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Her Majesty's Philosophers

by Alan Smith

Informative, entertaining, against the grain, Her Majesty's Philosophers highlights the artificiality of prison life. By a Guardian correspondent this book is set to be a penal affairs classic which every student...


Murderers or Martyrs

by George Skelly & Lord Goldsmith

A spell-binding account of an appalling miscarriage of justice. Charged with the "Cranborne Road murder" of Wavertree widow Alice Rimmer, two Manchester youths were hastily condemned by a Liverpool jury on the...


Mary Ann Cotton: Britain's First Female Serial Killer

by David Wilson

As one of the UK's leading commentators, David Wilson shows how some serial killers stay in the headlines whilst others rapidly become invisible - or "unseen". Yet Mary Ann Cotton is not just the first but perhaps...


Policing and Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications

by Murray Lee & Alyce McGovern

This book examines the relationship between police, media and the public and analyses the shifting techniques and technologies through which they communicate. In a critical discussion of contemporary and emerging...


Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making

by Jean-Louis van Gelder, Henk Elffers & Danielle Reynald

Research and theorizing on criminal decision making has not kept pace with recent developments in other fields of human decision making. Whereas criminal decision making theory is still largely dominated by...


Regulating Fraud (Routledge Revivals): White-Collar Crime and the Criminal Process

by Michael Levi

First published in 1987, this book discusses white-collar or commercial crime which has grown to be a major issue in our society today. Looking at research from North America and Britain, the book explores the...


Cyber Crime & Warfare: All That Matters

by Peter Warren & Michael Streeter

In Cyber Crime: All That Matters, Peter Warren and Michael Streeter outline the history, scale and importance of cyber crime. In particular they show how cyber crime, cyber espionage and cyber warfare now pose...


Criminology - A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

by Peter Joyce

Written by Peter Joyce, who is a current criminology lecturer and a leading researcher, Criminology - The Essentials is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key...


AQA A2 Sociology Student Unit Guide New Edition: Unit 4 Crime and Deviance

by Tony Lawson

Written by a senior examiner, Tony Lawson, this AQA A2 Sociology Student Unit Guide is the essential study companion for Unit 4: Crime and Deviance.

This full-colour book includes all you need to know to prepare...


Fighting Chance

by Patrick Regan

Reports of tragic teenage deaths and gang violence seem to dominate the media, yet rarely do we hear from the young people behind the headlines. Who are they? What makes them join gangs? Is there a way out?

FIGHTING...


Essentials of Corrections

by G. Larry Mays & L. Thomas Winfree

The fifth edition of this leading “essentials” textbook on corrections has been fully revised and updated to include new international comparative data, and a fresh chapter on prison inmates with special...


Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory

by Randall Collins

In the popular misconception fostered by blockbuster action movies and best-selling thrillers--not to mention conventional explanations by social scientists--violence is easy under certain conditions, like poverty,...


Violence, Society and Radical Theory: Bataille, Baudrillard and Contemporary Society

by William Pawlett

Shedding light on the relationship between violence and contemporary society, this volume explores the distinctive but little-known theories of violence in the work of Georges Bataille and Jean Baudrillard,...


Fifty Shades of Black 'n' Blue - Further revelations of an ingrained Police culture of cover-ups and dishonesty

by Stephen Hayes

A sensational second book in The Biggest Gang trilogy from detective turned author Stephen Hayes. Fifty Shades Of Black 'N' Blue will not disappoint - the beatings go on, the culture of police corruption is...


Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice

by Meda Chesney-Lind & Randall G. Shelden

The new edition of Girls, Delinquency, and Juvenile Justice combines cutting-edge research and expanded coverage of girls’ delinquency, including coverage of girls in gangs and the sexual trafficking of girls,...


Feminist Advocacy: Gendered Organizations in Community-Based Responses to Domestic Violence

by Andrea J. Nichols

Feminist Advocacy: Gendered Organizations in Community Based Responses to Domestic Violence examines feminist advocacy in domestic violence organizations including shelters, the justice system, and child protective...


Latino Homicide: Immigration, Violence, and Community

by Jr., Ramiro Martinez

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Abuse in Out-Of-Home Care: Prevention Skills for At-Risk Children

by Toni Cavanaugh Johnson

Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Abuse in Out-of-Home Care brings into the open current or past sexually, physically, or emotionally abusive behaviors between children or between children and their caregivers...


Hotel Brasil

by Frei BETTO & Jethro Soutar

The murder of guests in a run-down family hotel in Rio de Janeiro, smiling heads severed with a blunt blade.


Rehabilitation and Deviance (Routledge Revivals)

by Philip Bean

First published in 1976, this book examines rehabilitation within the penal system in Britain in the 1970s. It argues that the 'rehabilitative ideal' is not the only possible alternative to a penal policy but...