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Hummingbird in Underworld

by Deborah Tobola

At the age of forty-five, Deborah Tobola returns to her birthplace, San Luis Obispo, to work in the very prison her father worked in when he was a student at Cal Poly. But she’s not wearing a uniform as he...


The Politics of Violence in Latin America

by Pablo Policzer, Anthony W. Pereira, Francisco Guterrez Sanin & J. Patrice McSherry et al.

Latin America is one of the most violent regions in the world. It has suffered waves of repressive authoritarian rule, organized armed insurgency and civil war, violent protest, and ballooning rates of criminal...


All the Silent Spaces

by Christine Ristaino

In September 2007, Christine Ristaino was attacked in a store parking lot while her three- and five-year-old children watched. In All the Silent Spaces, Ristaino shares what it felt like to be an ordinary person...


Night Raiders

by Eloise Moss

Night Raiders is the first history of burglary in modern Britain. Until 1968, burglary was defined in law as occurring only between the 'night-time' hours of nine pm and six am in residential buildings. Time...


From Bullies to Officers and Gentlemen

by Humphrey Asamoah Agyekum

Based on unprecedented access to the Ghanaian military barracks and inspired by the recent resurgence of coups in West Africa, Agyekum assesses why and how the Ghana Armed Forces were transformed from an organization...


The Dark Sides of Empathy

by Fritz Breithaupt & Andrew B. B. Hamilton

Many consider empathy to be basis of moral action. However, the ability to empathize with others is also a prerequisite for deliberate acts of humiliation and cruelty toward them. In The Dark Sides of Empathy...


The Credibility Challenge

by Inken von Borzyskowski

The key to the impact of international election support is credibility; credible elections are less likely to turn violent. So argues Inken von Borzyskowski in The Credibility Challenge, in which she provides...


Science and Secrets of Ending Violent Crime

by Irvin Waller

Violent crime tragically ruins lives and communities, yet we know how to stop it and help victims. Governments agree on how to get results at the United Nations, but do not act locally.

Science and Secrets of...


Caging Borders and Carceral States

by Robert T. Chase

This volume considers the interconnection of racial oppression in the U.S. South and West, presenting thirteen case studies that explore the ways in which people have been caged and incarcerated, and what these...


Psychological Science and the Law

by Neil Brewer & Amy Bradfield Douglass

Psychological research can provide constructive explanations of key problems in the criminal justice system--and can help generate solutions. This state-of-the-art text dissects the psychological processes associated...


Occupied Territory

by Simon Balto

In July 1919, an explosive race riot forever changed Chicago. For years, black southerners had been leaving the South as part of the Great Migration. Their arrival in Chicago drew the ire and scorn of many local...


Entryways to Criminal Justice

by Matthew P. Unger, George Pavlich, Amy Swiffen & Bryan Hogeveen et al.

To understand why prisons are frequently overcrowded and expanding, we need to recognize the processes that populate them. How do societies decide whom to criminalize? What does it mean to accuse someone of...


Wasted Time

by Edward Hertrich

A stark and honest memoir of thirty-five years spent in Canada’s prison system.

Edward Hertrich left his Regent Park high school in grade 11 to start working. A year later, he started dealing drugs, beginning...


Gender, Power, and Violence

by Angela J. Hattery & Earl Smith

What do the Catholic Church, college sports, Hollywood, prisons, the military, fraternities and politics have in common? All have extraordinarily high rates of sexual and intimate partner violence, and child...


Contradictions of Democracy

by Nicholas Rush Smith

Despite being one of the world's most vibrant democracies, police estimate between five and ten percent of the murders in South Africa result from vigilante violence. This is puzzling given the country's celebrated...


Lethal State

by Seth Kotch

For years, American states have tinkered with the machinery of death, seeking to align capital punishment with evolving social standards and public will. Against this backdrop, North Carolina had long stood...


Views of Violence

by Jörg Echternkamp & Stephan Jaeger

The twenty-first-century vision of historical violence has been immeasurably influenced by cultural representations of the Second World War. Within Europe, one of the key sites for such representation has been...


Aging in the Global South

by Nicolas Sacco, Subharati Ghosh, Maria Carinnes P. Alejandria-Gonzalez & Chalermpol Chamchan et al.

This book is a collection of work on aging and development from authors from the global south. Aging is steadily evolving as a public health and social crisis for which countries of the global south are ill-prepared....


Crime and Violence in the Caribbean

by Lorna E. Grant, Camille A. Gibson, Sherill V. Morris-Francis & Shua-Kym McLean et al.

This volume provides an overview of the Caribbean countries, its colonial history, causes, costs and consequences of crime and violence in the Caribbean. The contributors pull from primary research and the available...


Statistics for the Terrified Criminologist

by John H. Kranzler & Marissa P. Levy

Statistics for the Terrified Criminologist is a user-friendly introduction to elementary statistics, intended primarily for the reluctant, math-anxious/avoidant criminology student. Written in a personal and...