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Letters from the Dhamma Brothers: Meditation Behind Bars

by Jenny Phillips & Robert Coles

Through intimate letters, interviews, and stories, this narrative reveals the impact that a life-changing retreat had on a group of inmates at the highest level maximum-security state prison in Alabama. The...


Explaining Crime: A Primer in Criminological Theory

by Hugh D. Barlow

This book provides a concise but comprehensive review of the full range of classic and contemporary theories of crime. With separate chapters on the nature and use of criminological theory as well as theoretical...


Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun

by Erik Larson

This devastating book begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace: on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 and...


The Underboss: The Rise and Fall of a Mafia Family

by Dick Lehr & Gerard O'Neill

Now in an updated and revised edition, the definitive book on the Boston Mafia, by the authors of the bestselling, Edgar Award-winning true crime thriller Black Mass


Paranoia & Heartbreak: Fifteen Years in a Juvenile Facility

by Jerome Gold

For fifteen years, Jerome Gold worked as a rehabilitation counselor in a prison for juveniles in Washington state. Throughout his time there, he kept a journal of his experiences with youths who had been incarcerated...


In Defense of Flogging

by Peter Moskos

Is the lash a sensible and necessary alternative to our broken criminal justice system?


The Cocaine Kids: The Inside Story Of A Teenage Drug Ring

by Terry Williams

"Since 1982, sociologist Terry Williams has spent days, weeks, and months “hanging out” with a teenage cocaine ring in cocaine bars, after-hours clubs, on street corners, in crack houses and in their h"


Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society

by Steven A. Barnes

Death and Redemption offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Gulag--the Soviet Union's vast system of forced-labor camps, internal exile, and prisons--in Soviet society. Soviet authorities...


The Big Men

by Joe Pieri

The Northern Division used to be the name given to the police force which operated within the Glasgow City boundaries until the creation of the Strathclyde Police Force. Its recruits were largely drawn from...


Book of Glasgow Murders

by Donald M. Fraser

Glasgow is no different from any other city when it comes to crime, and in particular, murder.

In this remarkable collection of lesser-known murder stories from both sides of the Second World War, Donald M. Fraser...


Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence

by Bill James

The man who revolutionized the way we think about baseball now examines our cultural obsession with murder—delivering a unique, engrossing, brilliant history of tabloid crime in America.

Celebrated writer...


Understanding the CDM 2007 Regulations

by Owen V Griffiths

Understanding the CDM 2007 Regulations provides the construction professional with practical guidelines for compliance with the UK's H&S requirements.


Rediscovering Confession

by David Steere

Rediscovering Confession is about recovering the experience of confession, in danger now of becoming a lost practice. It explores our common urge as human beings to share and deal with what troubles us most,...


Gandhi's Spinning Wheel and the Making of India

by Rebecca Brown

This book probes the politics of spinning both as a visual symbol and as a symbolic practice. It traces the genealogy of spinning from its early colonial manifestations in Company painting (1830s) to its reinterpretation,...


Grief After Suicide

by John R Jordan & John L McIntosh

There are over 30,000 suicide deaths each year in the United States alone, and the numbers in other countries suggest that suicide as a cause of death will be around for the foreseeable future. A suicide leaves...


Contemporary Critical Criminology

by Walter S DeKeseredy

Written by an internationally renowned and award winning scholar, Contemporary Critical Criminology offers readers a highly intelligible, up-to-date synthesis of recent empirical, theoretical, and political...


Applied Police Research: Challenges and opportunities

by Ella Cockbain & Johannes Knutsson

Remarkably little has been written about the theory and practice of applied police research, despite growing demand for evidence in crime prevention. Designed to fill this gap, this book offers a valuable new...


Criminalising the Purchase of Sex: Lessons from Sweden

by Jay Levy

In an attempt to abolish prostitution, Sweden criminalised the purchase of sex in 1999, while simultaneously decriminalising its sale. In so doing, it set itself apart from other European states, promoting itself...


Contradictions of Terrorism: Security, risk and resilience

by Sandra Walklate & Gabe Mythen

Over the last fifteen years there has been a significant growth in literature dealing with terrorism. Nevertheless, scholars within mainstream criminology have only recently begun to grapple with the problem...


Gunfire-Graffiti: Overlooked Gun Crime in the UK

by Matt Seiber & Nick Ross

Hitherto uncovered crime - which is being ignored by police and authorities; A book on a completely new aspect of crime and punishment; As featured on BBC Radio, and in national and local newspapers; Colour...