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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...


An Introduction to Criminological Theory, 4th Ed

by Roger Hopkins Burke

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to criminological theory for students taking courses in criminology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Building on previous editions,...


Criminology: Theory and Context

by John Tierney

Criminology: theory and context, third edition, expands upon the ideas presented in previous editions, while introducing new material on critical theory, feminism, masculinities, cultural criminology and postmodernism. ...


Zebratown: The True Story of a Black Ex-Con and a White Single Mother in Small-Town America

by Greg Donaldson

Eight years in the making, this edgy, in-depth account follows a black felon’s attempt to find a new life for himself with a white woman in a small-town neighborhood where—as the book’s title implies—such...


Labeling Theory: Empirical Tests

by David P. Farrington & Joseph Murray

Labeling Theory has been an extremely important and influential development in criminology, but its recent advances have been largely neglected. This volume aims to reinvigorate labeling theory by presenting...


The Lost Boyz: A Dark Side of Graffiti

by Justin Rollins

A rare first-hand account of disaffected youth. Contains countless lessons for young people who might be attracted to crime (and anyone involved with them socially or professionally). Aged just fourteen and...


The English Riots of 2011: A Summer of Discontent

by Daniel Briggs

From Facebook, Twitter, BlackBerry and gossip to hard facts, research and empirical investigation, this outstanding collection looks at the nature and causes of the English Riots of 2011 one year after they...


Capital Punishment: New Perspectives

by Peter Hodgkinson

This collection questions the received wisdom contained in the debate about capital punishment. It asks questions and proposes remedies for a raft of issues identified as having been overlooked in the traditional...


Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy

by Theo Gavrielides & Vasso Artinopoulou

This book takes bold steps in forming much-needed philosophical foundations for restorative justice through deconstructing and reconstructing various models of thinking. It challenges current debates through...


Disease and Crime: A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health: A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health

by Robert Peckham

Disease and crime are increasingly conflated in the contemporary world. News reports proclaim "epidemics" of crime, while politicians denounce terrorism as a lethal pathological threat. Recent years have even...


Civilising Criminal Justice: An International Restorative Agenda for Penal Reform

by Martin Wright, John Blad & David J. Cornwell

A magnificent collection, Civilising Criminal Justice is an inescapable resource for anyone interested in restorative justice: truly international and packed with experience while combining history, theory,...


Fine Lines and Distinctions: Murder, Manslaughter and the Unlawful Taking of Human Life

by Louis Blom-Cooper, Terence Morris & Lord Judge

Written by two of the UK's leading experts on the law of homicide, contains new information and analysis and suggests a radical new solution to the 'mess' which English homicide law has become. In this powerful...


Her Majesty's Philosophers

by Alan Smith

Informative, entertaining, against the grain, Her Majesty's Philosophers highlights the artificiality of prison life. By a Guardian correspondent this book is set to be a penal affairs classic which every student...


Murderers or Martyrs

by George Skelly & Lord Goldsmith

A spell-binding account of an appalling miscarriage of justice. Charged with the "Cranborne Road murder" of Wavertree widow Alice Rimmer, two Manchester youths were hastily condemned by a Liverpool jury on the...


Mary Ann Cotton: Britain's First Female Serial Killer

by David Wilson

As one of the UK's leading commentators, David Wilson shows how some serial killers stay in the headlines whilst others rapidly become invisible - or "unseen". Yet Mary Ann Cotton is not just the first but perhaps...


Policing and Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications

by Murray Lee & Alyce McGovern

This book examines the relationship between police, media and the public and analyses the shifting techniques and technologies through which they communicate. In a critical discussion of contemporary and emerging...


Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making

by Jean-Louis van Gelder, Henk Elffers & Danielle Reynald

Research and theorizing on criminal decision making has not kept pace with recent developments in other fields of human decision making. Whereas criminal decision making theory is still largely dominated by...


Regulating Fraud: White-Collar Crime and the Criminal Process: White-Collar Crime and the Criminal Process

by Michael Levi

First published in 1987, this book discusses white-collar or commercial crime which has grown to be a major issue in our society today. Looking at research from North America and Britain, the book explores the...


Cyber Crime & Warfare: All That Matters

by Peter Warren & Michael Streeter

In Cyber Crime: All That Matters, Peter Warren and Michael Streeter outline the history, scale and importance of cyber crime. In particular they show how cyber crime, cyber espionage and cyber warfare now pose...