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The Death Penalty: What's Keeping It Alive

by Andrea D. Lyon

In The Death Penalty: What’s Keeping it Alive an award-winning criminal defense attorney turns a critical eye towards the death penalty in America. Filled with gripping case studies, the book analyzes why...


When Caregivers Kill: Understanding Child Murder by Parents and Other Guardians

by Betty L. Alt & Sandra K. Wells

Each year in the U.S. hundreds of children under the age of ten are killed by parents, relatives, or other caregivers. In recent years, families have become less dependent on kinship and neighborhood relationships,...


Threat Perceptions: The Policing of Dangers from Eugenics to the War on Terrorism

by Saran Ghatak

Threat Perceptions: The Policing of Dangers from Eugenics to the War on Terrorism examines the legal, scientific, and social construction of risk of crime in the United States. Ghatak focuses on the crime control...


Problem Solving Courts: A Measure of Justice

by JoAnn Miller & Donald C. Johnson

Problem Solving Courts examines a relatively new approach to criminal justice in which judges, advised by law enforcement officers and mental health workers, meet with offenders on a weekly basis to talk about...


Punishment for Sale: Private Prisons, Big Business, and the Incarceration Binge

by Donna Selman & Paul Leighton

Punishment for Sale is the definitive modern history of private prisons, told through social, economic and political frames. The authors explore the origin of the ideas of modern privatization, the establishment...


The Rehnquist Court and Criminal Justice

by Michael McCall, Christina DeJong, Christopher E. Smith & Madhavi M. McCall et al.

By analyzing the perspectives and influential decisions of individual justices on the Rehnquist Court (1986-2005), this volume reveals how a divided Supreme Court limited the scope of rights affecting criminal...


Drug Court for Young Offenders: A View from the Bench

by Cedric Kerns

Answers questions and details the model of Youth Offender (YO) Court, a unique family-focused specialty drug court program.


Who Killed George?: The Ordeal of Olive Sternaman

by Cheryl MacDonald

Drawing on newspaper accounts and legal documents, Cheryl MacDonald has recreated a true-to-life Victorian melodrama. Who Killed George? offers insight into the legal system, social sentiments, and status of...


Mental Disability, Violence, and Future Dangerousness: Myths Behind the Presumption of Guilt

by John Weston Parry

Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this book documents and explains how, when and why adults and children with mental disabilities—including those with sexual disorders— who are perceived to be a future...


Supreme Court Case Briefs in Criminal Procedure

by Michael A. Cretacci

An essential collection of more than 265 United States Supreme Court case briefs detailing the various elements of criminal procedures, from criminal investigations to arrest to trial to conviction. Cretacci...


Crime and Justice: Learning through Cases

by Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Susan T. Krumholz & Aviva M. Rich-Shea

Crime and Justice offers a comprehensive introduction to the U.S. criminal justice system through historical and contemporary case studies. Extensively revised and updated, the second edition features new chapters...


Principles of Criminology

by Edwin H. Sutherland, Donald R. Cressey & David F. Luckenbill

This classic has been the most authoritative text in the field since 1924. The thoroughly revised Eleventh Edition continues to provide a sound, sophisticated, sociological treatment of the principal issues...


When the Shooting Stopped: Crisis Negotiation and Critical Incident Change

by Laurie L. Charlés

A methodology for crisis negotiation for use by those in the fields of law enforcement and criminology.


Made Men: Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

by Antonio Nicaso & Marcel Danesi

Despite depictions to the contrary, the mafia is not a cadre of noble and righteous warriors, a class of citizens working in the shadows but upholding traditional values. Instead, the authors argue, it is a...


Child Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know

by Robert P. Chappell Jr.

Identity theft is a growing problem around the world, and criminals are not above stealing a child’s identity. Child Identity Theft, presented in a question and answer format, will help parents and other guardians...


Uncertain Justice: Canadian Women and Capital Punishment, 1754-1953

by F. Murray Greenwood & Beverley Boissery

An exposition of the patriarchal values that lie at the core of criminal law, and the class and gender biases that permeate its procedures and applications.


A View from the Jury Box

by Carol W. Hazelwood

A View from the Jury Box is a journalistic approach to the long and complicated trial of Ron Blaney Jr., a deaf mute, who was accused of murdering and torturing his deaf girlfriend and her mother. The author,...


Sherlock Holmes: The Truly Complete Collection (the 60 official stories + the 6 unofficial stories)

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle....


Sport and prisons in Europe

by Gaëlle Sempé

Improve the well-being of prisoners in detention, enable them to change their behavior and attitudes, develop their ability to live together, learn to respect others and abide by the rules, and thus facilitate...


Preventing torture in Europe

by Christine Bicknell, Malcolm Evans & Rod Morgan

A comprehensive insight into the valuable work carried out by one of the Council of Europe’s highly influential mechanisms, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment...