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In Plain Sight: Reflections on Life in Downtown Eastside Vancouver

by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane

A collection of seven life stories from women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside who are seldom heard on their own terms.


A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk

by Taylor, Paul & Corteen, Karen

This unique and topical companion provides expert analyses that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. It consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice and practical...


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...


Coarseness in U.S. Public Communication

by Philip Dalton & Eric Mark Kramer

Proceeding from the assumption that all manner of public communication in the United States is becoming increasingly coarse, this book argues that shared cultural notions of decency are being eroded by market...


Responding to hate crime: The case for connecting policy and research

by Chakraborti, Neil & Garland, Jon

Bridging the gap between research and policy, this book provides new perspectives on the nature of hate crime victimisation and perpetration.


Street Casino: Survival in violent street gangs

by Harding, Simon

Simon Harding proposes an unique theoretical perspective on survival in violent street gangs which offers new evidence on gang behaviour, dynamics, affiliation and risks in inner city areas.


Hidden stories of the Stephen Lawrence inquiry: Personal reflections

by Stone, Richard

This unique book provides an insider's view of the seminal inquiry into Stephen Lawrence's murder. This accessible and engaging book includes analysis of hitherto inaccessible transcripts which show how the...


Campus Sex Assaults: A Year-Long Investigation of Midwestern Colleges

by Chicago Tribune Staff

In September 2010, St. Mary's College freshman Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg was found dead, a victim of an apparent suicide from prescription medication, mere days after alleging she had been sexually attacked...


Prayer for My Enemy

by Craig Lucas

Craig Lucas' new keenly-layered, politically-minded family drama.


Droits et voix - Rights and Voices

by Véronique Strimelle & Françoise Vanhamme

Cet ouvrage souligne le 40e anniversaire du Département de criminologie de l’Université d’Ottawa, fondé en 1968. On y relate l’histoire du département de ses origines à nos jours en mettant l’accent...


Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia

by Jasmin Hristov

In Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, Jasmin Hristov examines the complexities, dynamics, and contradictions of present-day armed conflict in Colombia. She conducts an in-depth inquiry into...


Peasants in Arms: War and Peace in the Mountains of Nicaragua, 1979-1994

by Lynn Horton

Drawing on testimonies from contra collaborators and ex-combatants, as well as pro-Sandinista peasants, this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of Quilalí...


Reckless and Other Plays

by Craig Lucas

A new edition featuring Blue Window and Stranger.


The Complexities of Police Corruption: Gender, Identity, and Misconduct

by Marilyn Corsianos

The Complexities of Police Corruption provides a comprehensive examination of the role of gender as it relates to police corruption, crime control, and policing as an institution. The book examines different...


The Philosophy of Pornography: Contemporary Perspectives

by Lindsay Coleman & Jacob M. Held

Even as it skirts mainstream contemporary culture, pornography remains a social taboo; there still exist strong biases both in favor and against it. With chapters addressing imagination, gender, power relationships,...


The Construction of the Maras

by Antonia Does

High levels of crime and violence in Central America’s northern triangle are a major preoccupation of politicians, policy-makers and citizens. Public authorities in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala have...


Native America and the Question of Genocide

by Alex Alvarez

This provocative book asks whether or not the Native populations of North America experienced genocide. Drawing on examples such as the Sand Creek Massacre and the Long Walk of the Navajo, the author shows the...


The Return of the Galon King: History, Law, and Rebellion in Colonial Burma

by Maitrii Aung–Thwin

In late 1930, on a secluded mountain overlooking the rural paddy fields of British Burma, a peasant leader named Saya San crowned himself King and inaugurated a series of uprisings that would later erupt into...


Prison Noir

by Joyce Carol Oates

A completely new, fresh, and frightening take on "prison literature."


Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, and America's Opiate Crisis

by Erin Marie Daly

These are the harrowing questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother Pat, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty. In just a few short years, the powerful...