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Cops Aren't Such Bad Guys

by Paul Brakke

COPS AREN’T SUCH BAD GUYS features a series of blogs I have written about cops and fatal shootings.  As discussed in these blogs, most of these killings are actually justified, because of the use of force...


You Can’t Win

by Jack Black

My background is crowded with robberies, burglaries, and thefts too numerous to recall. All manner of crimes against property. Arrests, trials, acquittals, convictions, escapes. Penitentiaries! I see in the...


Leprosy and colonialism:

by Stephen Snelders

Leprosy and colonialism investigates the history of leprosy in Suriname within the context of Dutch colonial power and racial conflict, from the plantation economy and the age of slavery to its legacy in the...


The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America

by Barry Latzer

A compelling case can be made that violent crime, especially after the 1960s, was one of the most significant domestic issues in the United States. Indeed, few issues had as profound an effect on American life...


Caught in the Web of the Criminal Justice System

by Emily Horowitz, Ph.D., Lawrence A. Dubin, J.D., Mark H. Allenbaugh & Gary Mesibov et al.

Increasing numbers of people with autism and other developmental disabilities are being convicted of sex offences, resulting in draconian and public punishment. Yet even when evidence shows that people with...


Social Deviance

by Tim Delaney

The topic of social deviance is inherently intriguing. People in general, and college students in particular, find the topic of deviant behavior fascinating. This can be explained, at least in part, by a combination...


Apocalypse Deferred: Girard and Japan

by Jeremiah L. Alberg

The essays in Part I of Apocalypse Deferred are primarily rooted in the events of World War II. The contributors employ mimetic theory to respond to the use of nuclear weapons and the threat of absolute destruction....


Rethinking America’s Correctional Policies

by Anne S. Douds & Eileen M. Ahlin

Commonsense Choices from Uncommon Voices:Rethinking America’s Correctional Policies brings together the experiences of men who served time in prison with contemporary research on correctional policy. This...


Jailcare

by Carolyn Sufrin

Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation’s jails every year.  What happens to them as they gestate their pregnancies in a space of punishment?  Based on ethnographic fieldwork and clinical work...


The Border Outlaws

by James W. Buel

An authentic history of the desperate adventures of the four Younger Brothers has become a necessity.

Their lives require no romantic or exaggerated shading to make the narrative remarkable. Their deeds are as...


Examining Genocides

by Michael P. Jasinski

Mass killing through genocide haunts humanity as one of the most horrific forms of warfare. Scholars seek to understand what causes such violence, but it is still difficult to predict the onset of genocide....


Abusive Endings

by Walter S. DeKeseredy, Molly Dragiewicz & Martin D. Schwartz

Abusive Endings offers a thorough analysis of the social-science literature on one of the most significant threats to women’s health and well-being today—abuse at the hands of their partners. The authors...


Porn Addict's Wife: Surviving Betrayal and Taking Back Your Life

by Sandy Brown

Helps wives to reconnect and rebuild their marriage after discovering his porn addiction.


The Oxford Handbook of Offender Decision Making

by Wim Bernasco, Henk Elffers & Jean-Louis van Gelder

Although the issue of offender decision-making pervades almost every discussion of crime and law enforcement, only a few comprehensive texts cover and integrate information about the role of decision-making...


Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

by Robert M. Sapolsky

Why do we do the things we do?

Over a decade in the making, this game-changing book is Robert Sapolsky's genre-shattering attempt to answer that question as fully as perhaps only he could, looking at it from...


Getting Tough

by Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

In 1970s America, politicians began "getting tough" on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's social upheaval...


Routledge Revivals: Varieties of Residential Experience (1975)

by Jack Tizard, Ian Sinclair & R. V. G. Clarke

First published in 1975, this book compiles a number of studies concerning institutional care and children, which address the question of why institutions that serve apparently similar functions differ so much....


Renascent Pragmatism: Studies in Law and Social Science

by Alfonso Morales

Pragmatism is experiencing a resurgence in law, philosophy and social science, with pragmatists seeking a consistent, comprehensive and productive understanding of social life. In its four sections Renascent...


The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History

by Stephan Talty

The gripping true story of the origins of the mafia in America—and the heroic Italian-born detective in New York City who devoted his life to putting a stop to it


Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era

by Michael Kimmel

"Kimmel has made a career out of being what you might call a man-translator."-The Atlantic

The white American male voter is alive and well--and angry as hell.

Sociologist Michael Kimmel, one of the leading writers...