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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...


Pursuing Justice: Traditional and Contemporary Issues in Our Communities and the World

by Ralph Weisheit & Frank Morn

Pursuing Justice, Second Edition, examines the issue of justice by considering the origins of the idea, formal systems of justice, current global issues of justice, and ways in which justice might be achieved...


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...


Civil Liberties: A Beginner's Guide

by Tom Head

Torture, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, privacy - contrary to what public apathy would have you believe, civil liberties are worth fighting for and are almost always under threat. Tom Head tours the...


Global Terrorism: A Beginner's Guide

by Leonard Weinberg

Since the terrible events of 9/11, more attention than ever has been paid to the threats and challenges posed by terrorists. Weinberg explains who the terrorists are, where they came from, what motivates them,...


Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

by Thomas P. Keenan

“Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, “and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy...


Saboteurs: Wiebo Ludwig's War Against Big Oil

by Andrew Nikiforuk & Chris Hedges

At Trickle Creek in northern Alberta, Wiebo Ludwig thought he’d buffered his tiny religious community from civilization, but in 1990 civilization came calling. A Calgary oil company proposed to drill directly...


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,...


Terrorism: An Investigator's Handbook

by William E. Dyson

This book is a practical guide for any student considering enrollment in, currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from an online course. The authors, both with substantial online teaching and learning experience...


The Police Manager

by Egan K. Green, Ronald G. Lynch & Scott R. Lynch

The Death Penalty, Third Edition , brings together all the legal issues related to the death penalty and provides case briefs for the most important United States Supreme Court death penalty cases. No other...


The Psychology of Criminal Conduct

by D.A. Andrews & James Bonta

This book provides step-by-step procedures to help police administrators execute their duties and fulfill their responsibilities more effectively, efficiently and productively. Divided into sections-behavioral...