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ISIS

by Jessica Stern & J. M. Berger

Drawing on their unprecedented access to intelligence sources and law enforcement, and on groundbreaking research, two of America's leading experts on violent extremism and terrorism explain the genesis, evolution,...


602: Form of Futility

by Harding McRae & Max H Herr

In the summer of 2008, life changed forever for Dr. Harding McRae, a Board Certified emergency physician with over 30 years of experience. In the blink of an eye, a momentary lapse in judgment resulted in a...


Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

by Jill Leovy

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America

 

On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles,...


Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

by Johann Hari

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on...


Human Sacrifice: A Shocking Exposé of Ritual Killings Worldwide

by Jimmy Lee Shreeve

Welcome to the terrifying world of ritual sacrifice.

Around the world, humans are being trafficked, kidnapped, sold, and enslaved for the specific purpose of sacrifice. Mass-scale migration has seen these gruesome...


Criminology and War: Transgressing the Borders

by Sandra Walklate & Ross McGarry

It is widely observed that the study of war has been paid limited attention within criminology. This is intellectually curious given that acts of war have occurred persistently throughout history and perpetuate...


Supervision for Forensic Practitioners

by Jason Davies

Forensic practitioners work in a diverse range of settings, with a wide variety of groups and with a large number of agencies. Their work, whilst rewarding, is challenging, demanding and often undertaken in...


The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder

by Abram de Swaan

The twentieth century was among the bloodiest in the history of humanity. Untold millions were slaughtered. How people are enrolled in the service of evil is a question that continues to bedevil. In this trenchant...


What Will Happen to Me: Every Night, Approximately Three Million Children Go To Bed With A Parent In Pri

by Howard Zehr

          What is life like for a child who has a parent in prison? This book brings together photographic portraits of 30 children whose parents are incarcerated, along with their thoughts and reflections,...


Sacred Justice: The Voices and Legacy of the Armenian Operation Nemesis

by Marian Mesrobian MacCurdy & Gerard Libaridian

Sacred Justice tells the story of  Operation Nemesis, a covert operation to assassinate Turkish architects of the Armenian Genocide. The author tells a story hidden and ignored, showing how resistance can...


Land of White Gloves?: A history of crime and punishment in Wales

by Richard Ireland

Land of White Gloves? is an important academic investigation into the history of crime and punishment in Wales. Beginning in the medieval period when the limitations of state authority fostered a law centred...


Queer Sex Work

by Mary Laing, Katy Pilcher & Nicola Smith

Sex work is a subject of significant contestation across academic disciplines, as well as within legal, medical, moral, feminist, political and socio-cultural discourses. A large body of research exists, but...


Why Men Buy Sex: Examining clients of sex workers

by Philip Birch

Sex work has been a contentious issue in a variety of ways throughout history - socially, morally, ethically, religiously and politically. Traditionally noted as one of the oldest professions in the world, sex...


Urban Environmental Policy Analysis

by Kenneth C Campbell & Elizabeth A Corley

This timely book provides a wealth of useful information for following through on today's renewed concern for sustainability and environmentalism. It's designed to help city managers, policy analysts, and government...


Missing, Presumed

by Alan Bailey

Between 1993 and 1998, six Irish women, ranging in age from eighteen to twenty eight, disappeared. The area in which these disappearances occurred became publicly referred to as ‘The Vanishing Triangle'. To...


Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics

by Marie Gottschalk

The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders today, yet reforms to reduce the number of people in U.S. jails and prisons have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, a carceral state has sprouted...


Inside the Criminal Mind: Revised and Updated Edition

by Stanton Samenow

Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges.


In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane

A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms.


The Neighborhood Outfit: Organized Crime in Chicago Heights

by Louis Corsino

The remarkably sordid past of a Chicago suburb


A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk

by Paul Taylor & Karen Corteen

This unique and topical companion provides expert analyses that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. It consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice and practical...