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Bloody Scotland: Crime in 19th Century Scotland

by Malcolm Archibald

In the 19th century Scotland was depicted as a land of misty glens, engineering innovation and inventive genius. But Scotland was also the home of brutal murder, terrifying riots, child cruelty, bank robbery...


Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolano: Transnational Narratives from Joyce to Bolano

by Laura Barberán Reinares

At present, the bulk of the existing research on sex trafficking originates in the social sciences. Sex Trafficking in Postcolonial Literature adds an original perspective on this issue by examining representations...


An Appeal to Justice: Litigated Reform of Texas Prisons

by Ben M. Crouch & James R. Marquart

How does a prison achieve institutional order while safeguarding prisoners' rights? Since the early 1960s, prison reform advocates have aggressively used the courts to extend rights and improve life for inmates,...


Prison Diaries

by Denis MacShane

Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe’s harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail....


Hell to Pay: Hells Angels vs. the Million-Dollar Rat

by Neal Hall

The fact that Michael Plante was a trusted associate of the East End Hells Angels certainly caught the attention of police, who had been trying for years to find someone to infiltrate the gang. The police alleged...


The Politics of Abolition Revisited

by Thomas Mathiesen

Originally published in 1974 and the recipient of the Denis Carroll Book Prize at the World Congress of the International Criminology Society in 1978, Thomas Mathiesen's The Politics of Abolition is a landmark...


Understanding gender based violence: National and international contexts

by Nadia Aghtaie & Geetanjali Gangoli

This book aims to bring together the pioneering research on gender based violence that has been conducted by the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol....


Teaching criminology at the intersection: A how-to guide for teaching about gender, race, class and sexuality

by Rebecca M. Hayes, Kate Luther & Susan Caringella

Teaching about gender, race, social class and sexuality in criminal justice and criminology classrooms can be challenging. Professors may face resistance when they ask students to examine how gender impacts...


ON IT

by Jonathan Robinson

This is a thumping good read. - Jonathan Aitken


Asylum seeking and the global city

by Francesco Vecchio

Asylum seeking and the global city are two major contemporary subjects of analysis to emerge both in the literature and in public and official discourses on human rights, urban socioeconomic change and national...


The Worth of War

by Benjamin Ginsberg

Although war is terrible and brutal, history shows that it has been a great driver of human progress. So argues political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg in this incisive, well-researched study of the benefits to...


Reconceptualising Penality: A Comparative Perspective on Punitiveness in Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand

by Claire Hamilton

Although developments such as the drastic increase in the use of imprisonment and restrictions on parole suggest a new, harsher punitive era, Hamilton's empirical data based on examination of penal policies...


Seasons of Dancing

by Eunice Olawo

When six men came broke into her home and raped her, Eunice's life took a different turn. She had to deal with the trauma, while balancing her duties as a wife and mother. Raised by a mother, struggling against...


Forensic practice in the community

by Zoë|Shuker, Richard Ashmore

Forensic practice in the community is a neglected subject. There are many books looking at forensic work in secure settings, such as prisons or hospitals, but very little has been written about forensic practice...


Spear of the Nation: Umkhonto weSizwe: South Africa's Liberation Army, 1960s-1990s

Holy Week: A Novel of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Prison Noir

by Joyce Carol Oates

A completely new, fresh, and frightening take on "prison literature."


Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, and America's Opiate Crisis

by Erin Marie Daly

These are the harrowing questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother Pat, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty. In just a few short years, the powerful...


Routledge International Handbook on Hate Crime

by Nathan Hall, Abbee Corb & Paul Giannasi

This edited collection brings together many of the world's leading experts, both academic and practitioner, in a single volume handbook that examines key international issues in the field of hate crime. Collectively...


Developing Restorative Justice Jurisprudence: Rethinking Responses to Criminal Wrongdoing

by Tony Foley

This book argues for restoration as one of the main objectives of the criminal justice process and offers an approach aimed at restricting the current limitations of criminal justice process and addressing the...