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Understanding police intelligence work

by Adrian James

This is the first textbook to offer a comprehensive and up-to-date account of police intelligence work based on current research, and to assess how intelligence may be used wisely and ethically to influence...


The Blooding

by Joseph Wambaugh

Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough.  Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved.  Three...


The Red Road to Hades:  a true crime

by Charles W Massie

Not all roads lead to Paradise. This story is based on true events. 

     Imagine your life moving in a gulley. You are not getting ahead but you are not falling behind either. You analyze the situation...


Prison Writings

by Leonard Peltier & Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Edited by Harvey Arden, with an Introduction by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, and a Preface by former Attorney General Ramsey Clark.

In 1977, Leonard Peltier received a life sentence for the murder of two FBI agents....


Boy With A Knife: A Story of Murder, Remorse, and a Prisoner's Fight for Justice

by Jean Trounstine

One boy’s harrowing journey through the criminal justice system, and his fight to reform it.


Broken Gourds

by Beresford McLean

 

Broken Gourds is set in Albion, Jamaica between 1880s and 1950s. Descendants of the British continue exploiting the progeny of African ex-slaves.

Dada, a simpleton and main character is born of lowly African...


Wounded City

Police and Crime Commissioners: The transformation of police accountability

by Bryn Caless & Jane Owens

In this book Bryn Caless and Jane Owens reveal the innermost workings of the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)' relationships with the police, media, partners and public It makes essential reading for Police...


Captivity Beyond Prisons: Criminalization Experiences of Latina (Im)migrants

by Martha D. Escobar

Today the United States leads the world in incarceration rates. The country increasingly relies on the prison system as a "fix" for the regulation of societal issues. Captivity Beyond Prisons is the first full-length...


Prisoner in the Kitchen: The Car Thief, the Murderer, and the Man Hired to Feed Them

by William Bonham

Winner of Simon & Schuster’s memoir contest in conjunction with AARP and the Huffington Post, the memoir of a man’s coming-of-age as a civilian cook in a maximum-security prison.

In 1973, recent Montana transplant...


The Way of the Gun

by Iain Overton

In this compelling and revelatory book, an investigative journalist explores the lifecycle of the gun—following those who make firearms, sell them, use them, and die by them—with a special emphasis on the...


In Search of Criminal Responsibility

Detaining the Immigrant Other

Lost Causes: Blended Sentencing, Second Chances, and the Texas Youth Commission

by Chad R. Trulson, Darin R. Haerle & Jonathan W. Caudill

What should be done with minors who kill, maim, defile, and destroy the lives of others? The state of Texas deals with some of its most serious and violent youthful offenders through "determinate sentencing,"...


Social Work and Social Justice

The Oxford Handbook of White-Collar Crime

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror

by Eric Stover, Victor Peskin & Alexa Koenig

Hiding in Plain Sight tells the story of the global effort to apprehend the world’s most wanted fugitives. Beginning with the flight of tens of thousands of Nazi war criminals and their collaborators after...


Young people, welfare and crime: Governing non-participation

by Ross Fergusson

Offers a challenging interpretation of the ways in which young people's non-participation is becoming marginalised and criminalised. It re-examines the causes and consequences of youth unemployment in and beyond...


The Devil You Know: The Surprising Link between Conservative Christianity and Crime

by Elicka Peterson Sparks

In this trenchant examination of Christianity’s dark side, a criminologist argues persuasively that high rates of violent crime in the United States can be correlated with Christian conservative attitudes,...


Hidden Cameras: Everything You Need to Know About Covert Recording, Undercover Cameras and Secret Filming

by Joe Plomin

Providing authoritative information on the practicalities of using hidden cameras to expose abuse or wrongdoing, this book is vital reading for anyone who may use or encounter secret filming. It gives specific...