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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

by Jeff Hobbs

A heartfelt, and riveting biography of the short life of a talented young African-American man who escapes the slums of Newark for Yale University only to succumb to the dangers of the streets—and of one’s...


Gunfire-Graffiti: Overlooked Gun Crime in the UK

by Matt Seiber & Nick Ross

Hitherto uncovered crime - which is being ignored by police and authorities; A book on a completely new aspect of crime and punishment; As featured on BBC Radio, and in national and local newspapers; Colour...


Changing Offending Behaviour: A Handbook of Practical Exercises and Photocopiable Resources for Promoting Positive Change

by Clark Baim & Lydia Guthrie

Covering must-know theory and packed with photocopiable practical exercises that work, this is an essential guide to rehabilitation theory and practice for professionals to use in direct work with offenders....


Calendar of Crime: 365 True Cases from British History

by Peter Stubley

19 May 1536: Anne Boleyn, charged with high treason, is beheaded at the Tower of London. 31 August 1888: Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of Jack the Ripper, is found murdered in Buck's Row. 18 December 1914:...


Prison Noir

by Joyce Carol Oates

A completely new, fresh, and frightening take on "prison literature."


Can't Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility

by Susan Starr, Prof. Sered & Maureen, Prof. Norton-Hawk

Based on five years of fieldwork in Boston, Can't Catch a Break documents the day-to-day lives of forty women as they struggle to survive sexual abuse, violent communities, ineffective social and therapeutic...


Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America

by Jonathan Simon

For nearly forty years the United States has been gripped by policies that have placed more than 2.5 million Americans in jails and prisons designed to hold a fraction of that number of inmates. Our prisons...


Bloody Scotland: Crime in 19th Century Scotland

by Malcolm Archibald

In the 19th century Scotland was depicted as a land of misty glens, engineering innovation and inventive genius. But Scotland was also the home of brutal murder, terrifying riots, child cruelty, bank robbery...


Domestic Violence in Diverse Contexts: A Re-examination of Gender

by Sarah Wendt & Lana Zannettino

Overwhelmingly, it is women who are the victims of domestic violence and this book puts women's experiences of domestic violence at its centre, whilst acknowledging their many diverse and complex identities....


Criminal Law

by Jocelyn M. Pollock

Criminal Justice Procedure gives clear guidance on the most common questions faced by today's law enforcement, offering fresh look at 21st century pre-trial protocol. Unlike other case books, this newly revised...


Criminalistics Laboratory Manual: The Basics of Forensic Investigation

by Liz Erickson

Combining the best features of a casebook and a textbook, this classic text deals with substantive criminal law, and explores the principles, sources, distinctions and limitations of criminal law. Definitions...


Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context

by Stephen E. Brown, Finn-Aage Esbensen & Gilbert Geis

This highly acclaimed criminology text presents an up-to-date review of rational choice theories, including deterrence, shaming and routine activities. It also incorporates current examples of deterrence research...


Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections

by Michael J. McMains & Wayman C. Mullins

Leading authorities on negotiations present the result of years of research, application, testing and experimentation, and practical experience. Principles and applications from numerous disciplines are combined...


Death Investigation: An Introduction to Forensic Pathology for the Nonscientist

by Ann Bucholtz

This innovative text provides an excellent introduction to technology-assisted crime and the basics of investigating such crime, from the criminal justice perspective. It presents clear, concise explanations...


Criminological Theory: Assessing Philosophical Assumptions

by Anthony Walsh

Criminologists can benefit from questioning the underlying assumptions upon which they rest their work. Philosophy has the ability to clarify our thoughts, inform us of why we think about things the way we do,...


Effective Police Supervision

by Harry W. More PhD & Larry S. Miller PhD

Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision is a core text used in college-level classes on supervisory...


Effective Police Supervision Study Guide

by Larry S. Miller & Michael C. Braswell

Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision provides readers with an understanding of the group behaviors...


Juvenile Justice: An Introduction

by John T. Whitehead & Steven P. Lab

Juvenile Justice: An Introduction is a student-friendly analysis of all aspects of the juvenile justice system. The book covers the history and development of the juvenile justice system and the unique issues...


Legal Guide for Police: Constitutional Issues

by Jeffery T. Walker & Craig Hemmens

Today's law enforcement officers, who are required to be highly knowledgeable about the law, will find this guide to be a valuable tool, bringing them up-to-date with developments in the law of arrest, search...


Managing Criminal Justice Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

by Richard R. E. Kania & Richards P. Davis

This book studies the formal and informal nature of the organizations involved in criminal justice. It will acquaint readers with the historical developments and application of managerial theories, principles,...