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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...


Changing Contours of Criminal Justice

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

The impact of drug criminalization on society has been the same across countries: the cost of controlling the substance by means of 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...


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.


Friction

Working with Violence and Confrontation Using Solution Focused Approaches: Creative Practice with Children, Young People and Adults

by Steve Myers, Judith Milner & Andrew Turnell

An authoritative, interdisciplinary book which outlines how solution focused practice is particularly effective in addressing violent behaviour in clients and service users, encompassing work with both adults...


The Smarter Bomb: Women and Children as Suicide Bombers

by Anat Berko

This book offers a rare glimpse into the motivations of suicide bombers, especially women and children, and those who recruit and dispatch them. Able to win the trust of imprisoned bombers, Anat Berko records...


Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders

by Beverly Lowry

From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the...


Invisible Men: A Contemporary Slave Narrative in the Era of Mass Incarceration

by Flores A. Forbes & Robin D. G. Kelley

Flores Forbes, a former leader in the Black Panther Party, has been free from prison for twenty-five years. Unfortunately that makes him part of a group of black men without constituency who are all but invisible...


Shooting to Kill

Democratic Theory and Mass Incarceration

The Moral Foundations of the Youth Justice System: Understanding the principles of the youth justice system

by Raymond Arthur

When is it fair to hold young people criminally responsible? If young people lack the capacity to make a meaningful choice and to control their impulses, should they be held criminally culpable for their behaviour?...


Public Disorder and Globalization

by Sophie Body-Gendrot

The current growth of incidents of public disorder around the world can be seen as symptomatic of major transformations in globalized society, government, and technology. But while disorder is routinely perceived...


Philosophical criminology

by Andrew Millie

This accessible book is structured around six philosophical ideas concerning our relations with others: values, morality, aesthetics, order, rules and respect. Using examples from a range of countries, it provides...