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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...


Polcing Non-Citizens

by Leanne Weber

Criminologists are increasingly turning their attention to the many points of intersection between immigration and crime control. This book discusses the detection of unlawful non-citizens as a distinct form...


Whisky, Wars, Riots and Murder: Crime in the 19th Century Highlands and Islands

by Malcolm Archibald

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland are full of iconic places, beautiful landscapes and flourishing wildlife, but its past has seen horrifying and brutal crime of all sorts. Nineteenth-century life in the...


Measuring Prison Performance: Government Privatization and Accountability

by Gerald G. Gaes, Scott D. Camp & Julianne B. Nelson

Gaes and his distinguished co-authors offer a comprehensive analysis of public vs. private management of prisons, a competition that originated with the introduction of private facilities into the criminal justice...


European Street Gangs and Troublesome Youth Groups

by Scott H. Decker & Frank M. Weerman

This unique volume by eminent gang researchers presents valuable new data on European youth gangs, describing important characteristics of these groups, and their similarities and differences to American gangs....


Studying Youth Gangs

by James F., Jr. Short & Lorine A. Hughes

This absorbing new collection is an introduction to the study of gangs: how we define them, what we know and don't know about gangs. The authors offer both a domestic and international view of processes of delinquency...


Restorative Justice in Transition

by Kerry Clamp

This book explores how restorative justice is used and what its potential benefits are in situations where the state has been either explicitly or implicitly involved in human rights abuses. Restorative justice...


This Is for the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang

by Samuel Logan

Like any American teenager, Brenda Paz spent much of her time with her friends. They would go to parties, listen to music, and show off their cars late into the night. But Brenda and her friends belonged to...


Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children

by Jonathan Kellerman

This thought-provoking and timely book from a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and noted child psychologist reveals the factors that often lead to explosive and shocking juvenile violence.

 

“Ethically...


A Life in the Balance: The Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System

by Billy Wayne Sinclair & Jodie Sinclair

Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was...


I Am Troy Davis

by Jen Marlowe, Martina-Correia Davis & Troy Davis

A riveting eyewitness account of the Davis family's courageous struggle against America's flawed criminal justice system.


Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing

by Bell Gale Chevigny & Helen Prejean

“Doing time.” For prison writers, it means more than serving a sentence; it means staying alive and sane, preserving dignity, reinventing oneself, and somehow retaining one’s humanity.

For the last quarter...


The Value of Violence

by Benjamin Ginsberg

This provocative thesis calls violence the driving force not just of war, but of politics and even social stability.

 

     Though violence is commonly deplored, political scientist Ginsberg argues that...


Texas Death Row

by Bill Crawford

A chilling catalog of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for their crimes

The death penalty is one of the most hotly contested and longest-standing issues in American politics, and no place...


Not for Publication

by William John Stapleton

With Thailand preparing for the ASEAN Summit of 2015, the welfare of visitors to the so-called Land of Smiles has become a major issue. Every day tourists are bashed, robbed, drugged and murdered; many of these...


Criminal Investigation: An Introduction to Principles and Practice

by Peter Stelfox

Criminal investigation has a high profile in the media, and has attracted widespread interest. Within the police it has been a rapidly developing field. Important scientific and technological developments have...


Research Methods in Crime and Justice

by Brian L. Withrow

This fresh and innovative hybrid text/online material for undergraduate CJ RESEARCH METHODS uniquely addresses the fundamental teaching issue for this course: how to communicate and successfully teach students...


Crimes Against Nature: Environmental Criminology and Ecological Justice

by Rob White

Crimes Against Nature provides a systematic account and analysis of the key concerns of green criminology, written by one of the leading authorities in the field. The book draws upon the disciplines of environmental...