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Getting Tough

by Julilly Kohler-Hausman

In 1970s America, politicians began "getting tough" on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's social upheaval...

Moral Combat

by Patrick M. Markey & Christopher J. Ferguson

In family rooms across America, millions of children and teenagers are playing video games, such as Call of Duty, Halo, and Grand Theft Auto, roaming violent virtual worlds—with virtual guns in their hands....

Reproductive Justice

by Loretta Ross & Rickie Solinger

Reproductive Justice is a first-of-its-kind primer that provides a comprehensive yet succinct description of the field. Written by two legendary scholar-activists, Reproductive Justice introduces students to...

Breaking the Pendulum

by Philip Goodman, Joshua Page & Michelle Phelps

The history of criminal justice in the U.S. is often described as a pendulum, swinging back and forth between strict punishment and lenient rehabilitation. While this view is common wisdom, it is wrong. In Breaking...

The Long Term Missing: Hope and Help for Families

by Silvia Pettem & Stuart Somershoe

The Long Term Missing empowers families and gives them hope by providing them with the tools they need to become their longterm missing person’s advocate while proactively searching for their loved ones.

Conservation Criminology

by Meredith L. Gore

This important new text introduces conservation criminology as the interdisciplinary study of environmental exploitation and risks at the intersection of human and natural systems. Taking an interdisciplinary...

God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration

by Tanya Erzen

An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christian ministries are flourishing in prisons across the United States

It is by now well known that the United States’ incarceration rate is the highest in...

Death of Michael Brown - The Fatal Shot Which Lit Up the Nationwide Riots & Protests

by United States Department of Justice

The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a northern suburb of St. Louis. Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer,...

How People Judge Policing

by P A J Waddington, Martin Wright, Kate Williams & Tim Newburn

When people witness occasions when police use their powers to investigate crime and arrest offenders, how do those members of the public assess what they have seen? This book reports research in which a variety...

Against the Fascist Creep

by Alexander Reid Ross

US society is notoriously complacent when it comes to the rise of fascist tendencies. When Dylann Roof murdered nine black parishioners in a Charleston church, media emphasis remained superficial. Familiar...

Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism

by L.A. Kauffman

A longtime movement insider's powerful account of the origins of today's protest movements and what they can achieve now


As Americans take to the streets in record numbers to resist the presidency of Donald...

City of Inmates

by Kelly Lytle Hernandez

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of...

Race, gangs and youth violence: Policy, prevention and policing

by Anthony Gunter

This book challenges current thinking about youth violence and gangs, and their racialisation by the media and the police. It highlights how the street gang label is unfairly linked to Black (and urban) youth...

Sex and the Civil War

by Judith Giesberg

Civil War soldiers enjoyed unprecedented access to obscene materials of all sorts, including mass-produced erotic fiction, cartes de visite, playing cards, and stereographs. A perfect storm of antebellum legal,...

Killing Others

by Matthew Lange

In Killing Others, Matthew Lange explores why humans ruthlessly attack and kill people from other ethnic communities. Drawing on an array of cases from around the world and insight from a variety of disciplines,...

The Chinese Mafia

by Peng Wang

Utilising individual interviews and focus group discussions, primarily from two Chinese cities, The Chinese Mafia: Organized Crime, Corruption, and Extra-Legal Protection contributes to the understanding of...

Buda's Wagon: A Brief History of the Car Bomb

by Mike Davis

The brilliant and disturbing 100-year history of the “poor man’s air force,” the ubiquitous weapon of urban mass destruction

On a September day in 1920, an angry Italian anarchist named Mario Buda exploded...

LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research

by Adam M. Messinger

Nationally representative studies confirm that LGBTQ individuals are at an elevated risk of experiencing intimate partner violence. While many similarities exist between LGBTQ and heterosexual-cisgender intimate...

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

by Alexander Berkman, Jessica Moran & Barry Pateman

"A book of rare power and beauty, majestic in its structure, filled with the truth of imagination and the truth of actuality, emphatic in its declarations and noble in its reach."—Bayard Boyesen, Mother Earth...

State of Rebellion

by Louisa Lombard

In 2013, the Central African Republic was engulfed by violence. In the face of its rapid spread, journalists, politicians, and academics alike struggled to account for the conflict's origins.

In this first comprehensive...