to understand why, by examining the death penalty’s...


Criminal Procedure and Sentencing

by Peter Hungerford-Welch

Criminal Procedure & Sentencing provides a comprehensive, engaging and up-to-date guide to each step of criminal procedure, from the arrest of the suspect through to trial, sentencing and appeals.  Taking a...


Drug Court for Young Offenders: A View from the Bench

by Cedric Kerns

Answers questions and details the model of Youth Offender (YO) Court, a unique family-focused specialty drug court program.


Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets

by Colin King & Clive Walker

Adopting a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, this book focuses on the emerging and innovative aspects of attempts to target the accumulated assets of those engaged in criminal and terrorist activity,...


Deadly Encounters: True Crime Stories of Alberta

by Barbara Smith

Eight intriguing Alberta crimes are dramatically presented in this well-researched book.


Who Killed George?: The Ordeal of Olive Sternaman

by Cheryl MacDonald

Drawing on newspaper accounts and legal documents, Cheryl MacDonald has recreated a true-to-life Victorian melodrama. Who Killed George? offers insight into the legal system, social sentiments, and status of...


The Big Red Fox: The Incredible Story of Norman "Red" Ryan, Canada's Most Notorious Criminal

by Peter McSherry

Norman Red Ryan escaped from Kingston Penitentiary twice first by force and then, years later, by gulling the credulous into believing that he was reformed.


Justice Miscarried: Inside Wrongful Convictions in Canada

by Helena Katz

Behind the proud facade of Canada's criminal justice system lie the shattered lives of the people unjustly caught within its web. Justice Miscarried tells the heart-wrenching stories of 12 innocent Canadians...


The Impact of Scientific Evidence on the Criminal Trial: The Case of DNA Evidence

by Oriola Sallavaci

This book explores challenges posed by the use of DNA evidence to the traditional features, procedures and principles of the criminal trial. It examines the limitations of existing theories of criminal trial...


Reintegrative Justice in Practice: The Informal Management of Crime in an Island Community

by Helen Miles & Peter Raynor

Recent years have seen the development of a growing international literature on restorative justice, community justice and reintegrative alternatives to formal criminal justice processes. This literature is...


Showing Remorse: Law and the Social Control of Emotion

by Richard Weisman

Whether or not wrongdoers show remorse and how they show remorse are matters that attract great interest both in law and in popular culture. In capital trials in the United States, it can be a question of life...


Foundations of EU Food Law and Policy: Ten Years of the European Food Safety Authority

by Alberto Alemanno & Simone Gabbi

This volume presents the viewpoints of academics, food lawyers, industry and consumer representatives as well as those of EU policymakers on the first ten years of activity of one of the most prominent European...