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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,...


Developing Language and Communication Skills through Effective Small Group Work

by Marion Nash & Jackie Lowe

Now in its third edition, Developing Language and Communication Skills through Small Group Work provides essential information for practitioners working with linguistically struggling children.


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...


Transitional Justice and the Arab Spring

by Kirsten J. Fisher & Robert Stewart

This book presents a varied and critical picture of how the Arab Spring demands a re-examination and re-conceptualization of issues of transitional justice. It demonstrates how unique features of this wave of...


Criminal Law: A Desk Reference

by Paul Bergman

Demystify criminal law. Criminal law can be a maze of conflicting principles, strange jargon, and confusing procedures. Professor Paul Bergman unravels the mysteries with an engaging plain English style that...


Problem Solving Courts: A Measure of Justice

by JoAnn Miller

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...


Condemned: Letters from Death Row

by Seán| Ó Riain

Condemned: Letters from Death Row by "Ray" and Seán Ó Riain is a collection of letters between a former Cork teacher and a death row inmate that develops into a unique friendship- one that is in itself...


Servant of the Crown: A Civil Servant's Story of Criminal Justice and Public Service Reform

by David Faulkner & John Chilcot

Servant of the Crown takes the reader inside Whitehall to see how issues of the day were handled and policies formed as the author progressed to working alongside Home Secretaries and other senior politicians....


The Innocent Killer: A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and Its Astonishing Aftermath

by Michael Griesbach

This is the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who spent eighteen years in prison for a crime on a wrongful conviction. Two years after he was exonerated of the first crime and poised to reap millions in...


Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Fish, Forests and Filthy Lucre

by Gregory Rose

Huge quantities of natural resources are illegally harvested and their proceeds laundered in the Asia-Pacific region, fostering corruption and undermining environmental governance. Most illegal exploitation...


The Death Penalty in Africa: The Path Towards Abolition

by Aimé|| Muyoboke Karimunda

Human development is not simply about wealth and economic well-being, it is also dependent upon shared values that cherish the sanctity of human life. Using comparative methods, archival research and quantitative...


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...


Unwrapping Japan

by Eyal Ben-Ari & Brian Moeran

As well as exploring issues relating to advertising, tourism, women, festivals and the art world, the book depicts how the study of Japanese society contributes to anthropological theory and understanding. The...


Youth in Crisis?

by Barry Goldson

Few issues attract greater concern and censure thatn those that surround youth 'gangs'. Comprising a series of essays from leading national and international researchers, this book subjects such claims to rigorous...


Law and the Politics of Memory: Confronting the Past

by Stiina Loytomaki

Law and the Politics of Memory: Confronting the Past examines law's role as a tool of memory politics in the efforts of contemporary societies to work through the traumas of their past.  Using the examples...


The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty: Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean

by Andrew Novak

Over the last three decades many former British colonies have reformed their capital punishment regimes to permit judicial sentencing discretion, including consideration of mitigating factors. Applying a comparative...