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The Road to Hell: State Violence against Children in Postwar New Zealand

by Elizabeth Stanley

From the 1950s to the 1980s, the New Zealand government took more than 100,000 children from experiences of strife, neglect, poverty or family violence and placed them under state care in residential facilities....

Caught Up: Girls, Surveillance, and Wraparound Incarceration

by Jerry Flores

From home, to school, to juvenile detention center, and back again. Follow the lives of fifty Latina girls living forty miles outside of Los Angeles, California, as they are inadvertently caught up in the school-to-prison...

Porn Panic!: Sex and Censorship in the UK

by Jerry Barnett

The Rise of the New British Anti-Sex Movement.

Ignorance of Law

Juvenile Delinquency: A Sociological Approach

by William E. Thompson & Jack E. Bynum

This sophomore/junior level core text is intended for the juvenile delinquency course taught in criminal justice, criminology, and sociology departments at both four year and two year institutions.

Taking a sociological...

The Future of Crime and Punishment: Smart Policies for Reducing Crime and Saving Money

by William R. Kelly

With recidivism rates north of 70% and tens of billions of dollars wasted annually on policies that assume we can punish the crime out of criminal offenders, America’s fixation with “tough on crime” has...

Indigenous criminology

by Chris Cunneen & Juan Tauri

Indigenous Criminology comprehensively explores Indigenous people's contact with criminal justice systems in a contemporary and historical context. It addresses both the theoretical underpinnings of the development...


by Ruth Everhart

“It happened on a Sunday night, even though I’d been a good girl and gone to church that morning.”

One brisk November evening during her senior year at a small Midwestern Christian college, two armed intruders...

Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren't Doing to Protect America's Women

by Andrew R. Klein & Jessica L. Klein

Abetting Batterers reveals the troubling patterns of inattention and incompetence that compromise the safety of women in the USA. The authors look at how the criminal justice system responds to the ever-growing...

A companion to crime, harm and victimisation

by Karen Corteen & Sharon Morley

This is the first accessible, succinct text to provide definitions and explanations of key terms and concepts relating to the expanding field of crime, harm and victimisation. Written by a wide range of experts,...

Imprisonment worldwide: The current situation and an alternative future

by Andrew Coyle & Helen Fair

Providing a comprehensive account of prison populations worldwide, this new work links prison statistics from the last 15 years with considerations of how prisons and prison populations are managed. It is a...

Sports criminology: A critical criminology of sport and games

by Nic Groombridge

This is the first book to provide a critical criminological perspective on sport and the connections between sport and crime. Part of the New Horizons in Criminology series, it draws on the interdisciplinary...

The Globalization of Childhood

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights

by Leanne Weber, Elaine Fishwick & Marinella Marmo

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights brings together a diverse body of work from around the globe and across a wide range of criminological topics and perspectives, united by...

Conceptualizing Deviance: A Cross-Cultural Social Network Approach to Comparing Relational and Attribute Data

by Candace Forbes Bright

This book compares tradition attribute data methods for assessing perceptions of deviance to emerging relational data-based social network methods using a cross-cultural sample from the United States and South...

Taking Care of Business

Convict criminology: Inside and out

by Rod Earle

This is the first single authored book to trace the emergence of Convict Criminology and explore its relevance beyond the USA to the UK and other parts of Europe. It presents uniquely reflexive scholarship combining...

A Good Month for Murder

by Del Quentin Wilber

Bestselling author Del Quentin Wilber tells the inside story of how a homicide squad---a dedicated, colorful team of detectives—does its almost impossible job

Twelve homicides, three police-involved shootings...

The governance of female drug users: Women's experiences of drug policy

by Natasha Du Rose

Challenging popular misconceptions of female users, this book is the first to examine how female drug user's identities, and hence their experiences, are shaped by drug policies.

The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance, and Rehabilitation

by Michael Hallett, Joshua Hays & Byron R. Johnson

Corrections officials faced with rising populations and shrinking budgets have increasingly welcomed "faith-based" providers offering services at no cost to help meet the needs of inmates. Drawing from three...