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Quarterly Essay 30 Last Drinks: The Impact of the Nothern Territory Intervention

by Paul Toohey

When Mal Brough and John Howard announced the Northern Territory intervention in mid-2007, they proclaimed a child abuse emergency. In this riveting piece of reportage and analysis, Paul Toohey unpicks the rhetoric...


The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind Is Designed to Kill

by David M. Buss

As acclaimed psychological researcher and author David Buss writes, "People are mesmerized by murder. It commands our attention like no other human phenomenon, and those touched by its ugly tendrils never forget."...


Prostitution Policy in the Nordic Region: Ambiguous Sympathies

by May-Len Skilbrei & Charlotta Holmström

Skilbrei and Holmström's analysis treats Nordic prostitution policies both as a product of history, of current national and Nordic debates, and of international obligations and changes in the international...


Desistance Transitions and the Impact of Probation

by Sam King

Moving away from criminal behaviour can be fraught with difficulties. Often it can involve leaving behind old habits, customs, and even friends, while at the same time adopting a new way of life. How do individuals...


Governing through Crime in South Africa: The Politics of Race and Class in Neoliberalizing Regimes

by Gail Super

This book deals with the historic transition to democracy in South Africa and its impact upon crime and punishment. It examines how the problem of crime has emerged as a major issue to be governed in post-apartheid...


The Pains of Mass Imprisonment

by Benjamin Fleury-Steiner & Jamie G Longazel

This concise and engaging book presents a critical perspective on the correctional system and the process of incarceration in the United States. Fleury-Steiner and Longazel emphasize the magnitude of mass imprisonment...


Sentencing: Time for a Paradigm Shift

by Ralph Henham

Sentencing is the process through which the legitimacy of punishment is declared and justified. However, it is increasingly portrayed as a social activity which should be more responsive to the pluralistic needs...


Domestic Violence: Methodologies in Dialogue

by Chitra Raghavan & Shuki J. Cohen

Introduces students, mental health professionals, and lawyers to the different research methodologies used in contemporary research of domestic/intimate partner violence


The Unknown Citizen

by Tony Parker

'Charlie Smith is only one of many similar men who are at this moment living unhappily among us, or are confined in prison now but must sooner or later be released.'

The Unknown Citizen (1963) was Tony Parker's...


Male Peer Support and Violence against Women: The History and Verification of a Theory

by Walter S. DeKeseredy & Martin D. Schwartz

An important and timely reassessment of a crucial theory in male violence against women


Murder in Italy: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, and the Murder Trial that Shocked the World

by Candace Dempsey

The true story behind the notorious international murder--updated to cover Amanda Knox's acquittal.

In Perugia, Italy, on November 2, 2007, police discovered the body of a British college student stabbed to...


Moving Safely: Crime and Perceived Safety in Stockholm's Subway Stations

by Vania Ceccato

The aim of Moving Safely is to provide both theoretical and empirical perspectives on safety conditions at subway stations. This book adopts an approach that is place-centered, focusing on the importance of...


Breathing: Violence In, Peace Out

by Ivana Milojevic

An investigation into the long-term impact of transgenerational trauma and the possibilities for healing, this book explores the links between personal histories and world events and helps us to understand life’s...


Politics and the Culture of Control: Politics and the Culture of Control

by Matt Matravers

In the last thirty years, the USA and the UK have witnessed a profound change in the way in which we think about and respond to crime and social control. Crime has become part of everyday life as, for many citizens,...


Inequality, Crime, and Public Policy

by John Braithwaite

First published in 1979, Inequality, Crime, and Public Policy integrates and interprets the vast corpus of existing research on social class, slums, and crime, and presents its own findings on these matters....


Crime and Inequality

by Chris Grover

This book examines key relationships between material circumstances and crime, and analyzes the areas of social policy - in particular social security and labour market policy - that are most important in terms...


Mental Health Issues in the Crimina

by Daniel W. Phillips III

Discover how to best provide effective mental health treatments for criminal offenders

Prisons and jails are increasingly being filled with inmates who suffer from mental illness and need treatment. Mental Health...


Probation and Parole

by Dan Phillips

Probation and Parole Departments must provide for the protection of society as well as the rehabilitation of the offending individual. Probation and Parole: Current Issues presents leading authorities offering...


There is a Gunman on Campus: Tragedy and Terror at Virginia Tech

by Timothy W. Luke, Ben Agger & Stanley Aronowitz

On April 16, 2007, a Virginia Tech student killed 32 of his classmates and professors and then turned the gun on himself. The media focused their power and our attention on the campus, the students and faculty...


Savage Constructions: The Myth of African Savagery

by Wendy C. Hamblet

Savage Constructions challenges the popular Western assumption that violence is an essential quality of darker-skinned populations, arguing that Western imperialist projects are largely responsible for the current...