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Judge and Punish

by Geoffroy de Lagasnerie

What remains anti-democratic in our criminal justice systems, and where does it come from? Geoffroy de Lagasnerie spent years sitting in on trials, watching as individuals were judged and sentenced for armed...

The Girl on the Train

by Paula Hawkins, Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel

Adapted from Paula Hawkins' novel - an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide - this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.

Rachel Watson longs for a different...

Theories of Delinquency

by Donald J. Shoemaker

Theories of Delinquency is a comprehensive survey of the theoretical approaches towards understanding delinquent behavior. Donald Shoemaker aptly presents all major individualistic and sociological theories...

GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis

by Wilpen L. Gorr, Kristen S. Kurland & Zan M. Dodson

GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis, second edition, is a workbook for crime analysts and students of criminology. The book presents state-of-the-art methods that can be incorporated into any police department’s...


by Prof. Susan L. Miller

More than one in three women in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Luckily, many are able to escape this life—but what happens...

Human Terrain System

by Christopher J. Sims

To avoid the footpaths which may have been mined with improvised explosive devices (IEDs), Ryan Evans, a U.S. federal civilian, was walking across a wheat field in Babaji, Helmand Province, in the spring of...

Civilization and Its Discontents

by Sigmund Freud & GP Editors

Civilization and Its Discontents is one of the last of Freud's books, written in the decade before his death and first published in German in 1929. It is considered his most brilliant work. In it he states...

Violence in African Elections

by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs & Jesper Bjarnesen

  • Features in-depth case study material from a variety of high-profile African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda, among others.

  • Electoral violence in Africa is a topic of intense and growing interest...

Understanding Crime Prevention

by Tim Prenzler

Crime prevention benefits everyone, including would-be criminals saved from the negative consequences of offending. Yet much of today’s policy on preventing crime is driven by political ideology and anecdotal...


by Issa Kohler-Hausmann

An in-depth look at the consequences of New York City’s dramatically expanded policing of low-level offenses

Felony conviction and mass incarceration attract considerable media attention these days, yet the...

Gender, Ethnicity, and Violence in Kenya’s Transitions to Democracy

by Lyn Ossome

Critiquing the valorization of democracy as a means of containing violence and stabilizing political contestation, this book draws links between the democratization process and sexual/gendered violence observed...

The victim in the Irish criminal process

by Shane Kilcommins, Susan Leahy, Kathleen Moore & Eimear Spain

Concern for crime victims has been a growing political issue in improving the legitimacy and success of the criminal justice system through the rhetoric of rights. Since the 1970s there have been numerous reforms...

The Sun Does Shine

by Lara Love Hardin, Anthony Ray Hinton & Bryan Stevenson

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.

"An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith...

The South African Mosaic II

by Nomazengele A. Mangaliso

The book revisits a study conducted in 1994 on subjects defined as historically disadvantaged by the apartheid regime. However, despite the ravages of that regime, these individuals had succeeded and gotten...

Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean

by R. Evan Ellis

Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean: From Evolving Threats and Responses to Integrated, Adaptive Solutions provides a comprehensive overview of and introduction to transnational...

Drugs and Crime

by Serge Brochu, Natacha Brunelle, Chantal Plourde & Julie da Silva

Discussing illegal drugs without taking into account its criminal context is a difficult proposition. Certain questions come back repeatedly: Does doing drugs really lead to delinquency? Do some drugs have criminal...

Intercourse in Television and Film

by Carol Siegel, Lindsay Coleman, Amber Strother & Kyle Sittig et al.

As many critics and theorists have noted, non-pornographic films, documentaries, and quality television series have increasingly included explicit sex scenes since the 1990s, some of such scenes featuring the...

Boats, Borders, and Bases

by Jenna M. Loyd & Alison Mountz

Discussions on U.S. border enforcement have traditionally focused on the highly charged U.S.-Mexico boundary, inadvertently obscuring U.S.-Caribbean relations and the concerning asylum and detention policies...

We Matter

by Etan Thomas

Presenting the voices of over fifty athletes interwoven with the thoughts, opinions, and stories of former NBA star Etan Thomas. Readers will get intimate personal tales and opinions from interviews conducted...

Law and violence

by Christoph Menke

Christoph Menke is a third-generation Frankfurt School theorist, and widely acknowledged as one of the most interesting philosophers in Germany today. His lead essay focuses on the fundamental question for legal...