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The Exclusionary Rule of Evidence: Comparative Analysis and Proposals for Reform

by Kuo-hsing Hsieh

This book argues the need for the establishment of an exclusionary rule of evidence in China as a means of protecting the people from police wrongdoing. In support of the argument and as a means of developing...


Delivering Rehabilitation: The politics, governance and control of probation

by Lol Burke & Steve Collett

Do offenders have the right to be rehabilitated and should the state be responsible for their rehabilitation? Should the public expect punitive and coercive approaches to offender rehabilitation? Why should...


Critical Issues on Violence Against Women: International Perspectives and Promising Strategies

by Holly Johnson, Bonnie S. Fisher & Véronique Jaquier

Violence against women is a global problem and despite a wealth of knowledge and inspiring action around the globe, it continues unabated. Bringing together the very best in international scholarship with a...


A companion to criminal justice, mental health and risk

by Paul Taylor & Karen Corteen

This unique and topical companion provides expert analyses that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. It consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice and practical...


Global Human Trafficking: Critical Issues and Contexts

by Molly Dragiewicz

Human trafficking has moved from relative obscurity to a major area of research, policy and teaching over the past ten years. Research has sprung from criminology, public policy, women's and gender studies,...


Prude: Lessons I Learned When My Fiancé Filmed Porn

by Emily Southwood

In a culture obsessed with sex, the era of Dad’s Playboy is long gone. Today, endless free porn is a click away and full-frontal photos appear on sites as accessible as Twitter, yet many couples struggle with...


The Judicial System and Reform in Post-Mao China: Stumbling Towards Justice

by Yuwen Li

This comprehensive study examines the development and changing characteristics of the judicial system and reform process over the past three decades in China. Using a combination of traditional modes of legal...


Organized Crime: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime

by Jay S. Albanese

Organized Crime: From the Mob to Transnational Organized Crime, Seventh Edition, provides readers with a clear understanding of organized crime, including its definition and causes, how it is categorized under...


Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics

by Marie Gottschalk

The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders today, yet reforms to reduce the number of people in U.S. jails and prisons have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, a carceral state has sprouted...


Torturing Terrorists: Exploring the limits of law, human rights and academic freedom

by Philip NS Rumney

This book considers the theoretical, policy and empirical arguments relevant to the debate concerning the legalisation of interrogational torture. Torturing Terrorists examines, as part of a consequentialist...


Human Smuggling and Border Crossings

by Gabriella Sanchez

Graphic narratives of tragedies involving the journeys of irregular migrants trying to reach destinations in the global north are common in the media and are blamed almost invariably on human smuggling facilitators,...


The Case for a Royal Commission on the Penal System

by Louis Blom-Cooper & Seán|Brooke, Henry McConville

An initiative supported by leading political, academic, religious and professional figures and in association with Queen Mary University of London. Virtually half-a-century has passed since the last Royal Commission...


Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis

by Nicholas Ryder, Umut Turksen & Sabine Hassler

Many commentators, regulatory agencies and politicians have blamed the risky behaviour of both financial institutions and their actors for the collapse of the United States sub-prime mortgage market which in...


The Neighborhood Outfit: Organized Crime in Chicago Heights

by Louis Corsino

The remarkably sordid past of a Chicago suburb


Forensic Criminology

by Andy Williams

This text provides an examination of the aetiological development of forensic criminology in the UK. It links the subjects of scientific criminology, criminal investigations, crime scene investigation, forensic...


Campus Sex Assaults: A Year-Long Investigation of Midwestern Colleges

by Chicago Tribune Staff

In September 2010, St. Mary's College freshman Elizabeth "Lizzy" Seeberg was found dead, a victim of an apparent suicide from prescription medication, mere days after alleging she had been sexually attacked...


Prayer for My Enemy

by Craig Lucas

Craig Lucas' new keenly-layered, politically-minded family drama.


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"


The Poetics of Crime: Understanding and Researching Crime and Deviance Through Creative Sources

by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

The Poetics of Crime is an invitation to reconsider and reimagine how criminological knowledge may be creatively and poetically constructed, obtained, corroborated and applied. Departing from the conventional...