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Social Work and the Law: Proceedings of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, 2000

by Ira Arthell Neighbors, Anne Chambers & Ellen Levin

Examine cutting-edge research on the social worker's role in the legal system!Social Work and the Law: Proceedings of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, 2000 addresses the issues and concerns...


Unintended Outcomes of Social Movements: The 1989 Chinese Student Movement

by Fang Deng

Why did the 1989 Chinese student movement end in violent confrontation at Tiananmen Square, despite the fact that both the Chinese government and the students very much wanted to avoid violence? This puzzle,...


Essential Criminology: Third Edition

by Mark M. Lanier & Stuart Henry

This bestselling core text for crime and criminology courses has been fully revised and updated to address cutting-edge theory and fundamental world changes that are altering the way we think about crime.


Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters: Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East

by Malcolm Archibald

Ravaged by riots, vice and violence, nineteenth-century Aberdeen was very different from the city we know now. Danger lurked around many corners. Truculent fishermen rioted on the coast. ‘Resurrection men’...


Capital Punishment in Twentieth-Century Britain: Audience, Justice, Memory

by Lizzie Seal

Capital punishment for murder was abolished in Britain in 1965. At this time, the way people in Britain perceived and understood the death penalty had changed - it was an issue that had become increasingly controversial,...


Situational Prevention of Poaching

by Andrew M Lemieux

For centuries, criminologists have looked for scientific ways to study, understand, and ultimately prevent crime. In this volume, a unique offense, poaching, is explored in various contexts to determine what...


Perceptions of Criminal Justice

by Vicky De Mesmaecker

In recent decades, research into the legitimacy of criminal justice has convincingly demonstrated the importance of procedural justice to citizens' sense of trust and confidence in legal authorities and their...


Penal Populism, Sentencing Councils and Sentencing Policy

by Arie Freiberg & Karen Gelb

Public outcries and political platforms based on misinformation and misconceptions about the criminal justice system and current sentencing practice occur all too often in democratic societies. Penal Populism,...


Crime Prevention

by Nick Tilley

This book provides a concise and up-to-date account of crime prevention theory, practice and research in a form designed to be accessible and interesting to both students and practitioners.

Readers will be equipped...


The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide for Practical Action

by Michael N Nagler

"Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force," renowned peace activist Michael...


Fifty Years After Kitty Genovese: Inside the Case that Rocked Our Faith in Each Other

by Albert A. Seedman & Peter Hellman

Five decades later, we're still asking ourselves: "If I had been there, would Kitty have lived?"

Fifty years after she was viciously attacked in full view of several neighbors and within earshot of still more,...


The Last Place You'd Look: True Stories of Missing Persons and the People Who Search for Them

by Carole Moore

Every day people go missing. Some run away, some are kidnapped, some are the victims of foul play. This book examines true stories of missing persons and their families alongside the various resources available...


Advancing Quantitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

by Travis C. Pratt

Advancing Quantitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to promote the understanding of various quantitative research methods and to encourage their use among those seeking answers to...


Advancing Qualitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

by Heith Copes

For several decades qualitative research has been under-represented in criminological and criminal justice research. This book is designed to promote the understanding of qualitative research designs and to...


Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements

by Patricia Hynes, Michele Lamb & Damien Short

Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements is the first collection to focus on the contribution sociological approaches can make to analysis of human rights. Taking forward the sociology of human rights which...


Global Crime Today: The Changing Face of Organised Crime

by Mark Galeotti

Crime is recognized as a constant factor within human society, but in the twenty-first century organized crime is emerging as one of the distinctive security threats of the new world order. The more complex,...


Youth Justice Handbook: Theory, Policy and Practice

by Wayne Taylor, Rod Earle & Richard Hester

What knowledge and skills do you need to practise effectively as a professional within the youth justice system? What values should inform your work with children and young people subject to criminal justice...


Culture, Peers, and Delinquency

by Joseph R Ferrari & Clifford R O'Donnell

Increase your understanding of the etiology, prevention, and treatment of delinquency!

This informative book provides you with specific strategies to assess delinquency and to increase the effectiveness of...


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,...


Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv: Revisioning Moments

by Tali Hatuka & Diane E. Davis

Violent acts over the past fifteen years have profoundly altered civil rituals, cultural identity, and the meaning of place in Tel Aviv. Three events in particular have shed light on the global rule of urban...