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Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World

by Baz Dreisinger

Baz Dreisinger travels behind bars in nine countries to rethink the state of justice in a global context


Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through...

Lethal Force: The True Toll of Police Shootings in America

by The Washington Post

In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those...

The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America

by Barry Latzer

Starting in the late 1960s, the United States suffered the biggest rise in violent crime in its history. Aside from the movement for black civil rights, it is difficult to think of a phenomenon that had a more...

Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles

by John Mack Faragher

“John Mack Faragher is one fine writer, bringing early L.A. to life as the setting for all manner of horrific killings and gruesome justice. Eternity Street will keep you up at night ruminating on the roots...

From Gulag to Guantanamo: Political, Social and Economic Evolutions of Mass Incarceration

by Wesley Kendall

Examines the historical, economic and political forces that shape and influence penal policies and institutions across a number of different countries.

Competition for prisons: Public or private?

by Julian Le Vay

This book re-assesses the benefits and failures of competition, how public and private prisons compare, the impact of competition on the public sector's performance, and how well Government has managed this...

The Death Penalty in China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

by Hong Lu, Bin Liang & Roger Hood

China currently leads the world in death sentences and executions, making it a primary target for the global abolition movement. While the results have been subtle, anti-death penalty advocates are beginning...

Molecules of Murder: Criminal Molecules and Classic Cases

by John Emsley

This fascinating book takes the reader on a journey of discovery into the world of dangerous organic poisons.

The Justice Women: The Female Presence in the Criminal Justice System 1800-1970

by Stephen Wade

The first policewomen were established during the Great War, but with no powers of arrest; the first women lawyers did not practise until the early twentieth century, and despite the fact that women worked as...

A philosophy of the social construction of crime

by David Polizzi

This book situates the social construction of crime and criminal behaviour within the philosophical context of phenomenology and explores how these constructions inform, and justify, the policies employed to...

Media, Culture and Human Violence: From Savage Lovers to Violent Complexity

by Jeff Lewis

This book examines the role of media and culture in shaping contemporary conditions of violence. It argues that the collective pursuit and expression of our economic, sexual, social and political desires has...

Managing the Spiritual Neighborhood: How to Restore the Conscience of America's Communities - A Grass Roots Approach

by Alexander Gabis

Managing the Spiritual Neighborhood unravels the tangle of opinions, policies and ideology to reveal the essence of divinely inspired administration. A gritty work, but also deeply philosophical, it takes the...

Curious Punishments of Bygone Days

by Alice Morse Earle

Alice Morse Earle was a social historian of great note at the turn of the century, and many of her books have lived on as well-researched and well-written texts of everyday life in Colonial America. Curious...

Why They Kill: The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist

by Richard Rhodes

Why do some men, women and even children assault, batter, rape, mutilate and murder? In his stunning new book, the Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Rhodes provides a startling and persuasive answer.

Why They Kill...

Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi

by Mark Boyle

Get ready for the new three R’s: Resist, Revolt, Rewild

Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA

by Erin E. Murphy

Josiah Sutton was convicted of rape. He was five inches shorter and 65 pounds lighter than the suspect described by the victim, but at trial a lab analyst testified that his DNA was found at the crime scene....

Lockdown on Rikers

by Ms. Mary E. Buser

Mary Buser began her career at Rikers Island as a social work intern, brimming with ideas and eager to help incarcerated women find a better path. Her reassignment to a men's jail coincided with the dawn of...

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine

by Roger Byard & Jason Payne-James

Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volumes 1-4, Second Edition is a pioneering four volume encyclopedia compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between...

Natural Manhood: From Prison Towards Inner Freedom

by Martin H. & Chiron Centre Anonymous

"Natural Manhood explores how men, particularly those locked in our prisons, need a complete overhaul with new thinking and a recognition that if we do not seek the divine in all our lives, we are unlikely to...

Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy

by Jiz Lee

Porn performers share intimate stories peppered with wit and wisdom about "coming out” (or not) to loved ones and community.