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Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750

by James A Sharpe

Still the only general survey of the topic available, this widely-used exploration of the incidence, causes and control of crime in Early Modern England throws a vivid light on the times. It uses court archives...


The Making of Hong Kong

by Barrie Shelton & Justyna Karakiewicz

Investigating what the history of Hong Kong's urban development has to teach other cities as they face environmental challenges, social and demographic change and the need for new models of dense urbanism, this...


Moral Wages: The Emotional Dilemmas of Victim Advocacy and Counseling

by Kenneth H. Kolb

Moral Wages offers the reader a vivid depiction of what it is like to work inside an agency that assists victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Based on over a year of fieldwork by a man in a setting...


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...


Social Class and Crime

by Anthony Walsh

This book takes a look at the class-crime relationship written from a biosocial perspective, a perspective that views nature and nurture as the heads and tails our development and of our existence. Using concepts...


The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases

by Deborah Halber

Solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room…

The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes–wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement—and one...


Celebrity Culture and the American Dream

by Karen Sternheimer

Using examples from the first celebrity fan magazines of 1911 to the present, Celebrity Culture and the American Dream considers how major economic and historical factors shaped the nature of celebrity culture...


Rape, Victims, and Investigations: Experiences and Perceptions of Law Enforcement Officers Responding to Reported Rapes

by Shana L Maier

Despite changes to laws and attitudes, rape continues at epidemic levels worldwide. As gatekeepers to the criminal justice system, law enforcement officers are important to the processing of rape cases and their...


Questioning Capital Punishment: Law, Policy, and Practice

by James R. Acker

The death penalty has inspired controversy for centuries. Raising questions regarding capital punishment rather than answering them, Questioning Capital Punishment offers the footing needed to allow for more...


From Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) to Positive Mental Attitude (PMA): A Change Management Guide for Women (and their Men)

by Nola A Hennessy

The multi award-winning, sequel and companion book to No Boxing Allowed, this compassionate and easy-to-read Change Management Guide for Women (and their Men) has already won 6 awards across the USA during 2012...


Stop and Search: Police Power in Global Context

by Leanne Weber & Ben Bowling

Police powers to stop, question and search people in public places, and the way these powers are exercised, is a contentious aspect of police-community relations, and a key issue for criminological and policing...


The Sociology of the Mentally Disordered Offender

by Tom Mason & Dave Mercer

In recent years mentally disordered offenders have attracted considerable attention in the media and there has been heated public debate as to the best treatment and prevention of re-offending. Simultaneously...


Researching Violence: Methodology and Measurement

by Raymond M. Lee, Elizabeth Stanko & Elizabeth A Stanko

Violence is a research topic that is fraught with difficulties. A notoriously sensitive subject, and one that is presumed to be largely hidden, researchers have long struggled with the question of how to measure...


The Origins of Modern Financial Crime: Historical foundations and current problems in Britain

by Sarah Wilson

The recent global financial crisis has been characterised as a turning point in the way we respond to financial crime. Focusing on this change and 'crime in the commercial sphere', this text considers the legal...


Green Cultural Criminology: Constructions of Environmental Harm, Consumerism, and Resistance to Ecocide

by Avi Brisman & Nigel South

Over the last two decades, "green criminology" has emerged as a unique area of study, bringing together criminologists and sociologists from a wide range of research backgrounds and varying theoretical orientations....


Women Who Perpetrate Relationship Violence: Moving Beyond Political Correctness

by Frederick Buttell & Michelle Mohr Carney

Find out what drives women to violence in their intimate relationships—and how to prevent it

Women Who Perpetrate Relationship Violence examines the causes and consequences of violence initiated by women against...


Become a Problem-Solving Crime Analyst

by Ronald Clarke & John E. Eck

Crime analysis has become an increasingly important part of policing and crime prevention, and thousands of specialist crime analysts are now employed by police forces worldwide. This is the first book to set...


Critical Criminology

by Russell Hogg & Kerry Carrington

This book sets to explore the key issues and future prospects facing critical criminology, bringing together a set of leading authorities in the field from the UK, Australasia and the USA. A key concern of the...


Policing, Ethics and Human Rights

by Peter Neyroud & Alan Beckley

Ethical and human rights issues have assumed an increasingly high profile in the wake of miscarriages of justice, racism (Lawrence Inquiry), incompetence and corruption - in both Britain and overseas. At the...


Gender and Policing

by Louise Westmarland

Gender and Policing is an innovative study of the real world of street policing and the gender issues which are a central part of this. Derived from extensive ethnographic research (involving police responses...