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Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

by Radley Balko

The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement....


Not Waving But Drowning

by Edmund Gregory

Not Waving But Drowning tells the harrowing true story of one man's childhood struggle against poverty and his subsequent drive to become a policeman in the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

From his earliest days,...


Bad Neighbor Policy

by Ted Galen Carpenter

The domestic phase of Washington's war on drugs has received considerable criticism over the years from a variety of individuals. Until recently, however, most critics have not stressed the damage that the international...


Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies

by Jim Schnabel

Remote Viewers is a tale of the Pentagon's attempts to develop the perfect tool for espionage: psychic spies. These psychic spies, or "remote viewers," were able to infiltrate any target, elude any form of...


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...


Controversies in Victimology

by Laura Moriarty

Controversies in Victimology features original works of noted scholars and practitioners, aiming to shed light on the debates over, the media attention on, and the psychology behind victimization. This book...


Controversies in Policing

by Quint Thurman & Andrew Giacomazzi

This book of original essays presents controversial topics, then encourages the readers to consider what they think ought to be done. The selections identify several of the existing issues in policing about...


Corporate Crime Under Attack: The Fight to Criminalize Business Violence

by Francis T Cullen, Gray Cavender & William Maakestad

In exploring the criminalization of corporations, this book uses the landmark "Ford Pinto case" as a centerpiece for exploring corporate violence and the long effort to bring such harm within the reach of the...


Crime Control, Politics and Policy

by Peter J. Benekos & Alida V Merlo

This book reviews concepts, information and points of view that help to explain the context and constraints of the criminal justice system. The chapters summarize developments in public policy and crime control,...


Deathquest: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Capital Punishment in the United States

by Robert M. Bohm

This fourth edition of the first true textbook on the death penalty engages the reader with a full account of the arguments and issues surrounding capital punishment. The book begins with the history of the...


Cybercrime: Investigating High-Technology Computer Crime

by Robert Moore

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...


Different Crimes, Different Criminals: Understanding, Treating and Preventing Criminal Behavior

by Doris Layton MacKenzie, Wendy Tobie Povitsky Stickle & Summer Acevedo

This book focuses on the importance of incorporating both sociological and psychological viewpoints in the understanding of criminal behavior. It identifies and explains emerging criminal offenders within the...


Interviewing and Interrogation for Law Enforcement

by John Hess

Easy-to-read and practical, this text uses a survey approach and numerous examples to illustrate interviewing skills and techniques. Using his years of experience as an instructor at the FBI Academy, the author...


Organized Crime in Our Times

by Jay S Albanese

Organized Crime provides readers with a clear understanding of organized crime, including its definition and causes, how it is categorized under the law, models to explain its persistence, and the criminal justice...


Lessons of Criminology

by Gilbert Geis & Mary Dodge

Presents the stories, musings, advice and conclusions of well-known criminologists about their research and their careers. Provides readers with suggestions about how to manage their professional lives. Contributors...


Understanding Crime: A Multidisciplinary Approach

by Susan Guarino-Ghezzi & Javier Trevino

Explores the interdisciplinary nature and potential of the field of criminology, covering the fields of sociology, economics, psychology, biology, philosophy and religious studies. The conclusion demonstrates...


Violence: From Theory to Research

by Margaret A Zahn, Henry Brownstein & Shelly Jackson

Brings together theoretical and empirical papers prepared by noted researchers and theoreticians. The first part includes chapters by criminological theorists who apply their theory of crime particularly to...


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...


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,...