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Social media homicide confessions: Stories of killers and their victims

by Elizabeth Yardley

The relationship between crime and social media has become an increasingly important topic. This unique book analyses what those involved in homicide do with social media. It investigates the practices of those...

The War on Cops

by Heather Mac Donald

Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The...

The Man from the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery

by Bill James & Rachel McCarthy James

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one...

Protecting Your Children Online: What You Need to Know About Online Threats to Your Children

by Kimberly Ann McCabe

Children are very vulnerable and perfect targets to internet crimes, with that new technology presents complex challenges for law enforcement agencies and victim service providers. This book provides parents...

Protecting Your Children Online

by Kimberly Ann McCabe

As parents, our main job is to protect our children. These days, protection from includes not only the individuals we can see but, also, the individuals that we cannot see – yet who wish to harm our children....

Rebellious Mourning

by Cindy Milstein

  • Grief is, of course, universal, but it is even more important to figure out how to navigate these days.

  • From Trump's election to global warming there is a pervasive sense of loss on the left—and beyond—in...

  • Gangs and the Military

    by Carter F. Smith

    Over the past several decades, there has been a continuous and growing focus on street gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and domestic extremist groups. Many of these groups have members with military training,...

    The Punishment and Prevention of Crime

    by Edmund F. Du Cane

    This vintage book contains a detailed treatise on the history and development of punishment and crime prevention. It explores how the ideas concerning crime and how to deal with it have changed throughout the...

    When Violence Is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake

    by Tim Larkin

    In a civilized society, violence is rarely the answer. But when it is-it's the only answer.

    The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night.

    The words, "Move and you die."

    The hands on your...

    Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream

    by Sasha Abramsky

    Why is an unarmed young black woman who knocks on a stranger's front door to ask for help after her car breaks down perceived to be so threatening that he shoots her dead? Why do we fear infrequent acts of terrorism...

    Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Investigations, Fourth Edition

    by Michael R. Ronczkowski

    The ability of law enforcement agencies to manage and act upon intelligence is the key to countering terrorism. Likewise, a critical foundation of intelligence-led policing is the proper analysis of all information...

    Smart Decarceration

    by Matthew Epperson & Carrie Pettus-Davis

    Smart Decarceration is a forward-thinking, practical volume that provides innovative concepts and concrete strategies for ushering in an era of decarceration -- a proactive and effective undoing of the era of...

    Green Criminology

    by Michael J. Lynch

    This groundbreaking text provides an overview and assessment of green criminology as well as a call to action. Green Criminology draws attention to the ways in which the political-economic organization of capitalism...


    by Leon Anderson

    Deviance: Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries draws on up-to-date scholarship across a wide spectrum of deviance categories, providing a symbolic interactionist analysis of the deviance process. The...

    Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico

    by Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera

    The rapid growth of organized crime in Mexico and the government's response to it have driven an unprecedented rise in violence and impelled major structural economic changes, including the recent passage of...

    Women of Honor

    by Milka Kahn & Anne Véron

    The role of women in the Italian mafias has long been overlooked. Reduced to victim status and relegated to domestic life in a male-dominated society, women serve as the mafia's respectable facade: virtuous...

    Son of Sam: Based on the Authorized Transcription of the Tapes, Official Documents, and Diaries of David Berkowitz

    by Lawrence Klausner


    Discover the harrowing true story of the notorious serial killer who terrorized New York City forty years ago during the summer of 1977—David Berkowitz,...

    Productive failure

    by Alpesh Kantilal Patel

    This monograph sets out to write new transnational South Asian art histories - to make visible histories of artworks that remain marginalised within the discipline of art history. However, this is done through...

    Discourses on Violence and Punishment

    by Krešimir Petković

    This book brings together various discourses concerned with violence and punishment, paying special attention to the extreme variations of these phenomena. Starting from a narrow definition of violence as an...

    Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.

    by Danielle Allen

    So tender yet courageous is this fierce family memoir that it makes mass incarceration nothing less than a new American tragedy.

    In a shattering work that shifts between a woman’s private anguish over the...