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Inside the Criminal Mind: Revised and Updated Edition

by Stanton Samenow

Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges.


The Neighborhood Outfit: Organized Crime in Chicago Heights

by Louis Corsino

The remarkably sordid past of a Chicago suburb


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

by Bryan Stevenson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our...


Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better

by Maya Schenwar

Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color...


The Blue Tent Sky: How the Left's War on Guns Cost Me My Son and My Freedom

by Brian D Aitken

In 2010 Brian Aitken was sentenced to seven years in prison for possessing firearms he legally owned. He lost everything, including custody of his son, for a crime he did not commit. After spending four months...


Reckless and Other Plays

by Craig Lucas

A new edition featuring Blue Window and Stranger.


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...


Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

by Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.

After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions...


Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis

by Nicholas Ryder, Umut Turksen & Sabine Hassler

Many commentators, regulatory agencies and politicians have blamed the risky behaviour of both financial institutions and their actors for the collapse of the United States sub-prime mortgage market which in...


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."


The Judicial System and Reform in Post-Mao China: Stumbling Towards Justice

by Yuwen Li

This comprehensive study examines the development and changing characteristics of the judicial system and reform process over the past three decades in China. Using a combination of traditional modes of legal...


Feminism and Global Justice

by Kerry Carrington

In this book, Kerry Carrington takes a bold, critical and reflexive approach to understanding the global divisions and inequalities that shape distinctive patterns of gender and crime.

The book argues that in...


Criminal Evidence

by Jefferson Ingram

In addition to covering the basics of collecting, preserving and presenting evidence, this revision presents the latest developments in the law of evidence that are of interest to criminal justice personnel....


Biker Gangs and Transnational Organized Crime

by Thomas Barker

This book examines the reported criminal behavior of the entire spectrum of 1% biker clubs and members. It identifies the clubs whose members have been involved in criminal behavior and classifies their behaviors...


Sociological Aspects of Crime and Delinquency (Routledge Revivals)

by Michael Phillipson

The field of crime and delinquency attracts a great deal of heated and partial opinion, prejudice and other forms of mal-thinking. When there is a scientific approach there tends to be a psychological explanation....


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...


Community Policing in a Rural Setting

by Quint Thurman & Edmund F. McGarrell

The authors provide stepping stones for rural and small-town agencies to make the organizational changes needed for community policing to take hold. The book introduces the concept of community policing and...