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The New Jim Crow

by Michelle Alexander & Cornel West

Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as...


Forbidden Words: On God Alcohol Vegetarianism & Violence

by Leo Tolstoy & Simon Parke

This book presents writings Tolstoy was never, in his lifetime, allowed to publish in his native Russia. He was a successful author by middle age; world famous for his novels 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina.'...


The Little Book of Prison: A Beginners Guide

by Frankie Owens

Koestler Platinum Award Winner (judged by author and comedian Will Self). As Frankie Owens writes in The Little Book of Prison (LBP), "Society wants to know about prison life, an interesting place to visit but...


Criminal Psychology

by Francis Pakes & Suzanne Pakes

This book provides an accessible introduction to the increasingly popular subject of criminal psychology. It explores the application of psychology to understanding the crime phenomenon, criminal behaviour,solving...


In Lust We Trust: Adventures in Adult Cinema

by Gerrie Lim

Join former Penthouse Variations "Cinema Blue" columnist and current AVN Online International Correspondent Gerrie Lim as he documents the perverse universe of the porn star and exposes the curious and complex...


Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars

by Jenny Phillips & Robert Coles

Through intimate letters, interviews, and stories, this narrative reveals the impact that a life-changing retreat had on a group of inmates at the highest level maximum-security state prison in Alabama. The...


The Routledge International Handbook of Biosocial Criminology

by Matt DeLisi & Michael G Vaughn

Biosocial criminology is an interdisciplinary field that aims to explain crime and antisocial behavior by exploring both biological factors and environmental factors. Since the mapping of the human genome, scientists...


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.


Fundamental Principles of EU Law Against Money Laundering

by Emmanuel Ioannides

This book critically analyses fundamental principles of EU law for the control of international economic crime. Discussing how the reporting system and the exchange of information are at the heart of the global...


Delivering Rehabilitation: The politics, governance and control of probation

by Lol Burke & Steve Collett

Do offenders have the right to be rehabilitated and should the state be responsible for their rehabilitation? Should the public expect punitive and coercive approaches to offender rehabilitation? Why should...


Critical Issues on Violence Against Women: International Perspectives and Promising Strategies

by Holly Johnson, Bonnie S. Fisher & Véronique Jaquier

Violence against women is a global problem and despite a wealth of knowledge and inspiring action around the globe, it continues unabated. Bringing together the very best in international scholarship with a...


A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk

by Paul Taylor & Karen Corteen

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...


Global Human Trafficking: Critical Issues and Contexts

by Molly Dragiewicz

Human trafficking has moved from relative obscurity to a major area of research, policy and teaching over the past ten years. Research has sprung from criminology, public policy, women's and gender studies,...


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...


Organized Crime: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime

by Jay S. Albanese

Organized Crime: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime, Seventh Edition, provides readers with a clear understanding of organized crime, including its definition and causes, how it is categorized under...


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...


Transforming probation: Social theories and the criminal justice system

by Philip Whitehead

This timely textbook explores probation modernisation by using social theories associated with Durkheim, Weber, Marx and Foucault and unique empirical research from interviews.


Torturing Terrorists: Exploring the limits of law, human rights and academic freedom

by Philip NS Rumney

This book considers the theoretical, policy and empirical arguments relevant to the debate concerning the legalisation of interrogational torture. Torturing Terrorists examines, as part of a consequentialist...


Human Smuggling and Border Crossings

by Gabriella Sanchez

Graphic narratives of tragedies involving the journeys of irregular migrants trying to reach destinations in the global north are common in the media and are blamed almost invariably on human smuggling facilitators,...


The Case for a Royal Commission on the Penal System

by Louis Blom-Cooper & Seán|Brooke, Henry McConville

An initiative supported by leading political, academic, religious and professional figures and in association with Queen Mary University of London. Virtually half-a-century has passed since the last Royal Commission...