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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

On a September day in 1920, an angry Italian anarchist named Mario Budaexploded a horse-drawn wagon filled with dynamite and iron scrap nearNew York’s Wall Street, killing 40 people. Since Buda’s...


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...


Supporting victims of hate crime: A practitioner guide?

by Kusminder Chahal

This practical guide provides user-friendly, concise, expert and up-to-date guidance for both new and experienced hate crime caseworkers and advocates. Full of relevant, up-to-date evidence based research and...


Conflict for Space: A Focus on Identity Duality

by Shavkat Kasymov

This book argues that affinity for land and space constitutes the foundation of human agency and underlies all social activity of human beings from a personal level to national and regional levels. The author...


Meth Wars: Police, Media, Power

by Travis Linnemann

From the hit television series Breaking Bad, to daily news reports, anti-drug advertising campaigns and  highly publicized world-wide hunts for “narcoterrorists” such as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the...


Meth Wars: Police, Media, Power

by Travis Linnemann

From the hit television series Breaking Bad, to daily news reports, anti-drug advertising campaigns and  highly publicized world-wide hunts for “narcoterrorists” such as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the...


Hacked

by Kevin F. Steinmetz

Public discourse, from pop culture to political rhetoric, portrays hackers as deceptive, digital villains. But what do we actually know about them?             

In Hacked, Kevin F. Steinmetz explores...


Changing Contours of Criminal Justice

The Prison School: Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration

by Lizbet Simmons

Public schools across the nation have turned to the criminal justice system as a gold standard of discipline. As public schools and offices of justice have become collaborators in punishment, rates of African...


The Last Gang in Town: The Epic Story of the Vancouver Police vs. the Clark Park Gang

by Aaron Chapman

The story of a year-long 1970s showdown between police officers and a gang of would-be petty criminals.


Violence and the World's Religious Traditions

Off the Street: Legalizing Drugs

by W.A. Bogart & Sukanya Pillay

Across the world, the impacts on society of drug criminalization have been the same: the costs of controlling substance abuse through criminal law is just too high. Whatever the issues raised by legalization,...


Off the Street: Legalizing Drugs

by W.A. Bogart & Sukanya Pillay

Across the world, the impacts on society of drug criminalization have been the same: the costs of controlling substance abuse through criminal law is just too high. Whatever the issues raised by legalization,...


Transforming probation: Social theories and the criminal justice system

by Philip Whitehead

This book explores the politics of modernisation and transformation of probation in the criminal justice system. It draws upon innovative social theories and moral perspectives to analyse changes in the probation...


The Prison School: Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration

by Lizbet Simmons

Public schools across the nation have turned to the criminal justice system as a gold standard of discipline. As public schools and offices of justice have become collaborators in punishment, rates of African...


On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice

by Frederic G. Reamer

Few people experience life inside of prison. Even fewer are charged with the formidable responsibility of deciding whether inmates should be released. In his twenty-four years on the Rhode Island Parole Board,...


Happiness is Door Shaped

by Ray Deveroux

Prisons, a community within a community. Violence is everywhere, the smell of fear is around every corner, you need, no must have eyes in the back of your head.

No time to relax, no time to sit back with a brew...


Young Offenders and Open Custody

by Tove Pettersson

Young offenders given custodial sentences in youth institutions constitute an important group in the context of crime prevention research, given that offenders within this group are at high risk of reoffending...


Plural policing: Theory and practice

by Colin Rogers

This book considers the rise of Plural Policing in England and Wales over the past decade or so. It critically analyses this approach and contains examples of practice, both nationally and internationally.