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A Rainbow of Gangs: Street Cultures in the Mega-City

by Diego Vigil

With nearly 1,000 gangs and 200,000 gang members, Los Angeles holds the dubious distinction of being the youth gang capital of the United States. The process of street socialization that leads to gang membership...


Here, Our Culture Is Hard: Stories of  Domestic Violence from a Mayan Community in Belize

by Laura McClusky

Marriage among the Maya of Central America is a model of complementarity between a man and a woman. This union demands mutual respect and mutual service. Yet some husbands beat their wives.In this pioneering...


The Birth of the Penitentiary in Latin America: Essays on Criminology, Prison Reform, and Social Control, 1830-1940

by Ricardo D. Salvatore & Carlos Aguirre

Opening a new area in Latin American studies, The Birth of the Penitentiary in Latin America showcases the most recent historical outlooks on prison reform and criminology in the Latin American context. The...


Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez

by Howard Campbell

Thousands of people die in drug-related violence every year in Mexico. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, adjacent to El Paso, Texas, has become the most violent city in the Mexican drug war. Much of the cocaine, marijuana,...


Sexuality and the Politics of Violence

by Les Moran & Beverley Skeggs

Sexuality and the Politics of Violence offers a timely and critical exploration of issues of safety and security at the centre of responses to violence. Through a multi-disciplinary analysis, drawing on feminism,...


Violence: Prevention and Treatment in Groups

by George Getzel

This informative and thoughtful book demonstrates the value of social group work concepts applied to domestic and other forms of violence. Written by social work practitioners, each chapter focuses on a different...


Forensic Social Work: Legal Aspects of Professional Practice, Second Edition

by Robert L. Barker & Douglas M. Branson

Explore the legalities and pitfalls of forensic social work!Forensic Social Work: Legal Aspects of Professional Practice, Second Edition examines the professional specialty of forensic social work which involves...


Treating Incest: A Multiple Systems Perspective

by Terry S Trepper & Mary Jo Barrett

This timely book provides for the therapist working with cases of intrafamily child sexual abuse both a theoretical background and practical information for the treatment of incest and gives new insight into...


Prison Violence: Conflict, Power and Vicitmization

by Kimmett Edgar, Ian O'Donnell & Carol Martin

Prisons are dangerous places, and assaults, threats, theft and verbal abuse are pervasive - attributable both to the characteristics of the captive population and to an institutional sub culture which promotes...


Creciendo Libre: Manual para Sobrevivientes de la Violencia Doméstica

by Michael Hertica, Wendy Deaton & Christell Quinche

Help your Spanish-speaking clients break the pattern of abuse!

A workbook for your Spanish-speaking clients! Battered women often become so frightened, isolated, and self-doubting that they don’t realize...


Colonial Criminology

by Mark Brown

This book provides an account of the distinctive way in which penal power developed outside the metropolitan centre. Proposing a radical revision of the Foucauldian thesis that criminological knowledge emerged...


Surviving and Moving on: Self Help for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

by Kim McGregor

This book is essential reading for any survivor of child sexual abuse, female or male. Many survivors of sexual abuse have not always been believed or supported through their developmental years. They have had...


Treating Sex Offenders: A Guide to Clinical Practice with Adults, Clerics, Children, and Adolescents, Second Edition

by Letitia C Pallone & William E Prendergast

Gain important new insights into religious personnel who molest children!

Treating Sex Offenders: A Guide to Clinical Practice with Adults, Clerics, Children, and Adolescents, Second Edition updates the groundbreaking...


Macho Love: Sex Behind Bars in Central America

by Phd, John Dececco

Macho Love: Sex Behind Bars in Central America is the first in-depth study of sexual culture and AIDS in Latin prisons. Psychologists, social workers, criminologists, and AIDS specialists will discover how the...


Chaplains to the Imprisoned: Sharing Life with the Incarcerated

by Letitia C Pallone & Richard D Shaw

Chaplains to the Imprisoned begins to fill the information gap through its in-depth study of prison chaplains as seen by co-workers, inmates, and the chaplains themselves. They describe their roles, share difficulties...


Violence and Sexual Abuse at Home: Current Issues in Spousal Battering and Child Maltreatment

by Susan Sorenson & Paula Lundberg Love

Violence and abuse that occur behind closed doors are not just personal concerns or issues. Family violence is a major mental health, social service, health care, and criminal justice problem that society cannot...


Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the System and the Two Women Who Found Him

by Laura Caldwell

Nineteen-year-old Jovan Mosley, a good kid from one of Chicago’s very bad neighborhoods, was coerced into confessing to a crime he didn’t commit. Charged with murder, he spent five years and eight months...


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...


Justice Gained?: Crime and Crime Control in South Africa's Transition

by Bill Dixon & Elrena van der Spuy

Key questions in contemporary South African criminology are examined in these essays, including Why is crime such a persistent problem? and How have crime control practices altered in response to the challenges...


Domestic Violence Offenders: Current Interventions, Research, and Implications for Policies and Standards

by Alan Rosenbaum

Women's shelters and safe houses were a good first step, but they only address part of the problem. Learn what else must be done to address the problem of domestic violence!

Domestic Violence Offenders presents...