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

by Donna Selman

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 Art of Investigative Interviewing

by Inge Sebyan Black

The Art of Investigative Interviewing, Third Edition can be used by anyone who is involved in investigative interviewing. It is a perfect combination of real, practical, and effective techniques, procedures,...


Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse

by Steve Bogira

Steve Bogira’s riveting book takes us into the heart of America’s criminal justice system. Courtroom 302 is the story of one year in one courtroom in Chicago’s Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest...


The Central Park Five

by Sarah Burns

A riveting, in-depth account of one of New York City’s most notorious crimes.

On April 20, 1989, the body of a woman is discovered in Central Park, her skull so badly smashed that nearly 80 percent of her...


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

by Betty L. Alt

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,...


Criminal Evidence and Human Rights: Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions

by Paul Roberts & Jill Hunter

Criminal procedure in the common law world is being recast in the image of human rights. These essays explore various aspects of the 'human rights revolution' in criminal evidence and procedure in Australia,...


Sentencing in International Criminal Law: The UN ad hoc Tribunals and Future Perspectives for the ICC

by Silvia D'Ascoli

This book analyses the process of international sentencing in the ICTY and ICTR and suggests a more coherent system of guiding principles.


Seeking Security: Pre-Empting the Commission of Criminal Harms

by G R Sullivan & Ian Dennis

This book explores the gap between the normative aspirations of liberal, criminal law scholarship and the current criminal law and practice of Anglophone jurisdictions. This gap can in large part be explained...


Rethinking Criminal Law Theory: New Canadian Perspectives in the Philosophy of Domestic, Transnational, and International Criminal Law

by Francois Tanguay-Renaud & James Stribopoulos

In the last two decades, the philosophy of criminal law has undergone a vibrant revival in Canada. This collection of essays by Canadian scholars evidences the fact that criminal law theory is no longer to be...


Principles of German Criminal Procedure

by Michael Bohlander

The book aims at outlining the fundamental aspects of the German approach to criminal procedure; it is meant as a companion volume to the author's earlier publications, "The German Criminal Code - A Modern English...


Case Management in Criminal Trials

by Roderick Denyer

This book is designed to provide all those who work in the Crown Courts � judges, administrators, barristers and solicitors � with a one-stop guide to the day-to-day practical problems that arise both before...


Policing: Politics, Culture and Control

by Tim Newburn & Jill Peay

Bringing together a range of leading social scientists and criminologists, this volume explores a number of key themes raised by the work of Robert Reiner, arguably the leading policing scholar of his generation....


Children and Cross-Examination: Time to Change the Rules?

by J R Spencer & Michael E Lamb

In 1989, the Pigot Committee proposed a scheme in which the whole of a young child's evidence, cross-examination and all, would be obtained out of court and in advance of trial. The scheme has been implemented...


The Constitutional Dimension of European Criminal Law

by Ester Herlin-Karnell

Criminal law is one of the most rapidly changing areas of contemporary EU law and integration. This book explores the constitutional principles underlying it, substantively and in terms of its scope and extent....


Simester and Sullivan's Criminal Law: Theory and Doctrine

by A P Simester, J R Spencer & G R Sullivan

This fifth edition of the leading textbook on criminal law is an outstanding account of modern English criminal law, combining detailed exposition and analysis of the law with a careful exploration of its theoretical...


Exploring the Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder

by Barry Mitchell & Julian V Roberts

This book looks at the legal nature of murder and at the current operation of the mandatory life sentence. The book adopts a critical approach, by assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the status quo, and...


Debating Restorative Justice

by Chris Cunneen & Carolyn Hoyle

In this book scholarly experts offer contrasting perspectives on the topic of restorative justice.


EU Criminal Law

by Valsamis Mitsilegas

This book examines the main aspects of EU criminal law, in the light of recent constitutional challenges.


European Penology?

by Tom Daems, Dirk Van Zyl Smit & Sonja Snacken

Is there something distinctive about penology in Europe? Do Europeans think about punishment and penal policy in a different way to people in other parts of the globe? If so, why is this the case and how does...


Answering for Crime: Responsibility and Liability in the Criminal Law

by R A Duff

In this long-awaited book, Antony Duff offers a new perspective on the structures of criminal law and criminal liability. His starting point is a distinction between responsibility (understood as answerability)...