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The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution

by James S. Liebman, Shawn Crowley & Andrew Markquart

In 1989, Texas executed Carlos DeLuna, a poor Hispanic man with childlike intelligence, for the murder of Wanda Lopez, a convenience store clerk. His execution passed unnoticed for years until a team of Columbia...


Moral Wages: The Emotional Dilemmas of Victim Advocacy and Counseling

by Kenneth H. Kolb

Moral Wages offers the reader a vivid depiction of what it is like to work inside an agency that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Based on over a year of fieldwork by a man in a setting...


Manhunters: Criminal Profilers and Their Search for the World's Most Wanted Serial Killers

by Colin Wilson

Author Colin Wilson opens this illuminating psychological discussion with the development of the 1977 Behavioral Science Unit, which was set up in order to answer the many questions surrounding serial killers:...


The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases

by Deborah Halber

Solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room…

The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes–wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement—and one...


Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, and America's Opiate Crisis

by Erin Marie Daly

These are the harrowing questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother Pat, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty. In just a few short years, the powerful...


Where the Money Is: True Tales from the Bank Robbery Capital of the World

by Gordon Dillow & William J. Rehder

"With the style and pacing of a good novel...should become a standard in the genre."—Publishers Weekly FBI Special Agent William J. Rehder, the man CBS News once described as "America's secret weapon in the...


From Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) to Positive Mental Attitude (PMA): A Change Management Guide for Women (and their Men)

by Nola A Hennessy

The multi award-winning, sequel and companion book to No Boxing Allowed, this compassionate and easy-to-read Change Management Guide for Women (and their Men) has already won 6 awards across the USA during 2012...


Violence Against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform

by Carol E. Jordan

For more than two centuries, Kentucky women have fought for the right to vote, own property, control their wages, and be safe at home and in the workplace. Tragically, many of these women's voices have been...


Confessions of a Prison Chaplain

by Brown Mary & Lyon Juliet

Mary Brown's engaging book describes the 'lifeline' work of the prison chaplaincy. Written by a Quaker chaplain, it shows how important to prisoners this contact is and how it blends into the ever-pressing world...


Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

by Nell Bernstein

When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied...


The Routledge International Handbook on Hate Crime

by Nathan Hall, Abbee Corb & Paul Giannasi

This edited collection brings together many of the world's leading experts, both academic and practitioner, in a single volume handbook that examines key international issues in the field of hate crime. Collectively...


Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts

by Doris Buss, Joanne Lebert & Blair Rutherford

This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included...


Beads, Bodies, and Trash: Public Sex, Global Labor, and the Disposability of Mardi Gras

by David Redmon

Beads, Bodies, and Trash merges cultural sociology with a commodity chain analysis by following Mardi Gras beads to their origins. Beginning with Bourbon Street of New Orleans, this book moves to the grim factories...


Innovative Justice

by Hannah Graham & Rob White

This book showcases innovative justice initiatives from around the world which engage offenders, practitioners and communities to reduce reoffending and support desistance and positive change. It is groundbreaking...


Bullying Among Prisoners: Evidence, Research and Intervention Strategies

by Jane L. Ireland

Bullying in prisons can have severe consequences both for those directly involved and for the prison regime as a whole, yet the subject has been curiously neglected in the literature. In 1993, the Prison Service...


Long-Term Imprisonment and Human Rights

by Kirstin Drenkhahn, Manuela Dudeck & Frieder Dünkel

Prisons and imprisonment have become a commonplace topic in popular culture as the setting and rationale for fiction and documentaries and most people seem to have a clear notion of what it is like in prison,...


Crimes of Globalization

by Dawn L Rothe & David O. Friedrichs

This book addresses immensely consequential crimes in the world today that, to date, have been almost wholly neglected by students of crime and criminal justice: crimes of globalization. This term refers to...


Homosexuality and the Law

by J.D., Donald Knutson

A fascinating exploration of how the law--as viewed and decided by the courts--often embodies fear and prejudice against homosexuality, and thereby, becomes the instrument for discrimination. This valuable book...


Gun Crime in Global Contexts

by Peter Squires

Every year around three-quarters of a million people die (directly or indirectly) as a result of gun violence, with most deaths occurring in the poorest, yet also most highly weaponized parts of the world. Firearm...


American Smuggling as White Collar Crime

by Lawrence Karson

When Edwin Sutherland introduced the concept of white-collar crime, he referred to the respectable businessmen of his day who had, in the course of their occupations, violated the law whenever it was advantageous...