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The End of War

by John Horgan

War is a fact of human nature. As long as we exist, it exists. That's how the argument goes.

But longtime Scientific American writer John Horgan disagrees. Applying the scientific method to war leads Horgan to...


Explaining Crime: A Primer in Criminological Theory

by Hugh D. Barlow

This book provides a concise but comprehensive review of the full range of classic and contemporary theories of crime. With separate chapters on the nature and use of criminological theory as well as theoretical...


Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun

by Erik Larson

This devastating book begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace: on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 and...


The Underboss: The Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family

by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill

Now in an updated and revised edition, the definitive book on the Boston Mafia, by the authors of the bestselling, Edgar Award-winning true crime thriller Black Mass


Paranoia & Heartbreak: Fifteen Years in a Juvenile Facility

by Jerome Gold

For fifteen years, Jerome Gold worked as a rehabilitation counselor in a prison for juveniles in Washington state. Throughout his time there, he kept a journal of his experiences with youths who had been incarcerated...


In Defense of Flogging

by Peter Moskos

Is the lash a sensible and necessary alternative to our broken criminal justice system?


The Cocaine Kids: The Inside Story Of A Teenage Drug Ring

by Terry Williams

"Since 1982, sociologist Terry Williams has spent days, weeks, and months “hanging out” with a teenage cocaine ring in cocaine bars, after-hours clubs, on street corners, in crack houses and in their h"


Feminism and Global Justice

by Kerry Carrington

In this book, Kerry Carrington takes a bold, critical and reflexive approach to understanding the global divisions and inequalities that shape distinctive patterns of gender and crime.

The book argues that in...


Criminal Evidence

by Jefferson Ingram

In addition to covering the basics of collecting, preserving and presenting evidence, this revision presents the latest developments in the law of evidence that are of interest to criminal justice personnel....


Biker Gangs and Transnational Organized Crime

by Thomas Barker

This book examines the reported criminal behavior of the entire spectrum of 1% biker clubs and members. It identifies the clubs whose members have been involved in criminal behavior and classifies their behaviors...


Italian Journal of Security - Sustainable Security

by Sandro Provvisionato, Alex Hirshfield, Alessandro Cec & Alessandro Popoli et al.

Security is one of the key words of our time, probably the key word for excellence. Security (from the Latin “sine cura “ , ie without concern ) is defined by dictionaries as “knowledge that the evolution...


Sociological Aspects of Crime and Delinquency (Routledge Revivals)

by Michael Phillipson

The field of crime and delinquency attracts a great deal of heated and partial opinion, prejudice and other forms of mal-thinking. When there is a scientific approach there tends to be a psychological explanation....


Community Policing in a Rural Setting

by Quint Thurman & Edmund F. McGarrell

The authors provide stepping stones for rural and small-town agencies to make the organizational changes needed for community policing to take hold. The book introduces the concept of community policing and...


Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals

by Larry S. Miller & John Whitehead

The criminal justice process is dependent on accurate documentation. Criminal justice professionals can spend 50-75% of their time writing administrative and research reports. Report Writing for Criminal Justice...


Police Ethics: The Corruption of Noble Cause

by Michael Caldero & John P. Crank

This book provides an examination of noble cause, how it emerges as a fundamental principle of police ethics and how it can provide the basis for corruption. The noble cause - a commitment to "doing something...


Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society

by Steven A. Barnes

Death and Redemption offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Gulag--the Soviet Union's vast system of forced-labor camps, internal exile, and prisons--in Soviet society. Soviet authorities...


Reckless and Other Plays

by Craig Lucas

A new edition featuring Blue Window and Stranger.


The Big Men

by Joe Pieri

The Northern Division used to be the name given to the police force which operated within the Glasgow City boundaries until the creation of the Strathclyde Police Force. Its recruits were largely drawn from...


Book of Glasgow Murders

by Donald M. Fraser

Glasgow is no different from any other city when it comes to crime, and in particular, murder.

In this remarkable collection of lesser-known murder stories from both sides of the Second World War, Donald M. Fraser...


Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence

by Bill James

The man who revolutionized the way we think about baseball now examines our cultural obsession with murder—delivering a unique, engrossing, brilliant history of tabloid crime in America.

Celebrated writer...