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Boy

by Nigel Cooper

“My parents had to try for eighteen months to conceive me, but my father was adamant he wanted one last child. After eighteen months of trying, my mother eventually conceived and nine months later I was born....


To Love and To Kill

by M. William Phelps

“Phelps dares to tread where few others will: into the mind of a killer.” —TV Rage

“Phelps is a true-crime veteran.”—New York Post

The missing-persons case of Heather Strong, a young, beautiful suburban...


Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It

by Kate Harding

The first non-academic, single-author book since the 1990s to examine sexual assault as a social phenomenon: noted blogger and author Kate Harding’s provocative, sharp—and yes, funny—book tackling rape...


Blood & Honey: : The Secret Herstory- Balkan Women War Crimes and War Survivors

by Danica Anderson, Connie Simpson & Hilleary Erin

These first-person stories are raw, disembodied whisperings of the female holocaust, filled with symbols and icons that define trauma. A woman’s trauma is the wounding that cannot be forgotten, indelibly written...


Blue: The LAPD and the Battle to Redeem American Policing

by Joe Domanick

An award-winning investigative reporter reveals the troubled history of the LAPD in a gripping story filled with hard-boiled, real-life characters that bring to life the ravages of the criminal justice system....


The Man in the Monster: An Intimate Portrait of a Serial Killer

by Martha Elliott

An astonishing portrait of a murderer and his complex relationship with a crusading journalist

Michael Ross was a serial killer who raped and murdered eight young women between 1981 and 1984, and several years...


Criminal Man

by Gina Lombroso

On consulting my memory and the documents relating to my studies on this subject, I find that its two fundamental ideas—that, for instance, which claims as an essential point the study not of crime in the...


The Handbook of Gangs

by Scott H. Decker & David C. Pyrooz

Pulling together the most salient, current issues in the field today, The Handbook of Gangs provides a significant assessment by leading scholars of key topics related to gangs, gang members, and responses to...


Fit Up

by Faith Clifford

Arrested without warning, charged on unjust terms; Fit Up is the harrowing true story of a couple’s ten-year battle to reclaim their lives and integrity after a flawed police inquiry effectively ruined them,...


Arresting Incarceration: Pathways Out of Indigenous Imprisonment

by Don Weatherburn

Despite sweeping reforms by the Keating government following the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the rate of Indigenous imprisonment has soared. What has gone wrong? In Arresting Incarceration,...


Criminal Sociology

by Enrico Ferri

A new departure in science is a simple phenomenon of nature, determined in its origin and progress, like all such phenomena, by conditions of time and place. Attention must be drawn to these conditions at the...


Positive youth justice: Children first, offenders second

by Kevin Haines & Stephen Case

This topical book outlines a model of positive youth justice: Children First, Offenders Second (CFOS), which promotes child-friendly, diversionary, inclusionary, engaging, promotional practice and legitimate...


Intermediaries in the criminal justice system: Improving communication for vulnerable witnesses and defendants

by Joyce Plotnikoff & Richard Woolfson

This is the first book about the intermediary scheme, criminal justice's untold 'good news story'. It provides a comprehensive explanation of how intermediaries work in practice and gives 'behind the scenes'...


Crime: Its Cause and Treatment

by Clarence Darrow

This book comes from the reflections and experience of more than forty years spent in court. Aside from the practice of my profession, the topics I have treated are such as have always held my interest and inspired...


Privatising probation: Is Transforming Rehabilitation the end of the probation ideal?

by John Deering & Martina Feilzer

This topical book looks at the attitudes of probation practitioners and managers to the philosophy, values, and practicalities of the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda. It provides unique insights into the...


Disordered Personalities and Crime: An analysis of the history of moral insanity

by David W. Jones

Disordered Personalities and Crime seeks to better understand how we respond to those individuals who have been labelled at various points in time as 'morally insane', 'psychopathic' or 'personality disordered'....


The Politics of Illusion: A Political History of Sinn Féin and the IRA

by Henry Patterson

This acclaimed book remains the only comprehensive study of the IRA and Sinn Fein's attempts to create a 'social republicanism', a marriage between militant nationalism and the politics of the left. The e-book...


Lives of Incarcerated Women: An international perspective

by Candace Kruttschnitt & Catrien Bijleveld

Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research from around the world, this book brings together renowned international scholars to explore life-course perspectives on women's imprisonment. Instead of covering...


Society and the Policeman's Role

by Maureen E. Cain

The role of the policeman in the community and attitudes towards the police are now matters of active public concern. In this important and enlightening study, first published in 1973, Maureen Cain gives an...


Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages

by David Nirenberg

In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Violence in the Middle Ages, however, functioned differently,...