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Race, Criminal Justice, and Migration Control

by Mary Bosworth, Alpa Parmar & Yolanda Vázquez

In an era of mass mobility, those who are permitted to migrate and those who are criminalized, controlled, and prohibited from migrating are heavily patterned by race. By placing race at the centre of its analysis,...


Violence, Restorative Justice and Forgiveness

by Marilyn Armour & Mark S. Umbreit

A groundbreaking book founded on extensive original research, designed to determine how restorative dialogue works, and the role of forgiveness within it. The research involved interviews with 20 victims who...


Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence

by Patrick Sharkey

An eye-opening account of the transformation of cities and an urgent call to action to prevent another crime wave.

Over the past two decades, American cities have experienced an astonishing drop in violent crime,...


The Costly U. S. Prison System

by Paul Brakke

          The prison system in the U.S. is in crisis.  We have far too many prisoners and spend far too much on housing them and building more prisons. We have far too harsh penalties for less serious...


No Justice: One White Police Officer, One Black Family, and How One Bullet Ripped Us Apart

by Lawrence Ross, Robbie Tolan & Ken Griffey

The harrowing true story of Robbie Tolan, a young black man who was shot in the chest by a white police officer . . . in his own driveway.

NO JUSTICE is the harrowing story of Robbie Tolan, who early on one New...


Encountering Correctional Populations

by Kathleen A. Fox, Jodi Lane & Susan F. Turner

While many studying criminology learn to examine offenders, offending, and its consequences, few actually journey into the physical world of prisons to meet offenders face-to-face.

 

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Law Enforcement in the Age of Black Lives Matter

by Dwayne A. Mack, Sandra E. Weissinger, Shakira A. Kennedy & Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas et al.

There is a reason why people claim great respect for officers of the law: the job, by description, is hard—if not deadly. It takes a certain kind of person to accept the consequences of the job— seeing the...


Policing and Race in America

by James D. Ward, Maria J. Albo, Ian Kingsbury & John Eterno et al.

This edited collection explores policing in America in regards to minority groups. The essays discuss how the relationship between police and minority groups affects politics, the economy, and minority groups’...


Just The Word

by Avron Levine White

Lifestyle, Cosmopolitan, Poetic Verse, challenging the fundamental elements of key stages in Family and Social Life. Provocative, motivational, analytical insight into sociological, philosophical, and psychological...


Social Inequality, Criminal Justice, and Race in Tennessee

by Gerald K. Fosten

This book examines the national criminal justice system’s and the state of Tennessee criminal justice system’s policies in terms of how they balance the citizens’ need for prisons with the private sector's...


How to be an Assyriologist?

by Dominique Charpin

Unlike works inherited from Greek or Roman Antiquity, writings from Mesopotamian civilization all come from excavations. Assyriologists work with clay tablets engraved with cuneiform characters. They piece together...


Contract Killing in the Information Age

by Jason Forbus

Forbus's work has significantly helped us to realize that the hired gun is not just a person who entertains us on the page or on the cinema screen, but rather is simultaneously a real person, a set of activities,...


The Moral Punishment Instinct

by Jan-Willem van Prooijen

Punishment of offenders is one of the most universal features of human behavior. Across time and cultures it has been common for people to punish offenders, and one can easily find examples of punishment among...


Revisiting Jonestown

by Domenico A. Nesci & Nancy McWilliams

Revisiting Jonestown covers three main topics: the psycho-biography of Jim Jones (the leader of the suicidal community) from the new perspective of Prenatal Psychology and transgenerational trauma, the story...


After Prison

by Rose Ricciardelli & Adrienne M.F. Peters

Employment for former prisoners is a critical pathway toward reintegration into society and is central to the processes of desistance from crime. Nevertheless, the economic climate in Western countries has aggravated...


Policing Black Bodies

by Angela J. Hattery & Earl Smith

Policing Black Bodies Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith make a compelling case that the policing of Black bodies goes far beyond these individual stories of brutality. They connect the regulation of African American...


Crime, Media, and Reality

by Venessa Garcia & Samantha G. Arkerson

In today's society, the public perception of crime has been skewed by how the media depicts it. People use the media for enjoyment, companionship, surveillance, and interpretation. The problem is that it becomes...


The Assassination of William McKinley

by Cary Federman

This book is an examination of the assassination of President William McKinley by Leon Czolgosz, an American-born purported anarchist. This work offers a new and different way to approach historical crime stories....


Understanding America's Gun Culture

by Craig Hovey, Lisa Fisher, Garrison Allen Crews & Gordon Arthur Crews et al.

Understanding America’s Gun Culture focuses on building understanding of some of the issues associated with US gun culture and the contemporary debate about the availability and use of guns. This edited volume...


Inside Private Prisons

by Lauren-Brooke Eisen

When the tough-on-crime politics of the 1980s overcrowded state prisons, private companies saw potential profit in building and operating correctional facilities. Today more than a hundred thousand of the 1.5...