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Crime Prevention

by Nick Tilley

This book provides a concise and up-to-date account of crime prevention theory, practice and research in a form designed to be accessible and interesting to both students and practitioners.

Readers will be equipped...


The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide for Practical Action

by Michael N Nagler

"Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force," renowned peace activist Michael...


Fifty Years After Kitty Genovese: Inside the Case That Rocked Our Faith in Each Other

by Albert A. Seedman & Peter Hellman

Five decades later, we're still asking ourselves: "If I had been there, would Kitty have lived?"

Fifty years after she was viciously attacked in full view of several neighbors and within earshot of still more,...


The Last Place You'd Look: True Stories of Missing Persons and the People Who Search for Them

by Carole Moore

Every day people go missing. Some run away, some are kidnapped, some are the victims of foul play. This book examines true stories of missing persons and their families alongside the various resources available...


Advancing Quantitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

by Travis C. Pratt

Advancing Quantitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice is designed to promote the understanding of various quantitative research methods and to encourage their use among those seeking answers to...


Advancing Qualitative Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice

by Heith Copes

For several decades qualitative research has been under-represented in criminological and criminal justice research. This book is designed to promote the understanding of qualitative research designs and to...


Sociology and Human Rights - Hynes

by Patricia Hynes, Michele Lamb & Damien Short

Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements is the first collection to focus on the contribution sociological approaches can make to analysis of human rights. Taking forward the sociology of human rights which...


Global Crime Today: The Changing Face of Organised Crime

by Mark Galeotti

Crime is recognized as a constant factor within human society, but in the twenty-first century organized crime is emerging as one of the distinctive security threats of the new world order. The more complex,...


Youth Justice Handbook: Theory, Policy and Practice

by Wayne Taylor, Rod Earle & Richard Hester

What knowledge and skills do you need to practise effectively as a professional within the youth justice system? What values should inform your work with children and young people subject to criminal justice...


Culture, Peers, and Delinquency

by Joseph R Ferrari & Clifford R O'Donnell

Increase your understanding of the etiology, prevention, and treatment of delinquency!

This informative book provides you with specific strategies to assess delinquency and to increase the effectiveness of...


Dirty Assets: Emerging Issues in the Regulation of Criminal and Terrorist Assets

by Colin King & Clive Walker

Adopting a multi-disciplinary and comparative approach, this book focuses on the emerging and innovative aspects of attempts to target the accumulated assets of those engaged in criminal and terrorist activity,...


The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States

by Dan Berger, Ruth Wilson Gilmore & dream hampton

An accessible yet wide-ranging historical primer, The Struggle Within discusses how mass imprisonment has been a state-sponsered tool of repression deployed against diverse, left-wing social movements over the...


Prisons, Terrorism and Extremism: Critical Issues in Management, Radicalisation and Reform

by Andrew Silke

This volume provides an overview of intervention and management strategies for dealing with terrorist and extremist offenders in prisons.

The management of terrorist and extremist prisoners has long been recognised...


Violent Acts and Urban Space in Contemporary Tel Aviv: Revisioning Moments

by Tali Hatuka & Diane E. Davis

Violent acts over the past fifteen years have profoundly altered civil rituals, cultural identity, and the meaning of place in Tel Aviv. Three events in particular have shed light on the global rule of urban...


La Pinta: Chicana/o Prisoner Literature, Culture, and Politics

by B. V. Olguín

In this groundbreaking study based on archival research about Chicana and Chicano prisoners-known as Pintas and Pintos-as well as fresh interpretations of works by renowned Pinta and Pinto authors and activists,...


To Alcatraz, Death Row, and Back: Memories of an East LA Outlaw

by Ernie López & Rafael Pérez-Torres

When Ernie López was a boy selling newspapers in Depression-era Los Angeles, his father beat him when he failed to bring home the expected eighty to ninety cents a day. When the beatings became unbearable,...


First Available Cell: Desegregation of the Texas Prison System

by James W. Marquart, Chad R. Trulson & Ben M. Crouch

Decades after the U.S. Supreme Court and certain governmental actions struck down racial segregation in the larger society, American prison administrators still boldly adhered to discriminatory practices. Not...


The Rope, The Chair, and the Needle: Capital Punishment in Texas, 1923-1990

by James W. Marquart, Sheldon Ekland-Olson & Jonathan R. Sorensen

In late summer 1923, legal hangings in Texas came to an end, and the electric chair replaced the gallows. Of 520 convicted capital offenders sentenced to die between 1923 and 1972, 361 were actually executed,...


Lethal Injection: Capital Punishment in Texas during the Modern Era

by Rocky LeAnn Pilgrim, Jon Sorensen & Evan J. Mandery

Few state issues have attracted as much controversy and national attention as the application of the death penalty in Texas. In the years since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, Texas has led the nation...


Maras: Gang Violence and Security in Central America

by Thomas Bruneau & Lucía|Skinner, Elizabeth Dammert

Sensational headlines have publicized the drug trafficking, brutal violence, and other organized crime elements associated with Central America's mara gangs, but there have been few clear-eyed analyses of the...